Citizens’ Jury

A Citizens’ Jury took place via Zoom for eight days from 19 to 22 January and 25 to 28 January from 1pm-5.30pm each day. The Report of the Jury is now available to download here. The Jurors report is available here. You can also read more information about the Citizens’ Jury, e.g. recruitment, here.

About the participants

The participants were recruited by Citizens Juries c.i.c. during November and December 2020. The 18 adults selected broadly reflect Gloucestershire residents in relation to age, sex, ethnicity, educational attainment, geographical district, and employment status.

What did the jury be consider?

The jury worked together to answer important questions about the Fit for the Future consultation. The public consultation on proposals for organising a number of specialist hospital services across the Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital sites ran from 22 October til 17 December. The Interim Output of Consultation report can be found here.

The online jury process was being led by skilled facilitators: Kyle Bozentko and Sarah Atwood of the Jefferson Center.

The jury were informed about the questions they were exploring, partly through the expert witnesses who gave presentations and answered questions posed by the jurors. Jurors were given time to work together and deliberate amongst themselves before reaching their conclusions, which has been published in the report here.

The Citizens’ Jury – Report of the Jury which includes further information about the jury for example how jurors were recruited has now been published and is available to download here.

The recommendations of the jury (such as what the jury considers to be the most important public consultation findings) will be put to the governing bodies of the NHS in Gloucestershire to inform their decisions about changes to hospital services.

How to access the jury proceedings

In order to protect the identity and privacy of jury participants, it was not possible to watch the jury proceedings live. However, slides and audio recordings of the presentations by the expert witnesses are available in the table below.  The schedule outlining what happened each jury day is available here.

The jury heard presentations from witnesses on 19, 20, 21, 22 and 26 January – there were no presentations on other days. Slides from the day’s presentations are downloadable from the table below and were available by 1pm on the day of the presentation.

Please note all presentations are within a single file for each day. Thank you to Citizens’ Jury c.i.c. for preparing the downloadable files.

Audio recordings of plenary sessions of the jury, including question and answer sessions between jury members and the witnesses, are available on request. Citizens Juries c.i.c. and the Jefferson Center aim to protect the privacy and identity of the jury participants. Protecting the identity of participants is more difficult if audio recordings of jury members speaking are widely shared. Therefore, to request audio file(s), you must first complete this online agreement form to not share the audio data.

If you have any queries regarding this Citizens’ Jury then please email

Day 1 – Tuesday 19 January 2021

Event Information

The Jury Questions

Planned schedule

Context for this jury: Micky Griffith (presentation)

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Day 2 – Wednesday 20 January 2021

What is Fit for the Future (FFTF)?: Prof Mark Pietroni (presentation)

What does a good NHS consultation process look like?: Frances Newell (presentation)

What does good NHS consultation information look like?: Frances Newell (presentation)

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Day 3 – Thursday 21 January 2021 

FFTF engagement and consultation process: Micky Griffith and Becky Parish (presentation)

Information provided by the NHS for the public consultation: Becky Parish (presentation)

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Day 4 – Friday 22 January 2021 

Strengths and weaknesses of the consultation: Russell Peek (presentation)

Strengths and weaknesses of the consultation: Julius Marstrand and Chris Hickey (presentation)

Strengths and weaknesses of the consultation: Angela Gilbert (presentation)

Strengths and weaknesses of the consultation: Trevor Rawlinson (presentation)

Strengths and weaknesses of the consultation: Vicki Livingstone-Thompson (presentation)

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Day 6 – Tuesday 26 January 2021 

Interpreting consultation results: Richard Stockley (presentation)

What were the results of the public engagement?: Becky Parish (presentation)

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