NHS Reset

NHS Reset

The coronavirus outbreak has changed the NHS and social care, precipitating rapid transformation at a time of immense challenge. 

Over the past six months, one message from leaders and clinicians across the UK has been clear: we must build on the progress made to chart a new course. 

NHS Reset is an NHS Confederation campaign to shape what the health and care system should look like in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galvanising members from across the NHS Confederation and wider partners in health and social care, it aims to:

  • recognise both the sacrifice and achievements of the health and care sector’s response to COVID-19, including the major innovations that have been delivered at pace
  • rebuild local service provision to meet the physical, mental and social needs of communities affected by severe economic and social disruption
  • reset our ambitions for what the health and care system of the future should look like, including its relationship with the public and public services. 

The campaign also aims to influence forthcoming national strategies, including from NHS England and NHS Improvement, and their priorities for a reset. It is also guiding local systems through their own thinking, ensuring they are able to sustain the beneficial changes they have collectively brought forward.

Browse the sections below to find out more about the campaign.

NHS Reset is part funded through sponsorship by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited.


Campaign themes

Our themes span a range of issues affecting how health and care services are planned, delivered and experienced across the UK.

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Reports and resources from across the NHS Reset campaign.


Get involved

Find out how you can get involved in NHS Reset.

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Be part of the conversation and shape the debate as part of our NHS Reset webinars.

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Commentary and reflection from across health and social care.

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Why do we need a reset?

The debate about the reset matters to everyone.

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Health inequalities: time to act

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NHS Reset campaign themes

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STPs: One year to go?

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