Ministers

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New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Further details on the establishment of local HealthWatch bodies, including a new start date and extra funding, have been set out by Health Minister Andrew Lansley. Following feedback from local … Read more → – New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Register with a GP practice of your choice – pilot announced

The announcement today aims to make it easier for commuters in the pilot areas, who are often away from their local area during the working day, to see their doctor … Read more → – Register with a GP practice of your choice – pilot announced

Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, was published in March 2010. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to improve … Read more → – Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

Warming feet by the fire

Tens of thousands of people across the country will get help during the cold weather following 163 successful proposals from councils for a share of £20 million of Government funding … Read more → – Snow wardens and winter workers to help people keep safe this winter

NHS pensions ‘heads of agreement’ reached

As announced in Parliament today, we are outlining the Heads of Agreement on the proposed scheme design for the NHS Pension Scheme to be introduced in 2015. The next steps … Read more → – NHS pensions ‘heads of agreement’ reached

Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Social care workshop

In a video message, Paul Burstow, Minister of State for Care Services, talks about the Caring for our future engagement process. He explains the discussions that took place from 15 September … Read more → – Paul Burstow – next steps for social care reform

Caring for our future workshop

Discussion around the table

In two videos, Andrew Lansley – Secretary of State for Health and Philippa Russell - Chair of SCOC, Standing Commission on Carers share their views on how the second of four … Read more → – Caring for our future workshop