Dr Gill Morgan, chief executive of the NHS Confederation which represents over 90 per cent of NHS organisations, said:
“The point of reconfiguration is to improve the NHS for patients and get the best use of taxpayer’s money. We have always believed that successful reconfiguration depends upon managers engaging frontline clinicians in developing the plans from the outset.
“Managers at strategic health authority level, as well as at a local level, need to work closely with clinicians in presenting the case for change clearly and honestly to patients and the public.”
Notes for Editors
- The NHS Confederation represents more than 90% of the organisations that make up the NHS. Its members include the majority of NHS acute trusts, ambulance trusts, foundation trusts, mental health trusts, primary care trusts, special health authorities and strategic health authorities in England; trusts and local health boards in Wales; and health and social service trusts and boards in Northern Ireland.
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