This report published by the Future Hospital Commission sets out the Commission’s vision for hospital services structured around the needs of patients, now and future.
The Commission’s recommendations are drawn from the very best of our hospital services, taking examples of existing innovative, patient-centred services to develop a comprehensive model of hospital care that meets the needs of patients, now and in the future.
Future hospital: caring for medical patients focuses on the care of acutely ill medical patients, the organisation of medical services, and the role of physicians and doctors in training across the medical specialties in England and Wales. However, people’s needs are often complex, and hospital services must be organised to respond to all aspects of physical health (including multiple acute and chronic conditions), mental health and well-being, and social and support needs. The model of care proposed by the Future Hospital Commission is underpinned by the principle that hospitals must be designed around the needs of patients.