consultation

Payment system will encourage better NHS efficiency and improved care

NHS England and Monitor have today launched a consultation on changes to the NHS payment system. The proposed changes for 2015/16 aim to incentivise the efficient provision of high quality care, while also encouraging the better management of an increasing demand for services. The package of proposals is an early opportunity to put into practice […]

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NHS England publishes revised process for operation of its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF)

NHS England today published its updated procedure for evaluating drugs in the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which will mean more effective and promising drugs will be prioritised and made available to patients. Since it was established in 2010, more than 55,000 patients have accessed treatment through the CDF – around 2,000 every month. Last week […]

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NHS England launches consultation on innovative radiotherapy treatments

NHS England is seeking people’s views on proposed changes to the shape of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) services across the country. SRS and SRT are forms of radiotherapy used to treat patients with intracranial conditions such as brain tumours. NHS England took on responsibility for commissioning these services in April 2013 and […]

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NHS England publishes Never Events Policy Framework Review consultation online

NHS England has strengthened its position as one of the safest and most transparent healthcare systems in the world by publishing the Never Events Policy Framework Review consultation. The purpose of the consultation is make it is clearer as to what needs to be done, and by whom, to prevent never events. Part of the […]

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NHS England consults on plans for a sustainable Cancer Drugs Fund

NHS England is proposing changes to the way its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) operates, in order that it delivers maximum benefit for patients, within the resources available. Clinicians and cancer specialists believe the changes, if adopted, would: improve patient access to the most clinically effective drugs available through the fund; encourage pricing that delivers value […]

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NHS England proposes new standards for congenital heart disease services

NHS England today (Monday) launched a consultation on standards which aim to drive high quality care for children and adults with congenital heart disease wherever they live, throughout their lives. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) refers to birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. These range from severe life threatening conditions that need […]

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Consultation on specialised services clinical commissioning policies

NHS England has today (25 June 2014) launched a three-month public consultation on a number of clinical commissioning policies for specialised services. The four policies will be open to a 12-week formal consultation period, closing on September 17. View details of the consultation and the policies

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Video: Putting Patients First

Since it began in April 2013, NHS England has been working hard to improve transparency and health services for patients. We have produced a short video, highlighting just some of the ways in which we have been doing this.

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NHS England publishes its response to consultation on specialised service specifications and commissioning policies

NHS England has published its response, Consultation on Specialised Services Specifications and Commissioning Policies 2013/14: Summary and Response from NHS England, to consultation earlier this year on the service specifications and commissioning policies which support its specialised commissioning function. The consultation, which ran from December 2012 to February 2013, sought the views of stakeholders on […]

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NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre launch a consultation on hospital data to raise standards and improve patient safety

NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today published NHS Hospital Data and Datasets: A Consultation to explore how better extraction of information from hospitals’ data systems could help raise standards, improve safety, and reduce inequalities in patient care. The Hospital Data and Datasets Consultation asks for views on what information […]

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