The need for change
People are living longer with more than one long-term condition such as diabetes, asthma or dementia. This is placing increasing pressure on our Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments.
People expect a lot more from our services with less money available due to increased costs of care and reductions in public sector funding. Whilst NHS and adult social care funding is being protected as much as possible, we need to deliver a better joined-up care service that meets patient’s needs and continues to do so for future generations.