A new relationship with patients, service users and citizens

Over the past couple of years, we have been exploring what a more collaborative relationship with patients, service users and citizens might look like, and how we could support it. Here is a selection of our commentary, analysis and leadership work.

From the blog

Marcus Powell

A new and powerful relationship with patients

Marcus Powell considers how, in a digital world, patients can embrace the opportunity to become partners and share in the decision-making that affects their care.

Marcus Powell

Challenging traditional relationships and embracing shared decision-making

Marcus Powell reflects on how the health service can build a new relationship with patients.

The story of us: our relationship with patients, service users and the public

Becky Seale blogs about the Fund's work with patients, service users and the public how it has developed so far and where it might go in the future.


A new relationship with patients and communities?

The general direction of travel for a new kind of relationship between policy-makers, NHS leaders, patients and communities is clear, says Allison Trimble.

Related reports

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Patients as partners

This guide explores practical ways to develop collaborative relationships among health and care professionals, patients, carers and community partners.


People in control of their own health and care

Our report considers how ideas about patient involvement can be put into practice.

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A new settlement for health and social care
Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

The commission engaged with stakeholders, patients, carers and people who use care and support services during its work.