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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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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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Health Secretary to hear from nurses and voluntary sector in first listening events

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is this week starting a listening tour of England to hear people’s views on the Government’s plans to modernise the NHS. In the first of a series of listening events, he will hear the views of… Read more →Health Secretary to hear from nurses and voluntary sector in first listening events

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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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Question: Will ‘Any Qualified Provider’ lead to privatisation of the NHS, with private companies cherry picking the easiest cases and services?

Health Ministers have said that they will never privatise the NHS. Providers are organisations that provide services direct to patients, including hospitals, mental health services and ambulance services. NHS providers (eg physiotherapists) will be given more freedom to help them… Read more →Question: Will ‘Any Qualified Provider’ lead to privatisation of the NHS, with private companies cherry picking the easiest cases and services?

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Social enterprises show impact of investment funds on health and care

Social enterprises deliver health and social care services throughout England and, under the plans to modernise the health and care system, it will be easier for clinicians to set themselves up as social enterprises. The Social Enterprise Investment Fund stimulates… Read more →Social enterprises show impact of investment funds on health and care

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Winners tell their story – Transforming Community Services

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Ten teams, made up of nurses, allied health professionals, GPs, other clinicians and patients have received awards for the Transforming Community Services Multi Professional Leadership Challenges 2011. The winning teams are from a range of NHS organisations and settings including… Read more →Winners tell their story – Transforming Community Services

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Awards for transforming community services

Successful and innovative ideas to improve primary or community care services will be recognised at a Transforming Community Services awards event today. Ten teams, made up of nurses, allied health professionals, GPs, other clinicians and patients, will receive their awards… Read more →Awards for transforming community services

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