Guide to Information Sources for NHS Reform
This is a guide to the documents, websites and other material available on the Internet that underpin or have been generated by the NHS Reform process. Please do contact Matt Holland [ Matt.Holland@nwas.nhs.uk ] if you have any comments or more links to add.
Health and Social Care Bill 2011
Liberating the NHS - White Paper with links to associated consultations
Government Departments and Policy
Government Policy on the NHS is published through the Department of Health website, with a section Modernising Health and Social Care specifically addressing NHS Reform. The A-Z of Modernisation provides a useful summary and explanations of key terms and concepts. The Number 10 website publishes communications, press releases and speeches directly from the Prime Minister on Health, including NHS Reform. The Cabinet Office publishes information on key areas of governemnt policy.
Department of Health website
Number 10 - Website
NHS Listening Exercise
Other Government sources
the week - bulletin from the Department of Healththe month - bulletin from the Department of Healththe month - Special Issue on NHS Modernisation
Independent charities, foundations and think tanks
Independent of government, these organisations produce research that informs change in health care organisations. Produced from the perspective of their own remit for political or social change, research from these sources typically seeks to challenge established practices and ideas. As such they have produced briefings, responses and commentaries on NHS Reforms.
The King's Fund
The Nuffield Trust
A key part of the NHS Reform process is the transfer of Commissioning from Strategic Health Authorities [SHA's] and Primary Care Trusts [PCT's] to GP Commissioning Boards. The ongoing progress of this change is reported on the Commissioning Zone and the RCGP Centre for Commissioning.
Commissioning Zone - NHS NetworksRoyal College of General Practitioners - Centre for Commissioning
In the Media
Media Centres and News Agencies
Key organisations seek to lead and inform the debate about NHS Reform in the media. Media Centres push out information to the media through press releases - published online - and PR. Newspapers and other media also draw content from News Agencies such as Reuters.
Department of Health - Media CentreBritish Medical Association - Media CentreNHS Confederation - Media CentreReuters - News Agency
Guardian - Health PolicyGuardian - HealthThe Telegraph - Health NewsThe Independent - Health NewsBBC News - HealthBBC News- Step-by-step guide to NHS changes
British Medical Journal [BMJ]Health Service Journal [HSJ]
Key Documents for Health Reform - NWAS LIS