This is not only better for people, but if we get this right it also eases the huge pressures on the NHS in turn and in the long-run is both more affordable and sustainable for caring for a growing ageing population in particular. This will see the Diabetes Prevention Programme expanded, smart inhalers piloted to aid prevention of admissions with respiratory conditions, and patients with cardiac conditions put through a healthy living and exercise plan each year.
The NHS claims nearly half a million more lives will be saved over the next 10 years as a result of the new plan with investment in world-class, cutting-edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer.
In common with wider society, the NHS has changed dramatically over the last 70 years.
NHS bosses have said that the new 10-year plan could save as many as 500,000 lives through its focus on prevention and early detection of strokes, heart problems, and cancer.
The long-term plan states that due to the length of time it takes to train nurses and doctors in the United Kingdom - between three and five years - it will have to launch a large-scale global recruitment drive to try and plug gaps in the short term. "They have failed to recruit and train the staff desperately needed, leaving our NHS struggling with chronic shortages of over 100,000 staff".
About two million more people who suffer anxiety, depression or other problems can expect to receive help over the next decade.
Plans are fine but the challenge is how they are implemented and we will be watching closely to see whether this plan meets three key tests of it set by our members who are leading front-line services: "is it deliverable and affordable; does it enable care to shift out of hospitals and closer to people's homes; and does it give local leaders the freedom they need to shape and develop the health services required in their area?"
Mr Stevens said the plan "keeps all that's good about our health service and its place in our national life".
The plan was welcomed by campaigners, but experts warned that implementing it would be hard.
Edwards said the biggest obstacle was a lack of staff, which has been estimated at a 250,000 shortfall by 2030, and the impact Brexit would have on this.
He added: 'The BMA supports increased investment in general practice and community care.
However, experts have criticised the new plan, saying it failed to address the "harsh realities" caused by difficulties in recruitment and increased pressure on staff.
And Local Government Association spokesman Ian Hudspeth said the goals can only be fully realised if the Government plugs a £3.6 billion funding gap in adult social care and reverses £600 million in reductions to councils' public health grants.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: The whole goal of the NHS has to shift to helping people stay healthy as much as helping them when they are ill, as part of a move to prevention rather than cure.
Welcoming the NHS England announcement, Luen Thompson, Forget Me Not's chief executive, said: "This is hugely positive news for children's hospices across the UK".
"Not everything can be done at once, so as always there will be some careful choices to make", Mrs May said.
"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".