Policy paper

Department of Health response to the public's comments on The Coalition: Our Programme for Government

The response is based on the top three issues raised by the public.

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

Applies to England


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Following the May 2010 general election and the formation of the coalition government, a five year programme for partnership government entitled The Coalition: our programme for government (PFG) was released by Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The online version of the document invited members of the public to comment on the contents of the programme and over 9,500 people responded.

The document attached contains the Department of Health response to the public’s comments on the NHS. The response is based on the top three issues raised by the public: the need to reduce bureaucracy, the argument that not all targets are inappropriate and questions regarding how GP commissioning will work.

Published 30 July 2010