NHS Confederation CEO advocates for enhanced community care and health policy overhaul

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, delivered a compelling speech at the NHS ConfedExpo 2024, emphasising the critical need for
investment in community-based care and the revitalisation of primary care services.

In his address, Taylor also criticised the current health policy as “not fit for purpose,” calling for radical changes to shift the NHS from a reactive to a
proactive health model.

Addressing delegates at the Manchester event, Taylor highlighted the importance of shifting resources towards prevention and community services.

Underscoring a strategic pivot from reactive to proactive health models, he said:

“We must see action to fulfil the long-held vision of a health service that invests better upstream in prevention, in primary and in community-based care.”