Merron Simpson, chief executive, New NHS Alliance
The National Audit Office’s recent report on the integration of health and social care confirms what many already know; that progress on integration – through the better care fund principally, but also the new models of care and the sustainability and transformation plan processes – is much slower than it needs to be.
A poll taken at the recent New NHS Alliance Health Creation Action Summit revealed that over 95% of voting delegates believe that ‘If we adopt health creating practices, there will be a positive impact on cross-sector working’.
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You could be forgiven for not rejoicing the recently announced over £2.4bn being channelled into primary care.
Merron Simpson, chief executive, New NHS Alliance on healthcare reform
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Primary care, together with the communities with which it interacts, is a vital enabler for change. Without that change, the consequences for the future workforce, and service sustainability, are immense.