Secretary of State Andrew Lansley at an listening event

Prime Minister on the future of the NHS


Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech on the future of the NHS on 7 June 2011. In the speech Mr Cameron insisted that NHS modernisation remains essential.

NHS Future Forum work is critical – Health Secretary

Andrew Lansley

The work of the NHS Future Forum is critical to getting the NHS reforms right, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says. ‘We have always been clear that we are ready to accept any changes – substantial and significant – if they … Continue reading


Online interview with Andrew Lansley to widen debate on quality

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will take part in a live online interview today, Wednesday, at 1.30pm Mr Lansley will be interviewed by Professor Derek Bell, Director of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research … Continue reading

Listening exercise closes today

Today is the last day to send comments for the NHS Future Forum to consider in the listening exercise. The Forum will submit its report to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Health Secretary in June. The government … Continue reading

Andrew Lansley speaks to the BBC

Andrew Lansley speaks to the BBC about NHS reforms.


Is the Health Bill being recommitted?

The Department of Health has been asked whether the Health and Social Care Bill is being recommitted, following reports in the media. We won’t decide that until we have received the NHS Future Forum report and have responded to that.  … Continue reading

Steve Field on Guardian live blog

Steve Field, chair of the NHS Future Forum will be answering  questions live on the Guardian NHS reforms blog from 4pm – 5pm this afternoon. You can take part on the Guardian website.

Health Secretary’s response to Guardian webchat

Andrew Lansley

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley answered questions on the Guardian NHS reforms live blog yesterday. Here’s what he said. An NHS manager asked: What has happened to change your mind since you signed an early day motion in 2006 to support … Continue reading


Andrew Lansley on the Guardian live blog

Andrew Lansley responded to comments on the Guardian NHS reforms live blog Monday 23 May. You can read the full conversation on the Guardian website.

Future Forum in more than 200 listening events

Over the course of its eight week lifespan, the NHS Future Forum is expected to attend over 200 separate listening and discussion events and meetings. These range from small team meetings, to much larger events featuring hundreds of people. During … Continue reading