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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
This guidance is intended to bring together relevant laws and best practice, to give teams robust principles to work with.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.