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.
National Voices, Age UK, the Richmond Group of Charities, and the King’s Fund have joined together, with input from a range of health sector partners, to produce a shared vision of what 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.