The Academy welcomes the publication of the Future Hospital: Caring for medical patients report. The Royal College of Physicians is to be congratulated on producing such a considered and authoritative piece of work.
The report aligns with the recent Academy reports on The Benefits of Consultant Delivered Care, Seven Day Consultant Present Care and Changing Care Improving Quality on service reconfiguration.
It provides another example of how Medical Royal Colleges provide a voice for the medical profession and are at the forefront of debate about the development of the healthcare.
There has already been considerable cross-specialty involvement in the Future Hospital project and I am sure that all the Colleges and Faculties in the Academy will want to take forward the debate initiated by this report.