Transforming health and social care will require a bold vision of the future – and difficult decisions will have to be made in order to change the way we commission services and how we respond when things go wrong.
At our recent Think Tank on Creating Wellbeing, participants raised the role of the media as vital to creating a different future. Often this was portrayed with frustration at the current way of doing things – but sometimes as an opportunity to make change happen.
There is no doubt that investigative journalism has often highlighted bad practice and had a role to play in making improvements to health and social care systems and processes. But there can also be little doubt that a media which does not adapt to new ways of thinking about the creation of health and wellbeing can constrain the major decisions which need to happen to create transformational change.
Let us know your views by voting or commenting below on any of the following questions
- Does the media stop politicians from making tricky decisions?
- Is investigative journalism critical to changing the future?
- What can journalists do to be part of the change?
View the results of our previous poll ‘Can freedom of health and social care data be an effective influence of change in health and social care?’
View the results of our previous poll ‘Are health and social care services working closely enough with communities to combat social isolation?’
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