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Secretary of state attends health select committee

Andrew Lansley told the health committee that his plans for reform of the NHS would "make patients at the heart of the way the NHS works".

In his first evidence session with the committee on 20 July, the secretary of state defended proposals to give GPs more responsibility for spending their own budget.

Under Mr Lansley's proposals, primary care trusts and regional strategic health authorities will be phased out over the next few years with funding going straight to GPs. More