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- The Health and Social Care Bill: where next?
- Health and Social Care Act 2012
- Health and Social Care Bill 2011: combined impact assessments
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On 1st April, the NHS will be "liberated". The Health and Social Care Act, which will change the way that healthcare is commissioned and provided, has proven to be highly controversial. To some , it's a response to an urgent need to 'reform' the NHS, which is buckling under the strain of rising demand and pressure on its budget. The legislation will overhaul the structure of the NHS. For those interested in the cold, hard facts behind the political rhetoric, here's an outline of what will happen at the beginning of next month.
The Health and Social Care Bill: where next?
These send information about how our site is used to a service called Google Analytics. We use this information to improve our site. Let us know if this is OK. Change my preferences I'm OK with analytics cookies. The Health and Social Care Act introduced the first legal duties about health inequalities. It included specific duties for health bodies including the Department of Health, Public Health England, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and NHS England which require the bodies to have due regard to reducing health inequalities between the people of England.
The Act also brought in changes for local authorities on public health functions. The Equality Act established equality duties for all public sector bodies which aim to integrate consideration of the advancement of equality into the day-to-day business of all bodies subject to the duty.
These pieces of legislation may be seen as complementary in setting a framework for the public sector to take action to reduce inequalities within England at local and national levels. The Social Value Act requires public sector commissioners — including local authorities and health sector bodies — to consider economic, social and environmental wellbeing in procurement of services or contracts. Creating social value has clear connections with efforts to reduce health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health — for example, by improving employment and housing.
Defining social value with reference to the social determinants of health can help to reduce local inequalities, improve the health and wellbeing of local people and in the longer term reduce the demand on health services and other services.
Supporting legislation The Social Value Act requires public sector commissioners — including local authorities and health sector bodies — to consider economic, social and environmental wellbeing in procurement of services or contracts.
Health and Social Care Act 2012
Health and Social Care Bill 2011: combined impact assessments
It has huge implications for patient care in England, placing into law the most extensive restructuring of the NHS in its history. The RCGP believes that whilst the new version of the regulations is a step in the right direction, they do not go far enough in terms of clarifying that CCGs will have autonomy to decide not to put services out to competition. RCGP called for the regulations to be withdrawn so that the wording of some sections particularly Clause 5 could be clarified. On 24 April Peers voted not to annul the regulations.
Although the National Health Service NHS is regarded as a national treasure, it is no longer immune from the colossal financial pressures brought about by global recession. Economic sustainability has largely driven the reform process leading to the Health and Social Care Act HSCA , however; other considerations have also played a role in the journey to turn the health and social care service into an institution which is fit for the 21st-century needs. This article examines the impact of the HSCA on those made vulnerable through mental ill health.
Nuffield Trust. The NHS in England is about to embark on a major programme of reform. The period from to is likely to be the most challenging ever faced by the NHS.