Responses to campaigns

The Department’s latest responses to current health and social care campaigns

Department of Health’s response to the Atrial Fibrillation Association’s campaign about the future commissioning of left atrial appendage occlusion devices for people with atrial fibrillation

The NHS Commissioning Board held a public consultation on a range of commissioning policies covering the prescribed specialised services within the board’s commissioning responsibilities. The board plays a key role in the government’s vision to modernise the health service with … Read more → – Department of Health’s response to the Atrial Fibrillation Association’s campaign about the future commissioning of left atrial appendage occlusion devices for people with atrial fibrillation

Response to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s (NASS’s) campaign about ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

Department of Health’s response to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s (NASS’s) campaign about ankylosing spondylitis (AS) The Government recognises the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate care and information for patients with AS.  The Department welcomes the important contribution that … Read more → – Response to the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s (NASS’s) campaign about ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

Response to the campaign about abortion counselling

Department of Health’s response to the campaign about abortion counselling The Government is committed to ensuring that women facing an unwanted pregnancy get the support they need to make a decision that is right for them. Having carefully considered all … Read more → – Response to the campaign about abortion counselling

Response to Sustain’s Better Hospital Food campaign about introducing mandatory standards for hospital food

Department of Health’s response to Sustain’s Better Hospital Food campaign about introducing mandatory standards for hospital food The Department welcomes Sustain’s interest in hospital food, as the Secretary of State has recently announced a new focus on this important area of … Read more → – Response to Sustain’s Better Hospital Food campaign about introducing mandatory standards for hospital food

Response to Mencap’s campaign about services for people with learning disabilities and the abuse that took place at Winterbourne View

Department of Health’s response to Mencap’s campaign about services for people with learning disabilities and the abuse that took place at Winterbourne View The abuse revealed at Winterbourne View hospital was criminal.  Staff whose job was to care for and … Read more → – Response to Mencap’s campaign about services for people with learning disabilities and the abuse that took place at Winterbourne View

Response to the Lighthouse Medical Practice Patients Forum campaign

The Department of Health’s response to the Lighthouse Medical Practice Patients Forum campaign about Eastbourne District General Hospital (EDGH) In line with the Government’s commitment to devolve power to communities, decisions about NHS services are essentially a matter for the … Read more → – Response to the Lighthouse Medical Practice Patients Forum campaign

Response to Age UK’s campaign to continue Warm Homes, Healthy People funding

Department of Health’s response to Age UK’s campaign calling for the Government to continue to provide funding to local authorities under the Warm Homes, Healthy People fund Ministers are once again providing support for the Warm Homes, Healthy People fund … Read more → – Response to Age UK’s campaign to continue Warm Homes, Healthy People funding

Response to Arrhythmia Alliance’s know your pulse campaign

Department of Health’s response to Arrhythmia Alliance’s Know Your Pulse campaign The Department of Health appreciates the Arrhythmia Alliance’s concerns about atrial fibrillation (AF).  The Department knows how important AF is as it affects at least 600,000 people in England … Read more → – Response to Arrhythmia Alliance’s know your pulse campaign