Modernisation

The health and social care system in England is being modernised to put patients and the public at the heart of the health and care service, giving them greater control over their health. You can find the latest news here, but for more information on the modernisation of health and care go to our modernisation channel.

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

Public health reform updates published

More details of the design of the new public health system, specifically the role and responsibilities of local government in public health, the operating model for the new executive agency … Read more → – Public health reform updates published

Launch of board governance guidance for aspirant foundation trusts

Guidance to help aspirant foundation trusts (FT) develop strong and sustainable governance has been launched today. A key part of achieving FT authorisation is passing a rigorous assessment of their … Read more → – Launch of board governance guidance for aspirant foundation trusts

JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained

The document Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained published today aims to support development of a joint health and wellbeing strategy. The purpose of this … Read more → – JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies explained

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Functions of the Authority) Directions 2011

These Directions allow for making preparatory arrangements towards the establishment and operation of the NHS Commissioning Board. In doing so they direct the Authority to take any such steps deemed … Read more → – The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Functions of the Authority) Directions 2011

NHS Commissioning Board Authority goes live

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority, a special health authority and the shadow form of the NHS Commissioning Board (the Board), is now in operation. Subject to the successful passage of … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board Authority goes live