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Thousands of frontline NHS staff take control of £900 million of services

 

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Thousands of frontline NHS staff take control of £900 million of services

Thousands of frontline NHS staff are taking control of the services they deliver in a drive to transform patient care and improve health outcomes, secretary of state for health Andrew Lansley has announced.

Thirty-two projects will form the third wave of NHS organisations that want to set up social enterprises through the NHS Right to Request scheme that gives public sector workers the opportunity to become their own bosses.

Unveiling the third wave proposals, health secretary Andrew Lansley also announced an additional £4.4million will be made available through the Department’s Social Enterprise Investment Fund. This money will support the successful Right to Request schemes and encourage others who wish to become social enterprises. More ….