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Call for expressions of interest for funding to improve energy efficiency in the NHS

NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts can bid for a share of £50 million capital funding to invest during 2013-14. The funding will support new and innovative projects to improve energy … Read more → – Call for expressions of interest for funding to improve energy efficiency in the NHS

Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have informed the Department of Health that from 1 February 2013, the marketing and use of elemental copper as a biocide will not be … Read more → – Important information for users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control

Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

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Leading soft drinks brands Lucozade, Ribena and J20 are among the latest brands to sign up to the Responsibility Deal’s calorie reduction pledge as part of the government’s drive to curb … Read more → – Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

Terms of reference of audit and risk committee for 2011-12 published

The latest annual report from the Department of Health Audit and Risk Committee has been published today. The report provides confirmation that the terms of reference of the committee have … Read more → – Terms of reference of audit and risk committee for 2011-12 published

Department seeks lay member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

The department is seeking to appoint a lay member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). The position SACN is a UK wide advisory committee that advises UK health … Read more → – Department seeks lay member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

New year resolutions and the alcohol industry

Henry Ashworth, the co-chair of the Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network, talks about the resolutions being made by the alcohol industry and how organisations who have not yet signed up can … Read more → – New year resolutions and the alcohol industry

Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution

The proposed strengthening of the NHS Constitution will be overseen by an expert group chaired by Minister of State for Care Services Norman Lamb. The group’s role will be to: … Read more → – Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution