Tag Archives: Former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley

NHS Reform Under the Coalition Government (King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary Chris Ham, Chief Executive of the King’s Fund, has released an authoritative and thorough review of major reform and re-organisation within the NHS during the first three years of the coalition government. “He was agin’ it”. Mark Twain. Full … Continue reading

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Never Again? The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (The King’s Fund and the Institute for Government)

Summary This document, “Never again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012” has been published by the King’s Fund and the Institute for Government. It offers a thorough, yet surprisingly racy and entertaining, explanation of the thinking … Continue reading

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Developing NHS Care Objectives: a Draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board With Consultation (Department of Health)

Summary New objectives for the improvement of health and healthcare have been set out in the Department of Health’s “Our NHS Care Objectives: a Draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board” document. There is also a public consultation on these … Continue reading

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NHS Future Forum Reports (Second Phase, January 2012)

Summary The NHS Future Forum has published a second set of reports for the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. These reports present recommendations for improving the quality of patient care and achieving better outcomes. The full documentation set includes: Summary Report. … Continue reading

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NHS Whistleblowers’ Helpline Launched (BBC News)

Summary A free helpline for whistleblowers in the NHS and social services will be launched on New Year’s Day 2012. The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley wishes to ensure staff can raise concerns over standards without fear of reprisal. The helpline is on 08000 724 725 and is provided … Continue reading

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Scheme to Support Healthcare Assistants Announced (Department of Health)

Summary A scheme to support the training standards of healthcare assistants was unveiled by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on November 15th 2011. Speaking at the NHS Employers conference in Liverpool, Andrew Lansley described plans to develop a code of conduct and minimum training … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Raises Elderly Care Concerns (BBC News)

Summary Serious concerns have again come to light by about how well some hospitals in England look after elderly patients. The Care Quality Commission (the NHS care regulator) found that three hospitals – Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), the Royal Free (London) and Ipswich – had … Continue reading

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