NHS reforms

NHS reforms

A generic term for the organisational changes to the NHS proposed in the Health and Social Care Bill 2011, by the UK Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley. The proposed reforms include eliminating primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities (SHAs) and passing commissioning of healthcare services to GP consortia which, under the proposals, would control 60% of the NHS budget, allowing the consortia to buy care from “any willing provider”, including the NHS, private companies and voluntary groups.
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The King's Fund, a respected think tank, has castigated the Coalition on its NHS reforms.
DAVID Cameron wasted billions on damaging NHS reforms, a scathing report says today.
LOCAL OPTICAL Committees (LOCs) are able to make the most of the opportunities which have arisen from NHS reforms due to the support and advice produced by LOCSU, according to chairman of the Unit, Alan Tinger.
And whether the party wins seats or not, it will ensure NHS reforms are on the agenda at the next election.
On Friday Dr Relton Cummings, GP lead for NHS Newcastle North and East CCG, will be answering questions about the NHS reforms.
Both she and Prof Longley were grilled yesterday by AMs on the cross-party Health and > Social Care Committee yesterday over the allegations that the health economist asked her officials for more information to support the Welsh Government's planned NHS reforms.
ANGRY protesters will stage a demonstration over NHS reforms today as health secretary Andrew Lansley visits Birmingham.
A DOCTOR has claimed the NHS reforms will force her to think more about the cost of treatment than the quality of it.
A COMPANY which could benefit from the NHS reforms has donated nearly pounds 1million to the Liberal Democrats.
Nick Clegg is apparently still backing the NHS reforms, despite the worries from his party faithful.
SEVERELY wounded soldiers returning from Afghanistan with horrific injuries could miss out on the essential care they need under controversial NHS reforms, the House of Lords heard.
But he openly opposes the coalition's cuts to local services, the raising of student fees, and the coercion on NHS reforms.