NHS Future Forum to carry out new work on key health issues

The Government has asked the NHS Future Forum to continue a new phase of conversations with patients, service users and professionals following its listening exercise on the proposals to modernise the NHS. The NHS Future Forum, a group of health… Read more →NHS Future Forum to carry out new work on key health issues

SHA cluster chief executives appointed

On 11 August, alongside the SHA cluster chairs, Sir David Nicholson interviewed for the SHA cluster chief executive posts and the following appointments were made: Ian Dalton CBE to the post of chief executive of NHS North of England. Sir… Read more →SHA cluster chief executives appointed

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Local HealthWatch pathfinders announced

Seventy-five local HealthWatch pathfinders have been announced today. The pathfinders will pioneer plans ahead of the full establishment of local HealthWatch across the country in October 2012. They will champion patients’ views and experiences, promote the integration of local services… Read more →Local HealthWatch pathfinders announced


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


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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