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Guidance on choice of named consultant led team

New guidance from the Department of Health sets out how NHS providers will have to accept all clinically appropriate referrals made by clinicians to named hospital consultant led teams. The guidance supports providers and commissioners to implement the choice of named consultant led team for a first consultant led outpatient appointment for elective care where clinically appropriate.

NHS patients in England will have the freedom to choose not only where they are treated, but who provides their hospital care from April 2012, as part of the Government’s plans to improved patient choice.

NHS providers will have to publish information about their consultants and the services they provide, ensuring greater transparency in the NHS and enabling patients to make informed choices about their care. Patients will be free to choose the consultant team best placed to meet their individual needs and deliver the best possible results for them. More …..