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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‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

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A campaign is launching today to encourage the public to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene practices – to ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ – to help stem flu … Read more → – ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ campaign to help reduce flu infections

Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

The responses to the cosmetic surgery review call for evidence have been published today. The call for evidence was issued to enable the public, cosmetic interventions industry and patient groups … Read more → – Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

Action plan for improving the use of medicines and reducing waste published

A report commissioned by the Department of Health looks at the ways in which the NHS is working to improve the use of medicines and tackle avoidable medicines wastage. The … Read more → – Action plan for improving the use of medicines and reducing waste published

New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

Hospitals will have a new system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter announced today. Work on the system will … Read more → – New child abuse alert system for hospitals announced

PiP one year on: thousands of women have turned to NHS for help

One year on since serious problems with PiP breast implants emerged, almost 8,000 women, who had their implants put in privately, have turned to the NHS for help. The latest … Read more → – PiP one year on: thousands of women have turned to NHS for help

NHS revalidation support team website survey

The NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST), a Department of Health funded body which supports the implementation of revalidation, are currently developing their website to better meet the needs of its … Read more → – NHS revalidation support team website survey

Digital strategy: Leading the culture change in health and care published

The department has published its digital strategy, setting out its ambition to become a Digital First department of state, with digital tools and techniques embedded throughout its work. The strategy … Read more → – Digital strategy: Leading the culture change in health and care published