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does bigger mean better? Potentially

4 August 2010

David Cameron launched the Conservative vision of a ‘Big Society’ as a central part of their election campaign earlier this year and this week announced the second wave of the NHS strand of this initiative – the Right to Request.

The Right to Request allows primary care staff the right to request to set up social enterprises and this week’s announcement includes 15 new projects which range from increasing access to psychological therapies, improving end of life care and a wider range of children services.

In an era with an increased focus on choice and effective commissioning this move has the potential to encourage the development of projects based on local knowledge. It is conceivable that this in turn may initiate different and new ways of providing personalised health and social care services which deliver greater quality and value for money and support the continued integration of these care pathways from the bottom up.

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