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“Let’s think about what the NHS is actually here to do”

“From my perspective, personally, I’d be really, really keen to hone down on thinking about what is the NHS actually here to do? And really try and understand how we deliver good mental health and wellbeing. So that the NHS is kind of the last in line, as it were. There’s a whole series of steps that that we should be taking. Activities we should be engaging in so going to A&E or going to the GP surgery actually should be one of the last options in your journey, as it were. It’s thinking about how we actually do that, in a way that starts to build this narrative that people can be a bit more reliant on themselves, their families, their communities and sometimes that does also require you putting your hand in your pocket as well.”