NHS Future Forum report out today

The NHS Future Forum will submit its report to government today.

Professor Steve Field is chairing the group producing the NHS Future Forum report.
Professor Steve Field is chairing the group producing the NHS Future Forum report.

A press briefing to launch the report isscheduled for 2.30pm, the DoH has announced.

Talking to GP last week, Dr Laurence Buckman, chairman of the GPC, said the government would give a quick statement on the report on Tuesday. But he said the DoH would release its full response within two weeks of receiving the report from Professor Steve Field, who is chairing the group producing the report.

Dr Buckman said: 'The NHS Future Forum has to deliver on Monday. I know that for sure, but I have no idea what's in it. We are not so much fascinated by what the NHS Future Forum says, it's what the government's response will be.'

Opening the annual conference of LMCs in London last week, Dr Buckman said the 'mess' the government is in could have been avoided if they had truly listened earlier on. He said ordinary GPs were the 'last ones' to be listened to. 

He said: 'Why do governments always run to enthusiasts and advisers with a vested interest first? We have been telling this government what we think - and we will know within a matter of days whether they have been listening to us.' 

MORE LMC CONFERENCE COVERAGE

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus