The independent NHS Future Forum, a group of the
country’s top health experts, has published its interim advice on integrated
care, patient information and public health in a modern NHS, after listening to
thousands of NHS staff, patients and the public as well as voluntary sector
The advice follows a request from the prime
minister earlier this year for the NHS Future Forum to continue its successful
dialogue and consider certain key themes with staff, patients and the public.
The interim advice and recommendations are aimed
at informing the 2012/13 NHS Operating Framework and the plans around a new
public health system.
The advice stresses that information about health
and social care services must be published in a transparent and usable form and
patients must have better access to health care records. It also calls for a
national partnership across the NHS and public health.
The final reports will be published towards the end of the year.
Private medical insurance news: 24 November 2011