Empowering the Citizens’ Health Assembly

The starting conditions for a Citizens’ Health Assembly will largely decide how it develops. Get these right and the Assembly could make a constructive contribution. Get them wrong and it could be irrelevant or even damaging. This article suggests three starting conditions which could make it develop effectively, through a direct relationship with Parliament; by […]

NHS Citizen Assembly or Sop? Reflections on #NHSCitizen

The fundamental challenge for the NHS Citizen Assembly process is whether the Board really does want something that can “hold the commissioning system to account through authentic participation” as Tim Kelsey put it, or a cosmetic sop a veneer of participation to “Save Our Pensions”). I have been involved in countless attempts by authorities to […]