For the revival of the National Health Service: A strategy to guarantee value, innovation, and fairness

Autore : A. Silenzi and S. Cazzaniga (Leading authors), C. Marotta, P. Parente, S. Coretti, and E. Costa (Co-Authors)

Data: 02-07-2021

Tipo: Policy Brief

Tematica: Health


The demographic dynamics are to pose an array of systemic challenges for the National Health Service (NHS). The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the weaknesses of the system. For an effective and timely intervention, the policy brief argues how the NHS needs a reform based on human capital development and financial sustainability. Firstly, it fosters the planning of healthcare professions in light of epidemiological as well as sociodemographic trends outlook. In this regard, the policy contribution encourages both the introduction of specialised training in General Medicine and Primary Care, as well as the development of non-physician professions, for a territorial health service. Concerning financial sustainability, the policy brief underlines how the coordination between the NHS and health funds is crucial to reduce the overlapping of care paths so that private healthcare providers are complementary to the NHS in a clearly-defined way. Along with the two courses of action, the digital transformation of the NHS is pivotal for the model sustainability.


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