Health Secretary Andrew Lansley
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New NHS goals are to centre on patients' experiences

Patient surveys are to be at the centre of new goals to measure the quality of care received in the NHS in England.

Speaking at a London hospital, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will call for focus on what matters most to patients.

The latest NHS "Outcomes Framework" stresses surveys of patients, including children, and bereaved relations.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Lansley told the BBC that doctors and nurses want to be accountable for the results they achieve for patients.

"Nobody wants to be in a position where they treat patients but don't know what results they achieve", he added.

  • 07 Dec 2011