Why the NHS reforms could be good for us
Health and sick care needs and how we pay for them are changing in the UK. The current NHS reforms have and will continue to attract comment and counter comment from across the political spectrum.
During POPse! we will be asking if we need to go beyond the headlines and the grandstanding to consider if changing the NHS and how it is paid for could be good for you, good for me, good for us.
We’ll be looking at some of these key factors:
- Demographic trends – an older population managing a range of complex long term conditions
- People as constant users of the NHS and away from entry/cure/exit models of healthcare
- How personalized budgets are already transforming health and social care and asking where could they go
- The changing settings of care – as the left hand of the population defends hospitals, the right hand asks for care closer to home
- Increasing focus on wellbeing and healthiness rather than sickness and ill heath
- The rise of peer, social support and information networks
- Growing interest in the “patient revolution” in delivery of health care solutions
- What the creation of a (semi) open market for health (and sick care) provision already means
- Increasing understanding of new models of payment for outcome
- Increasing awareness of the potential for investment in health and wellbeing from both health providers and capital sources
This theme is being led by Sarah McGeehan, and you can follow its progress throughout the week by following the Health + Wealth category.