Take part in NHS Future Forum listening events

Update: further to this announcement, originally published on 12 October, please note that the event in Leeds has now been cancelled.

The NHS Future Forum is holding two listening events for patients and the public this month. They will be in Leeds on 20 October and London on 24 October – both will last from 12 to 3.00pm.

The Future Forum is asking questions on four important areas of health and care.

The Future Forum will base its advice to the Department of Health on what it hears during engagement and listening events, so attending one of these events or sending your views will help shape the Future Forum’s advice. It has set up a system for collecting and analysing feedback that will ensure every viewpoint is captured.

If you would like to take part in one of the events, give your views or want to find out more, please email: nhsfutureforum@dh.gsi.gov.uk

The deadline for comments on three of the topics – education and training of health and care professionals, information, and the role of the NHS in improving health and wellbeing – is 31 October 2011.

We need your views on the subject of joined up services by 18 November 2011.

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One Response to Take part in NHS Future Forum listening events

  1. Pam Quinn says:

    I am passionate about quality of care and am upset that I am too late to add my comment, but I am hoping you may still read this.
    Managers of wards have been poorly trained and are unable to deliver care of a high standard or cascade/ teach students to be good nurses. I believe that if SRNs were seconded to show how to nurse patients, that their nursing care would imporve. Students need to learn about anatomy and physiology and disease management and less sociology and psychology. 12 hour shifts must cease as I think these contribute to poor care.
    My mother was recently in hospital and lost 10kg in 8 days, a terrible indictment to current nursing care.(She also had a mouth full of ulcers and a pressure sore-and she was ambulant!) The nurses didn’t seem to know what was going on and despite lengthy handovers, had no idea what was said on the ward rounds, so effective communication is also an issue.
    I am ashamed to call myself a nurse and deeply saddened by the standards of nursing in this country.