Legal Barriers to the Better Use of Health Data to Deliver Pharmaceutical Innovation – Office for Health Economics

This report summarise research evaluating the main legal barriers to the better use of health data for pharmaceutical innovation. Issues are evaluated according to barriers arising in utilising data to support key activities across the lifecycle of a medicine: epidemiology

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

Equality analysis: liberty protection safeguards – Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – Department of Health Social Care

Examines the potential impact on protected groups of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to replace current legislation with Liberty Protection Safeguards. It looks at the positive, neutral and negative effects that this legislation could have on people with protected

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: (Briefing Paper Number CBP8466) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing that provides an overview of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, and the debates and amendments made during the Bills Lords stages, ahead of its Second Reading in the Commons on 18 December 2018. The intention

Modernising the Mental Health Act: Increasing choice, reducing compulsion: Final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 – Department of Health and Social Care

The final report sets out recommendations covering 4 principles that the review believes should underpin the reformed Act: choice and autonomy – ensuring service users’ views and choices are respected least restriction – ensuring the Act’s powers are used in

National Health Servce England: The NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group Directions 2018 – NHS England

Directions have been issued to NHS Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group in December 2018. NHS England is supported by legislation in exercising formal powers of direction if it is satisfied that a CCG is (a) failing or (b) is

Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – Home Office

The Psychoactive Substances Act 20161 (PSA) came into force on 26 May 2016 and created a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the United Kingdom for human consumption. It gives police and other

Research integrity: clinical trials transparency: Tenth Report of Session 2017–19 Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Selective non-publication of the results of research distorts the published evidence base and is a threat to research integrity. In the case of clinical trials, non-publication of results means that information on the efficacy of new drugs or other medical

Progress report on the National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare) Regulations 2013 – Department of Health and Social Care

The National Health Service (Cross-Border Healthcare) Regulations 2013 implement in England and Wales the Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare, in domestic legislation. These include provisions for reimbursement

UK care home providers for older people: advice on consumer law: Helping care homes comply with their consumer law obligations – Competition and Markets Authority

The advice is being published as part of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) ongoing consumer protection work into residential care homes and nursing homes for older people (over 65s). It follows the CMA’s examination of the sector last year,

Initial code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology – Department of Health and Social Care

This code provide clarification of: what is expected from suppliers of data-driven technologies what the government will do to support and encourage innovators in health and care, including the development of trusted approval systems and a coherent pathway for suppliers

Government response to the recommendations of the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into ‘Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems’ Seventh report of session 2017-19 – Department of Health and Social Care

Joint response reflecting the views of the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, the Care Quality Commission and Health Education England. It sets out how the government intends to address the House of Commons Health and

Data Ethics Framework – Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Public sector organisations should use the Data Ethics Framework to guide the appropriate use of data to inform policy and service design. The Data Ethics Framework consists of a set of principles, guidance and a workbook to guide the design of

The Brexit White Paper On Future Relations And Alternative Proposals: (Briefing Paper Number 08387) – House of Commons Library

House of Commons Library briefing on some of the proposals in the White Paper, their reception in the UK and EU, and any corresponding provisions in the DExEU ‘alternative white paper’. It discusses medicine and access to health care.

Evaluation of the South Wales Know the Score Intervention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Drunkenness is associated with a wide range of health and social harms, including alcohol poisoning, unintentional injury, violence, sexual assault and public disorder. Whilst the sale of alcohol to people who are drunk is illegal under UK law, public awareness

National Health Service England: Directions for NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group – NHS England

Directions have been issued to NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group in August 2018. NHS England is supported by legislation in exercising formal powers of direction if it is satisfied that a CCG is (a) failing or (b) is at risk

Evaluation of the South Wales Know the Score #DrinkLessEnjoyMore intervention (Phase 2) – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Nightlife environments are key settings for alcohol consumption and are typified as areas where excessive drunkenness and related harms are the norm. As part of a broader long-term programme of work to address violence and alcohol-related harms in South Wales,

EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive: How the Directive affects your NHS trust: How to manage payment pathways for visiting European patients – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the background of the directive and how it relates to providers when managing visiting European patients who are resident outside the UK but seeking NHS healthcare here.

Overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt and immigration rules: guidance on administration and data sharing – Department of Health and Social Care

Supports NHS organisations on overseas chargeable patients, NHS debt, and immigration rules, including guidance on administration and data sharing. This manual of guidance supersedes all previous guidance on the administration and data sharing of NHS debt.