Health Minister, Andrew Lansley
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NHS changes to give best possible care, says Lansley

The NHS in England must end the "hospital-or-bust" attitude to medical care, says the body representing health service trusts.

At least one in four patients would be better off being treated by NHS staff at home, figures suggest.

The year 2012 will be key for the NHS as it tries to make £20bn in efficiency savings by 2015, according to the head of the NHS Confederation, Mike Farrar.

The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, told the BBC the move was "not about moving people out of hospitals, it's about giving them the best possible care".

  • 29 Dec 2011
  • From the section Health
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