Health and Social Care Bill amendments published

Amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill, along with briefing notes setting out the details of the amendments, have been published today. The amendments will provide on-going reassurance that the NHS will always operate in the interests of patients. … Read more → – Health and Social Care Bill amendments published

Choice and competition: those who say we should simply drop part 3 of the Bill are simply wrong

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Health Minister Simon Burns on how well-regulated competition will offer people real choice and help drive up the quality of care Tomorrow, the House of Lords will begin its reporting on part 3 of the Health and Social Care Bill. … Read more → – Choice and competition: those who say we should simply drop part 3 of the Bill are simply wrong

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Local Healthwatch – the policy explained

To help explain recent amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill about local Healthwatch, the Department of Health has published a document to clarify and restate the Government’s vision for local Healthwatch. The document, which also describes the key … Read more → – Local Healthwatch – the policy explained

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Putting people first

Colleagues from a wide range of health and social care charities, voluntary sector organisations, along with commissioner and service provider representatives met on 27 February in London to discuss various approaches for ensuring people are put at the heart of … Read more → – Putting people first

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The private patient income cap: why the status quo simply doesn’t make sense

In his latest blog, Health Minister Simon Burns explains how raising the private patient income cap can benefit NHS patients There has been much discussion in recent weeks about our plans to lift the private patient income cap. Some of … Read more → – The private patient income cap: why the status quo simply doesn’t make sense

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