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“We had to have some changes that were not acceptable to the public and to the Government, which took into account our views and recommendations.
A spokesman for Mr Poulter said the new plan would be “well supported” by the Department of Health and would give “proportionate measures” to pay for extra hospital beds.
He said it would also include better data collection on mental health and carers and will be implemented without changing what staff at the Department of Social Services now do.
Image caption Ministers hope the new proposals will allow them to focus more on improving the country’s healthcare system
Health minister Simon Hughes said Mr Poulter had been given the task of setting the new plans but the measures would be part of a strategy on improving the UK healthcare system that would deliver “fair pay for the best staff”.
“As the minister for the NHS and health, I can be expected to set ambitious targets for improving the quality of health services, and we have already been delivering some good results with the success of the Carers’ Allowance scheme, which has supported people who want to care for their loved ones in their own homes.
“But the new plan is a further step in setting the ambitious targets we set durin바카라사이트g the election campaign and we will continue working to deliver significant improvements in the NHS for our NHS staff and our patients, and ensure the right pay for our best.”