NHS: Social Enterprises

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to engage with social enterprise organisations in respect of the provision of healthcare.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government recognises the important role that social enterprise organisations play in the provision of healthcare, and is committed to ensuring that patients receive healthcare services from the providers that are most capable of meeting their needs and improving the quality of services that they provide.

The Department engages frequently with social enterprise organisations that provide healthcare in a wide variety of ways. This includes through initiatives such as the Mutuals Support Programme and the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund both run by Cabinet Office and the Technology Spin-out Fund launched earlier this year by the Department, Big Society Capital and local partnerships. As part of a recently published independent report commissioned by the Department on staff engagement and empowerment in the National Health Service, interviews were held with over thirty providers and workshops with over 150 stakeholders.

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