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Bevan Commission release blueprint for health and care transformation in Wales

The Bevan Commission have released The Foundations for the Future Model of Health and Care in Wales, calling for courageous transformation and visionary leadership in the face of a rapidly changing health landscape.

This report addresses our changing demographic needs, acknowledging the rise in economic inactivity due to illness, ageing population, and widening health inequalities exacerbated by socio-economic and environmental factors. The Bevan Commission proposes a collaborative, whole-society strategy, integrating public health, illness prevention, and community support across all sectors. This proposed model champions bold new approaches, stressing the importance of data, technology, and a skilled workforce in creating a sustainable and dynamic system fit for the future, whilst honoring the founding principles of the NHS.

Bevan Commission Director Dr Helen Howson says:

‘We all know that that in a fast-changing world, our health and care system must also adapt to meet current and future needs and be ready to respond to future opportunities as they arise. This report acknowledges this and sets out four foundations that will enable us to act and respond accordingly, addressing the challenges and potential, from the promise of new technologies to the sustainability of the workforce, systems, and services. This report weaves together learnings from internationally recognised health and care leaders at our landmark 2023 conference ‘The Tipping Point: Where next for health and care?’ as well as from our ‘Conversation with the Public’ programme 2023, which gathered over 2000 perspectives on the state and future of health and care across Wales. Bringing together these expert and public dimensions, this report lays out the foundations for a forward-thinking and responsive health and care system that is prepared to meet the challenges of today as well as anticipate those of tomorrow.’

Notes to Editors

The Bevan Commission is Wales’ leading independent think tank for health and care.

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