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Health and Social Care Bill 2010-12

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Mr Andrew Lansley
Department of Health
Earl Howe
Department of Health

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • Report stage: House of Lords Report stage: House of Lords | 06.03.2012

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 119 2010-12 [as amended in Committee] | PDF version, 1MB 22.12.2011

Latest news on the Bill

Line by line examination of the Bill took place during the fourth day of report stage on 29 February. Amendments discussed covered clauses 22, 24-26, 30, 31, 35, 39, 51 and 52 of the Bill.

A fifth day of report stage is scheduled for 6 March.

Summary of the Bill

The Bill proposes to create an independent NHS Board, promote patient choice, and to reduce NHS administration costs.

Key areas

  • establishes an independent NHS Board to allocate resources and provide commissioning guidance
  • increases GPs’ powers to commission services on behalf of their patients
  • strengthens the role of the Care Quality Commission
  • develops Monitor, the body that currently regulates NHS foundation trusts, into an economic regulator to oversee aspects of access and competition in the NHS
  • cuts the number of health bodies to help meet the Government's commitment to cut NHS administration costs by a third, including abolishing Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities.

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