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Health and Social Care Act

This page shows the latest Health and Social Care Act news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

George Freeman re-appointed as UK life science minister

George Freeman re-appointed as UK life science minister

Health secretary remains. Jeremy Hunt has also kept his role as the health secretary - a position he has held since 2012 after taking over from Andrew Lansley. ... set under the formation created by the Health and Social Care Act (2012).

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  • Private sector on rise in England’s NHS, says BMJ Private sector on rise in England’s NHS, says BMJ

    A third of NHS contracts in England have been given to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force in April 2013, claims the British Medical ... Former health secretary Andrew Lansley's Health and Social Care Act was

  • England's Cancer Drugs Fund: Naughty or NICE? England's Cancer Drugs Fund: Naughty or NICE?

    to the changes from the Health and Social Care Act 2012. ... Bayer. 559. Free pricing. Since the creation of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in 1999, the pharmaceutical industry has fiercely protected its right to “ free

  • Pharmacists lack long-term confidence – survey Pharmacists lack long-term confidence – survey

    The creation of CCGs was one of the most controversial aspects of the UK Government's Health and Social Care Act (2012), which abolished NHS managers and replaced them with over ... result, and warn that this could have a knock-on effect for patients.

  • NICE consults on what makes good social care NICE consults on what makes good social care

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has launched a public consultation on what factors should feature in its forthcoming social care guidance. ... It will also become a non-departmental public body as part of plans previously

  • First wave of CCGs authorised First wave of CCGs authorised

    and commission health services from April 2013. ... CCGs were set up under the Health and Social Care Act and will next year replace Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) by handing responsibility for hospital, community health and mental health services

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  • NICE and ‘ultra orphans’ NICE and ‘ultra orphans’

    The UK's health technology assessment (HTA) landscape for orphan drugs changed in April last year as reverberations from the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, which ushered in the biggest ... Whether there are significant benefits other than health,

  • Interview: David Haslam, NICE Interview: David Haslam, NICE

    Since the UK government passed the UK Health and Social Care Act in 2012, few NHS-related bodies in England have been safe. ... If you were inventing a care system from scratch in a new country, nobody would dream of separating health and social care,”

  • Revamping the NHS and the challenges for pharma Revamping the NHS and the challenges for pharma

    s Health and Social Care Act. ... Open Health Care UK and Mastodon C will develop software to help the new CCGs target local GPs whose prescribing practices are expensive.

  • Pharma–payer partnerships – rhetoric or reality? Pharma–payer partnerships – rhetoric or reality?

    Recently in the UK, the Health and Social Care Act provided a framework to promote joint working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry. ... The class is likely to replace the current standard of care (warfarin) which has been around for over

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