Members of the NHS Future Forum - set up to review the government’s controversial reform plans - are to meet to discuss whether and how the group should continue.

The group issued its final report last month but health secretary Andrew Lansley has since told the Commons: “We will ask the forum to continue its work, including looking at the implementation of proposals in areas including education and training and public health.”

HSJ understands other issues the forum might look at include IT and information, and integrating services.

Its 50 members are due to meet on 11 July. Mr Lansley, NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson and Department of Health permanent secretary Una O’Brien are expected to attend.

A briefing on the meeting seen by HSJ says: “We would like to use the meeting to reflect upon the listening exercise, the process and the resulting government response.

“The rest of the meeting will be dedicated to discussing how the forum can continue to support the government in shaping policy going forward.”