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Health Secretary Sets Out Vision for a Patient-centred NHS

Jeremy Hunt has set out the government's ambition for a patient-led, transparent and safer NHS.

 

Jeremy Hunt

The health secretary said that the NHS needed a profound culture change to put power into the hands of the millions of patients who use the NHS every day, enabling them to make informed choices about the services they use.

He talked about the NHS becoming the world's safest and largest learning organisation through the establishment of NHS Improvement – the new name for the jointly led TDA and Monitor, and driving better care through what he called 'intelligent transparency'.

He also signalled his intention for proper seven day NHS services, by removing the weekend working op-out in new consultant contracts.

You can read the full speech here.

In an oral statement to Parliament, the Health Secretary also announced the government's response called 'Learning not Blaming' to the Freedom to Speak Up consultation, the Morecambe Bay Investigation, the Public Administration Selection Committee review into clinical incident investigations and the Lord Rose report into NHS leadership.

 

Source: DOH

 

 

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