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.

Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

A supplementary report to the local Healthwatch summary report has been published. This report covers issues around the local Healthwatch regulations and provides information on the department’s approach to the … Read more → – Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

Public Health Outcomes Framework gets technical refresh

The technical refresh of the ‘Public Health Outcomes Framework’, which is published today, is the fulfillment of the promise to continue improving the range and quality of information in the … Read more → – Public Health Outcomes Framework gets technical refresh

NHS Mandate published

The first Mandate between the Government and the NHS Commissioning Board, setting out the ambitions for the health service for the next two years, is published today. The Mandate reaffirms … Read more → – NHS Mandate published

Consultation on new safeguards to protect patients

A consultation on new measures to protect the services that patients need is launched today. The health special administration consultation sets out how safeguards to protect the services that patients … Read more → – Consultation on new safeguards to protect patients

Consultation on ensuring fair and transparent pricing for NHS services

A  consultation to help ensure fair and transparent pricing for NHS services is opened today by the Department of Health. From April 2014, Monitor and the NHS Commissioning Board will … Read more → – Consultation on ensuring fair and transparent pricing for NHS services

Director of public health role outlined

Key information about the role of the director of public health in the new public health system is published today by the Department of Health. The information describes both the … Read more → – Director of public health role outlined

Summary of local education and training board authorisation process

This is a summary of the process to establish local education and training boards (LETBs) as committees of Health Education England (HEE). The summary sets out the key steps necessary … Read more → – Summary of local education and training board authorisation process