Race Equality Foundation response to Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control

Author: Islam-Barrett, Farah, & Rosenberg, Jennifer

Corporate author: Race Equality Foundation

Publication date: January 2011

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This document explains the government’s proposals for changes in health care to increase shared decision making and offer more choice to patients and service users.  Our response considers the implication of these changes for black and minority ethnic communities.

Some key themes include:
 
  • the importance of meaningful and accessible information provision
  • the role of the voluntary and community sector in facilitating choice for black and minority ethnic communities
  • the need to insert choice at meaningful juncture