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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

Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin

Dame Barbara Hakin

Dame Barbara Hakin, Managing Director of Commissioning Development at the Department of Health, answered your commissioning questions in a live webchat on 5 September. Any questions that she did not have time to respond to will be answered on this website… Read more →Live webchat with Dame Barbara Hakin

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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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Looking for examples of good practice of clinical and finance engagement

The NHS is looking to deliver annual efficiency savings of up to £20bn by 2014/15. 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.… Read more →Looking for examples of good practice of clinical and finance engagement

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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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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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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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