The reconfiguration of hospital services in England

The reconfiguration of acute and community hospital services in England has recently come to dominate discussions about NHS reform – both locally and nationally – and is provoking a great deal of controversy.

This briefing examines the background to the current debate, identifies the main factors driving the changes, explores how these changes are likely to affect patients and asks whether the new models of care will offer value for money.

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No. of pages: 14