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Guidance: Changes to the death certification process

How the death certification process in England and Wales will change from 9 September 2024, including the introduction of medical examiners.

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Migration numbers fall further as measures have major impact

Government action cuts migration on key routes by 25% in the first 4 months of 2024, compared to the same period in 2023.

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Open call for evidence: Duty of candour review

Call for evidence seeking views on the statutory duty of candour for health and social care providers in England.

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Open call for evidence: Duty of candour review (easy read)

A review looking at how health and social care services should be honest and open with people when things go wrong. We would like to know what you think about the duty of candour.

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Migration numbers fall further as measures have major impact

Government action cuts migration on key routes by 25% in the first 4 months of 2024, compared to the same period in 2023.

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Guidance: SaBTO microbiological safety guidelines

Information on the safety of transplanting human organs, tissues and cells from the advisory committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO).

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Guidance: Prevent duty: guidance for healthcare professionals

Practical information for healthcare professionals about the Prevent duty, part of the government's counter-terrorism strategy.

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Guidance: COVID 19: guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk

Guidance for people aged 12 and over whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness if they become infected with COVID-19.

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Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £500, February 2024

Department of Health and Social Care spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Press release: £85 million pledged to tackle antibiotic emergency

Funding of £85 million will be announced at a global event to support the international community in tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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Press release: £85 million pledged to tackle antibiotic emergency

Funding of £85 million will be announced at a global event to support the international community in tackling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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Press release: Government explores mediation with junior doctors’ committee

Both parties have agreed a preferred mediator - the union and the government will now begin the process of engaging with them

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Press release: People with HIV can now donate eggs or sperm to start a family

Change in law will allow people with non-transmissible HIV to donate gametes to partners

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Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £25,000, February 2024

Reports on departmental spending over £25,000.

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Press release: Patients to benefit from largest expansion of choice in a decade

Patients requiring treatment outside of hospitals will be able to choose between multiple providers across the NHS and independent sector.

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Press release: Government explores mediation with junior doctors committee

Both parties have agreed a preferred mediator - the union and the government will now begin the process of engaging with them.

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Press release: People with HIV can now donate eggs or sperm to start a family

Change in law will allow people with non-transmissible HIV to donate gametes to partners.

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Press release: People with HIV can now donate eggs or sperm to start a family

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Change in law will allow people with non-transmissible HIV to donate gametes to partners.

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Policy paper: England Rare Diseases Action Plan 2024

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The third action plan setting out how the Department of Health and Social Care and delivery partners will implement the UK Rare Diseases Framework in England.

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Consultation outcome: Proposals to expand access to take home naloxone supplies

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The UK Government is consulting on proposed legislative amendments to widen access to take-home supplies of naloxone, without a prescription.

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Press release: Expansion of life saving opioid overdose treatment

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New 10-year plan to expand and improve the drug and alcohol workforce published

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Press release: Expansion of life saving opioid overdose treatment

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New 10-year plan to expand and improve the drug and alcohol workforce published

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary speech at birth trauma APPG

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A speech the Health and Social Care Secretary, Victoria Atkins gave at The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Birth Trauma on Monday 13 May, 2024.

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Open consultation: Provisional registration for overseas qualified dentists

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Consultation seeking views on giving the General Dental Council powers and duties to provisionally register overseas-qualified dentists.

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Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information January 2024

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Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information December 2023

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Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information November 2023

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Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Press release: Government to make medicines dispensing more efficient

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The changes will allow pharmacists to spend more time with patients, levelling the playing field between smaller pharmacies and larger chains

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Consultation outcome: Hub and spoke dispensing

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We are seeking your views on proposals to enable all community pharmacies to access ‘hub and spoke’ dispensing.

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Guidance: Medicines eligible for Northern Ireland MHRA Authorised Route

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Sets out medicines that can be moved to Northern Ireland to meet patient need.

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Form: Child death reviews: forms for reporting child deaths

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Forms to help child death overview panels (CDOPs) assess the causes of a child’s death as part of the child death review process.

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Statutory guidance: NHS (General Medical Services Premises Costs) Directions: previous directions

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These previous directions, published for public reference, were for the NHS from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and relate to how payments should be calculated and made to general practice contractors in respect of premises costs.

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Statutory guidance: NHS (General Medical Services Premises Costs) Directions

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Directions for the NHS from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care relating to how payments should be calculated and made to general practice contractors in respect of premises costs.

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Guidance: International recruitment fund for the adult social care sector 2024 to 2025

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Information on the £16 million support fund for regional partnerships to prevent and respond to exploitative employment practices of internationally recruited care staff.

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Guidance: Addressing health inequalities across allied health professional (AHP) services: a guide for AHP system leaders

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Guidance developed with AHP leaders to support the planning, implementation and evaluation of actions to reduce health inequalities in AHP services.

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Guidance: Medicines that you cannot export from the UK or hoard

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Sets out medicines that cannot be exported from the UK or hoarded because they are needed for UK patients.

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Official Statistics: Bioscience and health technology sector statistics 2021 to 2022

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Official statistics on the bioscience and health technology sector 2021 to 2022.

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Consultation outcome: Fixed recoverable costs in lower damages clinical negligence claims – a supplementary consultation on disbursements

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A supplementary consultation on disbursements within the fixed recoverable costs scheme for clinical negligence claims up to a value of £25,000 in England and Wales.

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Press release: New 5 year plan to combat antimicrobial resistance

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The government has announced its new national action plan on antimicrobial resistance to protect people and animals from the risk of drug-resistant infections.

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Policy paper: UK 5 year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2024 to 2029

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The UK's second 5-year national action plan setting out ambitions and actions for the next 5 years in support of the 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Guidance: WorkWell

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Information for organisations applying for grant funding to design and deliver a WorkWell service.

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Press release: New £64 million plan to help people stay in work

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‘WorkWell’ pilots to provide tailored support for people in their local area so people can stay and progress in work.

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Guidance: Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund 2024 to 2025

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Sets out the guidance to support local authorities in administering the Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund in 2024 to 2025.

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Guidance: Medicines eligible for Northern Ireland MHRA Authorised Route

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Sets out medicines that can be moved to Northern Ireland to meet patient need.

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Transparency data: NHS injury costs recovery scheme: April 2024 to March 2025

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Data on the funds collected by the Compensation Recovery Unit and funds paid to the NHS.

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