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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Extra money to help people leaving hospital

A one-off additional £150m will be allocated to Primary Care Trusts in England, for immediate transfer to local authorities for investment in social care services which also benefit the health … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

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 … Read more → – New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Smokers get help to quit

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A national TV and radio advertising campaign has been launched today to encourage smokers to quit. From today smokers can pick up a new and improved NHS Quit Kit from … Read more → – Smokers get help to quit

Interactive slide pack on the NHS pension scheme

An interactive slide pack published in response to the Heads of Agreement on the proposed scheme design for the NHS Pension Scheme is available to view. The pack is to … Read more → – Interactive slide pack on the NHS pension scheme

Register with a GP practice of your choice – pilot announced

The announcement today aims to make it easier for commuters in the pilot areas, who are often away from their local area during the working day, to see their doctor … Read more → – Register with a GP practice of your choice – pilot announced

Third annual report of National Oversight Group published

The third annual report of the National Oversight Group (NOG) for high secure psychiatric services is available.  The NOG for high secure services brings together partners to provide oversight on … Read more → – Third annual report of National Oversight Group published

Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

The Health Visitor Implementation report published today, sets out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme, which began in February 2011. The key aim of the programme … Read more → – Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report