Consultation: Work, health and disability: improving lives

Department for Work and Pensions, November 2016

The Department for Work and Pensions are seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

The consultation closes on 17th February 2017.

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Developing mental health services for veterans in England

NHS England, January 2016

In this consultation NHS England is asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the country.

The consultation will close on 31 March 2016.

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Open Consultation: Health risks from alcohol – new guidelines

Department of Health, January 2016

Seeks views on the UK Chief Medical Officers’ proposed new guidelines to limit the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.

At the request of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), a group of experts were asked to evaluate evidence about the levels and types of health harm that alcohol can cause.  They have produced some recommendations about how health risks can be limited from drinking alcohol.  The UK CMOs considered and accepted the advice of the expert group and are consulting on the following 3 recommendations:
•a weekly guideline on regular drinking
•advice on single episodes of drinking
•a guideline on pregnancy and drinking

The consultation closes on 1st April 2016

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The health and care professions (public health specialists and miscellaneous amendments) order 2015: a consultation

Department of Health, September 2014

Non-medical or dental public health specialists are going to be subject to statutory regulation by the Health and Care Professions Council instead of registering on the voluntary list currently held by the UK Public Health Register. The draft order contains the details of how this regulation will work in practice.  This consultation closes on 17 October 2014.

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Policy alert: Refreshing the NHS Outcomes Framework 2015-2016

The King’s Fund Blog, 26 August 2014

Department of Health This consultation seeks views on how the NHS outcomes framework could be improved. It asks specific questions on 4 main areas of the framework: mental health; children and young people; health inequalities; and patient experience/safety.

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Policy alert: Health service bodies auditor panels and their independence

The King’s Fund Blog, 26 August 2014

Department of Health – This consultation seeks views on the regulations on the form and independence of auditor panels for NHS Trusts and CCGs. Consultation document Further information

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