Publications

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New powers to check language skills of doctors

New checks are being introduced to make sure all doctors who work for the NHS can speak English well enough to treat patients. The checks are detailed in the government … Read more → – New powers to check language skills of doctors

Patient Access Scheme: guidance for companies considering a proposal in England

Guidance for companies considering a Patient Access Scheme (PAS) proposal in England, has been published. Following a review of the 2009 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme provisions on PAS in 2011, … Read more → – Patient Access Scheme: guidance for companies considering a proposal in England

New pharmaceutical services regulations published

The NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/349) have been laid before Parliament. They come into force on 1 April 2013. The full Regulations are available at … Read more → – New pharmaceutical services regulations published

Launch of consultation on legislation on indemnity insurance

A consultation is launched on legislation that would mean all regulated healthcare professionals have to hold indemnity or insurance to practise. The consultation will run from 22 February to 17 … Read more → – Launch of consultation on legislation on indemnity insurance

Details of implementation of tariffs for education and training announced

The details for the implementation of tariffs for education and training have been announced. Moving to a tariff based system for education and training will enable a national approach to … Read more → – Details of implementation of tariffs for education and training announced

The week: issue 286 15 – 21 February 2013

On the agenda: The Government makes a new pledge about making improvements to the health of children and young people, forming part of its response to the Children and Young … Read more → – The week: issue 286 15 – 21 February 2013

Ensuring an open NHS culture

The Secretary of State for Health has written to chairs of all NHS trusts to remind them of the importance of ensuring an open culture within the NHS. His letter … Read more → – Ensuring an open NHS culture