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Health Services: Finance

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons health care providers not working for or on behalf of the NHS will not be required to publish quality accounts, as referred to on page 51 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432. (221115)

The remit of Lord Darziā€™s Next Stage Review was to consider the future of the national health service, not health care in general. Independent health care providers who are currently subject to regulation by the Healthcare Commission are required to publish information about their services and, subject to passage in Parliament, similar regulatory requirements will be laid on all providers registered by the Care Quality Commission.