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Corporate Duties under Health & Social Care Act 2012 (1718038)

I refer to Health and Social Care Act 2012 sections placed underneath, please send me with some promotional evidence from April 2013 up 31 December 2014 that the below 6 duties were done by you – (1) that you promoted NHS Constitution, (2) that you promoted patient choice, (3) that you promoted innovation, (4) that you promoted research, (5) that you promoted education / training and (6) that you promoted integration.

1. 4P Duty to promote NHS Constitution

(a) Each clinical commissioning group must, in the exercise of its functions—

(b) promote awareness of the NHS Constitution among patients, staff and members of the public.

See below.

2. 14V Duty as to patient choice

Each clinical commissioning group must, in the exercise of its functions, act with a view to enabling patients to make choices with respect to aspects of health services provided to them.

See below.

3. 14X Duty to promote innovation

Each clinical commissioning group must, in the exercise of its functions, promote innovation in the provision of health services (including innovation in the arrangements made for their provision).

See below.

4. 14Y Duty in respect of research

Each clinical commissioning group must, in the exercise of its functions, promote—

(a) research on matters relevant to the health service, and

(b) the use in the health service of evidence obtained from research.

See below.

5. 14Z Duty as to promoting education and training

Each clinical commissioning group must, in exercising its functions, have regard to the need to promote education and training for the persons mentioned in section 1F(1) so as to assist the Secretary of State in the discharge of the duty under that section.

See below.

6. 14Z1Duty as to promoting integration

(1) Each clinical commissioning group must exercise its functions with a view to securing that health services are provided in an integrated way where it considers that this would—

(a) improve the quality of those services (including the outcomes that are achieved from their provision),

(b) reduce inequalities between persons with respect to their ability to access those services, or

(c) reduce inequalities between persons with respect to the outcomes achieved for them by the provision of those services.

See below.

NHS Calderdale would like to refer you to its Annual Reports for 2013/14 and 2014/15.  The Annual Reports, published on our website (see below for link), will provide you with the information requested.  In particular, you may wish to refer to pp38-41 in the 2013/14 Annual Report and pp26-27 in the 2014/15 Annual Report.

https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/key-documents/

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