Ahead of the 2017 General Election, National Voices members have worked together to develop a list of priority actions for the new government to meet the challenges facing health and care.
Aimed at political parties contesting the General Election, the document outlines the need for health and care services which put people first, helping people be partners in decisions about their health and care and making better use of the resources in communities and the voluntary sector.
As a country we are rightly proud of our health and care services. But they are at risk. The next government must tackle current inadequate levels of funding, outdated models of care, services focused on organisations instead of people, and people and communities having too little say in how services are designed.
Priority actions for the new government are to:
Deliver a new approach to health and care funding
Create a health and care system that gives people voice and control
Make health and care a priority in Brexit negotiations