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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Its initial consultation paper estimated that redundancies would cost pounds 13.5m, thus suggesting that it was looking for a more slim-line management.
Knowsley council has launched its initial consultation paper on Future Schooling in Knowsley 2008.
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