The BMA has launched an ambitious project aimed at helping to shape the NHS of the future – and rescuing the service from its ‘perilous state’.
BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul is to lead a project which aims to develop a vision for what an improved health and care system could look like.
The project, ‘Caring, supportive, collaborative: a future vision for the NHS’, has been kicked off with a survey sent by email to members which will help define its scope and content.
Launching the project Dr Nagpaul said: ‘The NHS is in a perilous state. The facts speak for themselves – waiting times, bed occupancy rates, A&E attendances have all risen. Underfunding has left the NHS with a £10bn shortfall annually compared to other EU countries.’
The project’s particular focuses are on increasing collaboration and integration in the NHS, creating a more supportive culture and boosting the NHS workforce.
To complete the survey – which aims to start an open and honest conversation about the type of NHS doctors want to work in – you should receive a personalised link in an email sent to members across the UK.
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