Professor Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, is to lead an independent review which aims to ensure NHS staff are able to give higher quality care.
The review will consider options for supporting employee voices and their stake in organisations providing NHS services, and will assess a range of options, including models such as social enterprises and mutual organisations.
The review aims to ensure that staff in all organisations delivering NHS services are empowered to make the greatest possible contribution to the delivery of efficient services and high quality care.
Professor Ham will be supported by an independent panel of experts from healthcare and other sectors.
The review will identify the barriers preventing some NHS providers from engaging and empowering staff, outline good practices within the NHS and other sectors, and recommend how these can be adopted throughout the NHS. It will look in detail at the hospital sector but will also consider primary and community care and relationships with social care.