DEMO: Health & Care services for you - post COVID-19

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We want to take this opportunity to ‘lock in’ beneficial changes that we’ve collectively brought about throughout the pandemic. This may include things such as backing local initiative and flexibility; enhanced local system working; strong clinical leadership; flexible and remote working where appropriate; and rapid scaling of new technology-enabled service delivery options such as digital consultations.

Tell us what you think!

We want to to hear from our staff and our communities to understand what we should keep, what we should tailor and what perhaps has not been so good.

This space has been set up to explore some of those opportunities:


We want to take this opportunity to ‘lock in’ beneficial changes that we’ve collectively brought about throughout the pandemic. This may include things such as backing local initiative and flexibility; enhanced local system working; strong clinical leadership; flexible and remote working where appropriate; and rapid scaling of new technology-enabled service delivery options such as digital consultations.

Tell us what you think!

We want to to hear from our staff and our communities to understand what we should keep, what we should tailor and what perhaps has not been so good.

This space has been set up to explore some of those opportunities:


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We want to hear about your experiences of using NHS services differently during COVID-19. Or perhaps you are a member of staff that has had to work in new services during the pandemic - what was the experience like for you? and for the patients you treated?

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