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NHS England and Monitor seek your views on proposals for 2014/15 National Tariff

Monitor and NHS England, working in partnership, need your help to ensure that the future NHS payment system delivers affordable, quality care and better outcomes for patients. They recently published three documents on proposals for the 2014/15 National Tariff and would … Read more → – NHS England and Monitor seek your views on proposals for 2014/15 National Tariff

Responding to the Francis Report: Patients First and Foremost regional events

We will be holding five regional events over the coming weeks to discuss the national and local response to the Francis Report.  This is an opportunity for national organisations – including the Department of Health, Care Quality Commission, NHS England … Read more → – Responding to the Francis Report: Patients First and Foremost regional events

NHS England announces ‘vision’ and consultation for improved patient e-Referral Service

NHS England has announced its vision for an improved electronic patient referral service for the NHS, at the Commissioning Show. The vision aims to transform the Choose and Book system into an enhanced and expanded NHS e-Referral Service. Clinicians are … Read more → – NHS England announces ‘vision’ and consultation for improved patient e-Referral Service

Monitor’s role in enabling integrated care

Monitor have published a set of Frequently Asked Questions to assist commissioners, providers and health and wellbeing boards to comply with their obligations relating to integrated care and to explain the relationship between these obligations and the other rules that Monitor … Read more → – Monitor’s role in enabling integrated care

Frequently Asked Questions on New Fair Deal in the NHS for independent sector providers

Please find a link below to some frequently asked questions about the application of “New Fair Deal” in the NHS for profit and not for profit providers. These FAQs have been made available on the Social Partnership Forum website.

‘Longer Lives’ website reveals local variations in avoidable death rates

 The Health Secretary recently announced the launch of  a new website ‘Longer Lives’ which allows people to easily see how their local area is performing on early deaths from the five major killers – cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and … Read more → – ‘Longer Lives’ website reveals local variations in avoidable death rates

£260 million invested in patient safety plans

In response to the Francis Report, which called on the NHS to make better use of technology to improve safe, effective care, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new £260 million fund for Hospitals. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: … Read more → – £260 million invested in patient safety plans

The Health and Care System Explained

The new health and care system became fully operational on 1 April to deliver the ambitions set out in the Health and Social Care Act. NHS England, Public Health England, the NHS Trust Development Authority and Health Education England have … Read more → – The Health and Care System Explained

Putting Patients First: NHS England’s Business Plan 2013/14 – 2015/16

NHS England’s business plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16, called Putting Patients First, explains how they will deliver their mandate from the Government and ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. The plan describes an 11 point scorecard which NHS England … Read more → – Putting Patients First: NHS England’s Business Plan 2013/14 – 2015/16