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  • A consultation to inform an update of the NHS Constitution

    We are consulting on how to update the NHS Constitution. The main changes proposed cover: Mental health Francis Recommendations Fundamental standards Transparency Armed Forces Covenant Responses to the consultation will feed into a revised... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements (Amendment) Regulations 2015

    This consultation seeks views on the Government’s proposal to amend the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regulations 2000, to bring NHS England’s primary care functions within the permitted scope of partnership arrangements between local authorities and health... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Age of sale for nicotine inhaling products

    The Children and Families Act 2014 gave the Secretary of State for Health the powers to legislate to introduce a minimum age of sale for nicotine products, such as electronic cigarettes, to protect the health of children and young people. The regulations would make it an offence for a retailer... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Triennial Review of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and arm’s length bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Triennial Review of the Commission on Human Medicines - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and arm’s length bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Triennial Review of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and arm’s length bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • NICE Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • A consultation on arrangements for the transfer of commissioning responsibility: renal dialysis services and morbid obesity surgery services.

    This consultation seeks views on the proposed transfer of commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis services and morbid obesity surgery services from NHS England to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). It asks what type of support CCGs will need from NHS England to be able to commission... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) Triennial Review - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Professionals’ Survey for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce

    Overview The Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce has been set up to consider some of the biggest challenges facing mental health services for children and young people, and to find ways to tackle these problems across the system. What is the purpose of this... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC) Triennial Review - Call for Evidence

    In recent years, the health and social care system in England has undergone substantial change. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Care Act 2014 have devolved functions and powers away from the Department of Health to local and Arm’s Length Bodies. In this new system, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Consultation on revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England

    The Department of Health is seeking views on proposed new statutory guidance to local authorities and NHS organisations. In line with duties under the Autism Act 2009, and following the publication on 2nd April 2014 of Think Autism the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy, the Department... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Language Controls for Healthcare Professionals

    There has been increasing concern that patients may be put at risk of harm through the poor English language skills of a minority of healthcare professionals. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Knowledge and Skills for social workers in adult services

    In February this year the Department of Health published Professor Croisdale-Appleby’s review of the education of social workers with adults: Re-visioning Social Work Education: an independent review. In his report, Professor Croisdale-Appleby recommended a national and consistent process... More
    Opened 3 years 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 ... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, Draft Fee Regulations

    In 2010, the Department of Health (DH) conducted a review of its Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) as part of the wider changes envisaged for the NHS and the drive to increase accountability and transparency across Government, while reducing the number and associated costs of public bodies. The... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • The General Dental Council - proposed amendments to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of its fitness to practise processes

    We are seeking views on a number of proposals that aim to make the GDC’s early investigation stage fitness to practise processes more effective and efficient, by making amendments to the Dentists Act 1984. This consultation therefore seeks comments and views on the draft Order ‘The General... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Display of CQC rating

    The Care Act 2014 gives CQC the power to carry out performance assessments of providers of Health and Social Care services. These assessments of quality will be summarised in the form of a rating Ratings will provide patients and service users with a clear statement of the... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Regulation of Public Health Professionals

    This consultation document sets out proposals for statutory regulation, through the Department's preferred regulator, the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), of qualified public health specialists[1] working in public health. The Government has subsequently committed to legislate to... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Consultation on funding formulae for implementation of the Care Act in 2015-16

    We are seeking views on how funding for new adult social care duties will be allocated between local authorities in financial year 2015 to 2016. More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Proposed Regulations for NHS Bodies' Auditor Panels & Audit Committees

    The Department of Health has developed draft regulations to implement new constitutional requirements for the audit committees (acting as auditor panels) of NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). These are necessary to ensure audit committees are appropriately constituted to advise... More
    Opened 3 years ago
  • Electronic prescribing of Schedules 2+3 CDs

    The NHS Electronic Prescription Service in England enables prescribers (e.g. GPs) to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (e.g. pharmacist) of the patient’s choice. Schedules 2 and 3 CDs cannot be prescribed electronically. The aim of this consultation is to get views on... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Smokefree private vehicles

    The Children and Families Act 2014 gave regulation making powers to the Secretary of State for Health to introduce legislation to end smoking in private vehicles carrying children. The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations for ending smoking in private... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice

    This consultation sets out the proposed changes to the Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Practice (‘the Code’), which was last revised in 2008. The Code is a document which provides guidance to mental health professionals and others in respect of the Act, to help them safeguard patient’s... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Protecting Health and Care Information

    Protecting Health and Care Information A consultation on proposals to introduce new regulations. More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Consultation on the introduction of regulations for standardised packaging of tobacco products

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of interested people, businesses and organisations, with a focus on gaining any additional information relevant to standardised packaging that has arisen since the 2012 consultation. The consultation includes draft regulations so it is... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • False or Misleading Information

    The Mid Staffordshire Inquiry recommended that there should be a statutory duty on healthcare providers to be truthful when providing information. The Care Bill 2014 will make it a criminal offence for a provider to supply or publish false or misleading information. The offence in the Care... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council - proposed changes to the governing legislation

    This consultation sets out proposals and rationale for amendments to the governing legislative framework (The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This governing legislation sets out the NMC's roles, functions and processes. The NMC is the UK regulator for... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Corporate accountability in health and social care - fit and proper person regulations

    Overview: On 4 th July 2013, we published the consultation on Strengthening corporate accountability in health and social care , setting out proposals for all directors of providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to meet a new “Fit and Proper Person Test”. The... More
    Opened 4 years ago
  • Introducing the Statutory Duty of Candour

    This consultation sets out a proposed addition to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) registration requirements in order to introduce a statutory Duty of Candour on all providers registered with the CQC. The introduction of a statutory Duty of Candour is a major step towards implementing a... More
    Opened 4 years ago
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