Liberating the NHS? Analysis and questions on the white paper – NHS Confederation – August 2010

Posted on August 23, 2010. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Liberating the NHS? Analysis and questions on the white paper – NHS Confederation – August 2010

“The coalition Government’s health white paper and its associated documents represent one of the most significant reforms of the NHS in its history. It proposes radical changes to where power sits in the system, replaces much of the existing hierarchy and moves from quasi-markets that were often really just managed systems to full blooded market mechanisms with limited system management. It also represents an attempt to change the nature of political involvement in the detailed management of the system and the way that the NHS is held to account for its performance. Finally, it involves a very large structural reorganisation of the NHS.

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The consultation documents ask a number of detailed questions about the design of the new system and we are working with members to address each of these.”

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