Prof Steve Field

Prof Steve Field

The NHS Constitution sets out in one place what patients, staff and the public can expect from the NHS.

The Government wants to strengthen the NHS Constitution and has published proposals on how to do this. You can comment on these proposals in a public consultation.

The proposals reflect the advice given to the Secretary of State by the NHS Future Forum. As part of preparing their advice, Future Forum chair Professor Steve Field and other Future Forum members used this blog to explain what the NHS Constitution means to them and to get people’s views. Now that they have given their advice, this blog is no longer being updated.

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What next for the NHS Constitution?

In his last post for this blog, Professor Steve Field explains what’s happening next I’ve spent a busy but fascinating few months since July discussing how to strengthen the NHS Constitution. With fellow members of the NHS Future Forum, I’ve … Read more → – What next for the NHS Constitution?

How can the way we work help us use the NHS Constitution as it should be used?

My engagement work on the NHS Constitution took a new approach recently when I ran a Twitter Hour. It was absolutely brilliant! I’m so grateful to everyone for taking part. It was such a stimulating discussion I’ll be running another … Read more → – How can the way we work help us use the NHS Constitution as it should be used?

What does ‘strengthening’ the NHS Constitution actually mean?

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices, asks what the impact would be if the NHS Constitution had teeth Andrew Lansley asked the Future Forum to advise him how to strengthen the NHS Constitution – advice that will now go … Read more → – What does ‘strengthening’ the NHS Constitution actually mean?

Highlights from NHS Constitution twitter conversation

Professor Steve Field led a conversation on the NHS Constitution under the hashtag #nhsconstitution – you can see the some of the highlights on Storify below. If you want to join the conversation, you can do so on Twitter or … Read more → – Highlights from NHS Constitution twitter conversation

How can our NHS Constitution help vulnerable people?

Professor Steve Field, Chair of the NHS Future Forum, asks how to raise awareness of the NHS Constitution among NHS staff so that it is at the forefront of everything they do The NHS belongs to us all. The first … Read more → – How can our NHS Constitution help vulnerable people?