Our five-year vision is for everyone to have the support they need to live the life they want - to take control of their health and be as independent as possible throughout their lives.
If we can do that by 2019, we would expect to see other benefits too:
Patients and members of the public have helped shape this vision, together with health professionals - such as GP practices and NHS trusts - local councils and voluntary organisations.
As you might expect, achieving our vision will mean change. Some of these will be small adjustments to the way things are currently done, but other areas of healthcare may undergo a more substantial transformation.
As a starting point, we have put together a set of actions that we think hold the key to us being able to make the progress we want to over the next five years. These are our five strategic objectives, and they are the framework by which we will plan and drive forward our work over the next few years.