Reports and publications

All the latest reports and publications can be found in this section. You can also search the publications archive if you’re looking for an older document.

HIV outpatient pathway updated guidance available

Further guidance is being published to support the implementation of the mandatory adult HIV outpatient and Payment by Results currency. This documentation replaces the previously published guidance. HIV outpatients – … Read more → – HIV outpatient pathway updated guidance available

New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

A new pledge about making improvements to the health of children and young people has been launched today. The pledge is part of the government’s response to the Children and … Read more → – New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

An information resource and summary for care workers on the prevention and control of infection in care homes has been published. These aim to assist staff in taking all reasonable … Read more → – Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service – fifth annual report

The Department has published the fifth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service which also provides an overview of the last five years. It provides statistical information … Read more → – Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service – fifth annual report

Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition published

Following the public consultation carried out in August 2012, the government has now laid regulations. These regulations are to help ensure that commissioners’ decisions on buying clinical services are transparent … Read more → – Regulations on procurement, patient choice and competition published

UK public sector internal audit standards published

The UK public sector internal audit standards (PSIAS), which are based on the mandatory elements of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) have been published. … Read more → – UK public sector internal audit standards published

NHS Friends and Family Test: guidance on scoring and presenting results published

*14 February 2013 update: Annex A has been amended with correct information in the publication guidance. Guidance for providers of NHS funded services on calculating and presenting the NHS friends … Read more → – NHS Friends and Family Test: guidance on scoring and presenting results published