The vision

Everyone deserves good quality, safe,health and social care services that make the best possible use of taxpayer’s money.

These should be readily available to you regardless of your age, ethnicity, socialand employment status, sexuality or where you live.

The standard of care should be the same whether you need physical, mental health or social care services, support with conditions associated with learning difficulties, or a combination of all of these.

The services you use most of the time should be as close to where you live as possible, as long as this is safe and the local health and care system can afford this. For the vast majority of the time you should go home as soon as treatment is completed.

More specialist care will be delivered in a centre of excellence, so you may need to travel a little further for this - but rehabilitation and follow up treatment/appointments will happen close to home.

Health and care should be an equal partnership between you and the professionals who support you. We believe that prevention is always better than cure and that we all have a role to play in managing our own health and care - including planning and budgeting for our needs as we get older.