The NHS belongs to the people: Have your say on the Call to Action

NHS England is calling on the public, NHS staff and politicians to have an open and honest debate about the future shape of the NHS in order to meet rising demand, introduce new technology and meet the expectations of its patients.

This is set against a backdrop of ‘flat funding’ which, if services continue to be delivered in the same way as now, will result in a funding gap which could grow to £30bn between 2013/14 to 2020/21.

A new publication, ‘The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action’, sets out the challenges facing the NHS, including more people living longer with more complex conditions, increasing costs whilst funding remains flat and rising expectation of the quality of care. The document says clearly that the NHS must change to meet these demands and make the most of new medicines and technology and that it will not contemplate reducing or charging for core services.

Patients and local people can have their say by completing a quick and easy web survey created by NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group. The survey has just five key questions, covering ideas on future spending priorities, how we can make the NHS excellent now and in the future, how we can meet everyone’s different healthcare needs, what good quality means, and how we address future challenges.

Patients, carers, staff and members of the public are invited to complete the survey here.

For more information on the Call to Action visit www.england.nhs.uk.

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