Croydon PGMC

Medical and Dental Centre

Croydon University Hospital

formerly Mayday University Hospital

NHS Updates

    Open consultation: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: triennial review

    NHS updates

    The Department of Health reviews its arm’s length bodies once every 3 years.

    This triennial review looks at the form, functions, governance and performance of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ( HFEA ).

    We want to know your opinion on:

    whether the HFEA performs necessary functions whether these functions are delivered in the most effective way how well the HFEA performs whether it is efficient and provides good value for money whether the governance processes are appropriate and effective

    We are also holding 2 workshops at the Department for Health for peo...

    Open consultation: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: triennial review

    NHS updates

    The Department of Health reviews its arm’s length bodies once every 3 years.

    This triennial review looks at the form, functions, governance and performance of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ( HFEA ).

    We want to know your opinion on:

    whether the HFEA performs necessary functions whether these functions are delivered in the most effective way how well the HFEA performs whether it is efficient and provides good value for money whether the governance processes are appropriate and effective

    We are also holding 2 workshops at the Department for Health for peo...

    Open consultation: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: triennial review

    NHS updates

    The Department of Health reviews its arm’s length bodies once every 3 years.

    This triennial review looks at the form, functions, governance and performance of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ( HFEA ).

    We want to know your opinion on:

    whether the HFEA performs necessary functions whether these functions are delivered in the most effective way how well the HFEA performs whether it is efficient and provides good value for money whether the governance processes are appropriate and effective

    We are also holding 2 workshops at the Department for Health for peo...

    Speech: The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress

    NHS updates

    Updated: Speech changed from draft to transcript

    Thank you for inviting me here today. This is my first speech since I was made Minister of State for Community and Social Care several weeks ago, and I’m pleased that its focus is mental health, a priority for me and the government.

    I want to say immediately that this is not a speech filled with big policy changes. I’m not going to signal a new direction of work or announce a new government-led initiative. Frankly, I am still grasping the complexities of this area.

    But I am also grasping at the opportunity to meet those who make such a dramatic improvement to the lives of t...

    Speech: The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress

    NHS updates

    Updated: Speech changed from draft to transcript

    Thank you for inviting me here today. This is my first speech since I was made Minister of State for Community and Social Care several weeks ago, and I’m pleased that its focus is mental health, a priority for me and the government.

    I want to say immediately that this is not a speech filled with big policy changes. I’m not going to signal a new direction of work or announce a new government-led initiative. Frankly, I am still grasping the complexities of this area.

    But I am also grasping at the opportunity to meet those who make such a dramatic improvement to the lives of t...

    Speech: The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress

    NHS updates

    Updated: Speech changed from draft to transcript

    Thank you for inviting me here today. This is my first speech since I was made Minister of State for Community and Social Care several weeks ago, and I’m pleased that its focus is mental health, a priority for me and the government.

    I want to say immediately that this is not a speech filled with big policy changes. I’m not going to signal a new direction of work or announce a new government-led initiative. Frankly, I am still grasping the complexities of this area.

    But I am also grasping at the opportunity to meet those who make such a dramatic improvement to the lives of t...

    Open consultation: Draft regulations on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products

    NHS updates

    The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will replace existing legislation on regulating the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and for the first time regulate e-cigarettes and herbal products. It will apply from 20 May 2016.

    The UK has some flexibility in how it might choose to implement the new rules. The purpose of this consultation is to seek further information on the impact of the Directive and flexibilities to inform the government’s final decisions on implementation.

    Alongside the consultation, we have also published a draft impact assessment and equality assessment.

    Open consultation: Draft regulations on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products

    NHS updates

    The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will replace existing legislation on regulating the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and for the first time regulate e-cigarettes and herbal products. It will apply from 20 May 2016.

    The UK has some flexibility in how it might choose to implement the new rules. The purpose of this consultation is to seek further information on the impact of the Directive and flexibilities to inform the government’s final decisions on implementation.

    Alongside the consultation, we have also published a draft impact assessment and equality assessment.

    Open consultation: Draft regulations on the sale and manufacture of tobacco products

    NHS updates

    The revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) will replace existing legislation on regulating the sale and manufacture of tobacco products and for the first time regulate e-cigarettes and herbal products. It will apply from 20 May 2016.

    The UK has some flexibility in how it might choose to implement the new rules. The purpose of this consultation is to seek further information on the impact of the Directive and flexibilities to inform the government’s final decisions on implementation.

    Alongside the consultation, we have also published a draft impact assessment and equality assessment.

    Notice: Ordinary residence disputes: Care Act 2014

    NHS updates

    This note sets out the Department of Health’s position on the determination of questions of ordinary residence referred to the Secretary of State under section 40 of the Care Act 2014, pending the department’s appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Cornwall Council v Secretary of State for Health and Others (Cornwall). The department may decide to stay some ordinary residence dispute determinations where it considers necessary and in the interests of good administration, certainty and consistency, pending clarification from the Supreme Court.

