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Local decision-making around fluoridation of drinking water: consultation responses

The summary of responses to the consultation on arrangements for future decision-making on the fluoridation of drinking water has been published. The department received 136 responses to the original consultation … Read more → – Local decision-making around fluoridation of drinking water: consultation responses

Personal health budgets DVD now available to professionals

“Three years on: Stories from the pilot programme”, a DVD of patient and clinician experiences with personal health budgets, is now available to health and social care professionals. Seven patients, … Read more → – Personal health budgets DVD now available to professionals

New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

A new pledge about making improvements to the health of children and young people has been launched today. The pledge is part of the government’s response to the Children and … Read more → – New national pledge to improve children’s health and reduce child deaths

NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

More than 100,000 people have already signed up to receive online advice about looking after their baby – and a quarter of these are fathers. The NHS Information Service for … Read more → – NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

Cold weather alert: level 2 issued

The Met Office has forecast that in at least the next 2 to 3 days there is a 60% chance of severe cold weather in the North West, South West, … Read more → – Cold weather alert: level 2 issued

Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

An information resource and summary for care workers on the prevention and control of infection in care homes has been published. These aim to assist staff in taking all reasonable … Read more → – Infection prevention and control in care homes: information resource published

Response to the consultation on national performers lists for GPs, dentists and ophthalmic practitioners

The Department of Health’s response to the Performers List Regulations 2013 consultation has been published today. The consultation asked 18 questions to help determine how to amend the Performers Lists … Read more → – Response to the consultation on national performers lists for GPs, dentists and ophthalmic practitioners