Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS

House of Lords
House of Lords
Publication date:
09 January 2017


Pressures brought about by demographic changes, increasing demand and rapid developments in innovative new medicines require new approaches to delivering healthcare to ensure continued sustainability of the NHS. The NHS has taken steps to progress a number of initiatives to develop, test and implement such new approaches. The Five Year Forward View places a key emphasis on prevention, service redesign and new models of care which are being further refined and implemented through programmes such as collaborative commissioning and the Right Care approach.