We are interested in your views on this area, including:
- How can we ensure commissioning decisions are made transparent to the public, and that commissioning consortia engage fully with patients, carers and communities?
- How can we best ensure that the NHS commissioning budget, held by the new NHS Commissioning Board, is allocated transparently and used with proper accountability to the public at local level, and Parliament at a national leave?
- Are we doing enough to make sure the NHS at local level has the freedom it needs to take locally-based decisions?
This page was closed to comments on 31 May, the last day of the listening exercise. All comments have been fed back to the NHS Future Forum to consider.
The Forum will submit its report to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Health Secretary in June. The government will consider the Forum’s findings and then publish its official response