White Paper: 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS'

White Paper: 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS'

2010

On 12 July 2010 a White Paper - 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS' - was published. This has been described as the biggest change to the NHS since its creation in 1948 and contains far reaching and ambitious proposals to change the way in which the service is structured and services are commissioned. In his speech to the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley said that the aim of the White Paper is to put patients at the heart of the service, to put clinicians in the driving seat on decisions about services and to focus the NHS on delivering health outcomes comparable with, or better than, those of our international neighbours.