The panel used different ways to find out what everyone thinks, including:
- Meetings with influential people and organisations
- Talking to patients and service users, their carers and citizens as well as to those working on the front-line in health and social care
- Reviewing publically available material and information sent in to us
- Panel feedback from visits, conferences and meetings
- Workshops and other ad hoc gatherings to deal with very special issues or to enable particular groups to engage
The panel identified a number of themes to investigate:
- Direct Care (how information is shared between organisations as people receive care)
- NHS Commissioning Board and Commissioning
- Public Health
- Adult Social Care (including vulnerable adults)
- Consent and control
- A focus on citizen, patient and client
- Special Issues; children and families
- Linkage (joining information from different sources)
- Patient and Public rights in law
- Workforce education, training and regulation
- Special Issue: Genetics and genome
- Special Issue: New & emerging technologies
The panel agreed a process for collecting information during sessions.
How can you be involved?
Our closing date for any submissions for all themes and on general topics relating to the review was 16 September 2012. The panel thanks everyone who has taken the time to contribute.