Building the NHS of the 21st century

Our population is ageing, demand for health and social care services is increasing and innovative technology is creating opportunities for better, more personalised care and support. Consequently, patients, service users and the public now need and expect different things from the health service. In response, the NHS is transforming to provide care that is closer to home where possible, better joined up across community, primary, secondary and social care services and more responsive to individual needs.

To build a 21st century NHS, we need the right people equipped with the modern facilities and technologies that they need to deliver high quality, safe patient care, and investment in the multiple dierent services that support individuals to live well in their communities. The NHS needs:


Our new infographic sets out the NHS priorities for the new government.