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The White Paper – Liberating the NHS
Letter from Andrew Lansley – Secretary of State
Letter from GPC
BMA Summary of White Paper
The Principles of GP Commissioning
Legal Overview and guidance on the Commissioning Proposals
The Role of LMCs in supporting the development of GP Consortia
GP Consortia Commissioning – Initial Observations
The Form and Structure of GP led Commissioning Consortia
Shadow Consortia: Developing and electing a transitional leadership
Leadership in GP Commissioning Consortia
The Functions of GP Commissioning Consortia Response to the DH
Ensuring Transparency & Probity
Transparency in outcomes – a framework for the NHS
Increasing democratic legitimacy in health
Commissioning for patients
Regulating Healthcare Providers
Draft Structural Reform Plan
Managing the Transition
Provisional overall Timeline
Letter from Secretary of State (Andrew Lansley) to all GPs setting out the next steps on commissioning
Letter from Dame Barbara Hakin to PCT and SHA Chief Executives
BMA response to the White Paper
Report of a GPC roundtable meeting exploring the proposals
Letter from Laurence Buckman
Electing leaders to shadow and pathfinder consortia (Letter from Laurence Buckman)
NHS Future Forum – Summary Report on Proposed Changes to the NHS
Government response to NHS Future Forum
Government Change in Response to the NHS Future Forum
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