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HM Treasury -
This guidance is intended for use by local partnerships in order to assess and evaluate public service transformation proposals and to better understand fiscal, economic and public benefits, and how these are apportioned across local and national organisations and communities.
House of Commons Health Select Committee -
This report finds that the GMC is making steady progress in protecting patients but it warns that more can be done to build confidence in the professional regulation of doctors.
Law Commission -
This project is a review of UK law relating to the regulation of health care professionals, and in England only, the regulation of social workers.
Framework agreement between the Department of Health and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) -
This document outlines out how the Department of Health and HFEA will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.
Race Equality Foundation -
This paper argues that within the English health system the equality and diversity (E&D) and health inequalities (HI) agendas remain poorly integrated at both national and local level. In particular, the HI agenda has largely failed to pay explicit attention to axes of inequality other than the socioeconomic gradient.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This draft guideline is aimed at local authorities who aim to improve oral health. It makes recommendations to help councils with with other local organisations to develop a local strategy on oral health and delivery community-based activities. This consultation is only open to registered stakeholders and closes on 15th May 2014.
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
A Better Life was a major five year programme of work developed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which explored how to achieve a good quality of life for older people with high support needs. This briefing has been produced by IRISS to ensure that the messages and challenges of A Better Life are understood in the context of the current policy drivers in Scotland and are translated into practice across the country.
The Tax Payers' Alliance -
This briefing is the result of Freedom of Information requests submitted to NHS organisations regarding non-clinical NHS staff roles.
Department of Health -
This framework brings together information about patients' rights to choice about their health care, where to get more information to help make a choice, and how they can complain if they have not been offered choice. This revised framework reflects changes to the expansion of patients' rights to choice in the areas of genera practice, mental health and personal health budgets.
NHS England -
This is the refreshed business plan for NHS England and it describes the role of the organisation, both as a direct commissioner and as a leader, partner and enabler of the NHS commissioning system. It reaffirms NHS England's commitment to improving the quality of care, improving equality and reducing health inequalities and ensuring that patients and the public are continually involved in decisions about their care and the future of the NHS.