Department seeks views on NICE standards to improve quality of social care

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, today launched a 12 week consultation to establish a full set of NICE quality standards and guidance for social care. The Department is seeking … Read more → – Department seeks views on NICE standards to improve quality of social care

South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Decision by Secretary of State

NHS sign

In accordance with his statutory duty, the Secretary of State for Health has today published a notice of his decision in relation to South London Healthcare NHS Trust to secure sustainable … Read more → – South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Decision by Secretary of State

Whooping cough webchat on Netmums

Parents are being invited to send in their questions about whooping cough ahead of a webchat scheduled for Tuesday 5 February. Dr Dawn Harper, from Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies programme, … Read more → – Whooping cough webchat on Netmums

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