Public bodies

The Department of Health works with various public bodies including advisory bodies and arm’s length bodies (ALBs) such as executive agencies, special health authorities and non-departmental public bodies.

The shape and roles of DH public bodies is changing as part of the modernisation of health and care.

Contact the Arm’s Length Bodies Support Unit: bsu@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – August 2012

This month’s edition features information about: Children and Young People’s Outcomes Strategy NHS Commissioning Board Mandate Family Nurse Partnership Procurement Capital Grant Programme for Children’s and Adult Hospices Extension of … Read more → – Children, Families and Maternity e-bulletin – August 2012

Consultation launched on fertility and human tissue regulators

Proposals to change responsibility for regulating fertility treatment and human tissue are set out today with the launch of a consultation on the future of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology … Read more → – Consultation launched on fertility and human tissue regulators

Members of Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee confirmed

Members of the newly established Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee (ESBAC) have been confirmed and will take up post immediately. Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, Chief Medical Officer and … Read more → – Members of Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee confirmed

Corporate plan 2012-13

Corporate plan

The Department of Health’s Corporate plan sets out our priorities for the year ahead. The Department’s enduring purpose is to achieve better health, better care, better value: working to help … Read more → – Corporate plan 2012-13

Sir Alasdair Breckenridge appointed Chair of Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee

Sir Alasdair Breckenridge has been confirmed as Chair of the newly established Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee (ESBAC). He will take up post immediately. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief … Read more → – Sir Alasdair Breckenridge appointed Chair of Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee

Public and other non-executive appointments

The Department of Health is responsible for making public appointments and other non-executive appointments to a range of public bodies and expert committees such as: NHS Commissioning Board Authority Monitor … Read more → – Public and other non-executive appointments

SaBTO publications in 2011

The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) published the following publications in 2011: Patient consent for blood transfusion Donor selection criteria review: men who have … Read more → – SaBTO publications in 2011