The Forum assists, advises and challenges the NHS to provide assurance that:
- The patient and public voice is a key factor in the education, training and workforce planning process
- Patient and public views are invited, gathered and acted on as part of decision making processes
- Decisions relating to patients and the public are taken in an open and transparent way
- Due attention to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in decision making
The People's Advisory Forum ensures a two-way conversation on the supply of the local health and care workforce, providing NHS funded services and supporting national workforce priorities.
The senior responsible officer for the PAF is Professor Mark Radford CBE, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England.
For more information please contact PAF@hee.nhs.uk.