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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Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS [monografia na Internet].
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.
This week it publishes its Health and Social Care Bill, following its beautifully written White Paper, Liberating the NHS.
Department of Health (United Kingdom), "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS," an NHS white paper, July 2010.
The initial omens look good, with health secretary Andrew Lansley promising an info revolution in the NHS, following the publication of the Liberating the NHS report, which proposes giving patients control of their electronic health records.
The health white paper, Equity And Excellence: Liberating The NHS, released in July, set out the coalition's vision of the NHS' future in more detail, and reaction in Liverpool has been mixed.
Experts have described the changes outlined in Government's White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, as the biggest reorganisation of the NHS since its creation more than 60 years ago.
It is an example of an acute therapy that can also be delivered in the home, as outlined in the Department of Health white paper Equity to Excellence: Liberating the NHS.
The development of the existing service was in line with current English DH policy drivers, including the Health Visitor Implementation Plan: A Call to Action (DH, 2011) and Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS (DH, 2010).
The joint letter, signed by the chief executives of the College of Optometrists, the Optical Confederation, the RNIB and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, explains that they believe optical health may have been missed out because of the absence of an eye health professional on the chief medical officer's advisory committee which developed the white papers, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS and Healthy Lives, Healthy People.