Patient care

Single model for Strategic Clinical Networks will reduce variation in care

Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director for the NHS Commissioning Board: “The publication of the Single Operating Framework for Strategic Clinical Networks is a positive step towards strengthening continuity of care across a wider spectrum of health conditions. The new model set to be in place by April 2013 brings together management support and clinical […]

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Maintaining and improving quality in the new health system – National Quality Board report published

The National Quality Board have published a report setting out how quality will be maintained and improved in the new health system. The NQB brings together the national organisations across the health system responsible for quality including the NHS Commissioning Board Authority, the Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NICE, the General […]

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Monitor consults on the new NHS provider licence

Monitor has today launched a major consultation on its proposed NHS provider licence. The licence will be one of the main ways Monitor protects patients’ interests as it regulates providers of NHS funded services. The licence consultation will start on 31 July 2012 and run for 12 weeks until 23 October. Further information and the […]

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Strategic clinical networks

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has set out its plan for a small number of national networks to improve health services for specific patient groups or conditions. Called strategic clinical networks, these organisations will build on the success of network activity in the NHS which, over the last 10 years, has led to significant improvements […]

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Consultation on local authority health scrutiny

Proposals to update local accountability have been put forward as part of a consultation launched today on regulations governing local authority health scrutiny. The changes proposed in this consultation will update the arrangements and regulations for local authority health scrutiny and help to ensure that the interests of patients and the public are at the […]

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Choice and Competition Framework

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (NHS CBA) and Monitor are keen to hear the views of stakeholders at this week’s NHS Confederation Conference (20-22 June 2012) on the development of a Choice and Competition Framework. The aim of the Framework is to help commissioners understand when competition could be used as an effective way to […]

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