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Liberating the NHS: commissioning for patients - consultation on proposals

  • Launch date:
    22 July 2010
  • Closing date:
    11 October 2010
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
  • Gateway number:
  • Outcome published:
    15 December 2010

This consultation is now closed

The Government’s White Paper, Equality and excellence: liberating the NHS, published on 12 July, set out proposals for putting local consortia of GP practices in charge of commissioning services to best meet the needs of local people, supported by an independent NHS Commissioning Board.

The document ‘Liberating the NHS: commissioning for patients’ provides more detail on proposed arrangements and seeks views on a on a number of areas including:

  • How GP consortia and the NHS Commissioning Board can best involve patients in improving the quality of health services
  • How GP consortia can work closely with secondary care, community partners and other health and care professionals to design joined-up services that are responsive to patients and the public
  • How the NHS Commissioning Board and GP consortia can best work together to make effective and efficient commissioning decisions
  • How the NHS Commissioning Board can best support consortia and ensure they achieve improvements in outcomes within NHS resources

This consultation is part of the wider White Paper consultation and materials should be referred to alongside general White Paper materials.

A response to this consultaion was published on 15 December 2010

A response to comments will be published after the end of the consultation period. 

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