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NHS: Reorganisation

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for Lord Darzi's assessment in his interim report that the NHS is perhaps two-thirds of the way through its reform programme set out in 2000 and 2002. (199431)

As stated on pages 14-15 of the NHS chief executive's annual report, published on 21 June 2007, there are three stages in the journey to reform the national health service. A copy of the report has been placed in the Library and is also available at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/AnnualReports/DH_076170

The aim of the NHS Next Stage Review, “Our NHS, our future”, is to identify the way forward for a 21st century NHS which is clinically-driven, patient-centred and responsive to local communities.