HCL Issue 10 - Page 22

22 INSIGHT 4.5 bn £ 20.5 bn £ Funding boost for primary and community care services by 2023/24 The new funding settlement announced by Prime Minister Theresa May in June 2018 pledged that NHS England’s revenue funding would rise by an average of 3.4% in real terms over the next fi ve years, totalling an increase of £20.5bn by 2023/24 The long-term plan in numbers The long-term plan was released in January, promising additional funding, new clinical priorities and organisational improvements. Angela Sharda looks at some of the key fi gures in the plan Integrated care systems (ICSs) to cover all of England by that date. The document outlines that ICSs will be ‘central to the delivery of the long-term plan’ 2.3 bn £ Healthcare Leader 2019 Issue 10 a year by 2023-24 to give mental health services a boost