The Department of Health is consulting on proposals that will make changes, in England, to the way services are designed, acquired and monitored (commissioning), to aspects of patient involvement, and on how to judge the performance of the NHS at a national level.
The recent White Paper, "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS", published in July this year, contained a number of proposals to be consulted on. A series of consultation papers have been launched, with more to follow later this year.
Diabetes UK wants to hear your views on these issues to help inform our response to the consultations. You can have your say with our online survey, covering issues such as:
- How can patients be involved in the process of deciding what care is available locally?
- How could the NHS best demonstrate it is delivering high-quality care to people with diabetes?
- Who is going to monitor care in the local area…
- …and how can they be held to account for failures?
- Who will listen to and investigate patient complaints? And what powers will they have?
The survey will be online until Monday 6 September at 10am, so don't miss your chance to have your opinion heard.