Health and Care
The biggest challenge facing the country

Making health and care work for us all

We love our NHS and the people who care for us. For many the NHS is part of what makes us proud to be British.

But most of us agree health and care is also the number one issue facing the country today.

So how can we make sure people across Britain get the health and care they need, when they need it? And how will it be funded?

First, we need to be honest about what’s working and what isn’t.

That’s the challenge we believe the people of Britain can answer, based on their experiences and ideas.

The ultimate goal is for plans created by the British public are put into practice by government.  So everyone gets the health and care they need.

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What do we mean when we talk about health and care?

We’re talking about the health and care support that people need in order to live well.

That’s not just about being able to get an appointment at your GP. Or a relative in a care home being well looked after.

It’s also about the care between ourselves in society – within our communities. The support we provide for each other, as much as the services provided by the state.


Latest health and care news

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Engage Britain has brought together the public, patients and staff to understand their experiences and views of the NHS and care… read more

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Find out the practical steps – developed by people who work in care and draw on care – to recruit, train and keep more staff… read more


Poor communication between the NHS and patients is causing widespread harm and wasting precious resources… read more

Bringing people together to solve the social care staffing crisis When the People’s Panel made social care staffing one of…read more

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Rooting solutions in the experiences people face every day is the only way to fix the problem, writes Francis Elliott….read more

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Various governments have tried to fix this titanic problem over the past decades. As Julian McCrae explains, so far a solution has eluded the British political system…read more

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Francis Elliott reviews previous attempts and asks – what if the starting point was asking how people experience social care in their day to day lives?… read more

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