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  • 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 week 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 3 weeks 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 1... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • Public Health England (PHE) - Call for Evidence

    Purpose of the Review The Department of Health routinely holds PHE to account in line with the Department of Health accountability framework and, as noted above, this review is part of a wider programme that the Department has developed as part of its stewardship and assurance function. The... More
    Closed 10 months ago
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council - amendments to modernise midwifery regulation and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of fitness to practise processes

    The Department of Health wants your views on the proposals to make changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s governing legislation through changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001. These proposed address three objectives: 1. Remove statutory midwifery supervision provisions The... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Introduction of Medical Examiners and Reforms to Death Certification in England and Wales: Policy and Draft Regulations

    The changes proposed in this consultation will introduce a death certification process involving a unified system of scrutiny by independent medical examiners of all deaths that do not need to be investigated by a coroner. The proposals form part of the action programme in response to... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Changes to medicines legislation (including on 'hub and spoke' dispensing)

    T his consultation seeks views on proposed changes to medicines legislation in four different areas. The propsoals aim to: 1. Enable all pharmacies to make use of 'hub and spoke' dispensing models (in which another pharmacy does part of the dispensing process allowing for more efficient... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Infected blood: reform of financial and other support

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed reforms to the infected blood payment schemes. Since 1988, government has voluntarily provided support for people affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C through treatment with NHS-supplied blood or blood products. The Department of Health is aware... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • UK CMO Guidelines Review

    Current low risk alcohol guidelines for adults have been unchanged since 1995. Guidelines on alcohol and pregnancy last changed in 2007. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee recommended in 2012 that the UK Chief Medical Officers (UK CMOs), led by Dame Sally Davies, should review... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Making a fair contribution: A consultation on the extension of charging overseas visitors and migrants using the NHS in England

    Everyone has access to the NHS. But in order for it to be affordable everyone must make a fair contribution. Overseas visitors and migrants are already charged for the cost of any healthcare they receive in hospital. It is fair that people who are in this country for a short time should meet the... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Scope of CQC fees

    The Health and Social Care Act 2008 provides the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with a power to charge fees for the registration of health and adult social care providers of regulated activities. CQC’s new comprehensive inspections consider the quality and safety of care above and beyond whether... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • Transposition of revised Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive 2005/36/EC – Amendments to the health and care regulators legislation

    By 2020 there will be 16 million more jobs in the EU requiring highly skilled professionals [1] such as healthcare professionals. To meet this demand, it is essential that the mechanism to recognise qualifications of mobile professionals is fast and effective. The introduction of the... More
    Closed 1 year ago
  • The roles and functions of the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care

    This consultation seeks views on the roles and functions of the statutory National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care. The responses will form a major part of the development for more detailed proposals to establish the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care on a statutory... More
    Closed 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 the... More
    Closed 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
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