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tag:www.gov.uk,2005:/government/organisations/department-of-healthDepartment of Health - Activity on GOV.UKHM Government2014-04-22T16:53:30+01:00tag:www.gov.uk,2005:NewsArticlePresenter/2212262014-02-27T09:47:00+00:002014-04-22T16:53:30+01:00News story: Medical innovation: doctors and patients encouraged to give viewsConsultation closes at midnight on Friday 25 April: we want to hear your views on plans to encourage doctors to try innovative treatments.<p><em>Updated:</em> Medical Innovation Bill Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 25 April.</p><div class="govspeak"><p>The Department of Health is asking for views on whether doctors are being held back from using pioneering treatments because of the fear of being sued if something goes wrong. We want to know if a proposed Medical Innovation Bill will both encourage doctors to innovate in medical practice and bolster patient safeguards. </p> <p>The draft bill hopes to clarify the existing law.</p> <p>Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: </p> <blockquote> <p class="last-child">We want to make sure doctors are not held back if they want to use pioneering treatments to offer a lifeline to dying patients. Innovation has always been at the heart of the NHS and is essential for improving treatments and finding new cures.</p> </blockquote> <p><a rel="external" href="http://medicalinnovationbill.dh.gov.uk">Find out more and have your say.</a> </p> <p>The consultation will run to 25 April. </p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2314502014-04-22T13:38:00+01:002014-04-22T13:38:00+01:00Independent report: Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of cancerSaBTO advice and recommendations on the risk of cancer being transmitted by an organ transplant, following a review of the evidence.<div class="govspeak"><p>The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) reviewed evidence including the outcomes of transplants in the UK of organs from donors who had cancer or a history of cancer. They drew up a series of recommendations, and categorised a number of cancers according to their risk of transmission to the recipient of an organ transplant.</p> <p>SaBTO’s findings and recommendations will help transplant surgeons to decide whether transplanting a particular organ would be in their patient’s best interests. It could enable surgeons and patients to use with confidence some organs they might otherwise hesitate to accept. </p> <h3 id="we-want-your-feedback">We want your feedback</h3> <p>We’d like to know how easy it is to understand our publications. If you read all, or any part, of the attached publication and have 2 minutes to spare, please let us know what you think by answering our <a rel="external" href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dhclearenglishpbs">short survey</a>.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2305832014-04-17T15:31:05+01:002014-04-17T15:31:05+01:00Independent report: Social exclusion of people in the sex industry: review of evidenceNational Inclusion Board (NIB) report shows that people engaged in sex work are subject to high levels of social exclusion.<div class="govspeak"><p>This National Inclusion Board (NIB) report is structured around 3 themes: </p> <ul> <li>the factors that cause vulnerability, social exclusion and involvement in sex work </li> <li>how social exclusion affects the lives of sex workers and the different levels of social exclusion experienced by certain groups of sex workers</li> <li>the barriers that prevent greater social inclusion of sex workers’ lives</li> </ul><p>Many of these barriers relate to broader issues of social exclusion beyond sex work itself.</p> <h3 id="we-want-your-feedback">We want your feedback</h3> <p>We’d like to know how easy it is to understand our publications. If you read all, or any part, of the attached publication(s) and have 2 minutes to spare, please let us know what you think by answering our <a rel="external" href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dhclearenglishpbs">short survey</a>.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2317772014-04-17T15:03:40+01:002014-04-17T15:03:40+01:00Form: ARSAC application formsApplication and renewal forms for a certificate from the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC).<div class="govspeak"><p>These forms are for doctors or dentists who want to apply for a certificate to use radioactive medicinal products (<abbr title="radioactive medicinal product">RMP</abbr>) on people (in diagnosis, therapy or research). </p> <p>They include forms for: </p> <ul> <li>a full application</li> <li>an addition to a current certificate</li> <li>an application for particular patient <abbr title="radioactive medicinal product">RMP</abbr> administration</li> <li>renewing a current certificate</li> <li>a functional group application for an amendment</li> </ul><p>For more advice on making an application, see the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/arsac-notes-for-guidance">‘Notes for Guidance’</a>.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2310312014-04-17T14:02:46+01:002014-04-17T14:02:46+01:00Policy paper: DH and HSCIC Framework AgreementDescribes the elements of the working relationship between the Department of Health and Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).