From promise to practice: strengthening partnerships with the VCSE sector

David Bull, NPC

If resources and demand are ever going to be brought into harmony, healthcare systems need to move away from the factory model of care and repair. This is the welcome dialogue that has prevailed in the context of creaking budgets, rising demand and increasingly complex needs.

So far this has resulted in some much-needed reflection and inspection of the role voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations should play in these systems—not least in the context of this review. But despite great leaps in progress, there is still more to do if we want to make the most of the opportunities that these conversations present. Continue reading