The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action
Have your say on the future of the NHS
NHS England is calling on patients, the public and staff to join in a discussion about the future of the NHS, so it can plan how best to deliver services, now and in the years ahead.
It has launched “The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action”. This sets out the current issues facing the NHS, identifies future challenges and the impact on funding of doing nothing.
There have already been changes to make savings and improve productivity. The NHS is on track to find £20 billion of efficiency savings by 2015. However, further change is needed to protect high quality healthcare, free at the point of use. This does not mean cutting core NHS services or charging for them. NHS England is governed by the NHS Constitution which protects these principles.
The launch of the Call to Action heralded the beginning of a nationwide programme of engagement to being a public debate on the difficult questions, seek ideas and feedback.
The NHS Choices website gives further information on the Call to Action. Please do visit the site and leave your comments.