The Health and Social Care Bill is now in its Report Stage in the House of Lords. The Bill is a crucial part of the Government’s vision to modernise the NHS so that it is built around patients, led by health professionals and focused on delivering world-class healthcare outcomes.The Department has published a series of factsheets on the Health and Social Care Bill to explain particular topics contained in the Bill, including its key themes.
The factsheets are:Overview
Key policy areas in the BillClinically-led commissioning
Provider regulation to support innovative and efficient services
Greater voice for patients
New focus for public health
Greater accountabilty locally and nationally
Modernising health and care public bodies
Cross-cutting themes of the BillImproving quality of care
Tackling inequalities in healthcare
Promoting better integration of health and care services
Choice and competition
The role of the Secretary of State
Reconfiguration of services
Establishing new national bodies
Embedding research as a core function of the health service
Education and training
Further informationEarl Howe’s letter to peers on Government amendments
Amendment briefing notes
On 1 Febuary, Earl Howe wrote to all peers to explain the amendments that we were proposing to the Health and Social Bill. These respond to a range of improvements suggested and concerns raised during committee stage in the House of Lords.
See Earl Howe’s letter to all peers
The Department also recently published briefing notes on Government amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill, setting out more information about our proposed amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill.