Consultation responses

The Shelford Group regularly submits responses to health and social care consultations led by government, the Health and Social Care select committee and other bodies.

Download our responses below and contact info@shelfordgroup.org if you have any further queries.

Labour Party consultation: Public services that work from the start - March 2023

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The Labour Party’s Policy Forum was looking for submissions of evidence about public services to its “Public services that work from the start” consultation – including the NHS, healthcare, social care, education and youth services. The Commission meets regularly to consider evidence and submissions, identify challenges, and develop Labour policy in these areas. All evidence is considered as part of the democratic policy making process.

Health and Social Care Committee call for proposals into prevention in health and social care - January 2023

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The Health and Social Care Committee has launched a major new inquiry into health prevention.

For the first stage of the inquiry, they wanted to hear from researchers, organisations and individuals interested in or working in preventative healthcare.

UK commercial clinical trials landscape - February 2023

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The government appointed Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Partner at consultancy firm Newmarket Strategy, Board Member of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), and former Health Minister, to conduct an independent review into the UK commercial clinical trials landscape.

The review will offer recommendations on how commercial clinical trials can help the life sciences sector unlock UK growth and investment opportunities. This will also advise on how to resolve key challenges in conducting commercial clinical trials in the UK.

Hewitt integrated care review - December 2022

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This review considers how the oversight and governance of integrated care systems (ICSs) can best enable them to succeed, balancing greater autonomy and robust accountability with a particular focus on real time data shared digitally with the Department of Health and Social Care, and on the availability and use of data across the health and care system for transparency and improvement. It covers ICSs in England and the NHS targets and priorities for which integrated care boards (ICBs) are accountable, including those set out in the government’s mandate to NHS England.