The Community Rehab Alliance (CRA) has developed a list of key messages for partners to use in their own political engagement ahead of the UK General Election
The CRA is calling on political parties:
- Make a commitment to rehabilitation as an equal pillar of health care to medicines and surgery and reflect this in an updated NHS Constitution.
- Mandate integrated care boards (ICBs) to improve access to high quality community rehabilitation services for their populations with a single accountable lead in each ICB for rehabilitation.
- Commit to expansion of the rehabilitation workforce in the community making use of the full workforce available, including AHPs, mental health experts, nurses, support workers, exercise professionals and the voluntary sector.