Better care

We will work to improve the quality of care for all people using services, including reforming social care, working with the NHS to strengthen people’s ability to make meaningful choices about their care and treating people with dignity and respect.

Focus on getting quality, safety and dignity right

Focus on getting quality, safety and dignity right every time in care services: respond to the Public Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Winterbourne View inquiries and other reviews, developing and progressing an action plan strengthen the role and … Read more → – Focus on getting quality, safety and dignity right

Reform the system of social care

Reform the system of social care to provide more control to individuals and their carers, easing the cost burden that they and their families face: publish a White Paper with full proposals for reform of care and support setting the … Read more → – Reform the system of social care

Put users and carers at the centre of decision making, with care integrated around their needs

Put users and carers at the centre of decision making, with care integrated around their needs, to include embedding shared-decision making as the norm: support integration of health and adult social care and, where appropriate, other services such as children’s … Read more → – Put users and carers at the centre of decision making, with care integrated around their needs

Improve the outcomes of care services, and support innovation

Improve the outcomes of care services, and support innovation: develop and implement the NHS Outcomes Framework, setting levels of ambition and linking with relevant Outcomes Strategies for future development and refinement, and make progress in aligning quality accounts develop and … Read more → – Improve the outcomes of care services, and support innovation

Increase NHS autonomy and accountability

Increase NHS autonomy and accountability, creating a long term, sustainable framework of institutions and systems that empower and incentivise clinicians and front line services, in line with the White Paper Liberating the NHS,  the reports of the NHS Future Forum … Read more → – Increase NHS autonomy and accountability