An Alternative Guide to the New NHS in England
Source: The King’s Fund
Link to main document http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-65/alternative-guide-new-nhs-england
Publication format: Animation video, with pdf and transcript available.
Date of publication: April 2013
Summary of driver: Overview of the new structure of the NHS – how the new organisations work and fit together.
Key features of driver:
- The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has resulted in the reorganisation of the NHS and creation of new NHS organisations and authorities.
- Identifies the new national organisations and regional bodies that exist.
- Shows the hierarchical relationships between these organisations.
- Explains the initial ideas behind the reorganisation of the NHS and what these have actually resulted in.
NHS England have also released a guide to the new NHS structure explaining the aims of the changes made to the NHS, and what the responsibilities of the various new organisations are Understanding the new NHS – A guide for everyone working and training within the NHS
Primary audience: All NHS Trusts and staff, organisations working with the NHS and the public.
Impact on library policy/practice:
Library services need to understand how the new NHS structure works so:
- so they know which organisations may fall within their customer base/ could be potential new customers.
- they can develop service level agreements with the new organisations.
- they can tailor their service offering towards their potential users’ specific roles and remits.
- need to re-procure resources or obtain new licences to accommodate their changing customer base.
- re-write policies, plans or strategies to align to the objectives and priorities of these organisations.
- identify gaps in their service provision and build up new services and resources to address them.
Date last updated: July 2014
Due for review: July 2015
Group member responsible: FG
Tagged: Organisational structure