Guidance on investigating cases, clusters and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease: For Public Health England health protection teams – Public Health England

The guidance brings together information on Legionnaires’ disease from Public Health England and other organisations to: set out roles and responsibilities for public health investigation and enforcement highlight specific considerations for investigation of potential sources of infection in healthcare, travel

Detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species: National Infection Service Food Water and Environmental Microbiology Standard Method – Public Health England

The method described is applicable to the detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species in all food types. These include milk and dairy products, and in environmental samples. These methods are well referenced and represent a good

Detection of Salmonella species: National Infection Service Food Water and Environmental Microbiology Standard Method – Public Health England

This document details a method for detecting Salmonella species in all food types, including: milk and dairy products raw molluscan shellfish raw shell eggs This method also applies to detection of Salmonella in environmental samples, such as swabs and cloths.

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for chemotherapy refractory / intolerant metastatic colorectal cancer (adults) – NHS England

NHS England will commission selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for chemotherapy refractory / intolerant metastatic colorectal cancer in adults in accordance with the criteria outlined in this document.  This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of this treatment for the

Personal health budgets mandatory data collection guidance – NHS England

Information for all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England regarding the completion of the mandatory personal health budgets data collection being implemented on a quarterly basis from July 2018 onwards.

EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance: Actions the health and care system in England should take to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario – Department of Health and Social Care

Actions that providers and commissioners of health and social care services should take to prepare for, and manage, the risks of a no-deal exit scenario. Guidance, developed and agreed with NHS England and NHS Improvement, will support the health and

National Health Service: The Primary Dental Services Statements of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2018 – Department of Health and Social Care

These directions implement changes to the payments made by NHS England to contractors under a dental service contract with effect from 1 April 2018. The changes relate to: implementation of the 2018 to 2019 pay and expenses and training allowances

Guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations – Department of Health and Social Care

Information for NHS bodies who need to make and recover hospital charges from overseas visitors. Help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended most recently by the

Draft DCB3002: Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DePLCM): Requirements Specification – NHS England

The purpose of the Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Standard is to enable the interchange, in a uniform format, of monthly patient level device contract monitoring data between commissioners and providers of healthcare. This document is published in draft form

LAC(DHSC)(2018)2 Public Health Ring-Fenced Grant 2019/20 – Department of Health and Social Care

In the financial year ending 2020, local authorities will receive a £3.134 billion public health grant for their public health duties for all ages. This circular sets out: Firm allocations of the local government public health grant for 2019/20; the

Annex F: Joint Technical Definitions for Performance and Activity 2019/20 – NHS England

This document contains the technical definitions for measures included in the operational plans collected from providers and commissioners. The purpose of this technical definitions document is to describe the indicators set out in the NHS England Guidance for Operational and

Clinical guidelines for major incidents and mass casualty events – NHS England

This guidance has been developed with the occasional trauma team in mind, for example, surgeons in a trauma unit who need to treat a deteriorating P2 patient, or a P1 patient who has been conveyed to the trauma unit, during

Consent to cancer screening, 2nd ed: (Cancer Screening Series No 4) – NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

These guidelines give commissioners, providers and healthcare professionals in cancer screening information on consent to screening and procedures. The document covers information and advice on: breast screening cervical screening bowel cancer screening mental capacity and consent It also provides several template

Public Guidance: NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance is for people who may be in need of ongoing care and support from health and social care professionals as a result of disability, accident or illness. It explains the process used to determine whether someone is eligible for NHS Continuing

Retention, storage and disposal of mammograms and screening records – Public Health England

Updated document first published in 2001, that sets out guidelines on handling mammograms and screening records.  It includes information about: legal requirements review of screen packets storage issues destroying films and paperwork

Report into Children’s Services in Wakefield following inspection: Report for the Secretary of State for Education – Department for Education

This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services in Wakefield. This follows an Ofsted report finding the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services

Low Alcohol Descriptors Guidance – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance concerns the appropriate use of low-alcohol descriptors to help the alcohol and retail industries market their products responsibly. It sets out how the government expects low-alcohol drinks (those of 1.2% abv or less) to be described, and replaces the

The Government response to the consultation on low alcohol descriptors – Department of Health and Social Care

This document gives a summary of the consultation responses and the government’s response to them. The government has decided to replace the legislation on low-alcohol descriptors with guidance. The guidance on low-alcohol descriptors sets out the descriptors that the alcohol and retail