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. There is a presumption of greater choice and control over care in the vast majority of NHS-funded services by no later than 2013/14. Greater choice and control includes providing patients with the opportunity to make an appointment with a particular team headed by a named consultant, where clinically appropriate. In Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control, the Department of Health sought the views of patients, the wider public, healthcare professionals and the NHS about how best to take forward a number of proposals. Following on from the consultation, this document sets out the Department's response to the questions associated with choice of named consultant-led team.