The King’s Fund has published a report setting out the main changes needed for the implementation of the NHS Five Year Forward View (Forward View). It calls for fundamental changes to how health services are commissioned, paid for and regulated.
The Forward View was published in 2014 by NHS England and outlines how NHS services must change. Rather than focusing on a one size fits all approach, the Forward View outlines a number of care models that may be adapted in different areas to put in place services fit for the needs of local populations. The King’s Fund paper, Implementing the NHS Five Year Forward View: aligning policies with the plan, argues that without significant policy change and new approaches to leadership there is a danger that the Forward View could fail to deliver on its ambitions.