Should small providers be exempt from licensing?

As part of the consultation on licensing, we want to understand in more detail the impact of our proposals on small providers. We are proposing exempting small providers from the need to have a licence from Monitor and your information … Read more → – Should small providers be exempt from licensing?

Consultation on ensuring fair and transparent pricing for NHS services

A  consultation to help ensure fair and transparent pricing for NHS services is opened today by the Department of Health. From April 2014, Monitor and the NHS Commissioning Board will take over responsibility for pricing NHS services from the Department. … Read more → – Consultation on ensuring fair and transparent pricing for NHS services

Healthwatch England launched

Healthwatch England, the new national, statutory consumer champion for health and social care in England,is launched today. A key milestone in achieving the government’s vision set out in the White Paper ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS’, Healthwatch England exists … Read more → – Healthwatch England launched

Health intelligence requirements for local authorities set out

The Department of Health has set out the health intelligence requirements for local authorities and the actions local areas may wish to take to support their new public health duties from an information and intelligence perspective. This information is available … Read more → – Health intelligence requirements for local authorities set out

NICE to help drive standards in social care

From April 2013, the role of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will expand to include social care. The Department of Health has agreed an initial list of joint NHS/social care quality standard topics for NICE to … Read more → – NICE to help drive standards in social care

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