NHS providers

We aim to give NHS providers greater freedom to help them deliver the best possible care for patients, and to make it easier for new providers to offer services.

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Right to Provide deadline for expressions of interest

NHS and social care staff are reminded that they have until 31 December 2011 to register their expressions of interest in the Right to Provide with their Boards. In March the Department of Health announced a new scheme, giving public… Read more →Right to Provide deadline for expressions of interest

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Right to provide – what it means for host organisations

What is the right to provide? Announced in March 2011, the right to provide (R2P) builds on the government’s commitment to give public sector workers new rights to provide services through staff-led enterprises. NHS and social care staff can request… Read more →Right to provide – what it means for host organisations

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Right to provide – what it means for NHS and social care staff

What is the right to provide? Announced in March 2011, the right to provide builds on the government’s commitment to give public sector workers new rights to provide services through staff-led enterprises. NHS and social care staff can request the… Read more →Right to provide – what it means for NHS and social care staff

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Robert James and Agnes Hunt – a new foundation trust

The Robert James and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District General Hospital has been authorised by Monitor to become an NHS foundation trust (FT). The Robert James and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) is the… Read more →Robert James and Agnes Hunt – a new foundation trust

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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The Making of Foundation Trusts

We need to modernise NHS hospitals – patients deserve the best possible treatment and this simply won’t happen unless we ensure all of our hospitals are fit for the future. The NHS is too large and complex to control decision… Read more →The Making of Foundation Trusts

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Provider choice: challenge of joining up services

Mike Hobday of Macmillan Cancer Support talks about the possibility of introducing greater choice of providers: ‘We are keen to see new and innovative services coming forward that really meet the needs of people living with cancer much better –… Read more →Provider choice: challenge of joining up services

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Provider choice: opportunities for mental health

Patient advocate Bill Davidson talks about the opportunities for introducing greater choice of providers, particularly in the area of mental health. He was speaking at a workshop ‘Any qualified provider – exploring the benefits for patient care’, held on 25… Read more →Provider choice: opportunities for mental health

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Provider choice: pitfalls and opportunities

Jeremy Taylor, chief executive of National Voices, talks about the possibility of introducing greater choice of providers: ‘Can we find a way of getting more people into the provision of services that make a big difference to the quality of… Read more →Provider choice: pitfalls and opportunities

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NHS and care services staff given ‘Right to Provide’

The Department of Health has published guidance for NHS and care services staff who want to set themselves up as an independent organisation to run the services they deliver. The Right to Provide scheme will enable all staff working anywhere… Read more →NHS and care services staff given ‘Right to Provide’

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