Tagged: Modernisation

King’s Fund on London health trusts

The King’s Fund has published a report which says that health trusts in London are not implementing essential reforms to improve patient safety and that developing money problems mean that two thirds of trusts are to be viable by 2014. … Read more → – King’s Fund on London health trusts

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Speech: 7 December 2011, Andrew Lansley, A Patient Centred NHS

Thank you, Hugh [Taylor, Chairman of Guy's and St Thomas']. Sometimes, with all of the arguments about modernisation and reform, it’s easy for people to get lost in the detail. To have arguments so brimming with jargon, so riddled with … Read more → – Speech: 7 December 2011, Andrew Lansley, A Patient Centred NHS

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International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients

But latest figures show that there is room for improvement in patient care A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative … Read more → – International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients

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Speech: 15 November 2011, Andrew Lansley, NHS Employers

CHECKED AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you Jenni [Murray, Radio 4]. As leaders in your organisations, you are at the forefront of change in the NHS. As a Coalition Government, we have demonstrated our commitment to the NHS in rising real terms … Read more → – Speech: 15 November 2011, Andrew Lansley, NHS Employers

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Andrew Lansley takes firm action to protect patient choice

Responding to the Co-operation and Competition Panel’s report on patient choice in the NHS Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has today protected patient choice in the NHS by banning Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) from enforcing minimum waiting times on referrals and … Read more → – Andrew Lansley takes firm action to protect patient choice

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Speech: 9 November 2011, Andrew Lansley, Brookings Institute, Washington DC.

Perspectives on Health Care Reform in the U.K. CHECKED AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you Mark [Mark B. McClellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institute].  I’m delighted to be here today. And thank you so much for inviting … Read more → – Speech: 9 November 2011, Andrew Lansley, Brookings Institute, Washington DC.

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Speech: 2 November 2011, Andrew Lansley, National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) Annual Conference

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you It is always a pleasure to be here at the NAPC. To be in the company of future leaders – and increasingly the present leaders – of the NHS. A lot has changed since I … Read more → – Speech: 2 November 2011, Andrew Lansley, National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) Annual Conference

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Centre for Social Justice mental health report launch

The Centre for Social Justice has launched its report “Completing the revolution – transforming mental health and tackling poverty”, which has looked at a public health approach to improving mental health responses in poor communities. In response, Care Services Minister Paul … Read more → – Centre for Social Justice mental health report launch

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Thousands of lives to be saved in biggest roll out of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

A major push forward in the implementation of a screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), which will save the lives of thousands of older men, was launched today by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. The Health Secretary launched the largest … Read more → – Thousands of lives to be saved in biggest roll out of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

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PAC report on buying equipment

A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) claims that the Department of Health is not achieving best value for money when it purchases high value equipment, due to trusts not co-operating to buy equipment such as scanners jointly to … Read more → – PAC report on buying equipment

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