<div class="govspeak"><p>This document outlines out how the department and HSCIC will work together, setting out roles, responsibilities, governance and accountability arrangements.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2317892014-04-17T14:00:33+01:002014-04-17T14:00:33+01:00Guidance: ARSAC Notes for GuidanceGuidance for doctors and dentists who use radiopharmaceuticals or sealed radioactive sources in diagnosis, treatment or research.<div class="govspeak"><p>This guidance to good clinical practice for nuclear medicine in the UK is the advice of the Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (<abbr title="Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee">ARSAC</abbr>). </p> <p>The guide includes advice on <abbr title="Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee">ARSAC</abbr> certificates, so it will be useful for health professionals filling in ARSAC application forms.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2315282014-04-17T11:19:55+01:002014-04-17T11:19:55+01:00Policy paper: Progress on improving nursing for people with learning disabilitiesHow learning disability nursing is improving to give high quality, compassionate care for people with learning disabilities. <div class="govspeak"><p>This report sets out the progress made in England during the past year against the 17 recommendations set out in <a rel="external" href="http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0039/00391946.pdf">‘Strengthening the Commitment: The report of the UK Modernising Learning Disability Nursing Review (2012)’</a>. It shows how the recommendations have been turned into good practice to achieve better health and wellbeing for people with learning disabilities. </p> <p>It fulfils the commitment we made in <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/winterbourne-view-hospital-department-of-health-review-and-response">‘Transforming Care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital’</a>. </p> <h3 id="give-us-your-feedback">Give us your feedback</h3> <p>We’d like to know how easy it is to understand our publications. If you read all, or any part, of the attached publications and have 2 minutes to spare, please let us know what you think by answering our <a rel="external" href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dhclearenglishpbs">short survey.</a></p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/1648672013-04-25T11:50:00+01:002014-04-17T11:12:57+01:00Policy paper: NHS England accountability meeting minutesMinutes of the Secretary of State's meetings on NHS England accountability.<p><em>Updated:</em> Added minutes for 17 March 2014</p><div class="govspeak"><p>The Secretary of State for Health and officials from the Department of Health met representatives from NHS England to talk about issues of accountability.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/2308052014-04-17T00:15:00+01:002014-04-17T00:15:00+01:00Open consultation: Nursing and Midwifery Council: changes to governing legislationSeeks views on changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 to help the Nursing and Midwifery Council fulfil its duties.<div class="govspeak"><p>The legislation that governs the Nursing and Midwifery Council (<abbr title="Nursing and Midwifery Council">NMC</abbr>) is restricting its ability to effectively carry out some of its duties. Proposed changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 will:</p> <ul> <li>improve handling of Fitness-to-Practise (<abbr title="Fitness-to-Practise">FtP</abbr>) cases</li> <li>introduce power to review certain <abbr title="Fitness-to-Practise">FtP</abbr> decisions</li> <li>allow registrants who are not fit to practise, for health or lack of competence reasons, to be removed from the register</li> <li>change who sits on registration appeal panels</li> <li>help to make sure a practising registrant has appropriate insurance</li> </ul><p>The <abbr title="Nursing and Midwifery Council">NMC</abbr> is the UK regulator for nursing and midwifery.</p></div>tag:www.gov.uk,2005:PublicationesquePresenter/1976312013-10-11T12:03:00+01:002014-04-16T17:19:37+01:00Guidance: DH non-executive appointmentsInformation about non executive appointments to the Department of Health's public bodies and committees.<p><em>Updated:</em> Updated to include the following appointments: Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections (ARHAI) Chair and Members; Patient and Public Voice Advisory Group (PPVAG) Chair and Members; Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) Member; Rapid Review Panel (RRP) Members; and Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Member.</p><div class="govspeak"><p>Details about appointments made to the Department’s public bodies and expert committees.</p> <p>For further information on non-executive appointments please contact the Department of Health at: <a href="mailto:appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk">appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.uk</a></p> <h3 id="give-us-your-feedback">Give us your feedback</h3> <p>We’d like to know how easy it is to understand our publications. If you read all, or any part, of the attached publications and have 2 minutes to spare, please let us know what you think by answering our <a rel="external" href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/dhclearenglishpbs">short survey</a>.</p></div>

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