Liberating the NHS: an information revolution: a consultation on proposals

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
18 October 2010
Health Services
Social welfare
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This document presents the Department of Health's vision of an information revolution in which people have the information they need to stay healthy, to take decisions about and exercise more control of their care, and to make the right choices for themselves and their families. This includes an accurate record of their care, available to them electronically. Health and adult social care information will be liberated from a closed, bureaucratic system in order to serve patients and the public, and to help drive better care, improving outcomes, innovation and the better use of resources. This consultation document builds on the commitments made in the White Paper Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS. It sets out a vision of patients at the heart of the NHS through an information revolution, which depends on transforming the way information is accessed, collected, analysed and used. This consultation seeks views on how information is managed for the benefit of all.

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