A four-pronged agenda for the next phase of improvements has been set out by the Commission:
- Delivering consistently safe care.
- Providing services in a more patient-centred way.
- Reducing inequalities in health.
- Tackling services for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, older people and children.
Sir Ian Kennedy, the Commission’s Chairman, said: ‘There are real improvements to applaud and celebrate. These are having a genuine impact on people’s lives with many waiting less time for care and experiencing better treatment. The next step is to deal with the remaining ingrained problems, which are tougher nuts to crack.’