Government response to consultation on fertility and human tissue regulators

The Department of Health has today published its response to its consultation on proposals to transfer functions from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the Human Tissue Authority … Read more → – Government response to consultation on fertility and human tissue regulators

Date confirmed for receipt and publication of the Mid Staffs Public Inquiry report

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry has confirmed that Robert Francis QC will deliver his final report to the Secretary of State for Health on Tuesday 5 February … Read more → – Date confirmed for receipt and publication of the Mid Staffs Public Inquiry report

New Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships announced

Jon Rouse

Jon Rouse has been confirmed as the new Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health. His responsibilities will include: policies on care … Read more → – New Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships announced

Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

Jeremy Hunt Health Secretary with NHS nurses

The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say today. In a … Read more → – Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

The Alzheimer’s Society has released new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6% of people with dementia … Read more → – Alzheimer’s Society publishes data on dementia diagnosis rates

£5.45 billion budget for local public health services announced

A £5.45 billion two-year ring-fenced public health budget for local authorities has been announced today. From April 2013, public health budgets will be protected for the first time, with local … Read more → – £5.45 billion budget for local public health services announced

Final report by Trust Special Administrator at South London Healthcare NHS Trust published

In accordance with his statutory duty, the Secretary of State for Health has today published the final report of the Trust Special Administrator appointed to South London Healthcare NHS Trust. … Read more → – Final report by Trust Special Administrator at South London Healthcare NHS Trust published

‘Be Food Smart’ campaign launches

be food smart

A new campaign from Change4Life exposing the ‘hidden nasties’ in everyday foods and helping people to be ‘food smart’ launches today. Change4Life have joined forces with a range of food … Read more → – ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign launches