NHS Providers publish Proposals for possible changes to legislation

The NHS long term plan sets out NHS England’s and NHS Improvement’s (NHSE/I) view that the current policy direction towards collaboration and integration within local systems can “generally” be achieved within the current statutory framework, but that “legislative change would support more rapid progress”. The plan included an overview of barriers to collaborative working which NHSE/I would like to address via legislative change.

The briefing document summarises NHSE/I’s proposals and gives NHS Providers’ initial analysis, as well as the press statement.

A number of questions have been set out for members, and comments should be sent to Ferelith Gaze (ferelith.gaze@nhsproviders.org ) by 22 March to ensure they can be properly reflected in the response.