Short, 10-page document, published in 2005, focusing on changing the way services are commissioned by front-line staff, to reflect patient choices. It calls for the faster roll out of PBC and a review of the functions of SHAs to support commissioning and contract management.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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