In this blog Charlotte Augst reviews the 'Next Steps on the the NHS Five Year Forward View' and suggests we need to mainstream better ways of supporting people living with long term conditions.
A difficult job
In this co-authored piece, NPC's CEO Dan Corry and Partnership Director of the Richmond Group of Charities, Charlotte Augst, reflect on the current challenges faced by the NHS, and the role of charities in supporting the health of the British public.
These are bewildering times for the millions of people who depend daily on social care services and the NHS. The threat of strikes, declarations of imminent collapses of both services and the continual shifts in what people are or aren’t entitled to – it's no wonder that people are confused.
Self Care Forum Board Member, Renata Drinkwater asks “what are you doing for Self Care Week?”
“We are seeing rising demand for services, underperformance against targets and record financial deficits in the NHS. Now is the time for the system to get serious about self care, and the Self Care Forum can help,” says Renata.