Clause 101

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 22nd January 2008.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Shadow Minister, Health 11:45 am, 22nd January 2008

New clause 12 is a simple motion, which would require co-ordination between the OHPA and the CHRE. In practice, I am fairly sure that the bodies would communicate anyway, but the thrust of regulation appears to be to try to streamline and unify the mode and style of regulation. In the briefing that the CHRE provided to some of us, it said that it expected the procedures of the new body and those of the regulators to be harmonised over time, where appropriate, so in the interests of overall best practice, it would be helpful to impose a duty on both the OHPA and the CHRE to ensure that the whole matter is joined up and that any changes are made with the maximum exchange of information.