The voluntary and community sector in health – implications of the proposed NHS reforms – The King’s Fund – 2011

Posted on June 29, 2011. Filed under: Community Services, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

The voluntary and community sector in health – implications of the proposed NHS reforms – The King’s Fund – 2011
ISBN: 978 1 85717 621 6

Extract from the executive summary:
“The government’s health and social care White Paper and subsequent Health and Social Care Bill (House of Commons Bill 2010–11) set out clear aspirations for the voluntary and community sector as a provider of health services, a source of support for commissioning, and a partner in tackling health inequalities. However, the proposed reforms present a number of challenges and risks.”  … continues

Introduction 1
Context 2
The sector’s current involvement in health 2
The financial and demographic context 4
The Health and Social Care Bill 5
The sector’s future involvement in health 8
Can the aspirations for the sector be realised? 11
How will the sector be able to operate in a competitive market? 12
How will the sector be able to engage with the right partners? 16
Will the sector be able to support the health inequalities agenda? 18
What can the sector do to succeed in the new system? 20
Conclusion 23
The best-case scenario 23
The worst-case scenario 24
What next? 25
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