department of health

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 welcomes its mandate from the Government

Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) today welcomed the mandate from the Government on behalf of the organisation. As the NHS CB moves towards taking on its full responsibilities in April 2013, the mandate signals a major step on the road to a more liberated and innovative NHS that […]

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Changes to the GP contract for 2013-14

The Department of Health has this week published a letter from Dame Barbara Hakin in her role as National Managing Director of Commissioning Development for the Department. The letter is to chief executives of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities and sets out proposed changes to the general medical services (GMS) contract for 2013/2014. […]

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