NHS Future Forum: recommendations and responses

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Part of The Health and Social Care Bill

Professor Steve Field and the NHS Future Forum have announced their recommendations for the Health and Social Care Bill. As well as an emphasis on integration and co-ordination of services, the Future Forum suggested a move towards clinical commissioning and a slower pace to the changes. Below you can see more about the recommendations, our response and the government's plans for implementation.

Our response to the government's announcement on the Future Forum recommendations

While the government's response to the Future Forum report signals a promising approach to meeting the health challenges of the future, the promise to achieve an 18-week waiting time target could be harder to keep.

Our response to the Future Forum recommendations

Professor Chris Ham gives his initial response to the recommendations set out by the NHS Future Forum, including the next steps for the government and what was missing from the report.

Steve Field introduces the findings of the NHS Future Forum

Professor Steve Field, Chair of the NHS Future Forum, announced the key findings and recommendations at a press launch held at The King's Fund.

The Future Forum panel

Professor Steve Field was joined by other members of the Future Forum panel – Sir Stephen Bubb, Dr Kathy McLean, Geoff Alltimes and Julie Moore – to take questions on their recommendations to the government.

Watch the question and answer session from the Future Forum launch