Publications

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New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Further details on the establishment of local HealthWatch bodies, including a new start date and extra funding, have been set out by Health Minister Andrew Lansley. Following feedback from local … Read more → – New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Interactive slide pack on the NHS pension scheme

An interactive slide pack published in response to the Heads of Agreement on the proposed scheme design for the NHS Pension Scheme is available to view. The pack is to … Read more → – Interactive slide pack on the NHS pension scheme

Latest Government Procurement Card transactions and departmental spending

The latest spending information on the government procurement card (GPC) is published for transactions over £500. Data is published monthly, two months in arrears. Background information on the GPC and … Read more → – Latest Government Procurement Card transactions and departmental spending

Third annual report of National Oversight Group published

The third annual report of the National Oversight Group (NOG) for high secure psychiatric services is available.  The NOG for high secure services brings together partners to provide oversight on … Read more → – Third annual report of National Oversight Group published

Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

The Health Visitor Implementation report published today, sets out progress on key areas of the Health Visitor Implementation programme, which began in February 2011. The key aim of the programme … Read more → – Health Visitor Implementation Progress Report

Message from Chief Medical Officer about breast implants

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is not recommending routine removal of the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) silicone gel breast implants. There is no evidence of any disproportionate … Read more → – Message from Chief Medical Officer about breast implants

Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letter published

The Department represents the UK at meetings in Brussels to develop EU legislation on nutrition and health claims.  The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health met on … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letter published