Planned care

The NHS Long Term Plan pledges radical change for people needing planned care.

Too often people are travelling for hours to a hospital appointment that lasts a few minutes when they could be saved time, cost and stress by the NHS doing things in a different way.

Sometimes people are waiting months to be treated at their local hospital when they could be seen faster elsewhere if they knew where to look.

The Elective Care Transformation Programme is leading transformative change on these and other areas to make sure patients needing planned care see the right person, in the right place, first and every time, and get the best possible outcomes, delivered in the most efficient way. Find out more on the NHS England website: NHS England » Elective Care Transformation Programme.

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