NHS

The National Health Service in England provides free healthcare for all, based on need, not on ability to pay. The Department publishes strategies and policies on wide ranging issues that are relevant for the NHS including modernisation, innovation, patient safety and resources for NHS managers.

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Consultation on cancer of unknown primary and community skin measures

A draft version of the cancer of unknown primary measures and the community skin cancer measures are being issued today for a three month consultation by stakeholders. The purpose of … Read more → – Consultation on cancer of unknown primary and community skin measures

NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 available

The NHS Standard Contract for 2012/13 is published today and brings together the previous four core contracts into a single restructured contract. The contract is for use by commissioners when … Read more → – NHS Standard Contract 2012/13 available

The week: issue 228

This week’s edition includes David Flory’s report for the second quarter July to September 2011/12, further information on the NHS Pension Scheme reforms, new arrangements for the whistleblowing helpline and … Read more → – The week: issue 228

Genetics/Genomics in Nursing and Midwifery report published

A task and finish group, comprising ten senior nurses and midwives was set up to consider the future of genetics and genomics in relation to nursing and midwifery. The purpose … Read more → – Genetics/Genomics in Nursing and Midwifery report published

Guidance supports the delivery of the NHS Operating Framework 2012/13

The published planning guidance supports the delivery of the NHS Operating Framework 2012/13 and provides more detail on accountability arrangements. The integrated approach to planning and assurance between the Department … Read more → – Guidance supports the delivery of the NHS Operating Framework 2012/13

Guidance and toolkit for vulnerable adult interventions

The Building Partnerships, Staying Safe provides guidance and a toolkit for both healthcare organisations and frontline healthcare workers working with providing support and interventions for vulnerable individuals. The Building Partnerships, … Read more → – Guidance and toolkit for vulnerable adult interventions

Guidance on sharing data on overseas visitors’ debts to the NHS

The guidance on implementing the overseas visitors hospital charging regulations has been updated to advise NHS bodies how, and under what circumstances, they can share data concerning outstanding overseas visitor … Read more → – Guidance on sharing data on overseas visitors’ debts to the NHS