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Society is changing fast because we live longer. But the NHS was designed for a different age where the gap between retirement and death was much smaller. The result is that the health service's financial footings are fragile and require new ways of delivering health to keep spending at sustainable levels.
A new roadmap for reform of the NHS has been produced by Sir Simon Stevens. But there is a large hole where herbal medicine should be. Sadly, it does not merit a single mention in Stevens's otherwise inspiring blueprint, apart from a fleeting mention of 'supported self-care'.