Nuffield Trust warns against ‘big stick’
The government should avoid the temptation to over-regulate the health service or to take a ‘big stick’ approach to getting trusts to improve, the Nuffield Trust has said.
PM tells trusts to publish patient views
The government is to formally require NHS organisations to publicly publish new data on performance and patient and staff views on their service.
NHS Choices to publish Quality Accounts
The Department of Health has approved plans for healthcare providers to publish annual Quality Accounts on the NHS Choices website in an effort to increase accountability, drive quality and improve patient choice. The plans follow a three month public consultation, which finished in December, on the proposed framework for Quality Accounts, ahead of the legal […]
Data quality held to quality account
The Department of Health wants NHS organisations to publish details of their data quality as part of its plans for Quality Accounts, which will be mandatory for hospitals from next year and for primary care from 2011. A public consultation on the proposed framework for Quality Accounts has been launched by the DH ahead of […]
MPs cast doubt on Darzi reforms
The future pay of NHS managers should be linked to their data-analysis abilities, according to MPs concerned about the health service’s capacity to implement Lord Darzi’s health service reforms. In a report on the Next Stage Review of the NHS, the House of Commons Health Committee says primary care trusts “lack analytical and planning skills” […]