- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: May 1, 2009
Edited by Neil Churchill.
Published 2009 (ISBN 1 905370 49 0) Price £9.95
This monograph follows on from recent work the Smith Institute has undertaken on health and early intervention. Over the past few years, the government has commissioned a series of reports that have helped bring a new focus to the urgent action which is required to help modernise the health service, and to make it more responsive to the needs of the citizen. But the primary focus of these reports has been to improve the existing service within the context of current pressures and expectations. Arguably, these are short-term, incremental measures, when a more radical and far-sighted approach is required. What are the challenges beyond the next 10 years? What more radical and challenging issues should government and other partners be addressing, to facilitate continuous improvement?