Useful Websites

Links to some useful websites are provided below

Useful Websites
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The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. They lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve. DH is a ministerial department, supported by 25 agencies and public bodies.
Nationally accountable for the outcomes achieved by the NHS, NHS England, formerly the Commissioning Board, will provide leadership for the new commissioning system. It will provide the support and direction necessary to improve quality and patient outcomes and safeguard the core values of the NHS.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. Their job is to make sure that care provided by hospitals, dentists, ambulances, care homes and services in people's own homes and elsewhere meets national standards of quality and safety.
Monitor's main duty is to protect and promote the interests of patients. They do this by regulating the provision of health care services to ensure it is effective, efficient and economic, and maintains or improves the quality of services.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is a ground-breaking data, information and technology resource for the health and care system and plays a fundamental role in driving better care, better services and better outcomes for patients. It supports the delivery of IT infrastructure, information systems and standards to ensure information flows efficiently and securely across the health and social care system to improve patient outcomes.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
Public Health England (PHE) works with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health and support healthier choices. PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health.
Healthwatch England is the new, independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. Their job is to argue for the consumer interest of all those who use health and social care services.
NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service that puts you in control of your healthcare. The website helps you make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England.
The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) will be responsible for overseeing the performance management and governance of NHS Trusts, including clinical quality, and managing their progress towards foundation trust status.
Heath Education England (HEE) will provide leadership for the new education and training system. It will ensure that the shape and skills of the future health and public health workforce evolve to sustain high quality outcomes for patients in the face of demographic and technological change.
The purpose of the Health Research Authority (HRA) is to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health research.

Information Last Updated: 1st April 2013