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Health and Social Care Bill

Health written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will visit Brighton Pavilion constituency to hear the views of members of the public on the Health and Social Care Bill at a public meeting.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

In April 2011, the Government announced that they would take advantage of a natural break in the legislative process to ‘pause, listen, and reflect’on people's concerns with a view to bringing forward improvements to the Health and Social Care Bill.

As part of the listening exercise the health ministerial team along with members of the NHS Future Forum, have visited every region in the country to listen to views of the public, staff and patients. Members of the public have also been able to have their say via the NHS modernisation website:

http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/

We do not have any immediate plans to visit the Brighton area to discuss the Health and Social Care Bill in the coming weeks.

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