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NHS' New Plan: 'Long-Termism' Is Also Needed In Adoption And Spread Of Technology In UK

Executive Summary

The new "NHS Long Term Plan" is an opportunity for an expansive vision in the UK, but it will fall short in its ambitious aims if it merely defaults to old, failed concepts of annualized, silo-nature NHS budgeting. These have proven to be a persistent and significant barrier to the introduction of innovation, says Peter Ellingworth, chief executive of the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI).

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