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NHS Long-Term Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:06 pm on 18th June 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 5:06 pm, 18th June 2018

Obviously, that would be for the CCG to look at; it will focus on anything that allows it to focus on prevention and not cure. I do not know the specifics of that case, but in general there is a strong and important role for community hospitals, although not always doing exactly the same things they have done in the past. Often, they can become local NHS hubs, offering a wide range of services. That tends to be the best way to preserve their future.