I am very pleased to see this emphasis in our health policy. You can read the whole speech on PoliticsHome.
Clegg's speech, emphasising "fairness" and accountability, won two standing ovations as he sought to position the Lib Dems as the party NHS workers could trust.
He offered a radical new blueprint of the NHS, with employees forming John Lewis-style companies to take over services, and said trusts would be governed by Swedish-style health boards made up of local people rather than central government appointees.
"Local health boards [will be] answerable to the people who use the local NHS: two-thirds of the members directly elected by local people and the final third indirectly elected representatives from local councils," he added.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Nick Clegg wins two standing ovations from Royal College of Nursing conference
Nick Clegg has been addressing the largest nursing union in Bournemouth today, reports the Guardian: