Palliative Care

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 7 July 2023.

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Photo of John Penrose John Penrose Conservative, Weston-Super-Mare

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how he will (a) monitor, (b) assess and (c) report on the delivery by Integrated Care Boards of the duty to meet population need for palliative and end of life care under the Health and Care Act 2022.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Integrated care boards (ICBs) are responsible for arranging healthcare services which meet the reasonable needs of the people for whom they are responsible. NHS England formally oversees ICBs and has a legal duty to annually assess and publish the performance of each ICB. In addition, the Care Quality Commission system assessments provide an independent assurance to the public and Parliament.

NHS England has also begun analysis of the recently submitted ICB Joint Forward Plans against the legal statutory duty to commission services that meet the palliative and end of life care needs of local populations through a whole-system approach. This analysis will be used internally to help focus support ICBs in the implementation of their statutory duty under the Health and Care Act 2022. Furthermore, it will enable identification of where more targeted support is required in addition to the system-wide support offered nationally.

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