To learn more about our 'Reimagining Health' programme, please contact sebastian.rees@reform.uk.

Reimagining Health

While at its inception the National Health Service was visionary, three quarters of a century later, with demand rising and outcomes deteriorating, a bold and urgent rethink is needed. This work stream will look at how health is created, resources are allocated, and care is delivered. 

Maximising the health of the nation requires a fundamental shift away from seeing health as an NHS problem to solve. We need to redesign the system to reduce and divert, rather than simply manage demand – and that means rethinking where the power and resource sits.  

An overly-centralised health system dominated by GP surgeries and large hospitals was fit for the mass industrial, ‘assembly line’ model of treatment it was designed to meet, but is ill-equipped to deal with our current challenges.  

Our new research programme, 'Reimagining Health' will focus on rethinking how health is created, resources are allocated, and care is delivered.

 

Health Council

Professor Kate Ardern

Co-Chair

Former Director of Public Health, Wigan Council

Dr David Bennett

Co-Chair

Former Chief Executive of Monitor and former Head of the Policy Directorate at Number 10 Downing Street

Dr Jahangir Alom

Councillor

Emergency Medicine Doctor

Sir Cyril Chantler

Councillor

Emeritus Chairman UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership

Professor Nora Colton

Councillor

Director of the UCL Global Business School for Health

Professor Paul Corrigan CBE

Councillor

Former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Health and to the Prime Minister

Dr Michael Dixon LVO OBE

Councillor

General Practitioner and Chair of the College of Medicine

Sir Norman Lamb

Councillor

Chair, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and former Minister for Care and Support

Ian Thomas CBE

Councillor

Chief Executive, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Lord Norman Warner

Councillor

Former Minister for National Health Services Delivery

Lucy Wightman

Councillor

Director of Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities, Essex County Council

Chris Wright

Councillor

Former Chief Executive, Catch 22

Expert Advisers

Dr Michele Castelli

Expert Adviser

Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Systems, Newcastle University

Andrew Laird

Expert Adviser

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mutual Ventures

Dame Julie Moore

Expert Adviser

Former Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust