New NHS: Modern, dependable

New NHS: Modern, dependable

A 1997 UK Department of Health White Paper which delineated how the internal market (for healthcare services in the UK) would be replaced by a system called “integrated care”, based on partnership and driven by performance. The New NHS formed the basis for a ten-year programme to renew and improve the NHS by evolutionary change rather than organisational upheaval, building on what worked and discarding what failed. The needs of patients would be central to the new system.
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Money given to some GPs and health authorities to purchase care for the local people (GP fund holding practice; GP-led commissioning with health authority purchasing); * 1990s--The New NHS: Modern, Dependable (DH, 1997) advocate targets-performance driven systems established through 10 health authorities and 200 Primary Care Trusts (PCTs); * 1996/97--Local commissioning pilots; * 1998--Primary care groups; * 2000--Primary care trusts; * 2000--Highlights four principles for the NHS: -- Patient-focused service; -- Competitive providers; -- Active buyers, giving PCTs authority to plan and buy care for the population; and -- Affordability and cost-effectiveness of care.
Department of Health 1997 The New NHS: Modern, Dependable London, The Stationery Office
The New NHS: Modern, dependable. London: Stationery Office.