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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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

Patient Access Scheme: guidance for companies considering a proposal in England

Guidance for companies considering a Patient Access Scheme (PAS) proposal in England, has been published. Following a review of the 2009 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme provisions on PAS in 2011, … Read more → – Patient Access Scheme: guidance for companies considering a proposal in England

New pharmaceutical services regulations published

The NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/349) have been laid before Parliament. They come into force on 1 April 2013. The full Regulations are available at … Read more → – New pharmaceutical services regulations published

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

Death certification reforms update: newsletter issue 2

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2013. There have been a number of important developments to share with you since the last newsletter. the Francis Inquiry report was published on … Read more → – Death certification reforms update: newsletter issue 2