Liberating the NHS: greater choice and control - a consultation on proposals

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
18 October 2010
Health Services, Older Adults
Social welfare
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The Government’s vision is of patients and the public being at the heart of the NHS - where patients, service users, carers and families have far more influence and choice in the system, and the NHS is more responsive to their needs and wishes. This consultation sought the views of patients, the wider public, healthcare professionals and the NHS about how best to take forward a number of proposals. The proposals envisaged a presumption of greater choice and control over care and treatment, choice of any willing healthcare provider, wherever relevant and choice of treatment and healthcare provider becoming the reality in the vast majority of NHS-funded services by no later than 2013/14.