Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

GambleAware hails NHS problem gambling treatment plan

GambleAware hails NHS problem gambling treatment plan

"This additional funding will enable us to help more children and families which in turn reduces the pressure on the NHS and gives families vital support at the most hard time of their lives, so it's funding that makes sense to CCGs who need to manage costs".

The 136-page document (PDF), published at midday on 7 January, aims to provide clarity on the government's plans for the NHS over a longer period of time, setting out how the 70th birthday funding boost - an extra £20.5bn on top of 2018-19 levels by 2023-24 - will be spent.

The plan continues the recent NHS trend of focusing on prevention and early detection, by detailing that the biggest cash injections will go to Global Positioning System, mental health and community care, increasing funding for primary and community care by at least £4.5 billion and aiming to curb the reliance on hospitals.

"And it sets a practical, costed, phased route map for the NHS's priorities for care quality and outcomes improvement for the decade ahead". The plan is paid for by you - taxpayers - as part of the largest investment of taxpayers' money in the NHS's history. "We look forward to the publication of the NHS workforce implementation plan and the capital settlement as part of the comprehensive spending review".

Developers will be encouraged to build new functions on the app to support specific communities and conditions, and the NHS login will provide a single way for patients to identify themselves for a range of services.

Whilst we welcome the commitment to providing safer and more precise treatments, part of the problem of poor access to treatments is not just advancing treatments to come to market but also enabling already marketed treatments to get to patients quicker.

The General Medical Council (GMC) suggested the United Kingdom should consider migrant workers in future workforce planning after a poll revealed many doctors were considering quitting the NHS or cutting their hours because they felt stressed or overburdened.

Everyone will receive more personalised care, there will be a bigger focus on social prescribing and empowering people to take greater control and responsibility over their own health through predictive prevention, and personal health budgets.

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"For the past 10 years GambleAware has funded the National Problem Gambling Clinic at [the Central and North West London] NHS Foundation Trust and, as a charity, we are immensely proud of how the clinic has demonstrated the contribution the NHS can make to the treatment of gambling addiction", Etches said.

Plans unveiled today to deliver a NHS plan fit for the future with a focus on more integrated community care, saving more lives and promoting the use of digital technology has been welcomed by Staffordshire County Council's health chief.

NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson said: "We very much welcome the increased funding for the NHS and the vision to strengthen and improve services". By 2023/24, at least 345,000 more children and young people aged 0-25 years old will be able to access support via the NHS and school or college-based Mental Health Support Teams.

"The £2.3bn ringfenced local investment fund for mental health will help alleviate the severe pressures on the system as well as improve and increase access to mental health services".

But in order for them to be successful, NHS organisations across the board need significantly more resources for digital, training and communications work to help patients benefit from the new tech.

We want to see people lead more healthy, active and independent lives for as long as possible and I am pleased that the Government has placed integrated community care at the core of this long term plan.

"The green paper and the NHS long term plan should have been developed in parallel".

More support for mothers by improving maternity services, more support for parents and carers in the early years of a child's life so we can be the best place in the world - and this country can be the best place to be born, in every sense.

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