Legislation

This section contains the latest legislation relating to the Department of Health. You can still access older legislation.

Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letters

The Department represents the UK at meetings of the National Experts Working Group, held in Brussels, to develop EU legislation on food supplements and fortified foods. Information on this, and … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letters

Directions on dental services

In April 2011 amendments to the Statements of Financial Entitlements for both personal and general dental services came into effect to cover treatment for these services. The General Dental Services Statement … Read more → – Directions on dental services

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Functions of the Authority) Directions 2011

These Directions allow for making preparatory arrangements towards the establishment and operation of the NHS Commissioning Board. In doing so they direct the Authority to take any such steps deemed … Read more → – The NHS Commissioning Board Authority (Functions of the Authority) Directions 2011

National Child Measurement Programme – publication of legal Directions

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) provides high-quality, reliable data on child overweight and obesity levels and trends. The programme is now recognised internationally as a world-class source of public … Read more → – National Child Measurement Programme – publication of legal Directions

A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

The Academy of Medical Sciences independent review of medical research regulation and governance reported in January 2011. Its recommendations covered: rationalising research regulation in a new arm’s-length body facilitating NHS … Read more → – A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

National Patient Safety Agency (Amendment No.2) Directions

Amendments to Direction 2 of the Principal Directions came into force on 1 September 2011.

Directions as to the functions of the National Health Service Litigation Authority (GOS Contract Disputes) 2010

These Directions relate to the functions of the NHS Litigation Authority when dealing with General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) contract disputes. The Directions came into force on 1 April 2010, and … Read more → – Directions as to the functions of the National Health Service Litigation Authority (GOS Contract Disputes) 2010