As part of efforts to create a ‘new relationship with people and communities’ as set out in the Five Year Forward View, the People and Communities Board, in partnership with the new models of care Vanguard Sites, developed six principles to help change these underlying behaviours and approaches.
The government’s NHS plans were big news again this week. The story? There are not enough health staff members to deliver on the manifesto commitment of a seven day NHS and the government is recklessly ignoring the risks. The BMA claimed vindication of the positions they had taken during the junior doctors’ dispute. Labour’s health spokesperson accused the government of undermining the NHS. What was the source of this story? A leaked risk analysis, among related documents. Yes, it’s the silly season.
“Strength in numbers”: an oft used phrase, but like many such clichés it has evolved to mean different things to different people. For me, as Chief Executive of Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK), the only UK Charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with these debilitating autoimmune conditions, ‘strength in numbers’ has multiple meanings.