Towards person centred, community-led health and care

How do we get the change we want to see?

Last week I attended my first meeting of the Realising the Value (RTV) Advisory Board. RTV is the programme bringing together the evidence base for person centred and community focused solutions to the challenges of health and care and to develop tools and approaches to get that evidence effectively used to drive change. I was struck in the conversations amongst those attending by a kind of “concerned optimism”. Elements of this were:

  • Concern about resources and the implications of massive pressures
  • A sense that perhaps for the first time person centred and community led approaches might be coming seriously onto the agenda in health
  • Thinking about best strategy and tactics to take the opportunity and avoid re-freezing the system with only structural changes for another generation post Five Year Forward View

Read more on the Coalition for Collaborative Care website

30 July 2015 Martin Routledge, Director of the team supporting The Coalition for Collaborative Care


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