Our Chief Executive Chris Ham asked his Twitter followers to name their top three challenges for health and care. The responses ranged widely but there were some common themes - and money featured prominently. Do you agree with these responses? Tell us what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Planning our programme @TheKingsFund for 2015. What are top 3 challenges for health and care we should work on?— Chris Ham (@profchrisham) August 21, 2014
Change, privatisation and politics
@profchrisham money, selling service change and vision— Andy Cowper (@HPIAndyCowper) August 21, 2014
Patient care and medicine
Service integration and technology
Workforce, culture and leadership
[+ would add these examples]
• 'Innovation adoption', 'technology'
[e.g. Integrating Digital Health & mHealth solutions.]
• 'More emphasis and clarity on Self Management.'
[e.g. Better strategies for public health & digital resources for Prevention.]
• 'Achieving equality for mental health, key to seeing person holistically...'
[e.g. Integrated Health - includes access to complementary health, including effective therapy referrals.]
Participation of service users
Minimum standards for all workforce - skills, knowledge & 'attitude'