Bury St Edmunds primary care group is recruiting local people to patients' forums to cover Bury and Sudbury in response to the NHS plan. PCG chief executive Mark Crawley said the forums were 'not a token gesture' but would give people 'real influence over the local health service'.
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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