» Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Citizen’s Juries

The PMS stated that the Citizens’ Jury event on health in the afternoon was in Birmingham. The PM, Alan Johnson and Lord Darzi were leading the biggest engagement in NHS history to discuss its future. There were nine simultaneous Citizens’ Juries with regional Ministers at each venue linked by video, and involved more than one thousand members of the public, patients and staff. Lord Darzi presented to Cabinet that morning on the emerging findings from his review. The interim version of his report would be published in October with the final version expected next year. There would be particular focus at the event on improving accessibility for patients, particularly GP access; one of the issues that Lord Darzi was looking at was how other providers (third/voluntary or private sectors) could be freed up to enter the market. There would be a meeting next month with third sector providers and among those involved were Virgin, Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Care UK and Local Care Direct. Alan Johnson had asked Lord Darzi to include in his interim report (to be published in October) some concrete proposals on how to make Primary Care services more accessible to people in their daily lives as well as what more could be done to tackle infections in hospitals.

Asked how the Citizen’s juries were picked, the PMS said there were well established procedures for running the citizen’s juries and the Department of Health would be happy to give details on how they were established. The intention was to ensure that these citizen’s juries were adequately representative and he did not think that in relation to the other citizen’s juries that had recently taken place, anyone had suggested that they weren’t. There was a process for screening individuals to make sure that the people involved were genuinely cross representative.

Briefing took place at 11:00 | Search for related news

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Post a public comment

(You must give an email address, but it will not be displayed to the public.)
(You may give your website, and it will be displayed to the public.)


This is not a way of contacting the Prime Minister. If you would like to contact the Prime Minister, go to the 10 Downing Street official site.

Privacy note: Shortly after posting, your name and comment will be displayed on the site. This means that people searching for your name on the Internet will be able to find and read your comment.

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...


September 2007
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Aug   Oct »

Supported by


Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings



Syndicate (RSS/XML)



Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh