The Future Hospital Programme (FHP) was established to implement the recommendations of the Future Hospital Commission. These recommendations are based on the very best of our hospital services, taking examples of existing innovative and patient-centred services to develop a comprehensive model of care.
The Future Hospital Programme, developed from the Future Hospital Commission (September 2013), aims to implement the vision of improving care for medical patients by bringing medical specialist care closer to the patient wherever they are, in hospital or in the community.
Our work is underpinned by the 11 principles of patient care around which future healthcare services should be designed:
The lessons learned through the FHP will be collated and shared to spread innovative practice and nurture a powerful learning community, committed to system-wide improvement in the care of medical patients.
At the heart of the Programme is the need to change and improve services for patients. To debate and deliver this change, the RCP has created the Partners Network to collaborate with healthcare professionals working to deliver the high-quality care that the Commission envisaged.
Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation
The RCP is extremely grateful to the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation who have provided grants for two research projects supporting: