Appointments made to head SHA clusters

The chairs of the four new strategic health authority clusters have been announced by the Appointments Commission. They are: NHS London: Professor Mike Spyer (current interim chair of NHS London) NHS North of England (comprising  North West, North East and… Read more →Appointments made to head SHA clusters

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Guidance for PCT Clusters

Guidance for PCT Clusters to help ensure they deliver their twin objectives of overseeing and accounting for delivery during transition and supporting the development of the new system has been published by the Department of Health. ‘Shared Operating Model for… Read more →Guidance for PCT Clusters

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NHS Commissioning Board’s People Transition Policy

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has set out the policies and processes that will guide its first round of appointments. The People Transition Policy (PTP), which is aligned with the HR Framework and developed in partnership with employers and… Read more →NHS Commissioning Board’s People Transition Policy

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Videos from the public health reform event

We asked people attending the public health reforms event to talk about the reforms, and their vision for Public Health England. The aims of the event included considering what Public Health England’s vision, identity and values should be, and how… Read more →Videos from the public health reform event

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Any Qualified Provider

The Department has committed to working alongside the NHS to support the phased roll out of extended patient choice of Any Qualified Provider (AQP). Operational guidance to the NHS setting out plans to deliver the Government’s commitment to extending patient choice… Read more →Any Qualified Provider

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National strategy to transform respiratory disease care

A new strategy to transform the care, quality of life and health outcomes for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will drive improvements in outcomes for patients. Coordinating the efforts of the NHS, patients, social care and voluntary organisations,… Read more →National strategy to transform respiratory disease care

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Vision for a new public health system

The Government’s vision for a future public health system was set out today with the publication of  Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Update and Way Forward. At a time when obesity rates and sexual transmitted infections continue to rise, the new… Read more →Vision for a new public health system

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Developing the NHS Commissioning Board

Initial thinking on the design of the new NHS Commissioning Board was published today with the launch of ‘Developing the NHS Commissioning Board’. The document aims to give a sense of direction to stakeholders, partners, pathfinders and staff who may… Read more →Developing the NHS Commissioning Board

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Watch David Nicholson speaking at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference

David Nicholson will be speaking at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Manchester today at 12.20. You can watch his speech on the NHS Confederation site.

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Secretary of State announces fifth group of pathfinders

In his speech to the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Manchester, the Secretary of State today announced the fifth group of pathfinders – GPs and front-line clinicians who have come forward to lead the way in modernising the NHS. In… Read more →Secretary of State announces fifth group of pathfinders

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