In this bonus episode of Not a Consultation, Caroline, Paul and Jonny talk about the newly released regulations for ministerial powers to intervene in service change programmes, and the amendments to the familiar health scrutiny regulations.
For the first time in front of a live audience, Caroline and Paul are joined by a panel of guests to discuss the future of patient and public involvement.
Caroline and Paul talk to Jonny Williams and Emily Steward from NHS England about the NHSE's new Major Service Change Interactive Handbook.
Caroline and Paul talk to Becky Parish and Caroline Smith from NHS Gloucestershire CCG about the process of deciding to replace two community hospitals with one new one and then deciding where to build the new one.
Caroline and Paul explore the role and requirements of public consultation in health service change.