With growing pressure on the NHS, an ageing population, more people living with long-term conditions and lifestyle choices affecting people’s health. Changes are needed to make sure everybody gets the support they need.
The Government is investing £20 billion a year in the NHS. The NHS has produced a Long-Term Plan, setting out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Now your local NHS needs to hear from you about what those changes should look like in your community.
The Long-Term Plan sets out what the NHS wants to do better, including making it easier for people to access support closer to home and via technology, doing more to help people stay well, and providing better support for people with cancer, mental health conditions, heart and lung diseases, long-term conditions such as diabetes and arthritis, learning disabilities and autism, and for people as they get older and experience conditions such as dementia.
Your local NHS needs to hear from you about what it should do to make care better for your community:
How would you help people live healthier lives?
What would make health services better?
How would you make it easier for people to take control of their own health and wellbeing?
What would you do to make support better for people with long-term conditions?
Share your views – speak to us, your local Healthwatch and help make care better.