Policy areas

Regulations for controlled drugs in the community: response to consultation

The response to the consultation summarises the comments and views received by the Department of Health concerning the overall governance of controlled drugs in the community. It outlines what changes … Read more → – Regulations for controlled drugs in the community: response to consultation

Final response to Red Tape Challenge on controlled drugs regulation

The Department of Health’s final response to the Red Tape Challenge is published today. The department’s draft response to the comments it received was included in its consultation on changes … Read more → – Final response to Red Tape Challenge on controlled drugs regulation

Information about controlled drugs regulations

Additional information about the changes made to the controlled drugs regulations, which come into effect on 1 April 2013 and which continue to promote good governance concerning the safe management … Read more → – Information about controlled drugs regulations

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

Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

Health Minister Anna Soubry discusses the importance of improving care and outcomes for people with respiratory disease as the introduction to the Better Value, Better Outcomes national respiratory learning event. … Read more → – Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes