to-dos as an imagined future

I like a voice that is independent, one that gives in-depth social journalism for health. I guess that how I ended up reading Croakey.

As a front line, coal face clinician I imagine a health service that is safe and healthy and joyful. I’m also quite the optimist.

For me there is magic when vision is clear, apparent and filled with our best selves.

Recently, I felt enlivened by Leanne Wells (CEO of the Consumer Health Forum of Australia) 2019’s wish list for a healthy health service:

  1. PREVENTION: Government realising that prevention policy, and investment in it, yields the best health returns for Australians.
  2. HOSPITAL EVOLUTION: Working towards hospitals of the future, focused on care in the community that won’t look and function anything like the current model.
  3. INTEGRATION: Gearing our system to better manage multimorbidity, and bringing together mental health and physical health in primary care services as a focus; striving for a fusion of health and community services to address all factors that determine health.    
  4. LISTENING TO US: Serious investment in consumer voices and leadership development.
  5. PLACE-BASED LOCAL DESIGN: Ensuring provider and industry interests make way for consumers in co-design of health services, and accelerated use of Primary Health Networks and local partnerships for regional health care solutions.
  6. YOUTHFUL: Including young voices in planning and design of Australia’s future health and wellbeing systems, and investing in early years for optimum child health, development and wellbeing
  7. FIRST PEOPLE: Government stepping up to close the gap in health outcomes by prioritising the recommendations from the Uluru Statement From the Heart.
  8. MEASURE: Patient reported outcomes, experiences and activation levels becoming an integral part of measuring success in the health system
  9. EVIDENCE: Removing funding barriers in the health system to ensure people receive best practice, evidence-based care as needed from multidisciplinary health care teams
  10. TECH POWER: Embracing and regulating the technologies that make health care more accessible and efficient for consumers

— Read on

If this was the meassure, how close do you think we are?

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