Right to Request - Part 2

This area of the site is to support the work that Entreprenurses CIC is doing on the Right to Request initiative in conjunction with the Department of Health and the Social Enterprise Coalition.

The following video presentation is Part 2 of the 3-part workshop on "Right to Request"

(Click on the bottom left buton to play the clip. To make the video larger, click on the Google button and select "go to Google video")

To see part 1, click here

To see part 3, click here

To see the Guide to Legal Structures, click here

To see the Guide to Pensions, TUPE & HR, click here

To see the Guide to Finance Part 1, click here

The ‘right to request’ is part of a bigger vision for the future of the NHS as set out in High Quality Care For All: NHS Next Stage Review Final Report published in June 2008.

This guide aims to support NHS staff who are thinking of taking up the ‘right to request’ and setting up a social enterprise to deliver healthcare services to NHS patients, free at the point of delivery. It tries to answer some the questions you may have about setting up a social enterprise, setting out some of the benefits, but also the risks and challenges involved and helping you to decide if this is the right decision for you. It goes on to help you identify the next steps you will need to take in developing your business case and planning the future of your social enterprise, and how to find further information.

Download the guide - Social Enterprise - Making a Difference: a guide to the Right to Request (PDF, 1020K)

Download summary leaflet - Social Enterprise - Making a Difference: a guide to the Right to Request (PDF, 346K)

Business case template for making a right to request

A template is being developed to provide advice on how to write a business case when making a right to request. It provides a model to follow when putting the business case together as well as advice and guidance on how to do this. the template will be available in the near future.

Workshops on right to request

The Social Enterprise Coalition is organising a series of workshops, on behalf of the Department of Health, to help people find out more about the ‘right to request’ and the information in the guide, Social Enterprise – Making a Difference. The workshops will be an opportunity for participants to:

  • find out more about social enterprise;
  • find out more about writing a business case;
  • ask practical questions about issues such as legal models and HR;
  • and make informed choices about the right to request.

Workshops will take place on the following dates:

  • London - 13 January, 2009
  • Birmingham - 15 January 2009
  • Leeds - 21 January, 2009


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Introduction to Right to Request Part 1
Introduction to Right to Request Part 2
Introduction to Right to Request Part 3
Guide to Pensions, TUPE and HR
Guide to Legal structures
Guide to Finance Part 1