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Nhs Reform

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what results are following from improved health outcome measurements in respect of the application of the principle that money should follow the patient.

District health authorities and GP fund holders are now able to use the contracting system to secure improved health services for their residents. This has facilitated an increased emphasis on the development of coherent health needs assessment and health outcome measures, supported by Government initiatives such as the establishment of a central health outcome unit to co-ordinate developments.