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Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS

  • Document type:
    White paper
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    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    12 July 2010
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    ISBN: 9780101788120
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The NHS White Paper, Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the Government's long-term vision for the future of the NHS.  The vision builds on the core values and principles of the NHS - a comprehensive service, available to all, free at the point of use, based on need, not ability to pay. 

It sets out how we will:

  • put patients at the heart of everything the NHS does;
  • focus on continuously improving those things that really matter to patients - the outcome of their healthcare; and
  • empower and liberate clinicians to innovate, with the freedom to focus on improving healthcare services

The consultation on the implementation of the proposals in the White Paper is now closed.

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