Health policy

London Poverty Profile

The latest London Poverty Profile 2011 commissioned by Trust for London and conducted by the New Policy Institute has been published.

The key findings include:

An Overview of the Health Transition

Regional Voices has updated its briefing about the health transition and the implications for the voluntary and community sector (VCS), following the outcomes of the first Future Forum listening exercise.

Any Qualified Provider

The Health Secretary,  Andrew Lansley, has announced that the Government will open up more than £1bn of NHS services to competition from private companies and charities. 

Operational guidance to the NHS setting out plans to deliver the Government’s commitment to extending patient choice of provider has now been published.

The roll out will start with eight selected community and mental health services from April 2012.


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