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  • A consultation on the draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board

    The new NHS Commissioning Board will oversee the way that over £80 billion of taxpayers’ money is spent to secure NHS services for the people of England. The mandate is one of the most important ways for the Government to set objectives for the Board, but it is just one part of a... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Local Authority Health Scrutiny

    The reforms set out in Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS are underpinned by a clear commitment to increasing accountability and local democratic legitimacy in health. Strengthening health scrutiny is one element of this. The regulations currently in force have, on the whole,... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Choice; Further proposals

    The White Paper, Liberating the NHS: Equity and excellence, set out the Government’s ambition to achieve healthcare outcomes that are among the best in the world by involving patients fully in their own care, with decisions made in partnership with clinicians, rather than by clinicians... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Standardised packaging of tobacco products

    We seek feedback on whether there might be public health benefits from the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging in addition to policies currently in place, including legislation ending the permanent display of tobacco products by retailers. We also wish to understand what other effects... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling

    The Governments across the UK are committed to the provision of nutritional information to help consumers make better informed food choices - and so to help them improve their health, guard against risks such as obesity and conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Public Health Workforce Strategy

    The consultation document signals the importance of building on the best but also the need to change and develop the workforce that contribute to public health. It highlights national relationships that will support the training, leadership, development and tracking of the public health... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Rare Diseases Consultation

    On 11th November 2008, the European Commission published a Communication and Proposal for a European Council Recommendation on Rare Diseases. The Recommendation, which aims to introduce measures at European level to combat rare diseases, was accepted in 2009. This consultation document and... More
    Closed 6 years ago
  • Proposals to introduce independent prescribing by podiatrists

    This consultation concerns proposals for podiatrists to become independent prescribers of medicines. It also proposes that podiatrist independent prescribers are allowed to mix licensed medicines prior to administration and direct others to mix, and to be able to prescribe independently from... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Proposals to introduce independent prescribing by physiotherapists

    This consultation concerns proposals for physiotherapists to become independent prescribers of medicines. It also proposes that physiotherapist independent prescribers are allowed to mix licensed medicines prior to administration and direct others to mix, and to be able to prescribe... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Consultation on preventing suicide in England

    Suicide is a major issue for society. The number of people who take their own lives in England has been reducing in recent years. But 4,400 people took their own life in 2009 – that is one death by suicide every two hours. There is no single approach to suicide prevention. It needs a... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Consultation on proposed changes to regulations for Care Quality Commission registration

    This consultation seeks views on a number of proposed changes to the legislation that underpins the regulation of health and adult social care providers by the Care Quality Commission. The consultation document and impact assessment can be found on the Department of Health website . ... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • A Review of the Procurement of Seasonal Flu Vaccine

    Assessment of the existing system of local procurement of seasonal flu vaccine suggests that it may not provide the most effective or efficient approach. It may be possible to achieve savings through a more centralised purchasing scheme, so that resources can be reinvested elsewhere. The... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy

    Pandemic influenza is one of the most severe natural challenges likely to affect the UK, but sensible and proportionate preparation and collective action by the Government; essential services; businesses; the media; other public, private and voluntary organisations; and communities; can help... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy People Consultation

    This is a new era for public health, with a higher priority and dedicated resources. This White Paper outlines our commitment to protecting the population from serious health threats; helping people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives; and improving the health of the poorest,... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Consultation on the funding and commissioning routes for public health

    The White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People , described a new era for public health, with a higher priority and dedicated resources. There will be ring-fenced public health funding from within the overall NHS budget. Local authorities will have a new role in improving the health and... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Liberating the NHS: Developing the Healthcare Workforce

    The vision set out in the white paper Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS can only be achieved if healthcare providers employ staff with the skill mix appropriate to deliver a high quality service to patients in every circumstance. That blend of skills will change repeatedly to satisfy... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Transparency in Outcomes

    1.Society, government and individuals share the collective responsibility to improve and protect the health of the population. In our White Paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People, we set our overarching ambition for public health for the future. A core element of this will be the establishment of... More
    Closed 7 years ago
  • Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution

    1. Our vision is of an information revolution in which people have the information they need to stay healthy, to take decisions about and exercise more control of their care, and to make the right choices for themselves and their families. This includes an accurate record of their care,... More
    Closed 8 years ago
  • Liberating the NHS: Greater choice and control

    1. The White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the Government’s vision of an NHS that puts patients and the public first - where patients, service users, carers and families have far more influence and choice in the system, and the NHS is more responsive to their... More
    Closed 8 years ago
  • Next steps for Healthy Start: Adding frozen fruit and vegetables and minimising voucher misuse

    Healthy Start vouchers were introduced across the UK in November 2006 to replace Welfare Food Scheme milk and infant tokens. They are available to pregnant women and families with children under 4 years old receiving one of a range of benefits or tax credits, and to all pregnant women under 18... More
    Closed 8 years ago
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