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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Call for expressions of interest for funding to improve energy efficiency in the NHS

NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts can bid for a share of £50 million capital funding to invest during 2013-14. The funding will support new and innovative projects to improve energy … Read more → – Call for expressions of interest for funding to improve energy efficiency in the NHS

Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have informed the Department of Health that from 1 February 2013, the marketing and use of elemental copper as a biocide will not be … Read more → – Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control

Payment by Results update eleven – January 2013

The Department today published the eleventh Payment by Results (PbR) update. The purpose of these updates is to keep colleagues in the NHS and other interested parties informed throughout the … Read more → – Payment by Results update eleven – January 2013

Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Following the success of Self Care Week 2012, the Self Care Forum has published a review of activities. It includes a round up of web traffic, resources, local events and … Read more → – Review of activities for Self Care Week 2012

Reference cost guidance

Reference costs are the unit costs to the NHS of providing healthcare to NHS patients. The Department of Health has collected reference costs from NHS providers for every financial year … Read more → – Reference cost guidance

Maternity pathway payment system in 2012-13 updated

The background information on how and why the PbR maternity pathway system has been developed is published. It includes the structure of the system, how prices have been produced, data … Read more → – Maternity pathway payment system in 2012-13 updated

Statutory scheme

Companies that do not belong to a voluntary scheme are subject to a statutory arrangement known as the Health Service Branded Medicines (Control of Prices and Supply of Information) (No. … Read more → – Statutory scheme