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Liberating the NHS: greater choice and control - Government response. Extending patient choice of provider (Any qualified provider)

  • Launch date:
    18 October 2010
  • Closing date:
    14 January 2011
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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  • Publication format:
    A4: Electronic only
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Published: 19 July 2011

In 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS' the Government made a number of commitments to extend the choices people have over their healthcare as part of the vision of patients and the public being at the heart of the NHS.

In the subsequent consultation 'Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control' the Department of Health sought the views of patients, the wider public, healthcare professionals and the NHS about implementing the choice commitments.

We have now published the Government's response to comments received on extending patient choice of provider (any qualified provider)

We have also published guidance for the NHS on extending patient choice of provider with accompanying impact assessment and equalities analysis. In drafting the guidance, we have taken into account the relevant issues raised in response to the consultation, and the NHS Listening Exercise.

A fuller response covering all of the remaining issues and questions in the consultation document will follow later this year.

Please note: the attached consultation response document has not been tagged for accessibility

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