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NHS England is publishing new guidelines today that will strengthen the management of conflicts of interest and ensure that the NHS is a world leader for transparent and accountable healthcare. The guidance will permit staff, such as nurses, to receive a box of chocolates or other small tokens of gratitude from patients but will require […]
NHS England is launching a major consultation on proposals to strengthen the management of conflicts of interest, clamp down on inappropriate behaviour and ensure that the NHS is one of the leading healthcare organisations in the world in tackling these issues. The six-week consultation is an opportunity for all interested parties to make their voices […]
NHS England is today unveiling a comprehensive package of measures aimed at clamping down on conflicts of interest and ensuring the NHS is one of the leading healthcare organisations in the world in tackling such issues. The plans are designed to bring a stronger, more consistent approach to managing potential and existing conflicts of interest […]
The 10 local authorities, 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups, 14 NHS providers, NHS England and the government can confirm they are in discussions on a groundbreaking agreement for health and social care. It is hoped that a full agreement will be reached shortly around partnership working in Greater Manchester on health and social care, recognising the […]
NHS England has appealed to Clinical Commissioning Groups to give their views on what good governance looks like. Currently work is going on with the Good Governance Institute (GGI) to support CCGs on developing good governance arrangements which their member practices and local community have confidence in, and to help achieve the desired outcomes for […]
The responsible officer regulations require each designated body to appoint one responsible officer (except for NHS England which may appoint several). However, where a conflict of interest or appearance of bias exists between the responsible officer and one of the doctors, an alternative responsible officer must be nominated or appointed for that doctor. In deciding […]
Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair of NHS England, today welcomed the refreshed Mandate from the Government on behalf of the organisation. “NHS England welcomes the refreshed Mandate. One of the objectives of the Government’s health reforms was to release the power of clinical leadership at all levels within the NHS and to distance the Government from […]
The Mandate from Government was published in November 2012 and sets the objectives for NHS England for the period April 2013 to March 2015. It is now due for annual refresh for 2014-15 and DH has today launched a 12 week consultation on the proposed changes to the Mandate, with an aim to publish the […]
Today we are announcing the introduction of Operational Delivery Networks which will complement the newly created Strategic Clinical Networks. Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) will cover areas such as neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, burns and trauma and are focussed on coordinating patient pathways between providers over a wide area to ensure access to specialist […]
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 […]