Modernisation

The health and social care system in England is being modernised to put patients and the public at the heart of the health and care service, giving them greater control over their health. You can find the latest news here, but for more information on the modernisation of health and care go to our modernisation channel.

Response to consultation on proposals for commissioners to deliver best value published

13 February 2013 update* The Department of Health’s response to the consultation on proposals to protect patients’ interests by ensuring commissioners operate within a framework of rules to secure the … Read more → – Response to consultation on proposals for commissioners to deliver best value published

Paperless NHS: Jeremy Hunt leads discussion

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt led a panel discussion earlier this week on achieving his ambition for a paperless NHS by 2018. He pledged that one region in England would have … Read more → – Paperless NHS: Jeremy Hunt leads discussion

Video: Choice of Any Qualified Provider

This film informs clinicians, commissioners and patients about choice of Any Qualified Provider (AQP). The film shows how patients in the town of Saltash in Cornwall are beginning to benefit … Read more → – Video: Choice of Any Qualified Provider

Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

A supplementary report to the local Healthwatch summary report has been published. This report covers issues around the local Healthwatch regulations and provides information on the department’s approach to the … Read more → – Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

Public Health Outcomes Framework gets technical refresh

The technical refresh of the ‘Public Health Outcomes Framework’, which is published today, is the fulfillment of the promise to continue improving the range and quality of information in the … Read more → – Public Health Outcomes Framework gets technical refresh

NHS Mandate published

The first Mandate between the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board, setting out the ambitions for the health service for the next two years, is published today. The Mandate reaffirms … Read more → – NHS Mandate published

Consultation on new safeguards to protect patients

A consultation on new measures to protect the services that patients need is launched today. The health special administration consultation sets out how safeguards to protect the services that patients … Read more → – Consultation on new safeguards to protect patients