Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19

Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19This planning guidance published by NHS England outlines a framework within which commissioners will need to work with providers and partners in local government to develop strong, robust and ambitious five year plans to secure the continuity of sustainable high quality care for all.


The planning guidance describes NHS England’s ambition for the years ahead and its ongoing commitment to focus on better outcomes for patients. It describes the vision for transformed, integrated and more convenient services, set within the context of significant financial challenge.

The image below shows the key messages from the planning guidance as a mindmap. Click to see a larger version and download below.
Everyone Counts mindmap


The planning guidance is published alongside financial allocations to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and is accompanied by a suite of support tools intended to assist commissioners with their planning considerations to maximise the best possible outcomes for their local communities.

Strategic planning tools

Useful links for commissioners