DH: The Department of Health has launched a consultation (closes 17 June 2008)to seek views on the registration of health and adult social care providers, including the regulation of primary care services to ensure patients continue to receive safe, good quality care closer to home.
'A consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers' puts forward proposals on which services will be required to register with the new regulator and the requirements that they will need to meet. This will include the registration of primary care services, which now provide more complex services to a high volume of patients in community settings.
Press release ~ 'A consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers' ~ 'The future regulation of health and adult social care in England' ~ Health and Social Care Bill ~ Regulatory Bodies ~ Care Quality Commission (CQC)
ScotParl: The Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee has launched a review (closes Friday 30 May 2008) of the Parliament's process for scrutinising the Scottish Government's budget. The scrutiny of the budget for the 2008-09 financial year was completed in February and the Committee is now seeking views on the current process and how it can be improved.