personal choice agenda

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personal choice agenda

In essence, the idea that the patient can choose to have any treatment or level of care any place he or she wants it.

In practice, while there is some leeway as to where a patient can go for hospital care, the proviso is that the primary care trust (PCT) must agree to pay for that care.
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We remain committed to a patient choice agenda delivered within the resources available and will publicly communicate changes to services through our board and patient network meetings.
A report cited leaked documents showing that, despite the Government's Patient Choice agenda, barriers are being erected, limiting GPs' rights to refer people to consultants.
The Government's patient choice agenda has seen more people offered the option of treatment at a unit rather than their local hospital in efforts to speed up access and cut waiting lists.
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