National Health and Care Service General Scheme 2017

Closed 12 Sep 2017

Opened 2 Aug 2017

Results updated 22 Jan 2018

The Department of Health and Social Security consulted on both a National Health and Care Service General Scheme and an NHCS Charter. This initial report summarises the responses to both consultations. In respect of the Scheme the summary document groups the feedback into themes and, where appropriate, includes an initial response from the DHSC. It does not set out any final policy proposals, as these are being reviewed before the Scheme is taken to Tynwald for approval. The Scheme covers three main areas: a commitment to the provision of a range of health services; services commissioned by the department (e.g. general practitioners); and, charges and contributions. In the area of charges and contributions, the department proposed changes to the systems for prescription charges, sight tests and dental treatment - with the aim being harmonisation, fairness and consistency. More than 300 responses were received by the DHSC from individuals and organisations, and a wide range of opinions were expressed.



To seek views on the draft National Health and Care Service General Scheme 2017, which provides detail about various deliverables under the National Health and Care Service Act 2016; specifically the Department of Health and Social Care’s commitments towards the provision of care and the realigning of charges and contributions.

Why your views matter

We are consulting because this is an important piece of new legislation which will have implications for both the public and stakeholders.

What happens next

All responses to this consultation will be carefully considered and appropriate adjustments to the Scheme will be made before it is sent to Tynwald for approval.


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