Proposed legislation on health and social care

The Care Bill, proposed legislation covering health and social care announced in last week’s Queen’s Speech, has been published (10th May).

Split into three parts, it covers

  • Reform of care and support,
  • Response to the Francis Inquiry on failings at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital with Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals and care homes and new powers for the Chief Inspector of Hospitals,
  • and the establishment of Health Education England and the Health Research Authority.

See government press release at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-publishes-care-bill.

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