consultation

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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Launch of direct payments for healthcare consultation

One way of managing a personal health budget is a direct payment for healthcare, where money is given directly to an individual for the management of their NHS care. They are currently only lawful within pilot sites. The Government’s intention is to roll out personal health budgets more widely, including extending the use of direct  payments, by updating the regulations […]

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New specialised commissioning draft service specifications and a clinical policy added to the consultation

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has added seven new draft service specifications and a further clinical policy for specialised commissioning to its consultation. The consultation period for these new additions will run from 11 January to 22 February 2013. The service specifications and clinical commissioning policies are important in clearly defining what the NHS […]

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Department of Health’s response to the consultation regarding local authority health scrutiny

The Department of Health’s response to the consultation on local authority health scrutiny is now available. The report provides an overview and analysis of the responses received, the Department’s comments and the action the Department intends to take to address the points raised. This response will inform the development of a new statutory instrument (regulations) […]

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NHS Commissioning Board consults on specialised services

All patients requiring treatment from a specialised service, are to have access to the same standard of service and the same clinical policy wherever they live.  The nature and extent of this specialised care are subject to a consultation, launched today by the NHS Commissioning Board. The six week consultation running from 12 December 2012 […]

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Consultation on the NHS Constitution launched today

The Department of Health (DH) has set out proposals to strengthen the NHS Constitution for public consultation today, with the NHS, patients and public all being asked to take part. The main changes proposed cover: a new responsibility for staff to treat patients not only with the highest standards of care, but also with compassion, […]

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Continuity of services: Consultation workshops for commissioners

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are being invited to attend one of a series of consultation workshops, hosted by Monitor, on the guidance for continuity of services. CCGs will have a central and statutory role to play in ensuring the continuity of services for patients. It is also their prime responsibility as a CCG to determine […]

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