National Voices, the health and social care charity coalition, has responded to Andy Burnham’s speech on health and social care as follows.
National Voices’ Director of Policy, Don Redding, said:
“We welcome much of Andy Burnham’s speech including the emphasis on care coordination and care that works around the individual and family. We do have some concerns that, under Labour’s vision, it appears that this will be hospital-led and NHS dominated. Health and wellbeing are produced by many local actors and we also need national government to enable local leaders to collaborate on reshaping services, including patient and community leaders.