With the recent Government announcement of additional funding for the NHS we can now face the immediate future with renewed certainty; able to plan for the next five years confident of guaranteed budget increases.
The NHS is now working on a plan setting out our ambitions for improvement over the next decade, and our plans to meet them over the five years of the funding settlement.
As part of that process it is vital that all those who rely on and work in or alongside the NHS have the opportunity to contribute their ideas, experiences and insights.
The discussion guide (also available in an easy read version) is intended to help stimulate those ideas and understand views across three key themes – life stage, clinical priorities and enablers of improvement. In each section there is an overview of some of the key challenges and a series of questions that everyone is encouraged to answer to provide a consistent way of understanding peoples’ feedback. The online feedback form follows this same format.
You may choose to provide responses for every topic, or just the ones that are important to you or the group you represent. Where possible, we would encourage organisations to collate responses from their members into a single submission.
The consultation ends on 30 September 2018