NHS: Five Year Forward View — Statement

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:58 am on 23rd October 2014.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 11:58 am, 23rd October 2014

I agree with my noble friend. We neither want nor need further structural reorganisation; but we do need cultural reorganisation. I also agree that a one-size-fits-all model will not work: indeed, the Forward View expressly states that. We need to allow local areas to work through the solutions that are best for them. That can be done on a collaborative basis, with the benefit of health and well-being boards, which are now working so well in many areas.