NHS England are currently coming to the end of a consultation on a guide titled Transforming Participation in Health and Care. Its always risky to have titles like this – because stakeholders then look to them with raised expectations. Sometimes I think it might be better to go for titles such as “Improving things little by little – participation in health care” or “Steady as she goes – some ideas about improving things a bit in participation in health care”!
I am not going to comment on the document directly. Here instead are five areas that I thought about when I read the document – some of these are mentioned in the draft guidance others are not or are not mentioned strongly enough.
Role of Clinical Commissioning Groups.
The old NHS paradigm sometimes felt like it was based purely on how each commissioning or service improvement process involves the…
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