The Future Hospital Commission (FHC), chaired by Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, was established by the Royal College of Physicians in 2012 to address growing concerns about the standards of care currently seen in hospitals, and to make recommendations for providing patients with the safe, high-quality, sustainable care that they deserve.
Future Hospital Commission's 11 principles of care:
The FHC examined organisational structures, processes and standards of care, focusing on five key areas:
The final report, Future hospital: caring for medical patients, was published in September 2013 and set out its vision for hospital services structured around the needs of patients, now and in the future.
More information on how the RCP is implementing the recommendations of the FHC can be found through the Future Hospital Programme.