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Parliament to debate Health Bill amendments

The amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill will be debated in Parliament today and tomorrow following the Bill’s re-committal. You can follow the debate on Parliament TV. You can follow the complete progress of the Bill on the… Read more →Parliament to debate Health Bill amendments

Consultation on Allocation Options for distribution of additional funding to local authorities

This consultation is asking for your views on options for distributing the additional funding for Local HealthWatch, NHS Complaints Advocacy and PCT Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS), which will be added to the current DH Learning Disabilities and Health Reform… Read more →Consultation on Allocation Options for distribution of additional funding to local authorities

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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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Papers from the HealthWatch Programme Board

To inform the development of HealthWatch, the CQC and Department of Health (DH) have jointly established the HealthWatch programme board and its advisory group. The HealthWatch programme board provides strategic oversight and ensures readiness for the launch of both Local… Read more →Papers from the HealthWatch Programme Board

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HealthWatch – a script for local authorities

A narrative about Local HealthWatch aimed at local authorities, jointly produced with colleagues in NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent. A script for local authorities

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HealthWatch core presentation

A short powerpoint presentation outlining the key points for both local HealthWatch and HealthWatch England. HealthWatch core presentation   View more presentations from Department of Health

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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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Diagnostic tool for emerging clinical commissioning groups

A new developmental, self-assessment tool to enable emerging clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to understand and reflect upon their values, culture, behaviours and wider organisational health has now been made available. The tool has been developed in partnership with the NHS… Read more →Diagnostic tool for emerging clinical commissioning groups

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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

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