National Voices Members conference, 31 January 2013
Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said plans to put patient leadership at the heart of NHS culture will be revealed in the ‘imminent’ response to the ‘Francis Report’, the inquiry into failures at the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust. Meanwhile Sir David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS Commissioning Board, said he planned to become a patient leader himself, having recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The health leaders were speaking at a conference of National Voices members who met to discuss how people power will shape the new health and social care system. They both talked about the failures in Mid Staffordshire.
Sir David Nicholson said: