Tag Archives: Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs)

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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NHS Gagging Clauses Banned by Health Secretary (BBC News / NAO / House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ruled that “gagging clauses” in severance agreements for NHS staff in England are banned by the government with immediate effect. Read more: BBC News: NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned by health secretary. Reference NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt Warns NHS Health Trusts Over Gagging Orders (BBC Health News)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has found it necessary to write to all English NHS Trusts to remind them that the use gagging clauses and pay-offs to stop staff raising concerns over care quality would be contrary to the duty of candour and … Continue reading

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Assuring High Quality Care in the NHS (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation discussion paper pursues the debate arising from the Francis report. The focus is now firmly on developing concrete proposals on how poor standards of patient care can be tackled in practice. Suggestions are offered on ways … Continue reading

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Francis Inquiry Report: Executive Summary (NHS Choices / Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service provides a brief synopsis of press responses to Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry, in addition to supplying their own considered summary concerning the systematic failures of care at multiple levels identified … Continue reading

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The Health and Social Care Act 2012: Get in on the Act (Local Government Association)

Summary This narrative review from the Local Government Association offers a quick guide to recent legislation, summarising the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the provisions which are of relevance to local government. This review goes further, in pointing out … Continue reading

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