Chair and Chief Executive’s Foreword
The health and social care system faces unprecedented challenges that are both varied and complex. As our population ages, many more people are presenting with more than one health condition, leading to increasingly complex demands on services. This, together with resource constraints, means it is critical that we seek new and more efficient ways of working across the system. NICE is at the heart of a range of initiatives with this as their aim.
Well-performing health and social care systems cannot rely on innovation and new technology alone. Kindness, together with trust, should be core principles of health and social care. They sum up the relationships that we each have with the people who work in the NHS and social care.