Consultations

Consultation on changes to the way CQC inspect, regulate and monitor care services

The Care Quality Commission want your feedback on the plans they have developed to help ensure that people receive high-quality care. Their current consultation focuses on: How CQC will inspect and regulate all care services Fundamentals of care – the bar below which … Read more → – Consultation on changes to the way CQC inspect, regulate and monitor care services

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

NHS England seeks views on shape of future urgent and emergency care services

Following the announcement in January from Professor Sir Bruce Keogh on plans to review the way the NHS responds to and receives emergency patients NHS England is now seeking views from all its stakeholders on its evidence base for change … Read more → – NHS England seeks views on shape of future urgent and emergency care services

EU directive on patients’ rights to healthcare in other European countries

This is a consultation on the government’s suggestions for implementing the EU Directive 2011/24/EU. This directive concerns patients’ rights to cross-border healthcare in other member states of the European Economic Area. We are seeking views on: centralising cross-border administration at … Read more → – EU directive on patients’ rights to healthcare in other European countries

Review of NHS complaints system

A review aimed at ensuring that all hospitals listen to and act upon the concerns of patients has been launched. It will be led by Ann Clwyd, MP for Cynon Valley, and Professor Tricia Hart, Chief Executive of South Tees … Read more → – Review of NHS complaints system

Direct payments for healthcare consultation

A public consultation on changes to the regulations for direct payments for healthcare was published on 1 March . Direct payment, where money is given directly to an individual for the management of their NHS care, is one way of … Read more → – Direct payments for healthcare consultation

Do you provide self management or self care interventions? QISMET wants to hear from you

The Quality Institute for Self Management Education and Training (QISMET) is a fully independent body that sets standards and certificates providers of self management, patient education and self care interventions. It was established in direct response to the needs of … Read more → – Do you provide self management or self care interventions? QISMET wants to hear from you

The health and social care ratings review

In November the Nuffield Trust were commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health to review whether aggregate ratings of provider performance should be used in health and social care. This study will assess the merits of an ‘Ofsted-style’ system … Read more → – The health and social care ratings review

Draft Risk Assessment Framework consultation

On 10 January 2013, Monitor, the future sector regulator, published a consultation on the draft risk assessment framework. The framework sets out Monitor’s proposed approach to assessing the risk of NHS providers failing financially. It also describes how Monitor will … Read more → – Draft Risk Assessment Framework consultation

Draft Enforcement Guidance consultation

On 18 December 2012, Monitor, the future sector regulator, published a consultation on draft enforcement guidance which sets out its general approach to exercising its enforcement powers in relation to potential and actual breaches of the licence and other regulatory … Read more → – Draft Enforcement Guidance consultation