NHS providers

We aim to give NHS providers greater freedom to help them deliver the best possible care for patients, and to make it easier for new providers to offer services.

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Watch film about choice of Any Qualified Provider

Any Qualified Provider (AQP) is an important tool available to commissioners to ensure patients are offered the highest quality community services in a setting that suits them. This film informs clinicians, commissioners and patients about choice of AQP. The film … Read more → – Watch film about choice of Any Qualified Provider

Views invited on JSNAs and JHWSs draft guidance

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs) are about the NHS, local government and communities working together to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce inequalities. The Department has worked with stakeholders to develop and … Read more → – Views invited on JSNAs and JHWSs draft guidance

Chair of Healthwatch England appointed

The first Chair of Healthwatch England has been appointed. Anna Bradley has joined as a member of the board of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and brings with her a wealth of regulatory and consumer advocacy experience. Anna will step … Read more → – Chair of Healthwatch England appointed

Sector regulation: an update on plans for consultation and implementation

The Department of Health and Monitor are working on proposals relating to implementation of the Health and Social Care Act’s provisions on sector regulation. A number of consultation documents will be published over the next year, setting out these proposals … Read more → – Sector regulation: an update on plans for consultation and implementation

Read further responses to AQP webchat questions

During the recent webchat on Any Qualified Provider, the large number of questions sent in meant that there was not enough time to answer them all during the chat. The AQP policy team provided answers to them afterwards and they … Read more → – Read further responses to AQP webchat questions