A community-powered NHS

Think tank: New Local

Author(s): Adam Lent; Grace Pollard; Jessica Studdert

July 12, 2022

This report from UK think tank New Local looks at making prevention a reality in the NHS.

As the NHS faces ever-rising demand, its founding principles of being free and universal are under threat. But there is a solution: a radical shift towards a healthcare system focused as much on preventing illness as treating it. Working collaboratively with communities as equal partners in the design and delivery of healthcare. By moving towards community-powered health, we can make prevention a reality, protect the NHS’s future and improve health for all.