New start date and funding for local HealthWatch

Further details on the establishment of local HealthWatch bodies, including a new start date and extra funding, have been set out by Health Minister Andrew Lansley. Following feedback from local authorities and Local Involvement Networks, they now have until April … Read more → – New start date and funding for local HealthWatch

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New public health system takes shape as more details published

More details on the design of the new public health system, including the role and responsibilities of local government in public health, the operating model for the new executive agency Public Health England and an overview of how the whole … Read more → – New public health system takes shape as more details published

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Getting to grips with governance: board governance assurance framework for aspiring NHS foundation trusts

Aspirant foundation trusts boards (FTs) will now receive extra guidance to help develop strong and sustainable governance arrangements, through the launch of a new board assurance framework. Laura Roberts, Head of Provider Leadership Development at DH and a former primary … Read more → – Getting to grips with governance: board governance assurance framework for aspiring NHS foundation trusts

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AQP map of services published on new AQP resource centre

As announced by the Secretary of State, from today, patients will be able to see on a new user-friendly and interactive map which local services will be available to them through ‘Any Qualified Provider’ from April 2012.  From hearing services … Read more → – AQP map of services published on new AQP resource centre

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Protecting and promoting patients’ interests: the role of Sector Regulation

This briefing document sets out the context for sector regulation in the NHS, including its overarching aims and strategy for improvements. Key elements of the Future Forum report, re-committal and amendments at Commons Report, concerned Part 3 of the Health … Read more → – Protecting and promoting patients’ interests: the role of Sector Regulation

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