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The new NHS: modern, dependable

  • Document type:
    Command paper
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    8 December 1997
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  • Series number:
    Cm 3807
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  • Copyright holder:
    Crown Copyright

This White Paper sets out how the internal market will be replaced by a system called 'integrated care', based on partnership and driven by performance. It forms the basis for a ten year programme to renew and improve the NHS through evolutionary change rather than organisational upheaval. These changes will build on what has worked, but discard what has failed. The needs of patients will be central to the new system.

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