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  • Appropriate clinical negligence cover

    Healthcare professionals are required to hold appropriate clinical negligence indemnity cover to cover the costs of claims and damages awarded to patients arising out of negligence. Clinical negligence indemnity cover pays for the compensation costs and legal fees that arise as a result of... More
    Opened 6 December 2018
  • The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regualtions 2018: A Public Consultation

    This consultation seeks feedback on proposals for regulations necessary to ensure certain aspects of the law relating to nutrition continue to operate effectively after the UK has left the EU in the unlikely event of a no deal scenario. The consultation covers legislation relating to:... More
    Opened 3 December 2018
  • Integrated Care Provider Directions

    As we live longer and more of us develop complex and/or long term medical conditions, it is increasingly important that providers of NHS services work together with each other and providers of social care and public health services to ensure we get the support we need to stay well. In some... More
    Opened 11 October 2018
  • Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - No Deal

    We seek feedback on the practical changes that will affect the tobacco and e-cigarette industries if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. We welcome feedback on any practical issues that you think should be considered as part of the implementation of changes. Current regulations for... More
    Opened 8 October 2018
  • MHRA EU Exit no-deal contingency legislation for the regulation of medicines and medical devices

    This consultation seeks your views on how the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) legislation and regulatory processes would have to be modified in the event of the UK not securing a deal with the EU after the UK’s exit, with no Implementation Period. This... More
    Opened 4 October 2018
  • Mandating calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector

    Currently, nearly one in four children in England are obese or overweight by the time they start primary school, and this rises to one in three by the time they leave primary school. Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, and obesity in adulthood increases an individual’s... More
    Opened 14 September 2018
  • Sale of energy drinks to children

    Energy drinks are soft drinks that contain higher levels of caffeine than other soft drinks, and may also contain a lot of sugar (though low- or zero-calorie energy drinks are available). Evidence suggests that excessive consumption of energy drinks by children is linked to negative... More
    Opened 30 August 2018
  • Gluten-free food on NHS prescription in England

    Our new consultation follows on from the March 2017 consultation, 'Availability of gluten-free foods on prescription.' Our new consultation document is available at the link, below, under the heading 'Documents.' It explains the changes we are making and provides a copy of the draft regulations.... More
    Opened 21 August 2018
  • Charging for technology appraisal and highly specialised technology recommendations and miscellaneous amendments to NICE legislation

    NICE's technology appraisal and highly specialised technology programmes, together with the associated requirement for NHS commissioners and local authorities as appropriate to fund recommended treatments, play a vital role in ensuring access for NHS patients to new and cost-effective... More
    Opened 10 August 2018
  • Changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded health service medicines

    The statutory scheme for pharmaceutical pricing safeguards the financial position of the NHS by limiting the cost of branded health service medicines for companies who choose not to join the accompanying voluntary Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS). The current voluntary... More
    Opened 7 August 2018
  • Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation: Two Draft Section 60 Orders

    The Health Departments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are committed to delivering a modern approach to healthcare regulation, which promotes patient safety whilst supporting health professionals and the development of quality systems. In line with this, and with broader... More
    Opened 19 June 2018
  • High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions

    This is a public consultation on the safety and security arrangements for the three high security psychiatric hospitals in England (Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton). It aims to provide both individuals and organisations with the opportunity to give their views and opinions on the... More
    Opened 31 May 2018
  • A consultation on extending legal rights to have for personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

    Within the NHS, there is an ever-growing shift towards personalisation of health and care. It is clear that choice and personalisation matter to people; uptake of personalised health and care plans within the NHS has increased annually since implementation, and evidence suggests that by providing... More
    Opened 6 April 2018
  • Dementia 2020 Challenge - 2018 Review

    In 2015, we launched the Dementia 2020 Challenge. The Challenge aimed to make England, by 2020, the best country in the world for dementia care, support, research and awareness. The subsequent 2016 Implementation Plan set out a series of commitments and objectives for a range of organisations. ... More
    Opened 20 March 2018
  • Independent Mental Health Act Review Carer Survey

    Introduction The Mental Health Act 1983 is the law in England and Wales that covers assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental disorder. This includes when a person can be admitted, detained, and treated in hospital without their agreement. This Independent... More
    Opened 16 March 2018
  • A Consultation on Low Alcohol Descriptors

