Ash Soni: Reassured on pharmacists

I have met with NHS Future Forum chair Steve Field and I am reassured that he does see the importance of pharmacists as part of the healthcare team. The amount of planned listening over the course of the month of … Continue reading

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Kathy McLean: Leadership roles within commissioning for multi-professional groups

Dr Kathy McLean, who leads the work on Clinical Advice and Leadership for the NHS Future Forum talks about Leadership roles within commissioning for multi-professional groups, one of the themes to emerge from the listening exercise.

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Listening events for patients and service users

A number of events have now been arranged for patients and the public who are keen to get more involved with the NHS listening exercise. The NHS Future Forum is working with Regional Voices to arrange meetings in every region … Continue reading


Live webchat with Steve Field

Steve Field

Steve Field, chair of the NHS Future Forum,  answered your questions in a live webchat on Monday 9 May. The entire webchat, including the questions that Steve wasn’t able to answer are published below. All the questions, including the ones … Continue reading


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


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


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


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


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


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