Health and Social Care Bill Committee meets today

WestminsterThe Health and Social Care Bill Committee meets again today, Tuesday, March 15 to discuss the Bill.

The Bill proposes to create an independent NHS Board, promote patient choice, and to reduce NHS administration costs.

Key areas:

  • establishes an independent NHS Board to allocate resources and provide commissioning guidance
  • increases GPs’ powers to commission services on behalf of their patients
  • strengthens the role of the Care Quality Commission
  • develops Monitor, the body that currently regulates NHS foundation trusts, into an economic regulator to oversee aspects of access and competition in the NHS
  • cuts the number of health bodies to help meet the Government’s commitment to cut NHS administration costs by a third, including abolishing Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities

>> Follow the Health and Social Care Bill on the Parliament website
>> Read more about the Health and Social Care Bill

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