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 need to listen to frontline staff, patients and the public and is working on local and regional events to do so.
He also encourages groups to organise an event for their staff and public where possible to find out their thoughts, or to use existing events such as LINk meetings.
‘Inevitably, there is a degree of cynicism about what we are doing, but I would urge you to get involved, have your say and make a contribution,’ said Professor Field. ‘This is a complex exercise involving thousands of different perspectives. Only by bringing them together can we make our case to Government.’
>> Download Professor Steve Field’s letter (PDF 65K)