5th January 2011
Closure of two Department of Health Consultations
Two Health White Paper consultations, An Information Revolution and Greater Choice and Control, are due to close on 14 January.
An Information Revolution
An Information Revolution is one of a series of documents for consultation published subsequent to the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS. It is part of the Government’s agenda to create a revolution for patients – “putting patients first” – giving people more information and control and greater choice about their care. The information revolution is about transforming the way information is accessed, collected, analysed and used so that people are at the heart of health and adult social care services.
To respond, visit the consultation page.
Greater choice and control
The Government’s White Paper, Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS sets out proposals that envisage a presumption of greater choice and control over care and treatment, choice of treatment and healthcare provider becoming the reality in the vast majority of NHS-funded services by no later than 2013/14.
This consultation explains the proposals in more details and seeks the views of patients, the wider public, healthcare professionals and the NHS on:
- Proposals for offering more choice for patients and service users
- How shared decision making can become the norm
- How it can happen: information, ‘any willing provider’ and other tools
- Making safe and sustainable choices
To find out how you can respond, visit the DH website.
National Voices has prepared a draft response to these consultations. If you would like to feed into their response, please send comments, case studies and your own consultation responses to Don Redding by 7 January 2011.