It is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs), including Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT, within the national health service to develop locally the levels of service described in the “National Service Framework (NSF) for Long-term (Neurological) Conditions”. The NSF has a 10-year implementation programme from its publication in March 2005, with flexibility for organisations to set the pace of change locally to take account of differences in local priorities and needs. Copies of the NSF is available in the Library.
Information on the progress that has been achieved locally with regard to the implementation of the targets set out in the NSF can be obtained direct from Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT.
It is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs), including Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT, within the national health service to commission services for their resident population, including end of life care, based on assessments of local needs and priorities. The NHS has been required to set out action plans to achieve compliance with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendations on supportive and palliative care. Implementation is being monitored by strategic health authorities (SHAs).
Information on the rate of progress locally can be obtained through the North West SHA.