A Parliamentary question on the NHS Five Year Forward View

Steve Baker MPLast Tuesday, I had the opportunity in the House to ask The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Ben Gummer, a parliamentary question.

Mr Steve Baker (Wycombe) (Con): Wycombe hospital could benefit from one of the excellent models in the “Five Year Forward View”. Will my hon. Friend make sure these excellent proposals are carried through with energy and alacrity?

Ben Gummer: The strength of the NHS forward view is that it is a creation of the NHS itself, and we, as the only party to back it in full with cash, will give it the kind of support it needs to make sure it is delivered.”

I have previously reviewed the NHS Five Year Forward View and called for a new generation of Urgent Care Centre in Wycombe.

I am confident NHS policy now provides the necessary framework within which to place Wycombe hospital on a more hopeful path. I look forward to supporting NHS commissioners and managers as they implement the Five Year Forward View locally.

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