Vol. 11 No. 1 (2018): Affordable Healthcare

The Case for Changing the Narrative in Health & Social Care

Prof Parag Singhal, MD, MPhil, FRCP, FACP

Published 2020-05-01


  • healthcare,
  • social care,
  • NHS,
  • Narrative

How to Cite

Singhal, P. (2020). The Case for Changing the Narrative in Health & Social Care. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 11(1), 13–14. https://doi.org/10.38192/11.1.4


Given our current challenges, how can we contribute to making a difference in patient care and service efficiencies? In other words, how can we all work towards changing the narrative and acting in different ways to make a difference to our patients, colleagues, and organisations alike. Whilst not overstating the case, our NHS is being challenged from several angles. Many colleagues are under serious work pressures, are stressed, suffer from low morale, some are voting with their feet and many more are reporting burnout. And yes, some of our patients are not having the timely care that they deserve? Many of our organisations are in financial distress; many are in special measures and Turnaround Regimes.