Can you help shape the next 10 years of the NHS?
NHS England has just launched a national conversation campaign to help shape the future of the NHS.
Your feedback, comments and suggestions are needed by 30 September on a series of themes that will form the new NHS ‘Long Term Plan’.
Who can take part?
NHS staff plus anyone working within social care, public health or within healthcare companies plus patients and carers are all encouraged to submit their ideas, experiences and insights.
The new long term plan will ensure the NHS innovates and adapts to the needs of all patients, focusing on three key areas:
- Mothers & children – improving maternity services, care for ill & disabled children and addressing issues such as obesity & mental health
- Staying healthy – helping people live longer and healthier lives
- Ageing well – making the right choices and reducing unnecessary hospital stays
The Plan is being developed by a series of sub-groups and the AHSN Network is supporting the Research and Innovation workstream – it is inviting comments on a series questions about how the NHS can harness the potential for innovation to transform services and empower staff and patients. For example:
- How can we increase opportunities for patients and carers to collaborate with the NHS to inform research, and encourage innovation (for example new approaches to providing care, new medical technologies, use of genomics in healthcare and new medicines)?
- What transformative actions could we take to enable innovations to be developed, and to support their use by staff in the NHS?
- How can we encourage more people to participate in research in the NHS and do so in a way that reflects the diversity of our population and differing health and care needs?
- What should our priorities be to ensure that we continue to lead the world in genomic medicine?
Don’t delay your feedback as the deadline for sharing your views is 30 September.
If you’re an organisation you can collate your submission.
Take part today to shape the future of the NHS
After the first round of feedback during September, there will be further collaboration opportunities to shape the Long Term Plan throughout the Autumn 2018.