Christie Commission 10 years on: achieving the vision today

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 20th July 2021

This ALLIANCE Thinkpiece considers the extent to which the Christie Commission recommendations have been realised in health and social care.

Ten years ago, the Christie Commission called for significant reforms to public services (this link will take you away from our website). The priorities and recommendations of the Christie Commission report encouraged a stronger focus on preventative, collaborative approaches to tackle persistent inequality and the development of services designed for and with people.

While some concrete action has been taken to respond to the Christie Commission, there is more work to be done, not least to tackle persistent inequality and ensure greater involvement of people and communities in decision making, as well as fully realising the ambition of health and social care integration, and to ensure sustainable, secure third sector funding.

Drawing on new and emerging challenges faced by public services, we spotlight self management, Self-directed Support, digital health and social care, and climate change as key policy areas.

The challenge now is how to harness the Christie vision in the context of austerity, COVID-19, remobilisation, and public service reform. Our Thinkpiece explores the opportunities of human rights based and trauma informed approaches and the reform of adult social care. We conclude with 16 key recommendations for the realisation of Christie’s vision in health and social care.

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