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26 Feb: The Dementia Challenge

Join Ministers to raise awareness and deliver change in dementia

Over the coming months Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Norman Lamb, Minister for Care Services will be embarking on a regional tour, … Read more »Join Ministers to raise awareness and deliver change in dementia

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Social Care Bulletin February 2013

Included in this edition of the Social Care Bulletin: Mid Staffordshire and Dilnot Shaun Gallagher’s voicepiece Mid Staffordshire Inquiry Report … Read more »Social Care Bulletin February 2013

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Military health update

LIBOR fine to support military charities The Chancellor announced that the LIBOR fine of £35million would be used to fund a number of projects under … Read more »Military health update

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Local Healthwatch health and social care event

This London half-day event, taking place on 20 March 2013 in Westminster and organised by the London Voluntary Services Council (LVSC), is aimed at … Read more »Local Healthwatch health and social care event

26 Feb: Allied Health Professionals Bulletin

SNOMED CT Webinars Date for 2013

SNOMED CT is the coding system approved by the NHS for recording clinical information in the patient record. This is planned to replace Read. It is … Read more »SNOMED CT Webinars Date for 2013

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Take our survey

If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to complete our brief survey and tell us how you like to access news and information and … Read more »Take our survey

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Beyond the bulletin

Beyond the Social Care Bulletin, there is a wealth of social care information available on the Department of Health website and elsewhere. Visit … Read more »Beyond the bulletin

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

News round up

The following stories have appeared on the Social Care Bulletin site since the December 2012 issue: Department seeks non-executive directors of the … Read more »News round up

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Other news

Have your say in ‘integrated care’ consultation ends in February! There are a few days left to feed your views into a consultation run by … Read more »Other news

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

NHS leaders encouraged to hold staff listening events following Mid Staffs report

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt and NHS Chief Executive, Sir David Nicholson have asked NHS leaders around the country to hold staff listening events … Read more »NHS leaders encouraged to hold staff listening events following Mid Staffs report

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

What will the Francis Report mean for the social care sector?

Whilst there has been an understandable focus on NHS culture and processes, the key findings of the Francis Report have implications for all of us … Read more »What will the Francis Report mean for the social care sector?

26 Feb: Social Care Bulletin

Get tooled up for self-assessment

National Skills Academy launches new self-assessment and other tools linked to Leadership Qualities Framework At the end of 2012, we launched the … Read more »Get tooled up for self-assessment

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

GP and Practice Team Bulletin: February 2013

Welcome to the February 2013 edition of the GP and Practice Team Bulletin. In this edition Dame Barbara Hakin reflects on the full report of the Mid … Read more »GP and Practice Team Bulletin: February 2013

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

Prime Minister responds to Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry report

The Prime Minister has responded in Parliament to the final report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry Read the response … Read more »Prime Minister responds to Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry report

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

National Quality Board update

The National Quality Board (NQB) has published a new report on maintaining and improving quality in the new health system, including primary care, … Read more »National Quality Board update

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

South London Healthcare NHS Trust: decision by Secretary of State

In accordance with his statutory duty, the Secretary of State for Health has published a notice of his decision in relation to South London … Read more »South London Healthcare NHS Trust: decision by Secretary of State

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

GP contract 2013/14

Consultation with the British Medical Association’s General Practitioners Committee and other primary care organisations on the proposed changes to … Read more »GP contract 2013/14

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

Update from Barbara Hakin

Welcome to the latest issue of the GP and Practice Team Bulletin. This time I want to focus on the Full Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS … Read more »Update from Barbara Hakin

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

Deadline approaches for NHS Continuing Healthcare claims

People who believe they should have an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding are being reminded that the deadline for … Read more »Deadline approaches for NHS Continuing Healthcare claims

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

NHS Commissioning Board authorises third wave of clinical commissioning groups

Another 62 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board, taking the total to 163, serving 42 million … Read more »NHS Commissioning Board authorises third wave of clinical commissioning groups

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

Landmark reform to help elderly with care costs

The Government has announced unprecedented support for the elderly in paying for their long-term care costs. As part of the Mid-Term Review, the … Read more »Landmark reform to help elderly with care costs

26 Feb: GP and Practice Team Bulletin

Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution

An expert group, chaired by Minister of State for Care Services Norman Lamb, will oversee the proposed strengthening of the NHS Constitution. More … Read more »Expert group to oversee strengthening of NHS Constitution

26 Feb: Chief Scientific Officer Bulletin

February 2013 CSO Bulletin now available

The Chief Scientific Officer’s Bulletin for February 2013 is now available. This edition contains information about the Scientist Training … Read more »February 2013 CSO Bulletin now available

26 Feb: Immunisation

Flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers up to 31 January 2013

These tables present data on the uptake of the flu vaccine among frontline healthcare workers in all trusts up to 31 January 2013. Share: Tweet Read more »Flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers up to 31 January 2013

26 Feb: Allied Health Professionals Bulletin

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 at the Better Value, Better … Read more »Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

26 Feb: Department of Health

Cold weather alert: lowered to level 1

Following a Level 2 alert issued on 18 February 2013, temperatures have now risen across England and the Cold Weather Plan alert indicator has … Read more »Cold weather alert: lowered to level 1

25 Feb: Department of Health

Regulations for controlled drugs in the community: response to consultation

The response to the consultation summarises the comments and views received by the Department of Health concerning the overall governance of … Read more »Regulations for controlled drugs in the community: response to consultation

25 Feb: Department of Health

Final response to Red Tape Challenge on controlled drugs regulation

The Department of Health’s final response to the Red Tape Challenge is published today. The department’s draft response to the comments it … Read more »Final response to Red Tape Challenge on controlled drugs regulation

25 Feb: Department of Health

Information about controlled drugs regulations

Additional information about the changes made to the controlled drugs regulations, which come into effect on 1 April 2013 and which continue to … Read more »Information about controlled drugs regulations

25 Feb: Transparency

Monthly workforce management information

The department has published the latest monthly information on its workforce in order to confirm how many people are employed within the organisation … Read more »Monthly workforce management information