Does the NHS Belong to the People? Thinking about the new NHS Constitution


‘The NHS belongs to the people.’
NHS Draft Constitution June 2008

In the second event organised by the network, held at
Elmfield House, University of Birmingham, on the 14th January 2009, the Draft Constitution of the NHS formed the basis for creating a working agenda for further thought about the NHS.

Some of the questions explored in mixed groups and plenary sessions included:

• What is, or should be, the scope and purpose of the NHS?
• How should the NHS be governed?
• Should change in the NHS be determined by evolution or revolution?
• What kinds of roles and partnerships are now needed to help the NHS develop?

Click here for a summary of the event by our Treasurer and Membership Secretary, J. Calinas.