The reason I’m delighted to be a Champion for The Health and Social Care Academy is because its a movement led and shaped by and through people. We know that your experiences of health and social care are what shape our work and through sharing those ultimately it will influence the transformation of care we all seek. Since the New Year we’ve been publishing a range of blogs rooted in that lived experience. And those blogs have truly illuminated the path to transformation. Blogs that have reflected on the future you aspire to.
2015 needs to be a year for efficacy. There are tensions to overcome. Between aspirations and resources, devolved and reserved matters, national and local decision making, institutions and communities, professionals and service users, to name just a few.
Looking back as 2015 begins the issue of human rights and health is much in my mind.
I´ve been in Sweden over New Year, the birthplace of the founder of the Nobel prize, and the 2014 Nobel Laureates for Peace Malala and Kailash have been recognised for their courageous human rights work with children and received much coverage in closing year reviews here.
Health and Social Care Academy citizen blogger Michael McEwan took the time to tell us his New Year’s Resolution.