Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS15 July 2011
This paper, presented by the UK secretary of state for health, stresses the need for putting patients and the public first, leading to an improvement in healthcare outcomes, autonomy, accountability and democratic legitimacy, and cutting bureaucracy and improving efficiency.
It discusses the National Health Service's (NHS)long-term plan to provide a coherent, stable, enduring framework for quality and service improvement.
The white paper sets out the government's strategy for liberating the NHS in the current parliamentary term and provides certainty, through a clear policy framework to support its goals with increased autonomy and clear accountability at every level.
Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS