initial consultation paper

initial consultation paper

A generic term used in UK administrative circles for any document that is intended to drive the discussion of an issue that needs to be addressed in some formal fashion—e.g., protecting patient confidentiality, healthcare commissioning, delivering world-class cancer care, etc.
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Knowsley council has launched its initial consultation paper on Future Schooling in Knowsley 2008.
The newly-published Walker Report's initial consultation paper proposes greater transparency and improvements to corporate governance to ensure the large buy-out end of private equity industry works to appropriate standards, proposals subject to three months' consultation.
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