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Further amendments in response to NHS Future Forum

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New amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill.

New Government amendments to make further changes to the Health and Social Care Bill are now available . These continue the process of taking forward recommendations made by the NHS Future Forum, as well as from the wider listening exercise. The majority of amendments include changing the name of ‘commissioning consortia’ to ‘clinical commissioning groups’.

Alongside these amendments, we are also publishing:

Briefing notes on Government amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill: Report stage.
- A guide to the amendments

Securing continued access to NHS services
- This explains the Government’s proposals to secure continued access to NHS services. It is accompanied by a technical annex.

In addition to this, we have also published frequently asked questions about the Bill

The amendments are set to be discussed by Parliament during the Bill’s Report stage in the House of Commons on 6th and 7th September. Further information about the Bill is available on the Parliament website