NHS

The National Health Service in England provides free healthcare for all, based on need, not on ability to pay. The Department publishes strategies and policies on wide ranging issues that are relevant for the NHS including modernisation, innovation, patient safety and resources for NHS managers.

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Parliament to debate Health Bill amendments

Parliament

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

Radiation protection research: Call for stage 1 applications

The Department’s Policy Research Programme (PRP) commissions high quality, research-based evidence. The PRP would like to invite applications in the areas of Radiation Protection Research including: Priority Area 1: Studies to test the linear no threshold (LNT) hypothesis at low (<100mSv)… Read more →Radiation protection research: Call for stage 1 applications

Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin today

Dame Barbara Hakin, Managing Director of Commissioning Development at the Department of Health, will answer your commissioning questions in a live webchat today, Monday 5 September at 4.30pm.

Ambulance Quality Indicators

New figures published today show that there is variation in how well ambulance trusts treat patients across the country. The ambulance clinical quality indicators measure  the overall quality of care and end-results. The publication of this  information, will highlight areas… Read more →Ambulance Quality Indicators

Further amendments in response to NHS Future Forum

New Government amendments to make further changes to the Health and Social Care Bill are now available . These continue the process of taking forward recommendations made by the NHS Future Forum, as well as from the wider listening exercise.… Read more →Further amendments in response to NHS Future Forum

NHS staff management and health service quality

Independent researchers at Aston Business School have produced a report based on the wealth of data contained in NHS staff survey results. They analysed how, over time, the experience of NHS staff at work links with performance measures that illustrate the… Read more →NHS staff management and health service quality

Mahmood Adil is looking for examples of good practice of clinical and financial engagement

As a National Adviser on QIPP, Mahmood Adil is looking to build a collaborative relationship between clinicians and finance managers to improve quality and efficiency. In these videos Mahmood talks about why clinical and financial engagement is vital to the… Read more →Mahmood Adil is looking for examples of good practice of clinical and financial engagement