Monthly Archives: June 2013

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 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.

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

Talking Therapies – Workshop sessions

The Race Equality Foundation in partnership with the Department of Health, has organised a series of events aimed at individuals or organisations with an interest in the mental health and wellbeing of black and minority ethnic communities; including IAPT services Evidence suggests … Read more → – Talking Therapies – Workshop sessions

‘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