Changes in the NHS
09 Aug 2012 - 11:11 am
The Government has set out a clear vision for a modernised NHS that is focused relentlessly on improving outcomes for patients. To deliver this, the health service and public health needs its workforce to have access to education and training that is truly world class and quality assured.
North West Local Education and Training Boards
Following the release of the White Paper, Developing the Healthcare Workforce, a number of Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) are being formed. There will be three in the North West, and you can find information here. Click here for further information on the North West LETBs
Health Education England
Health Education England will be the new national leadership body for education, training and development of the health workforce.
Introducing Health Education England aims to raise awareness of the role of Health Education England and Local Education and Training Boards. It provides a basis for implementing the policy set out in Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce - from delivery to design.
Health & Social Care Act
A series of factsheets on the Health and Social Care Act 2012 have been created by the Department of Health to explain particular topics contained in the Act, including its key themes. They include case studies of the policy in action, or answer frequently asked questions about the topic.
HR Transition Framework
The HR Transition Framework provides the overarching guiding standards for the Department, NHS and Arm's Length Bodies (ALBs) relating to the movement of employees to the new or changed bodies proposed in the Health and Social Care Bill 2011. Click here for further information on the HR Transition Framework
Commissioning in the NHS - NHS Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
To preserve the essential character of the NHS we have to change how the service is organised. We also need change to ensure that the NHS remains sustainable in tighter financial circumstances, as it continues to strive to be the best health service in the world. Click here for further information on NHS Commissioning
NHS Operating Plan 2012/13
This year’s NHS operating framework, which is published on the Department of Health website, concentrates on four key areas:
- getting the basics right every time
- maintaining grip on performance
- meeting the quality and productivity challenge
- building the new delivery system