    Notice: Ordinary residence disputes: Care Act 2014

    NHS updates

    This note sets out the Department of Health’s position on the determination of questions of ordinary residence referred to the Secretary of State under section 40 of the Care Act 2014, pending the department’s appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Cornwall Council v Secretary of State for Health and Others (Cornwall). The department may decide to stay some ordinary residence dispute determinations where it considers necessary and in the interests of good administration, certainty and consistency, pending clarification from the Supreme Court.

    Notice: Ordinary residence disputes: Care Act 2014

    NHS updates

    This note sets out the Department of Health’s position on the determination of questions of ordinary residence referred to the Secretary of State under section 40 of the Care Act 2014, pending the department’s appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of Cornwall Council v Secretary of State for Health and Others (Cornwall). The department may decide to stay some ordinary residence dispute determinations where it considers necessary and in the interests of good administration, certainty and consistency, pending clarification from the Supreme Court.

    Speech: Personal responsibility

    NHS updates

    Let me start with a thank you.

    Right now the health and care sectors face a triple whammy: an ageing population, a budget squeeze and rising consumer expectations. And you are operating at the coalface of those pressures, and I want to thank you for the superhuman efforts you are making to make sure we do not let down our most vulnerable citizens.

    Elections focus on the differences between parties. But 2 months on from this last one, we should reflect that there was actually consensus on a critical aspect of health and social care policy: all parties were committed to going further and faster on integration. It also appeared prominently in the Qu...

    Speech: Personal responsibility

    NHS updates

    Let me start with a thank you.

    Right now the health and care sectors face a triple whammy: an ageing population, a budget squeeze and rising consumer expectations. And you are operating at the coalface of those pressures, and I want to thank you for the superhuman efforts you are making to make sure we do not let down our most vulnerable citizens.

    Elections focus on the differences between parties. But 2 months on from this last one, we should reflect that there was actually consensus on a critical aspect of health and social care policy: all parties were committed to going further and faster on integration. It also appeared prominently in the Qu...

    Speech: Personal responsibility

    NHS updates

    Let me start with a thank you.

    Right now the health and care sectors face a triple whammy: an ageing population, a budget squeeze and rising consumer expectations. And you are operating at the coalface of those pressures, and I want to thank you for the superhuman efforts you are making to make sure we do not let down our most vulnerable citizens.

    Elections focus on the differences between parties. But 2 months on from this last one, we should reflect that there was actually consensus on a critical aspect of health and social care policy: all parties were committed to going further and faster on integration. It also appeared prominently in the Qu...

    News story: New social contract between the public, health and care services

    NHS updates

    Updated: Link to full speech added

    Jeremy Hunt today called for a new social contract between the public, health and care services.

    In a speech to the Local Government Association (LGA) annual conference in Harrogate the Health Secretary urged the public to take more personal responsibility:

    for looking after the elderly for their own health in using finite NHS resources

    He argued that, while integration of health and social care is vital to delivering the highest standards of health and care, personal responsibility needs to sit alongside system accountability.

    Jeremy Hunt said:

    ...

    News story: New social contract between the public, health and care services

    NHS updates

    Updated: Link to full speech added

    Jeremy Hunt today called for a new social contract between the public, health and care services.

    In a speech to the Local Government Association (LGA) annual conference in Harrogate the Health Secretary urged the public to take more personal responsibility:

    for looking after the elderly for their own health in using finite NHS resources

    He argued that, while integration of health and social care is vital to delivering the highest standards of health and care, personal responsibility needs to sit alongside system accountability.

    Jeremy Hunt said:

    ...

    News story: New social contract between the public, health and care services

    NHS updates

    Updated: Link to full speech added

    Jeremy Hunt today called for a new social contract between the public, health and care services.

    In a speech to the Local Government Association (LGA) annual conference in Harrogate the Health Secretary urged the public to take more personal responsibility:

    for looking after the elderly for their own health in using finite NHS resources

    He argued that, while integration of health and social care is vital to delivering the highest standards of health and care, personal responsibility needs to sit alongside system accountability.

    Jeremy Hunt said:

    ...

    Transparency data: NHS Injury Costs Recovery scheme: April 2015 to March 2016

    NHS updates

    Updated: Data for June 2015 added

    The NHS Injury Costs Recovery ( ICR ) scheme aims to recover the cost of NHS treatment where personal injury compensation is paid, for example after a road traffic accident. The Department of Health publishes monthly updates on the amount of money recovered under the ICR .

    Funds are primarily recovered from insurance companies and then paid to the NHS hospital or ambulance trust that provided the treatment.

