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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New vision for district nursing published

A new vision and service model for district nursing has been published today. This vision builds on ‘Compassion in Practice’, the national vision for nurses midwives and care staff. It … Read more → – New vision for district nursing published

Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Businesses are being encouraged to come up with new products or services that will help improve the experience of people with mental health illnesses and people the end of their … Read more → – Competition launched to support mental health sufferers and end of life care

Update on the financial closedown of PCTs published

This letter from Janet Perry, NHS Chief Financial Controller, provides an update for NHS Commissioning Board Local Area Team Directors regarding the financial closedown of PCTs. She outlines the accountability … Read more → – Update on the financial closedown of PCTs published

‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

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A campaign is launching today to encourage the public to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices – to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ – to help stem flu … Read more → – ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

The responses to the cosmetic surgery review call for evidence have been published today. The call for evidence was issued to enable the public, cosmetic interventions industry and patient groups … Read more → – Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

Action plan for improving the use of medicines and reducing waste published

A report commissioned by the Department of Health looks at the ways in which the NHS is working to improve the use of medicines and tackle avoidable medicines wastage. The … Read more → – Action plan for improving the use of medicines and reducing waste published

New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter announced today. Work on the system will … Read more → – New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced