The European Union (EU) has published 2 new commission directives on the coding and import of tissues and cells for human application.
The coding directive establishes a coding system to ensure the traceability of all human tissue and cells intended for human application, at all stages from...More
This consultation sets out, and seeks views on, the special appeals mechanism that offers financial and other support for those with chronic hepatitis C infection.
The department has developed a special appeals mechanism, called the special category mechanism (SCM), for those with chronic...More
This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce a system of Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) for lower value clinical negligence claims. The FRC scheme will apply across the NHS, not-for-profit and private healthcare providers in England and Wales. It will not apply to Scotland or Northern...More
This consultation seeks views on whether legislation should be changed to allow schools to choose to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for use in emergencies.
Currently, AAIs are prescription only medicines, which means that schools cannot keep spares for use in emergencies. Following...More
Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment - Protected Disclosure) Regulations
The Freedom to Speak Up Review concluded (in Feburary 2015) that ‘individuals are suffering, or at risk of suffering, serious detriments in seeking re-employment in the health service after making a protected...More
England is a safe place to give birth, and every year thousands of babies are safely delivered to delighted parents by experienced and dedicated NHS staff. This is the outcome that all families expect and the vast majority of families experience. However, tragedies can sometimes occur, and babies...More
The government proposes to increase the number of student places at English medical schools by 1,500. The first 500 places will be allocated to medical schools and will be available to students in September 2018.
A further 1,000 places will be allocated through a competitive bidding process -...More