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Liberating the NHS: Increasing democratic legitimacy in health

  • Launch date:
    22 July 2010
  • Closing date:
    11 October 2010
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown
  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
  • Gateway number:
    14531

This consultation builds on the proposals in the White Paper to increase local democratic legitimacy in health. This will be achieved through local authorities: i) being given a stronger role in supporting patient choice and ensuring effective local voice ii) taking on local public health improvement functions, and iii) promoting more effective NHS, social care and public health commissioning arrangements.

This document links closely to the consultation on commissioning for patients. Taken together, these two documents set out the strategy for commissioning of health, care and wellbeing. They set out how the new system will work together to provide improved outcomes for patients, users and the public.

  • Contact:
    The White Paper Team - Consultation responses
  • Address:
    6th Floor Richmond House
    79 Whitehall
    London
    SW1A 2NS
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