Steve Field: Setting the scene

This is the first of a number of posts to provide updates on the progress of the NHS listening exercise and the NHS Future Forum. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve attended listening events around England and I’m blogging … Continue reading

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Kathy McLean: How to involve specialists and other questions

I know some of you are keen for me to provide answers to your comments and questions. At the moment, the key thing for me to be doing is listening and gathering as many views as possible. Your contributions are … Continue reading

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Steve Field live online today

Steve Field

Steve Field, chair of the Future Forum, will be appearing live on the Guardian’s NHS Reform blog from 1pm today. You can share your opinions and questions live on the blog. Steve will be joined by renowned oncologist and Future … Continue reading

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Future Forum chair encourages involvement

Professor Steve Field, chair of the NHS Future Forum, is urging organisations and people throughout health and social care to get involved with the listening exercise. In a letter to stakeholders, Professor Field says the Forum is aware of the … Continue reading

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Patients take part in first listening exercise

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

More than 30 patients met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow and Future Forum Chair Steve Field at the first listening event for patients, held this morning. During a 45 minute meeting patients from the area around … Continue reading

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Comments round-up: what you’ve told the Future Forum so far

Visitors have been sharing a wide range of opinions and ideas on these pages, as part of the listening exercise. All comments are welcome, in line with our moderation policy. Here are some examples from each of the four theme … Continue reading

Future Forum leads speak about their roles

At the first meeting of the NHS Future Forum, the lead members for the four themes spoke briefly about their roles. Kathy McLean, Clinical advice and leadership – ‘we’re involved because we think it’s going to make a difference’ Stephen … Continue reading

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A good start but lots more work to do

Matthew Shaw shares his perspective on the first meeting of the NHS Future Forum. So, today was the day when the meeting of minds happened in the NHS Future Forum. The risk of being part of such a group is … Continue reading

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Prime Minister and Health Secretary listen on NHS accountability

David Cameron and Andrew Lansley at No10 listening to The Foundation Trust Network

Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley met representatives from the Foundation Trust Network at Downing Street on April 19 2011 as part of the listening exercise on NHS modernisation. >> Read the press release

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Kathy McLean: Secondary care clinicians and pathway design

Just a short post from me today, but it’s an important question and I am keen to hear from anyone with an answer or opinion. I am hearing that secondary care clinicians are concerned that they will not be involved … Continue reading

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