NHS staffing crisis could harm plan to save half a million lives

Experts warn funding cuts and staffing crisis could undermine bold vision of genomics and hi-tech surgery

NHS leaders are to outline a future in which genomics, cutting-edge surgery and artificial intelligence help save hundreds of thousands more lives and every area of care is improved in return for the government’s major funding boost for the service.

On Monday, Theresa May and Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, will publish the service’s long-awaited long-term plan, which will pledge to transform the help it provides everyone from premature babies to the growing number of older people over the next 10 years.

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