Update 17 September 2012: The graphic on this page has been developed and expanded – see updated graphic of health and care system from April 2013
The health and care system is changing in order to meet new challenges. New organisations, and changes to existing roles, are being developed over the course of this year, and the new health and care system will be up and running by April 2013.
What will the system look like?
This diagram gives a developing overview of the health and care system from April 2013:
Managing the transition
The new health and care system will be up and running by April 2013. The vital services patients value will continue as usual during the period of transition.
New organisations, and changes to existing roles, are being developed in parallel over the course of this year to ensure there is no disruption or drop in standards of care. The Government is working with local government and the health and care sector to make improvements to services and implement the reforms.
As the new system takes shape, the needs of the patients and communities we serve will be at the heart of all we do.