In September 2007, hundreds of staff from NHS and partner organisations across the north east got involved in regional activity to support the national Our NHS, our future review, led by Lord Ara Darzi to inform the future of the NHS.
Doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public have worked together to define standards of care and proposals around the models needed to deliver them.
The regional report Our vision, our future was published in June 2008.
A 'one year on' Our vision, our future summary report was published in June 2009
Work is being undertaken under eight clinical themes, which represent the various stages in a person’s life when they may encounter health and social care.