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  • 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
    Closed 1 day ago
  • 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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • 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    The Department of Health is consulting on draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • 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    The UK's model of professional regulation for healthcare professionals has become complex and outdated.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
    Closed 1 month ago
  • 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 2 months ago
  • Proposed legal requirements to provide information about health service products

    The Government is seeking views on draft requirements for the provision of information realted to the sales and purchases of health service products. The proposed Regulations contain a range of requirements on different actors in the supply chain for medicines, medical supplies and other related... More
    Closed 3 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 4 months ago
  • 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
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Proposed changes to the statutory scheme to control the cost of branded health service medicines

    Building on the consultation run in 2015, the Government is consulting further on proposals to amend the statutory scheme that controls the prices of branded health service medicines. The changes aim to align the cost savings to the NHS generated by the scheme more closely with those made by the... More
    Closed 4 months ago
  • Regulations on medical exposures to ionising radiation

    This consultation seeks views on the regulations for the transposition and implementation of the medical exposures aspects of the European Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom of 5 December 2013. The Directive lays down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from medical... More
    Closed 7 months ago
  • NHS prescribing of gluten-free foods

    Our consultation asks for your views on Department of Health proposals to make changes to the availability of gluten-free foods that are prescribed on the NHS. More
    Closed 8 months ago
  • Expansion of Undergraduate Medical Education

    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
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Introducing a Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme for Severe Avoidable Birth Injury

    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
    Closed 9 months ago
  • Protecting whistleblowers seeking jobs in the NHS

    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
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors

    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.... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in lower value clinical negligence claims

    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
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Infected blood: special category mechanism and financial and other support in England

    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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Coding and import regulations for human tissue and cells

    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
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Work, health and disability: consultation

    This government wants to help everyone to be able to enjoy the independence, security and good health that being in work can bring. We know that the right type of work is good for an individual’s physical and mental health. Work can bring other benefits - introduce a sense of purpose, raise... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Dementia: care, support and awareness

    The Government’s aim is for England to be the best place in the world for people with dementia, their families and carers to live and the best place to undertake research into dementia. We want to hear first-hand from people with dementia, their families and carers if we are making a... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Updated CVI form and explanatory notes

    The Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) form and the 'Explanatory notes for consultant ophthalmologists and hospital eye clinic staff in England' (ENs) has been updated by a group of stakeholders led by the Department of Health and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to clarify who should be... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Providing a 'safe space' in healthcare safety investigations

    We want NHS staff to learn from their experiences as care givers, including from any mistakes they may have made. Sometimes staff fear that they will be blamed for making mistakes, which makes them reluctant to discuss their experiences. We therefore want to create a ‘safe space’ – where... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Regulatory Fees for Tobacco Products

    The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, which implement the Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU, require businesses to notify of the placing on the UK market of tobacco and herbal products for smoking and require the testing of cigarettes for levels of tar, nicotine and carbon... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Allocating 2017-18 funding to disregard war pensions in social care financial assessments

    There are two schemes which make payments to armed forces veterans who have been injured on active service. Currently the two schemes are treated differently by local authorities when making a financial assessment to determine what a person can afford to contribute to the costs of their care and... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Scope of performance assessments of providers regulated by the Care Quality Commission

    The Care Act 2014 placed a duty on the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out performance assessments of providers of health and adult social care services. The summary of these performance assessments would be provided in the form of a rating. Since the CQC began publishing ratings in... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • New data security standards and opt-out models for health and social care

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed health data security standards and the consent/opt-outs model. We would like to hear from health and care professionals and organisations and the public. The consultation follows an independent review of data security and consent by National Data... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • How can we improve support for carers?

    Want to go straight to the survey? Go straight to the survey Informal carers (also called unpaid carers) are people who look after family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or care needs related to old age. This does not... More
    Closed 2 years ago
  • Reforming healthcare education funding: creating a sustainable future workforce

    The government announced in the 2015 Spending Review that from 1 August 2017, all new nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students will receive funding and financial support through the standard student support system rather than through the current NHS bursary scheme. From... More
    Closed 2 years ago
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