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NHS: Reorganisation

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23 October 2014 to the Urgent Question on Five Year Forward View, Official Report, column 1044, if he will ensure that Hartlepool constituency is a pilot area for (a) the introduction of Multispecialty Community Providers and (b) such a provider taking over the running of the local hospital.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23 October 2014 to the Urgent Question on Five Year Forward View, Official Report, column 1044, what steps he has taken to ensure that NHS England and Monitor work together to consider whether adjustments are needed to the NHS payment regime to reflect the costs of delivering safe and efficient services for smaller hospitals providers relative to large providers.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23 October 2014 to the Urgent Question on Five Year Forward View, Official Report, column 1044, what the process is that will ensure that the local NHS Foundation Trust is able to open GP surgeries with registered lists.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23 October 2014 to the Urgent Question on Five Year Forward View, Official Report, column 1044, if he will ensure that Hartlepool constituency is a pilot area for the introduction of Primary and Acute Care Services.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Answer of 23 October 2014 to the Urgent Question on Five Year Forward View, Official Report, column 1044, if he will ensure that Hartlepool constituency is a pilot area for the pooling of health and social care budgets between the NHS and the local authority delegated to Multispecialty Community Providers.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The work announced in the Five Year Forward View relating to:

- piloting the introduction of Multispecialty Community Providers and such providers taking over the running of their local hospital;

- piloting the pooling of health and social care budgets between the National Health Service and the local authority delegated to Multispecialty Community Providers;

- piloting the introduction of Primary and Acute Care Services; and

- the process is that will ensure that Foundation Trusts are able to open general practitioner surgeries with registered lists is now being developed by NHS England, Monitor, the Trust Development Authority, the Care Quality Commission, Public Health England and Health Education England. Sector involvement will be essential to this future work and more details about how they will be taking this work forward, and who they will be engaging, will be announced by them in due course.

Monitor and NHS England share responsibility for the payment system. As set out in the Five Year Forward View, NHS England and Monitor have committed to working together to consider whether any adjustments are needed to the NHS payment regime to reflect the costs of delivering safe and efficient services for smaller providers relative to larger ones.

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