Consultations

News about consultations from the Department of Health.

Views sought from nurses and midwives on ideas to improve patient care by reducing paperwork

The Department is encouraging nurses and midwives to have their say on how to cut out unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy giving them more time to concentrate on caring. The Tell … Read more → – Views sought from nurses and midwives on ideas to improve patient care by reducing paperwork

Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

A supplementary report to the local Healthwatch summary report has been published. This report covers issues around the local Healthwatch regulations and provides information on the department’s approach to the … Read more → – Addendum to local Healthwatch summary report published

Response to the consultation regarding local authority health scrutiny

The response to the consultation on local authority health scrutiny is now available. The report provides an overview and analysis of the responses received, the Department’s comments and the action … Read more → – Response to the consultation regarding local authority health scrutiny

Steps set out for greater patient involvement and more choice

The Government’s response to its consultation on proposals for greater patient involvement and more choice has been published today. For the first time, people who use mental health services will … Read more → – Steps set out for greater patient involvement and more choice

A consultation on draft amendments to the responsible officer regulations

A consultation on draft amendment regulations and response to the policy consultation ‘responsible officers in the new health architecture’ has been published today. This document serves 2 purposes: it provides … Read more → – A consultation on draft amendments to the responsible officer regulations

Summary of responses to the draft Care and Support Bill consultation published

The Department has today published a summary of the views received as part of the consultation process on the draft Care and Support Bill. Public consultation on the draft bill … Read more → – Summary of responses to the draft Care and Support Bill consultation published

Contractual ‘duty of candour’ to drive a more open NHS culture

New rules to toughen transparency in NHS organisations and increase patient confidence have been announced by Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter following a public consultation. The government will create regulations … Read more → – Contractual ‘duty of candour’ to drive a more open NHS culture