    Transparency data: NHS Injury Costs Recovery scheme: April 2015 to March 2016

    NHS updates

    Updated: Data for June 2015 added

    The NHS Injury Costs Recovery ( ICR ) scheme aims to recover the cost of NHS treatment where personal injury compensation is paid, for example after a road traffic accident. The Department of Health publishes monthly updates on the amount of money recovered under the ICR .

    Funds are primarily recovered from insurance companies and then paid to the NHS hospital or ambulance trust that provided the treatment.

    Transparency data: NHS Injury Costs Recovery scheme: April 2015 to March 2016

    NHS updates

    Updated: Data for June 2015 added

    The NHS Injury Costs Recovery ( ICR ) scheme aims to recover the cost of NHS treatment where personal injury compensation is paid, for example after a road traffic accident. The Department of Health publishes monthly updates on the amount of money recovered under the ICR .

    Funds are primarily recovered from insurance companies and then paid to the NHS hospital or ambulance trust that provided the treatment.

    Consultation outcome: Updating the NHS Constitution

    NHS updates

    Updated: Updated to include the government's response to the consultation

    The NHS Constitution sets out:

    rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled responsibilities owed to each other to ensure the NHS operates fairly and effectively.

    This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC and to:

    give greater prominence to mental health reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data include the Armed Forces Covenant reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015 ...

    Consultation outcome: Updating the NHS Constitution

    NHS updates

    Updated: Updated to include the government's response to the consultation

    The NHS Constitution sets out:

    rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled responsibilities owed to each other to ensure the NHS operates fairly and effectively.

    This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC and to:

    give greater prominence to mental health reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data include the Armed Forces Covenant reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015 ...

    Consultation outcome: Updating the NHS Constitution

    NHS updates

    Updated: Updated to include the government's response to the consultation

    The NHS Constitution sets out:

    rights to which patients, public and staff are entitled responsibilities owed to each other to ensure the NHS operates fairly and effectively.

    This consultation proposes to amend the NHS Constitution to respond to recommendations made by Sir Robert Francis QC and to:

    give greater prominence to mental health reflect the importance of access to transparent and comparable data include the Armed Forces Covenant reflect the new fundamental standards in April 2015 ...

    Guidance: Clinics authorised to carry out abortions

    NHS updates

    Updated: Added updated 'Independent sector places for the termination of pregnancy' document

    The Department of Health is responsible for approving all non-NHS clinics and hospitals for the termination of pregnancy (abortion). This document contains a list of approved independent sector places that can carry out abortions.

    Guidance: Clinics authorised to carry out abortions

    NHS updates

    Updated: Added updated 'Independent sector places for the termination of pregnancy' document

    The Department of Health is responsible for approving all non-NHS clinics and hospitals for the termination of pregnancy (abortion). This document contains a list of approved independent sector places that can carry out abortions.

    Guidance: Clinics authorised to carry out abortions

    NHS updates

    Updated: Added updated 'Independent sector places for the termination of pregnancy' document

    The Department of Health is responsible for approving all non-NHS clinics and hospitals for the termination of pregnancy (abortion). This document contains a list of approved independent sector places that can carry out abortions.

    Research and analysis: Report on the effect of the NHS Constitution

    NHS updates

    Updated: Updated to include the report on the effect of the NHS Constitution and Wave 4 of the research

    The report considers the effectiveness of the NHS Constitution for patients, staff, carers and members of the public and will inform efforts to fully embed the Constitution throughout the NHS.

    It considers awareness and understanding of the NHS Constitution, and assesses the impact the NHS Constitution is having on the NHS.

    The report shows the progress made, as well as the lessons that can be learned for the future, and identifies the areas in which improvements must be made to further the impact of the NHS Constitution.

    ...

    Research and analysis: Report on the effect of the NHS Constitution

    NHS updates

    Updated: Updated to include the report on the effect of the NHS Constitution and Wave 4 of the research

    The report considers the effectiveness of the NHS Constitution for patients, staff, carers and members of the public and will inform efforts to fully embed the Constitution throughout the NHS.

    It considers awareness and understanding of the NHS Constitution, and assesses the impact the NHS Constitution is having on the NHS.

    The report shows the progress made, as well as the lessons that can be learned for the future, and identifies the areas in which improvements must be made to further the impact of the NHS Constitution.

    ...

    Research and analysis: Report on the effect of the NHS Constitution

    NHS updates

    Updated: Updated to include the report on the effect of the NHS Constitution and Wave 4 of the research

    The report considers the effectiveness of the NHS Constitution for patients, staff, carers and members of the public and will inform efforts to fully embed the Constitution throughout the NHS.

    It considers awareness and understanding of the NHS Constitution, and assesses the impact the NHS Constitution is having on the NHS.

    The report shows the progress made, as well as the lessons that can be learned for the future, and identifies the areas in which improvements must be made to further the impact of the NHS Constitution.

    ...