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Looking back 10 years: NHS reform!

In 2001, NHS on September 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

Originally announced in July 2001 (foreword by Nigel Crisp), in the Shifting the Balance of Power Within the NHS: Securing Delivery paper, the Department of Health’s NHS Plan was ‘about improvements for patients and the public’, by – among other things – developing the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), the creation of  ‘fewer, larger and more strategic health authorities’ and ‘re-focusing the Dept. of Health ‘on doing only those things that only it can do.’

Come September 2001 the Dept. of Health issued consultation documents on ‘Modernising the NHS’ through restructuring, including our ‘local’ consultation on Modernising the NHS: Shifting the Balance of Power in the South East, on the proposals for a new Health Authority for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

 

NB in the interests of transparency, we should probably declare at this juncture that Jonathan Montgomery is the current Chair of Hampshire Primary Care Trust.

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