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New powers to check language skills of doctors

New checks are being introduced to make sure all doctors who work for the NHS can speak English well enough to treat patients. The checks are detailed in the government … Read more → – New powers to check language skills of doctors

Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

Health Minister Anna Soubry discusses the importance of improving care and outcomes for people with respiratory disease as the introduction to the Better Value, Better Outcomes national respiratory learning event. … Read more → – Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

Launch of consultation on legislation on indemnity insurance

A consultation is launched on legislation that would mean all regulated healthcare professionals have to hold indemnity or insurance to practise. The consultation will run from 22 February to 17 … Read more → – Launch of consultation on legislation on indemnity insurance

Details of implementation of tariffs for education and training announced

The details for the implementation of tariffs for education and training have been announced. Moving to a tariff based system for education and training will enable a national approach to … Read more → – Details of implementation of tariffs for education and training announced

Department seeks non-executive directors of the Care Quality Commission

The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint up to 5 non-executive directors to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult … Read more → – Department seeks non-executive directors of the Care Quality Commission

Young People in the Workplace pledge: a call for organisations

The Responsibility Deal Health at Work network is today announcing the new Young People in the Workplace pledge that all employers can sign up to. The pledge aims to better … Read more → – Young People in the Workplace pledge: a call for organisations

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