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Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 45578, tabled on 7 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards are in place to ensure that urgent care services are not overburdened where services are centralised.

Answered on

12 September 2016

All service change should be led by local organisations and clinicians, and be in the best interests of patients.

National Health Service commissioners and providers should work together, with local authorities, patients and the public, in bringing forward proposals that will improve the quality and sustainability of healthcare services.

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