Health and Social Care Bill

The Health and Social Care Bill was introduced into Parliament on 19 January 2011. The Bill is a crucial part of the Government’s vision to modernise the NHS so that it is built around patients, led by health professionals and focused on delivering world-class healthcare outcomes.

Next steps for transition set out

Sir David Nicholson

NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson has written to NHS staff about transition arrangements, following the passing of the Health and Social Care Bill. Sir David says the passage of the Bill provides clarity and certainty about future direction and … Read more → – Next steps for transition set out

Why any change to the NHS is always opposed

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Health Minister Simon Burns on how the same arguments against change by a small and very vocal minority are to the detriment of a more meaningful conversation about the NHS Opposition to change is part of the NHS’s history. You … Read more → – Why any change to the NHS is always opposed

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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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Amendments to Health and Social Care Bill tabled

The Government has tabled some technical amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill relating to the organisational form of local Healthwatch and its arrangements with local authorities, the information centre, and some minor and technical corrections. See amendments and … Read more → – Amendments to Health and Social Care Bill tabled