Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan - Proposals for possible changes to legislation

Closed 25 Apr 2019

Opened 28 Feb 2019


We are inviting patients, NHS staff, partner organisations and interested members of the public to give us your views on potential proposals for changing current primary legislation relating to the NHS.

It’s possible to implement the NHS Long Term Plan without primary legislation. But legislative change could make implementation easier and faster. 

Local NHS bodies need to be free to work together with partners, including local authorities, to plan and provide care around patients, not services or institutions, and the same is true for our national organisations.

Our proposals are based on what we’ve heard from patients, clinicians, NHS leaders and partner organisations, as well as national professional and representative bodies. They are intended to better enable NHS organisations to work collectively. 

We want to hear from as many people and organisations as possible. We intend to share feedback with other NHS bodies, the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Select Committee and the Department of Health and Social Care to further develop our ideas. We will not include your personal data in the information we share. Please see our privacy policy below for how we use information.

You can read more about the proposals, complete our survey and give us your views on the link below.

Privacy Notice

NHS England is responsible as a data controller for the processing of your personal information for the purposes of this we are engaging the system and the public on potential changes to legislation.  We can use your information in accordance with data protection legislation. 

All personal information will be kept securely and confidentiality. Individual survey responses will be retained until analysis is complete, and will then be securely destroyed. It is estimated that analysis will complete within 12 months.

NHS England’s Privacy Notice describes how we use personal data and explains how you can contact us and invoke your rights as a data subject. We will process your information in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you have any questions relating to data protection please contact the NHS England’s Data Protection Office:

You have the right to make a complaint against NHS England regarding data protection issues with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


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