Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: general practice reporting: Letter from Dr David Geddes – NHS England and NHS Improvement

Letter requesting action from STP areas to review support in place to support general practice reporting in response to safeguarding requests for children and vulnerable adults.

Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation: government response to the consultation – Department of Health and Social Care

The original consultation set out proposals to make professional regulation faster, simpler and more responsive to the needs of patients, professionals, the public and employers. In this response, the government states it will take forward legislative changes to the regulators’

Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia: What the data and people’s experiences tell us about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia – Healthwatch

This Healthwatch report summarises data and people’s experiences about social care reviews, reassessments and their outcomes for people with dementia. On the basis of analysis of data from 97 local councils, the report finds people are not getting what they

Professional Standards Authority: annual report 2018 to 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

Review of professional regulation and registration, and annual report and accounts for 2018 to 2019.  This report describes the Professional Standards Authority for health and social care’s view of the regulation and registration of people working in health and care

Information for patients on the Infected Blood Inquiry – Public Health England

The Infected Blood Inquiry (IBI) is a public inquiry which will examine the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s received infected blood and/or blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities

Information for GPs on the Infected Blood Inquiry – Public Health England

The Infected Blood Inquiry (IBI) is a public inquiry which will examine the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in the 1970s and 1980s received infected blood and/or blood products; the impact on their families; how the authorities

Fair to refer? Reducing disproportionality in fitness to practise concerns reported to the GMC – General Medical Council

General Medical Council (GMC) research to understand why some groups of doctors are referred to the GMC for fitness to practise concerns more, or less, than others by their employers or contractors and what can be done about it. In particular,

Advocacy for children: Children and young people’s advocacy in England – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner report that aims to take stock of advocacy provided by local authorities three years on and to highlight ongoing issues observed by the Children’s Commissioner’s Help at Hand service, which provides advice and help to children in care.

Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act: final report – Home Office

The final report and recommendations of the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The review considered specific provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015: the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, transparency in supply chains, Independent Child Trafficking

Organs and tissues to be excluded from the new system of organ and tissue donation in England (known as “opt-out” or “deemed consent”): Consultation on the Draft Human Tissue (Permitted Material: Exceptions) (England) Regulations 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

The Government recently passed the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 20191, a new law to change the rules for organ and tissue donation in England from 2020. The law introduced a system commonly called “opt-out” or “deemed consent”. From 2020,

Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide – General Medical Council

This independent review, commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC), has its origins in the tragic death of a child and the subsequent conviction for gross negligence manslaughter (GNM) of the senior paediatric trainee involved in his care. The decision