Tag Archives: Health and Social Care Bill

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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Long Term Conditions Compendium (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012]. Summary The Department of Health has published the third edition of the “Long Term Conditions Compendium of Information”. This document should … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill Given Royal Assent (Department of Health)

Summary The Health and Social Care Bill was given Royal Assent and became the Health and Social Care Act (2012) on March 27th. The Act enables doctors and nurses to tailor personalised services for their patients, and more choice (theoretically) should be given to … Continue reading

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Joint Discussion on the Future of Services for Older People (ADASS / Oxford Brookes University / IPC)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This report from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Oxford Brookes University and the Institute of Public … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care Bill: List of the Organisations For and Against? (Guardian.co.uk)

Summary Regarding the Health and Social Care Bill which was passed earlier this week, here is a complete list of those organisations which were for and against. Read more: Health and social care bill: who’s against (and for) it? Full list visualised (Guardian.co.uk).

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Local Healthwatch Policy (Department of Health, Modernisation of Health and Care)

Summary The new patients’ rights group is called Healthwatch.  The Department of Health has produced a document to explain the Government’s vision for local Healthwatch. This document is for everyone with an interest in local Healthwatch organisations across the NHS and social care system (which … Continue reading

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