This Commons Library briefing provides an overview of the funding and accountability relationships within this NHS in England, and an introduction to the roles of key organisations including NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission. This briefing also highlights some key health policy issues, including patient safety, funding, and the integration of health and social care.Jump to full report >>
This Commons Library briefing on the structure of the NHS in England provides an overview of the funding and accountability relationships in the English NHS. It offers an introduction to the roles of key organisations, including:
It also covers:
This briefing highlights some of the key health policy issues, including patient safety, funding, and the redesign of services. It also provides a summary of the NHS Five Year Forward View and Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).
Health policy is a largely devolved matter and this briefing is primarily concerned with the structure of the NHS in England, however, a brief summary on the health systems in the other parts of the UK (with links to further information) is also included.