NHS Assembly created to help advise the Boards of NHS England.
A new NHS Assembly has been devised to help advise NHS England and NHS Improvement in its delivery of the Long Term Plan. More than 500 people applied to be part of the NHS Assembly. The successful applicants were chosen because of their skill, knowledge and experience. It is hoped the forum will help to deliver the Long Term Plan by building a collaborative approach.
The NHS Assembly comprises of health professionals, staff representatives, patients and carers, clinical leaders and system leaders from community, voluntary and social enterprises. This group will meet quarterly to discuss and debate the work of the NHS and its priorities. Dr Claire Gerada and Sir Chris Ham will co-chair the NHS Assembly.
You can find the full list of members here. They include prominent disability and learning disability advocates as well as GPs working in community groups and a neonatal intensive care nurse. Other members of the panel include leaders from Age UK and Carers UK.
Speaking about the NHS Assembly, Simon Stevens said; “The NHS Assembly rightly reflects a wide diversity of patient, public and staff views and expertise. It builds on the inclusive process for designing the NHS Long Term Plan, and will help guide its implementation in the years to come.”
The co-chair of NHS Assembly, Dr Claire Gerada said; “The NHS Assembly will play a key part in ensuring the delivery of the Long Term Plan, and therefore shaping the future of the NHS.”
Article source: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2019/03/nhs-assembly-announced-to-help-deliver-the-long-term-plan/