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Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control. A consultation on proposals

  • Launch date:
    18 October 2010
  • Closing date:
    14 January 2011
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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The Government's White Paper, Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS sets out proposals which envisage a presumption of greater choice and control over care and treatment, choice of treatment and healthcare provider becoming the reality in the vast majority of NHS-funded services by no later than 2013/14.

This consultation explains the proposals in more details and seeks the views of patients, the wider public, healthcare professionals and the NHS on:

  • Proposals for offering more choice for patients and service users
  • How shared decision making can become the norm
  • How it can happen: information, 'any willing provider' and other tools
  • Making safe and sustainable choices

 The consultation closes on 14 January 2011.

Resources: Greater choice and control engagement and consultation

The following resources have been developed to support engagement with the 'Greater choice and control' consultation proposals and questions. These resources should be adapted according to audience.

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