NHS Pressures, Faith Organisations And Community-Based Services – Why Won’t We Use What’s Already There?

20th March 2018

Ten years on from the banking crisis and the start of austerity, cuts are still biting and the effects of real terms reductions in spending are felt by most of us. Yet we also know that the misuse of resources, too, has a huge effect – particularly when it comes to the NHS and social care.

Working as part of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector Health and Well-being Alliance (partnering with NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England) continues to give me and the rest of the FaithAction team a real insight to the issues facing the health and care system. So when recently I decided that I had best get my blood pressure checked, rather than heading to my GP or a walk-in centre I headed to my local pharmacist.

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