Response to Liberating the NHS: local democratic legitimacy in health

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The relationship between the NHS and local authorities is crucially important, and we welcome the government's aims to strengthen the involvement of local government in health. Find out why we are not convinced that the introduction of health and wellbeing boards will be effective in co-ordinating and integrating commissioning of health and social care services.

This is one of a series of responses by The King's Fund to the government's proposed reforms covering commissioning, regulation and the outcomes framework.

Watch Rachael Addicott introduce the key points from our response to this consultation