Liberating the NHS

Liberating the NHS

The title of a position document published in 2010, which sets out the UK Government's response to consultation on implementing the white paper, "Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS", and its accompanying consultation documents, "Increasing Democratic Legitimacy in Health", "Commissioning for Patients", and "Regulating Healthcare Providers". "Liberating the NHS" describes how the Government has developed plans in the light of consultation and gives further detail on NHS reforms and a timetable for implementation. It also explains how the consultation shaped the Health and Social Care Bill, planned for introduction in January 2011, reaffirming the Government’s commitment to reforming the NHS so that it:
• Puts patients at the heart of decisions made about their care;
• Focuses on delivering health outcomes that are comparable with, or even better than, those of Europe and beyond; and
• Puts clinicians in charge of decisions about services.
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In July 2010, the newly formed David Cameron-led coalition government presented a white paper titled, 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS', that proposed to trim the bureaucracy and increase efficiency.
Liberating the NHS? A commentary on the Lansley White Paper, "Equity and Excellence".
It is used frequently as a catchphrase, encapsulating the basic tenet of shared decision-making, for example in the title of a UK Department of Health response [11] to a White Paper entitled 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS'.) Table 1 illustrates the shift in attitudes from paternalism to shared decision-making.
(2012b) Liberating the NHS: No Decision About Me, Without Me.
The white paper, Liberating the NHS: Greater Choice and Control was published in July 2010 and set the Government's agenda for extending patient choice of provider.
Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS [monografia na Internet].
They are among the 52 from across England that have been selected to be the first to take on commissioning responsibilities as part of the Government's plans set out in the NHS White Paper, Liberating the NHS: Equity and Excellence.
The establishment of GP consortia was outlined in the White Paper, Equity and Excellence - liberating the NHS and in the Health and Social Care Bill, which heralded major changes for the NHS.
One of the most significant changes that will shape the healthcare sector over the next few years is the Government White Paper "Equality and Excellence", liberating the NHS which will drive the commissioning process down to local consortia of GP practices.
In July 2010, the Health White Paper 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS' outlined plans to transfer NHS commissioning responsibilities from PCTs to groups of general practitioners.
This week it publishes its Health and Social Care Bill, following its beautifully written White Paper, Liberating the NHS. So now, finally, the NHS is to be freed.
(2.) Department of Health (United Kingdom), "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS," an NHS white paper, July 2010.