We're delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Rachel Power, has been appointed to the new NHS Assembly.

The Assembly is a national forum of stakeholders from across the health and care system to support NHS England and NHS Improvement in the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. It is formed of individuals drawn from national and frontline clinical leaders, patient leaders, patients and carers, and staff representatives, who will bring their experience and knowledge to inform discussions around the NHS’s work and priorities.


The group will meet for the first time in April, and then quarterly afterwards. The Assembly will have an agreed programme of work to allow for engagement activity in advance of meetings to help bring wider insight.

More than 500 people applied to sit on the Assembly, with the successful applicants chosen based on their individual knowledge, skills and experience.

Rachel Power, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, said:
“I am delighted to be appointed to the NHS Assembly and look forward to working with colleagues to shape the future delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. This is a crucial time for the health service and the decisions made now will impact on patient care in the coming years, so it’s vital to get things right. I‘ll do all I can to ensure that the voices of patients across the country are reflected in policy discussions.”

You can find out more about the Assembly, and who else is on it, here.