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NHS England gives further detail of assurances needed for children’s heart surgery to restart next week
NHS England today gave further details of the assurances that are being sought to enable Leeds Hospital to restart children’s heart surgery next week. It stressed the Trust’s decision to pause surgery was a prudent, precautionary step. Since then a review, which started last week, has been look in detail into: mortality outcome data and […]
NHS England – formerly the NHS Commissioning Board – pledged to use all its powers to ensure that everything the NHS does is driven by the best interests of patients. As the Government published its initial response to the Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry, NHS England said it aims to help build an NHS that is […]
Practicing clinicians from across England are to work part-time at the NHS Commissioning Board to give expert advice on distinct areas of NHS care. Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh today (Wednesday) announced the names of 21 National Clinical Directors (NCDs) appointed to provide expert advice and research to the national medical directorate on conditions […]
At its Board meeting today, held in public, the NHS Commissioning Board met with Robert Francis to discuss his public inquiry report into Mid Staffordshire and the vital changes that need to be made within the NHS. In his contribution, Robert Francis made clear the need to have enforceable contractual arrangements with providers around clear […]
Today Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has written to NHS leaders introducing the new system for assessing the quality of the hospital environment from April 2013. Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) is the new system for assessing the quality of the hospital environment, which replaces Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) inspections […]
The Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013 have now been published. The publication of these regulations provide a step forward in enabling local authorities to finalise local preparations for health and wellbeing boards and health scrutiny arrangements. You will wish to be aware that the Local Government Association […]
This is a day for the NHS to reflect fully on the harrowing experiences of those personally affected by the failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) takes on a key leadership role in the NHS in England from April and is absolutely committed, together with all other organisations […]
The National Quality Board (NQB) has published its final 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 Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NICE, the General Medial Council, the […]
NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has announced a review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services. Led by National Clinical Director for Pathology, Dr Ian Barnes, the review will scrutinise NHS arrangements for the oversight and safeguards of laboratory testing. The review will bring together experts in the field to explore how Quality […]
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) […]