Department of Health
|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
Plan to reduce health and care red tape burden
Department of Health to challenge bureaucratic red tape on health and social care frontline, to increase focus on patient contact and care.
Minister for Health Lord Prior is setting up the Burden Reduction Challenge Panel in partnership with NHS Providers, NHS Confederation and Care England.
The panel will look at evidence of both the burdens and benefits of current NHS and social care regulatory activity and will then challenge their use and necessity. Regulatory activity judged to be unnecessary by the panel and relevant officials will be amended or removed.
The organisations will engage health professionals to provide evidence that will feed into the panel. The panel’s first session will focus on data and information requests, at both national and local level.
Lord Prior said:
To address fundamentally the burden of red tape across health and social care, we need to look through the lens of those on the frontline. We will make changes to deliver tangible benefits for both staff and patients.
The panel represents a commitment by all members to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on front line staff, increasing focus on patient contact and care.
Panel members will include senior figures from the Department of Health, its arm’s length bodies, and membership organisations.
Please help us improve our website by taking part in this short survey
Latest News from
Department of Health
England world leaders in the use of whole genome sequencing to diagnose TB29/03/2017 11:15:00
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is now being used to identify different strains of tuberculosis (TB), announced Public Health England yesterday.
Harlow pupils get a lesson in science from Public Health England28/03/2017 15:25:00
Hundreds of pupils in Harlow take part in interactive workshops with scientists as part of National British Science Week.
New survey of mums reveals perceived barriers to breastfeeding28/03/2017 13:05:00
The proportion of new mothers who are still breastfeeding after 2 months drops by 40%, according to data from PHE and NHS England.
Alcohol industry updating the health information on its labels27/03/2017 10:05:00
The alcohol industry is updating the health information on its labels, to reflect the latest scientific evidence.