My Voice, My Wheelchair, My Life
My Voice, My Wheelchair, My Life is a programme of work to
transform wheelchair services for users and their families.
For people with complex, long term conditions, being able to
access the right wheelchair, quickly, and with appropriate support,
is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, this doesn't always
happen. People often find themselves waiting a long time for
wheelchairs; they develop secondary health complications resulting
from an unsuitable wheelchair; and there is often a lack of clarity
and consistency around eligibility criteria for NHS funding of
The vision of My Voice, My Wheelchair, My Life is to mobilise
and galvanise commitment groups to transform wheelchair services to
a point where users with complex and changing needs can always get
the right wheelchair for their needs in a timely way, and
appropriate and continuing support.
NHS Improving Quality and NHS England brought together experts,
service users, professional associations and clinical colleagues
from across England at a summit in London on 27th November
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is our champion for this work, and
attended the summit. She has written a blog post, which you can
read on our blog page.
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