Fancy your say on health?
The Department of Health has just launched a consultation on the future of community health services - including those provided by GPs, dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists, speech and language therapists, district nurses, health visitors and all NHS services that are delivered outside of hospitals i.e all the people we like (to hate?)
The results of the consultation will be used for producing a new White Paper on 'care outside hospitals'. This White Paper is expected at the end of this year, and will also include proposals for how social services will work with local health services, building on the Social Services Green Paper earlier this year.
The consultation could lead to significant changes in the way that NHS and social care services are delivered.