Many of us will be watching closely as the NHS Bill begins its journey through Parliament and will be seeking to ensure that it meets the needs of the people we support. However, while the Bill represents an exciting opportunity, previous NHS reforms have taught us that legislation alone is not enough to improve people’s health and lives. For these reforms to be a success, and make a real difference to people and communities, we need to go further. We need to improve cultures, change behaviours and capture hearts and minds.
The Richmond Group of Charities, Age UK, the King's Fund and National Voices have joined together, with input from a range of health, local government and voluntary sector partners, to produce a shared vision of what the new reforms could achieve. This joint vision - ‘Reform for people’ - aims to lay out a shared ambition of what integrated care and improved ways of working could mean for people and communities and in doing so motivate the workforce as we embark on the long transition period.
Please share and support the vision statement on social media using the hashtag #ReformForPeople.
If you are interested in finding out more or would like to express your organisation’s support for the statement, please get in touch with Callum Boyd (email@example.com).