Liberating the NHS: greater choice and control - Government response: choice of named consultant-led team

Document type
Other
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
11 October 2011
Subject(s)
Health Services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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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. 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.