Quality of care will be measured and published for the first time and patients will have a legal right to choose a health provider, including GP services.
NICE’s drug approval process will also be sped up and patients will have a right to all drugs approved by the organisation.
Other proposals include free cardiovascular checks for people between the ages of 40 and 74.
There is also a commitment to no further top-down targets and every provider of NHS services will have to systematically measure, analyse and improve quality.
Lord Darzi said: 'This report will enable frontline doctors, nurses and patients - who provide and use NHS services - to put into practice their visions for high quality care.'