NHS

The NHS will continue to provide free healthcare for all, based on need and not ability to pay. The changes to the NHS are intended to improve quality and efficiency by reforming the organisations that commission, regulate and support health and care services.

Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition laid

The government has laid regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition. The regulations are to help ensure that commissioners’ decisions on buying clinical services are transparent and fair, and that they improve the quality and efficiency of health care services … Read more → – Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition laid

Ensuring fair and transparent pricing for NHS services: response to consultation

The Department of Health’s response to proposals for objecting to proposed pricing methodologies has been published today. The Department received 48 responses from various parties to the consultation to help ensure fair and transparent pricing for NHS services. The proposals … Read more → – Ensuring fair and transparent pricing for NHS services: response to consultation

New licensing regime for providers of NHS services: response to consultation

The Department of Health’s response to the consultation on proposals for implementing a new licensing regime for providers of NHS services is published today. The department received 70 responses to the consultation from a wide range of interested parties. The … Read more → – New licensing regime for providers of NHS services: response to consultation

Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition published

Following the public consultation carried out in August 2012, the government has now laid regulations. These regulations are to help ensure that commissioners’ decisions on buying clinical services are transparent and fair, and that they improve the quality and efficiency … Read more → – Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition published

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 best clinical services for patients and deliver best value has … Read more → – Response to consultation on proposals for commissioners to deliver best value published