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Health secretary to hear from voluntary sector staff and nurses

Health secretary Andrew Lansley will next week start a listening tour of England to hear people’s views on the government’s plans to modernise the NHS.

Last week the prime minister, deputy prime minister and health secretary announced that the government would be taking time to pause and reflect on the views raised so far, to listen to health professionals and to improve the proposals further before the health and social care bill progresses to the next stage.

Although there is broad support for the principles of reform, the government has made clear it is keen to take this natural break in the bill process to listen to views and to make improvements to the changes wherever possible. More …….