Scottish health minister Susan Deacon has announced £1m investment in 14 projects to encourage 'seamless care' for patients under the Designed to Care initiative, which has already released £2m for service redesign at Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals trust and Lothian University Hospitals trust .
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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