Consultations

Below are the latest consultations from the Department of Health. You can also view older consultations through this quick links on the right.

Consultation on review of data returns

Plans to reduce red tape by cutting unnecessary data collections across the NHS will save millions by releasing administrative and clerical resources to better support front line patient care. The Government made a commitment in the white paper Liberating the… Read more →Consultation on review of data returns

Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce

The summary of the responses received to the Government’s consultation, Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce, has been published. The consultation ran from 20 December 2010 to 31 March 2011 and included a number of national and regional engagement… Read more →Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce

An Information Revolution: summary of responses to the consultation

The summary of the responses we received to the consultation Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution has been published. Ensuring that the information revolution benefits everyone and does not increase health inequalities was one of the strongest themes raised in… Read more →An Information Revolution: summary of responses to the consultation

Response to consultation: sarcoma measures for the manual for cancer services

Following a three month consultation period, the sarcoma measures have been issued today for inclusion within the manual for cancer services. Download the response to consultation: sarcoma measures for the manual for cancer services. The manual for cancer services supports… Read more →Response to consultation: sarcoma measures for the manual for cancer services

Consultation on the regulation of foods intended for infants and young children

The European Commission, as part of its on-going programme of simplification and reducing legislative burden, is reviewing the current framework directive on PARNUT foods or dietetic foods (Directive 2009/30/EC). PARNUT foods are specially manufactured to satisfy the particular nutritional requirements… Read more →Consultation on the regulation of foods intended for infants and young children

Consultation on increases to NHS Pension Scheme contributions launched

The Department of Health today launched a consultation on proposed changes to the level of contributions made by NHS Pension Scheme members towards their pension. Under the proposals, the lowest earners are protected – those earning less than £15,000 on… Read more →Consultation on increases to NHS Pension Scheme contributions launched

Consultation on the distribution of funding to local authorities

Subject to the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, the Department will allocate funding for ‘Local HealthWatch’, ‘NHS Complaints Advocacy’ and, potentially, ‘PCT Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ during 2012. This additional funding will be added to the current… Read more →Consultation on the distribution of funding to local authorities