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Audit areas to be extended, Lansley tells GPs

Monitoring of NHS healthcare is to be extended to 11 extra areas of medicine, the health secretary has announced.

Andrew Lansley told GPs in Liverpool that auditing would be extended to areas including HIV and breast cancer.

He said publishing better data would allow patients to make more informed choices and specialists to “compare themselves with the best”.

Mr Lansley also defended plans to give GPs more commissioning responsibility under the government’s NHS reforms.

In his speech to the Royal College of GPs’ conference, Mr Lansley said the government’s Health and Social Care Bill would encourage competition and that GPs wanted more say in the running of the service.

Read more at BBC Health.

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