Without more staff, the NHS plan will fail. GPs will have to pick up the pieces | Zara Aziz

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Government long-term plans for the health service promise a lot, but success depends on having enough people to implement it

This week, the government’s much anticipated NHS long-term plan has finally seen the light of day after months of delay. It talks of investing more in primary, community and mental health care, creating a digital “front door” to the NHS, reducing the burden of many life-limiting conditions and improving the flow of patients through A&E. These are certainly areas that need a fresh focus, given rising demand and slipping waiting times and standards in recent years.

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