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Archive of: April, 2004

  • Healthcare Commission

    The SHCA welcomes the creation of the Healthcare Commission. Our response to the Commission’s corporate plan for 2004-08 highlights a number of ways in which the interests of specialised services could be protected and promoted to the benefit of commissioners, users and providers.

    • Click here to read SHCA Response to Healthcare Commission Corporate Plan 2004-08
  • Standards in Healthcare

    The DH has sought views on a range of core and developmental standards for healthcare in England . These are of major importance, not least as a starting point for the work of the Healthcare Commission. The SHCA ‘s response emphasises the importance of commissioning and specialised services featuring in the standards if the needs of many hundreds of thousands of patients are to be protected as part of an integrated National Health Service.