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The changes being made to the health and care system are designed to put patients at the centre of decision-making, empower clinical commissioners to lead in improving NHS patients in England will soon have more choice and control over where they are treated, what treatment they receive and who treats them. GPs and other healthcare professionals will also be able to decide the best ways to meet care needs in their community.

Every patient should be sure they will get high quality care in the way they need it when they need it. As sector regulator for the NHS, Monitor will be the public body that regulates organisations providing NHS care in order to protect patients’ interests. The Department of Health and Monitor are now working on proposals relating to the implementation of this process.

We’ll be publishing a number of proposals here between August and October 2012.

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