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Readers’ panel: What should the new health and social care secretary prioritise?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on what Matt Hancock should focus on 

New health and social care secretary Matt Hancock, who was appointed this month to replace Jeremy Hunt, has vowed to transform technology in the NHS and drive culture change within the health and social care sectors. Nursing Standard readers have their say

Rachel Kent is a mental health nurse in London

A fresh pair of eyes and a new relationship have potential for good if the priorities of those involved are the same or similar. Mr Hancock has acknowledged that NHS staff feel undervalued, and that the NHS needs modernising, which I agree with. I would like to see a more inclusive platform for healthcare professionals to have input into government policy; we are a rich resource at his disposal, and listening to our views and expertise should be a priority.


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