The last few years has seen plans to future-proof and grow the NHS to be able to cope with the increased demand while offering better services and improving quality of lives.
Closer to home, within north east London, the bodies representing GPs and hospitals have been looking at improving outpatient appointments, urgent and emergency care, and centres of excellence in surgery, neuro- rehabilitation, and mental health.
Taking plans to the next stage, Barts Health has produced a document that sets out some early thinking for Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham, the core areas served by the Barts Health group of hospitals, on how the new landscape could look like.
Residents are being reassured that there are no plans for changes to A&E or maternity services at our hospitals. Instead, organisations are working together to plan ways of improving these and other services to offer faster access, higher quality healthcare, better experiences, and ultimately better outcomes, for our patients.
Now, they want to hear what local residents think of their ideas, which have been captured in a new document called Sustaining Safe and Compassionate Care: the next ten years.
Download the document (below) and follow the instructions on how to give your views.