Tagged: Health and Social Care Bill

Andrew Lansley discusses modernisation on BBC Radio 2

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was interviewed on BBC Radio 2 on March 16th about GP consortia, hospitals and improving patient care. He spoke to Dr Paul Hobday and Dr Paul Charlton, Dr Anna Dixon from the King’s Fund and Dr … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill Committee meets today

Westminster

The 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 … Continue reading

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Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS – Managing the transition

NHS Chief Executive Sir David Nicholson has written to the chief executive community giving an update on transition arrangements with a particular focus on the new commissioning system and providing answers to some frequently asked questions on the Health and … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill passes Commons step

Westminster

The Health and Social Care Bill has passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons. Following a six hour debate, the Bill was supported by 321 to 235. The Bill still has further Parliamentary stages to go. >> Follow … Continue reading

GPs give views on health reforms

A survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners provides a snapshot of GPs’ views of the health reforms. According to the survey, which attracted 1,800 responses, more than half of GPs said they were concerned that the Government’s health … Continue reading

Another interesting week…

Dr Shane Gordon

In the first of a series of regular blogs, Dr Shane Gordon, GP in Colchester and chief executive of the North East Essex GP Commissioning Group, gives an insight into preparing for the new commissioning system. Another interesting week begins. … Continue reading

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Follow the Health and Social Care Bill debate in Parliament

The Health and Social Care Bill will have its Second Reading debate in Parliament today (Monday). The Second Reading, which is due to start around 3.30pm, will be the first opportunity for MPs to debate the main principles of the … Continue reading

Health and Social Care Bill Second Reading on Monday

The Health and Social Care Bill is scheduled for a Second Reading debate in Parliament next Monday (January 31). The Second Reading will be the  first opportunity for MPs to debate the main principles of the Bill. The Bill was … Continue reading

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Health Secretary answers public’s questions

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley answered questions from the public – including health care professionals – as part of a series of interviews with him on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme. The topics included patient choice, rare diseases, competition, GP commissioning … Continue reading

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More responses to Health and Social Care Bill

A number of organisations have published their responses to the Health and Social Care Bill. This is the second round-up of extracts from a selection of responses. ABPI Dr Richard Barker, Director General of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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