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.

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

Join today’s webchat on sector regulation consultations

A webchat with the sector regulation policy team and Monitor policy officials will give you the chance to ask questions and raise any issues about the current sector regulation consultations. The webchat will take place today, Tuesday 27 November, from … Read more → – Join today’s webchat on sector regulation consultations

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 need will be extended to NHS services provided by social … Read more → – Consultation on new safeguards to protect patients

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 have now extended the deadline for responses to 30 October. We are proposing exempting small providers from … 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