Any significant proposals for change in health services must involve clinicians, patients and the public in a meaningful way.
The public consultation on Safe and Sustainable in 2011 attracted over 75,000 responses: 20% of formal respondents were from BAME communities and 10% were from young people, making it the largest consultation in the history of the NHS.
Campaigners fighting to keep children's heart surgery at Glenfield hospital in Leicester are celebrating a High Court ruling.
A House of Commons debate will take place today (22 October) to discuss the closure of Glenfield's children's heart surgery.
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has asked for an initial review of plans to relocate the Glenfield Heart Unit.