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  • Language Controls for Healthcare Professionals

    There has been increasing concern that patients may be put at risk of harm through the poor English language skills of a minority of healthcare professionals. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Consultation on revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England

    The Department of Health is seeking views on proposed new statutory guidance to local authorities and NHS organisations. In line with duties under the Autism Act 2009, and following the publication on 2nd April 2014 of Think Autism the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) Triennial Review - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • NICE Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Triennial Review of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and arm’s length bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • A consultation on arrangements for the transfer of commissioning responsibility: renal dialysis services and morbid obesity surgery services.

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed transfer of commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis services and morbid obesity surgery services from NHS England to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). It asks what type of support CCGs will need from NHS England to be able to commission... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Triennial Review of the Commission on Human Medicines - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and arm’s length bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Triennial Review of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and arm’s length bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Age of sale for nicotine inhaling products

    The Children and Families Act 2014 gave the Secretary of State for Health the powers to legislate to introduce a minimum age of sale for nicotine products, such as electronic cigarettes, to protect the health of children and young people. The regulations would make it an offence for a retailer... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements (Amendment) Regulations 2015

    This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposal to amend the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regulations 2000, to bring NHS England’s primary care functions within the permitted scope of partnership arrangements between local authorities and health... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) Triennial Review - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Improving patient safety and openness

    Hard Truths stated that the Government would consult on proposals that organisations should reimburse part or all of the NHS Litigation Authority’s (NHSLA) compensation costs when they have not been open about a safety incident which subsequently becomes a claim for clinical negligence. The... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • A consultation to inform an update of the NHS Constitution

    We are consulting on how to update the NHS Constitution. The main changes proposed cover: Mental health Francis Recommendations Fundamental standards Transparency Armed Forces Covenant Responses to the consultation will feed into a revised... More
    Closed 4 years ago
  • Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation

    This UK-wide consultation, issued on behalf of the four UK Health Departments, seeks comments and views on two pharmacy related draft Orders being made under the powers in section 60 of the Health Act 1999 to introduce (a) a new defence, subject to certain conditions, for pharmacy professionals... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • 'No voice unheard, no right ignored' - a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions

    The Government is consulting over how to strengthen the rights of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues so they can live independently, be included in their community, and make choices about their own lives. The consultation explores a range of options on issues such... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Consultation on the implementation of the recommendations, principles and actions set out in the Freedom to Speak Up review

    This Government wants to ensure that the NHS is the safest and most transparent healthcare system in the world. To achieve this, individuals must feel safe to speak out and raise concerns. In addition, action must be taken when concerns are raised. The tragic and inexcusable failings at Mid... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • NHS Pay Review Body (NHSPRB) and the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) - Call for Evidence

    The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health (DH) to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. The Department has a stewardship and assurance function to ensure that the new system and its numerous reformed bodies are... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Customer Products and the Environment (COM) - Call for Evidence

    The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. The Department holds the key stewardship and assurance function in order to ensure that the new system and its numerous reformed... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Human Tissue Authority (HTA) Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. The Department has the key... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. The Department has a key... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Tobacco Products Directive

    Directive 2001/37/EC (TPD) lays down rules at EU level on the regulation of tobacco products. These rules have been in place for over a decade and in order to reflect scientific and market developments, and also international agreements under the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) - Call for Evidence

    The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. The Department has a stewardship and assurance role in respect of arm’s length bodies within the health and care system. The... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Objection mechanism to the pricing method for NHS services

    This consultation is about proposals to revise the objection mechanism to the pricing method for NHS services in England, which applies when proposals for the national tariff are published for consultation. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act) introduced a new independent,... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • General Osteopathic Council (Constitution) (Amendment) Order

    This is a public consultation regarding the governance of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), for those with an interest in professional regulation or osteopathy. We are seeking views on the proposal that aims to reduce the size of the GOsC’s governing council (the board), by making... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Refreshing the Public Health Outcomes Framework (2015)

    The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) sets out a high-level overview of public health outcomes, at national and local level, supported by a broad set of indicators. The indicators cover the full spectrum of what is understood as public health and what can be measured at the moment. The... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Consultation on revised guidance on the role of the responsible officer

    The RO Guidance provides a framework that responsible officers have a statutory obligation to have regard to under the ‘Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) Regulations 2010’. The guidance relates to the role of responsible officers nominated or appointed by bodies designated under the... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • National Framework for Children and Young People's Continuing Care

    Children and young people's continuing care is needed when a child or young person has complex needs which cannot be met by routinely commissioned universal or specialised services. This framework is intended to provide guidance for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities on... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Independent Patient Safety Investigation Service Expert Advisory Group – Call for Evidence

    In July 2015 the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, announced the Government’s intention to create a new independent patient safety investigation service (IPSIS). Operating from April 2016, IPSIS will offer support and guidance to health and care provider organisations... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Mandate to NHS England 2016-17

    The mandate to NHS England sets the government’s objectives for NHS England, as well as its budget. In doing so, the mandate sets direction for the NHS, and helps ensure the NHS is accountable to Parliament and the public. In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Secretary... More
    Closed 3 years ago
  • Branded medicines pricing

    The Department of Health is consulting on proposals to strengthen the arrangements for controlling the cost of branded medicines to the health service. The aim is to keep the Statutory Pricing Scheme in broad alignment with the voluntary Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme 2014 to allow... More
    Closed 3 years ago
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