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Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

With reference to the planned Health & Care Bill, please tell me:

- How the Care Act 2014 will remain in position when the Care Act details specifically Local Authorities duties in relation to Social Care for vulnerable people, when the Health & Care Bill places Integrated Care Boards instead, as responsible? Will the Care Act 2014 be changed to stated it now applies to Integrated Care Boards, in line with the Health & Care Bill, or will the Care Act 2014 now cease to exist?

- With the abolision of CCGs, who will remain responsible for S117 Aftercare, as stated in the Mental Health Act, and where will this be clearly detailed? "Who Pays?" will need to be re-written to avoid a sudden deluge of Court Cases.

- Why is there no mention in Health & Care Bill of Adult Safeguarding Procedures? Where can I find these?

- Ensuring National Health Services is a large and wide job. It took an entire Organisation, NHS England to manage. Where will the staff be aquired from for the Secretary of State to directly manage and provide these Services?

- How much money, and where is the source of the money, that Hospitals will be provided to build "Rehabilitation" Wards? How will these be staffed?

- How will Secretary of State for Health and Care meet his obligations to the Autism Acts, the World Health Organisation Act on Autism, and the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilies?

- What rules will govern how, and how much or many Mental Health and Psychological Therapy Services have to be provided in each area?

- What Provision is there to ensure there are not "Hotspots" of Health provision and spots of low Health provision, or Health poverty?

- Where can I find an Impact Assessment for the Health & Care Bill? If there was not one, please justify why?

- When, where, how was there a Public Consultation on this Bill, how were Participants Recruited, and what was the sample size?

- Given the significant reduction in spend on Health Services this Bill will cause, where will the remaining money UK citizens spend on taxes go?

- Will current NHS England Policies, e.g. CTR Policiy, Safe and Well Reviews, Challenging Behaviour Policies, NHS Constitution, still be fully implemented if the Health & Care Bill is enacted?

- Where can I find an Accessible Information version of your Document (Proposed Bill), written in plain English?


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Dear Elizabeth,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref:FOI-1386596).

Yours sincerely, 

Freedom of Information Team
Department of Health and Social Care

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