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Lib Dems win ground on directly elected PCT boards

The Liberal Democrats have achieved one of their manifesto pledges by getting a commitment to elected members of PCT boards.

The coalition policy document this morning said “directly elected individuals” would take some places on boards with the rest appointed by “the relevant local authority or authorities”.

There are no details on the relative proportions yet but at his speech to the Royal College of Nursing Congress last month Nick Clegg suggested two-thirds of a board could be elected with one-third appointed councillors.

Chief executives will be appointed by the secretary of state after consultation with the new NHS board, the document said.

Readers' comments (2)

  • Liz Miller

    sad day for the health services as the PCT Boards become yet another political battleground within the NHS

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  • Paul Tovey

    The English thesaurus of phrases that distort realities may benefit.

    I suspect the birth of a new phrase : "Clegging it up" even : "it became clegged up" ...

    I think though we should give it a chance and watch how it effects all of the colonies of UK dog-kind....Besides remember the old saying : "When your kennel is too windy use the bushes or a badger hole ..." Oh and the other one :

    "Despair is good for you because you can howl a lot " ...

    Be dogged ..

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