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Health Secretary outlines vision for locally led NHS service changes

The NHS must make sure that patient outcomes and clinical evidence are at the heart of any changes to health services, health secretary Andrew Lansley said last week.

In future, all service changes must be led by clinicians and patients, not be driven from the top down.

The health secretary said:

'Today I am fulfilling the pledge I made before the election to put an end to the imposition of top-down reconfigurations in the NHS.

'We are committed to devolving power to local communities – to the people, patients, GPs and councils who are best placed to determine the nature of their local NHS services.  More ….