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The Whistleblowing helpline is changing

From 1 January 2012, the Government-funded whistleblowing helpline changes to a free-phone service. The new service encompasses all elements of the current service but, in addition, opens up availability for the first time to staff and employers in the social … Read more → – The Whistleblowing helpline is changing

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News in brief – December 2011

David Behan’s 29 November 2011 webchat on mental health On 29 November, David Behan and Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, held a webchat to respond to questions from mental health service users on the reform of … Read more → – News in brief – December 2011

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News in brief

Seasonal flu immunisation programme 2011/12 David Behan, Director General, Social Care at the Department of Health has urged frontline healthcare staff to support the seasonal flu vaccination programme this winter. In a letter to care workers, Behan said that risk … Read more → – News in brief

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Government response to value-based pricing consultation

A public consultation on a value-based pricing system for new, innovative medicines took place from 16 December 2010 to 17 March 2011, and the Government’s response has now been published. The document provides a summary of the responses received, highlights … Read more → – Government response to value-based pricing consultation

NHS Commissioning Board’s people transition policy

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has set out the policies and processes that will guide the first round of its appointments with the publication of its People Transition Policy (PTP). Aligned with the HR Framework and developed in partnership … Read more → – NHS Commissioning Board’s people transition policy