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The response makes clear that DH and the Welsh government agree with the report’s main message: that the English and Welsh national health services should work together for the benefit of patients who need to access services on both sides of the border.
The response also:
sets out plans for NHS England to continue working with the NHS in Wales to refresh the informal forum that has previously brought together NHS bodies from both sides of the border
explains that difficulties in recruiting GPs in Wales are being addressed by the Welsh government in the first instance (rather than by taking up the committee’s suggestion for a UK-wide performers list for GPs
restates the UK government policy to give people resident in England secondary care that has been commissioned in England and promises a later update