This site closed for comment on 27 Sept 2013, but you can still view the proposals and read comments from others.
The comments are being used to test the proposals and refine the policy and the final plan will be published later in the year.
Too many people are not getting the care they need to stay healthy and independent at home, particularly older people.
We are proposing some radical improvements to make sure our most vulnerable and elderly have the support they need to keep them in better health and out of hospital.
We are asking questions about these proposals to capture your views and make sure we get the proposals right.
By clicking on the questions above, this site allows you to view the proposals, read what others are saying and give us your comments.
Your comments will be used to test the ideas and refine the policy proposals. This site is open for comments until 27 September 2013.
Call to action
Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt says:
“In 65 years, the NHS has quite simply done more to improve people’s lives that any other institution in our history. But too often the people it fails are its heaviest users – our most vulnerable and elderly.
“Too often these people end up in hospital not by design, but simply because they can’t get the care they need elsewhere.
“We need radical improvements to make sure our most vulnerable and elderly have the support they need to keep them in better health and out of hospital.
“This summer my department is seeking and encouraging your insight on a set of proposals that together will form a vulnerable older people’s plan.
“These proposals set out how to make improvements in primary care and urgent and emergency care.They also seek to establish ways for NHS and social care services to work together more effectively for the benefit of patients – in and out of hospital. We want to test these proposals and find the best ways to implement them.
“I look forward to hearing your views on how we can help all of us to enjoy a happier and healthier old age.”