Transparency is a key theme of the White Paper Liberating the NHS. But responding to a written parliamentary question from Labour MP Derek Twigg, health minister Anne Milton said consortia would be free to ‘define their own governance processes within a broad legislative framework’.
The framework will be set out in the forthcoming health bill, now delayed until the New Year.
Ms Milton wrote: ‘Some consortia might choose to adopt public board meetings as part of their appropriate governance arrangements, but this will be up to them to decide.’
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