Health secretary defends pace of change in White Paper reforms

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has claimed that GPs have sufficient time to establish effective commissioning consortia in his White Paper schedule. Watch the video coverage below.

Speaking at the RCGP annual conference in Harrogate, he said the two-and-a-half years before consortia became fully functional would allow all the necessary preparation to take place.

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