“..the current NHS model has an in-built default that when care needs can’t be met in our homes our care is moved, usually to a hospital setting at higher cost to the taxpayer. That’s not good for patients or for the NHS.”

 

 

Professor Keith Willett is the Medical Director for Acute Care and Emergency Preparedness to NHS England and is the Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Oxford.  He shares his view on the relationship between the NHS and the public, and whether ‘different could be better’.

The King’s Fund are publishing a series of blogs, as part of its work on the NHS and the public, that explore the relationship between the NHS and the public, and how it has changed over time.