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’

National plan to phase down use of Dental Amalgam in England – Department of Health and Social Care

A national plan to phase down the use of dental amalgam in England.  Under European Union (EU) Regulation 2017/852 on mercury (Article 10 (3)), all member states were required to develop national plans to phase down the remaining use of amalgam

NHS Long-term Plan: legislative proposals: Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee

The NHS Long-term Plan: proposals for legislative change report welcomes, in principle, NHS England and NHS Improvement’s proposals to promote collaboration, especially the proposal to repeal section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and revoke the regulations

The Human Medicines (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) and the Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

These Regulations (which come into force immediately before exit day) are made to correct drafting defects and omissions in the Human Medicines (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/775) and the Medical Devices (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Guidance: High security psychiatric services directions 2013: arrangements for visits by children – Department of Health and Social Care

The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers when arranging visits by children to patients in high security hospitals.

Transfer of non-restricted patients to a hospital outside England and Wales – Department of Health and Social Care

Forms to request a warrant for the cross-border transfer of patients under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Mental Health Act permits some patients who come under its provisions to be transferred to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the

Transfer of responsibility of patients subject to community treatment orders – Department of Health and Social Care

Forms to request a warrant for the cross-border transfer of patients under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Mental Health Act permits some patients who come under its provisions to be transferred to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the

Removal from England and Wales of patients detained under the provisions of part 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 – Department of Health and Social Care

Forms to request a warrant for the cross-border transfer of patients under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Mental Health Act permits some patients who come under its provisions to be transferred to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the

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