It is aimed primarily at NHS managers and their counterparts in local government. It sets out priorities and guidance for the NHS but also contains some rules of engagement, which, it makes clear, are binding: 'no health community will be able to opt out or change the rules unilaterally'.
This briefing describes the main points contained in the document and provides some commentary about what the document implies for the competing strands of NHS reform.
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