NHS views sought

VIEWS on the modernisation of the NHS are being sought from people in Lincolnshire as the government signals it is ready to listen.

The Coalition’s planned pause to take on board feedback before launching forward with the new Health Bill is designed to allow views on four themes linked with the modernisation plans which aim to improve the NHS.

The Government wants to hear what people think about the role of choice and competition for improving quality, how to ensure public accountability and patient involvement in the new system, how new arrangements for education and training can support the modernisation process and how advice from across a range of healthcare professions can improve patient care.

NHS Lincolnshire chief executive John McIvor said: “People have until May 31 to take up this opportunity to share tbeir views on the Government’s modernisation plans. The feedback will be used to shape the legislation before it progresses further.”

Comments can be submitted through an online form or by post or email. For more information visit http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/listening-exercise-how-to-get-involved