Reports and publications

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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

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

HIV outpatient pathway updated guidance available

Further guidance is being published to support the implementation of the mandatory adult HIV outpatient and Payment by Results currency. This documentation replaces the previously published guidance. HIV outpatients – … Read more → – HIV outpatient pathway updated guidance available

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

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