NHS will not improve while new models of care delivery remain “minority interest,” conference hears

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 19 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h981
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

NHS England’s grand vision to transform health services and promote radically different models of care is still only a “minority interest” for the health workforce, a conference has heard.

Chris Ham, chief executive of the healthcare think tank the King’s Fund, said that the Five Year Forward View set out at the end of last year by NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens,1 had still not “penetrated sufficiently into the clinical community.”

“Most of the 1.4 million people who work in the NHS are not focused on this agenda—let’s get real about this,” he said.

Ham was speaking at a King’s Fund breakfast debate in London on 18 February, the second this year to focus on the challenges facing health and social care in the …

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