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.
Three years ago, the MS Society launched the results of the first ‘My MS My Needs survey’ which uncovered a lottery of MS treatment care and support across the UK. This year they conducted the second survey to see if this lottery of treatment and care remains. As the largest collection of patient-reported data for MS in the UK, it provides an unparalleled insight into the treatment, care and support of people with MS.