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Government moves on accountability for NHS

June 21, 2011

On 6 April 2011 the Government announced that it would “pause, listen and reflect” on its NHS reform plans and established the NHS Future Forum to lead the 8-week “listening exercise”. The NHS Future Forum issued its report on 13 June.

In response to the NHS Future Forum report, the Government has announced changes to its NHS reform plans that adopt many of the Future Forum’s proposals and address many of the concerns raised since the publication of the Health White Paper in July 2010.

We welcome these changes, in particular those concerned with accountability and scrutiny that go some way in correcting the flaws in their original proposals and concede many of the objections and suggestions that we along with many others made at the time.

We have produced a brief summary of the Government’s latest proposals –
NHS listening whats new

It should be read in conjunction with our briefing, The Health White Paper – what it says, our original response to the White Paper, and our update paper, The Health White Paper – What’s changed?, summarising the changes announced by the government following the consultation on the White Paper, which can all be found on the documents page.

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