    The Food Labelling Regulations 1996 set out in law rules for how low alcohol drinks (those of 1.2% alcohol by volume, ABV, or less) may be described. These rules on the use of low alcohol descriptors aim to protect the public and inform consumers. The regulations are due to expire on 13 December... More
    Opened 15 March 2018
  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Parental Order) Regulations consultation

    The Department of Health laid a remedial order in Parliament for scrutiny in November 2017. This order addresses an incompatibility in Section 54 of The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008, which is concerned with applications for parental orders, which transfers legal parenthood after a... More
    Opened 8 March 2018
  • Consultation on the Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for Vaccination Programmes & Procurement (CEMIPP) Report

    The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), is the independent expert committee that advises ministers on the introduction of new, and changes to existing, vaccination programmes in the UK. They asked that the methodology they use to appraise the cost–effectiveness of... More
    Opened 26 February 2018
  • Facing the facts, shaping the future - Adult social care workforce consultation

    In December 2017, Health Education England (HEE) published Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 and launched a consultation to inform the development of a health and care workforce strategy for publication this summer. The Department... More
    Opened 20 February 2018
  • Sharing data for the "NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England" (Innovation Scorecard) publication

    This consultation seeks views from companies who produce medical technologies, and diagnostic products, about sharing their data with NHS Digital so that it can be published on the " NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England" ( Innovation Scorecard ) publication . This... More
    Opened 5 February 2018
  • Call for evidence - local authority public health prescribed activity

    This document is seeking evidence on the prescribing in regulations of specific local authority public health activity and invites responses by 17 April 2018. The Government remains committed to the primary legislative framework for public health which was established in 2012, and the existing... More
    Opened 23 January 2018
  • Group Accounting Manual 2018-19 Consultation

    All bodies within the Department of Health and Social Care accounting boundary (DHSC group bodies) must publish annual reports and accounts. Clear and transparent reporting helps the entity − as well as the users of the entity’s annual report and accounts − understand and scrutinise the... More
    Opened 22 January 2018
  • Reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention

    The Department of Health is consulting on draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs. The consultation is seeking views on how well this draft... More
    Opened 29 November 2017
  • Knowledge and Skills Statements for social workers in adult services 2017

    The Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) are central to the government’s drive to improve social work education, training and career development. Developed in partnership with social workers, educators, employers and user groups, they provide a consistent, practice-focused approach across the... More
    Opened 28 November 2017
  • NHS pension scheme: proposed changes to regulations 2018

    The Department of Health is consulting on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations. Proposed changes include: the removal of the need for a nomination form for unmarried or cohabiting partners to claim survivor pensions ensuring access to the pension scheme for staff... More
    Opened 8 November 2017
  • Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation

    The UK's model of professional regulation for healthcare professionals has become complex and outdated. It needs to change to protect patients better, to support our health services and to help the workforce meet future challenges. Better and more responsive healthcare professional regulation is a... More
    Opened 31 October 2017
  • Regulation of Nursing Associates in England

    The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 is the NMC’s governing legislation that sets out its powers and duties. Amendments need to be made to the Nursing and Midwifery Order to provide the NMC with the necessary legal powers to effectively regulate the nursing associate profession. It is intended... More
    Opened 16 October 2017
  • The Regulation of Medical Associate Professions in the UK

    All four UK health departments recognise the important contributions that can be made to the delivery of safe, accessible and high quality care for patients through the enhancement of existing roles and the introduction of new roles. Four of these existing roles can be grouped under the... More
    Opened 12 October 2017
  • New proposal to expand the scope of performance assessments of providers regulated by the Care Quality Commision (September 2017)

    The Department of Health proposes to amend the Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) Regulations 2014 so that the Care Quality Commission has a duty to rate all providers of regulated activities, except for some specific registered service providers or regulated... More
    Opened 12 September 2017
  • Accountable Care Models Contract: Proposed changes to regulations

    On 4 August 2017 NHSE published an updated draft of the NHS Standard Contract – NHS Standard Contract (Accountable Care Models) (ACO Contract) and support package . This contract is a variant of the generic NHS Standard Contract applicable for integrated service provision. NHSE will continue... More
    Opened 11 September 2017
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