Before we began we needed to be clear about what we wanted to achieve. We asked a broad cross section of people what was important to ensure the wellbeing of our population, including:
These are some of the most common words that we heard in reply:
Four common themes emerged:
The importance of changing the “balance of power” between those that use and those that provide health care services was also clear from these discussions. These 5 themes have become the principles by which the Shaping our Future Wellbeing strategy will develop different ways of caring for people and keeping them well.