Health
and care

The biggest challenge facing our country

Tackling the nation’s number one challenge

We’ve conducted several polls with people across the nation to find out the number one challenge facing the country today.

It doesn’t matter whether people are from the North or the South, whether they are young or old, or whether they vote left or right.

Everybody agrees health and care is the number one issue

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?

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

But what exactly do we mean by 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.

Because if health and care is the issue that unites everybody, how can we work together to make it better?

The ultimate goal is that the plans created by the British public can be put into practice by government, so everyone can get the health and care they need.

Get involved 

Between January and May 2021, we’re bringing people together up and down the country to talk about what really matters to them about health and care – what’s working well and what could be better.

We’d love you to get involved.

What you and others share will be the foundation we build upon to tackle this challenge. So our starting point is what really matters to people, rooted in your health and care experiences and ideas.

Want to share your views on health and care, take part in a conversation or become a conversation host? Simply choose how you would like to get involved.

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The story so far

What are community conversations?

Date: Spring 2021

Our work on Health and Care is off to a flying start, with Community Conversations starting to be held up and down the country. But what exactly are Community Conversations? And how can you take part?

How do we get back on our feet during Covid?

Date: Autumn 2020

Making GP surgeries safe, physical and mental wellbeing and looking after the vulnerable are among people’s most pressing concerns about Covid. Citizens across the West Midlands recently met to discuss their priorities over the months ahead. Their responses were fed back to the West Midlands Combined Authority, to help shape recovery plans for the region. Hear what they had to say or read the full report.

Discussions show what really matters

Date: Late 2019

We held a series of discussions around the country that explored what really matters to people around health and care, alongside other key issues. Working with Ipsos MORI, we found out about what we all know about health and care services and where the disconnects are. Read more about what people said…

Health and care come out top in our polling

Date: Summer 2019

Working with BritainThinks, we found that we as a nation think health and care is the country’s most important concern. It is the number one issue that we are all concerned with, regardless of background. Read more about what we found…

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