Last week a Long Term Plan was published for the NHS in England.
This is a positive step forward in the right direction and ARNS welcomes the news that respiratory has been identified as one of the five disease priorities.
What is now required is action to deliver this plan in a timely and sustainable manner across the next ten years and beyond. The recruitment and retention of nurses and other Health Care Professionals will be essential to this and their ongoing CPD. There is a Workforce plan for England due later in 2019 and all eyes will be on how comprehensive and fit for purpose this is.
It will be essential that ARNS continues to work with other organisations as part of the Taskforce for Lung Health to support, influence and lobby as required.
Download the Plan here
The British Lung Foundation has a blog regarding the Long Term Plan which can be viewed here