Professor Goddard appointed to new NHS Assembly

RCP president Professor Andrew Goddard has been appointed to the NHS' new NHS Assembly, a collaborative forum that will support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

The NHS Assembly has been created to advise the Boards of NHS England and NHS Improvement on delivery of the improvements in health and care it outlined, and comprises national and frontline clinical leaders, patients and carers, staff representatives, health and care system leaders and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. 

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: 

The NHS Assembly rightly reflects a wide diversity of patient, public and staff views and expertise. It builds on the inclusive process for designing the NHS Long Term Plan, and will help guide its implementation in the years to come.

The Assembly will be co-chaired by leading GP Dr Claire Gerada, and former head of the King’s Fund think tank, Professor Sir Chris Ham.