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Archive of: July, 2010

  • White Paper

    The Specialised Healthcare Alliance is pleased to see that the White Paper (Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS) published on 12th July provides for national and regional specialised services to be commissioned by the proposed National Commissioning Board, rather than GP commissioning consortia. In particular, this approach has the potential to address the current shortcomings in regional commissioning identified by the Alliance in its evidence to the Health Select Committee earlier in the year.

    Clearly, there are important issues which remain to be addressed and these will be picked up by the Alliance in its formal response but the White Paper represents an encouraging development for specialised commissioning.