Google back a few years and you will find that things were not totally rosy with the NHS before the Health Bill battering began. Whilst the listening continues as to ‘how‘ we take reforms forwards, the government should be ensuring that it gets it messages on the rationale ‘why’ behind the Health Bill much clearer. In a nutshell there are three reasons:
Smarter spending: We need more tax money spent on treating patients, less money spent on administration.
Improve quality : We have to adopt more effective ways of treating illness, targeting prevention and enabling simple choices.
Share experience: We must share responsibility and expertise, develop confidence and put community and kindness at the heart of care.
We’ll develop these thoughts over the next few days.