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  • 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
    Opened 10 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
    Opened 10 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
    Opened 6 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 5 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
    Opened 4 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
    Opened 4 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
    Opened 3 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
    Opened 3 months 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
    Opened 3 months 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
    Opened 2 months 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
    Opened 2 months 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
    Opened 2 months ago
  • 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
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  • Call for evidence - local authority public health prescribed activity

    This document is seeking evidence on the prescribing in regulations of specific local authority public health activity and invites responses by 17 April 2018. The Government remains committed to the primary legislative framework for public health which was established in 2012, and the existing... More
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