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NHS 'listening exercise' launched to stem criticism

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy PM Nick Clegg and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley are launching a two-month "listening exercise" in an effort to ease concerns over changes to the NHS.

The consultation is the government's attempt to combat widespread criticism about its plans to hand most of the NHS budget to GPs and encourage competition between the NHS and private sector health providers.

  • 06 Apr 2011