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Improving wheelchair services

Wheelchairs enable many people to live fuller lives, yet the wheelchairs services provided by the NHS often fall short of meeting the needs of wheelchair users.  In an attempt to redress that, NHS England is working with others to improve the way in which they can support all wheelchair users.

Sir David Nicholson made it his pledge for NHS Change Day 2014 to bring wheelchair users together with NHS clinicians and managers, and with third sector organisations, to improve services across England.  The Wheelchair Summit, held on 25th February brought these groups together to look at the problems with current wheelchair services and to identify what should happen locally and nationally to improve services.  Those who attended the summit together  highlighted areas of improvements and made recommendations where action is needed.

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