NHS bosses in north-west London believe there should be a greater focus on specialist care after the health service announced its latest long-term plan.

Details of how the £20.5 billion promised by the Government will be spent across the next five years were announced on Monday.

There will be boosts for GP services around the country, while there is a clear plan to tackle health inequalities and continue to adapt healthcare in the digital age.

The plan seeks to ease the pressure on primary care services and hopes to “extend the range of convenient local services, creating genuinely integrated teams of GPs, community health and social care staff”.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust – which covers Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals – praised the overall announcement but said other key areas must be targeted going forward.

A spokesman for the trust said: “We welcome any additional funding for the NHS although the lion’s share of money will be going to GPs, mental health and community care, not secondary care.

“The emphasis on tackling the cause and not just the effect of ill health is welcome and, if successfully implemented, would help ease long-term pressure on hospitals.”

Health secretary Matt Hancock said the new plan will use modern technology to tackle preventable diseases and give new-born babies “the best possible start in life”.

But the Local Government Association (LGA) criticised the Government’s decision not to announce its green paper on adult social care at the same time.

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, chairman of the LGA’s community wellbeing board, said: “The ambition set out can only be fully realised if adult social care and public health services in councils are also properly funded.

“We feel this is a missed opportunity for the Government to also launch its long-awaited adult social care green paper and proposals for the sustainable funding of these services.

“To help the NHS make its extra funding go further and alleviate the pressures on the health service, it is essential that the Government plugs the £3.6 billion funding gap facing adult social care by 2025 and reverses the £600 million in reductions to councils’ public health grants.”