NHS

The National Health Service in England provides free healthcare for all, based on need, not on ability to pay. The Department publishes strategies and policies on wide ranging issues that are relevant for the NHS including modernisation, innovation, patient safety and resources for NHS managers.

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Survey of plans to tender for genito-urinary medicine services

Details of any current or future plans to tender sexual health genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services are being sought from strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and specialist commissioning groups. In … Read more → – Survey of plans to tender for genito-urinary medicine services

2011-12 programme budgeting guidance

Guidance documents for the 2011-12 programme budgeting data collection are now available. Published on 12 June 2012 the programme budgeting guidance is aimed at supporting commissioners and NHS providers in … Read more → – 2011-12 programme budgeting guidance

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000, (IR(ME)R 2000), came into force on 13 May 2000 to implement the European Directive 97/43/Euratom (The Medical Exposures Directive). The regulations replaced the … Read more → – The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000

Accounting Officer system statement published

The Permanent Secretary and Principal Accounting Officer at the Department of Health (DH) is accountable to Parliament for the proper use of the resources allocated to the Department. The Accounting … Read more → – Accounting Officer system statement published

Consultation on the arrangements for consideration of proposals on the fluoridation of drinking water

The Department is consulting on the process local authorities will use to conduct consultations on fluoridation of drinking water. We are not consulting on the benefits or disadvantages of fluoridation. … Read more → – Consultation on the arrangements for consideration of proposals on the fluoridation of drinking water

Payment by Results HIV outpatient currency seminars

The Department of Health is planning a series of seminars for those involved in the provision of HIV outpatient services, to inform and seek views on the proposal to mandate … Read more → – Payment by Results HIV outpatient currency seminars

Numbers of individuals in receipt of NHS continuing healthcare 2009/10 to date

The national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care was introduced in 2007.  It was revised in 2009 as a result of  a commitment to review the … Read more → – Numbers of individuals in receipt of NHS continuing healthcare 2009/10 to date