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Tobacco displays in supermarkets to be removed by 6 April

Large shops will no longer be able to display tobacco products to the public from 6 April 2012 – there are just 100 days to go before removal of all … Read more → – Tobacco displays in supermarkets to be removed by 6 April

Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letter published

The Department represents the UK at meetings in Brussels to develop EU legislation on nutrition and health claims.  The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health met on … Read more → – Nutrition Interested Parties (IP) letter published

The fourth year of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service

The fourth annual report of the IMCA service, an innovative statutory service provided by the voluntary sector has been published. It acts as an important safeguard for people who lack … Read more → – The fourth year of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service

Hip fractures and dementia

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National Clinical Director for Dementia, Professor Alistair Burns talks in a video blog about fragility fractures and the association with dementia .

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

Caring for our future engagement

The Caring for our future engagement ran from 15 September until 2 December. It saw numerous discussions taking place across the country, and the Department of Health is currently working through all … Read more → – Caring for our future engagement