Reconfiguration

Change cartoon
Change is rarely easy. 'Reconfiguration' has become loaded with negative meaning, and changes are frequently viewed by the public as a threat, rather than positive and necessary reforms.

That's why we're helping to reframe the reconfiguration debate, to tackle the issues members told us inhibit change.

Coalition for change

We've joined forces with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and National Voices – national bodies representing the views of patients, clinicians and NHS managers – to examine the case for radical, far-reaching change across the health service, and how best to achieve it.

You can find out more about the pioneering partnership in our Changing care, improving quality section.

Making the case

We've developed a range of resources to help local NHS organisations communicate why services need to change, and the benefits of doing so.

Access the handy resources from our Making the case for change section and embed our animation (below) onto your organisation's website to help explain NHS change.

Changing care in the NHS animation



Hospital corridor

Changing care, improving quality

If the NHS is to manage the demands of an ageing population and increasing numbers of people with long-term conditions, while ensuring its long-term sustainability, it will need to embark on major changes to how services are organised.

boy having an eye examination

Making the case for change

It is widely acknowledged that the NHS must make changes to the way it delivers services to help improve care for patients at the local level and ensure effective and sustainable delivery of services long-term.

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