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Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The white paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, was published in July 2010.

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The white paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the Government’s long-term vision for the future of the NHS. It set out how we will:

  • Put patients at the heart of everything the NHS does
  • Focus on continually improving those things that really matter to patients - the outcome of their healthcare
  • Empower and liberate clinicians to innovate, with the freedom to focus on improving healthcare services

An executive summary is also available as well as the results of a consultation that ran until October 2010.

For all the latest news on the modernisation of health and social care go to the Department of Health’s modernisation channel.

Published 25 July 2011