To: Interested Parties. Our reference: MLX 310 Date: 2 August Dear Sir/Madam

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "To: Interested Parties. Our reference: MLX 310 Date: 2 August 2004. Dear Sir/Madam"

Transcription

1 To: Interested Parties Our reference: MLX 310 Date: 2 August 2004 Dear Sir/Madam PROPOSALS TO ENABLE THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES ON PRESCRIPTIONS AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINES (HUMAN USE) ORDER 1997 INTRODUCTION 1. We are writing to consult you, in accordance with section 129(6) of the Medicines Act 1968, on proposals to amend the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Order 1997 (the POM Order) so as to allow the use of advanced electronic signatures on prescriptions that are to be transmitted electronically. This would be achieved by amendments to the POM Order. This consultation abides by the six consultation criteria as set out in the revised Code of Practice on Consultation published by the Cabinet Office ( Application to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland 2. The proposed changes to the POM Order would apply throughout the United Kingdom. This consultation is being made available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. BACKGROUND 3. Under current legislation, prescriptions have to be signed in ink by an appropriate practitioner. This means that prescriptions have to be in paper form. We are, however, looking to allow prescriptions to be transmitted electronically. In the case of NHS prescriptions, the prescription might also be transmitted electronically to the relevant reimbursement authority. 4. Legislation was amended in 2001, specifically to allow electronic signatures to be used for three pilots for the electronic transmission of prescriptions in England. These pilots finished in 2003 and, as this legislation was particular to the needs of the pilots, we need now to put in place a permanent provision suitable for enabling electronic prescriptions across the UK. 5. Transmitting prescriptions electronically is expected to introduce significant benefits for patients, prescribers and dispensers. It will be more convenient for patients, as they will need

2 to make fewer trips to the GP surgery to collect repeat prescriptions. There will be benefits for patient safety as there will be fewer illegible or incomplete prescriptions. Other improvements to patient safety, such as better patient medication records, may also be derived from the integration of the electronic transmission of prescriptions with other IT functionalities, such as the NHS Care Records Service in England. There will also be efficiency improvements for prescribers and dispensers. PROPOSALS 6. We propose to amend the POM Order to allow the use of advanced electronic signatures (as defined by the Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 see Annex A) on prescriptions that are to be transmitted electronically. Other types of electronic signature will not be acceptable. 7. We propose an advanced electronic signature rather than an electronic signature, as the former is more secure than an electronic signature. As outlined in Annex A, an advanced electronic signature is uniquely linked to the signatory, is capable of identifying the signatory, is created using a means that the signatory can maintain under his sole control and is linked to the data to which it relates in such a manner that any subsequent change of data is detectable. An electronic signature does not have to have these security characteristics. 8. Before NHS prescriptions can be transmitted electronically, amendments will also be need to be made to the relevant NHS legislation in each of the UK administrations. These changes will not effect the proposals outlined above in relation to the POM Order. It maybe that there will be additional requirements under the NHS legislation for NHS prescriptions transmitted electronically. 9. The proposal does not intend to force prescribers to transmit prescriptions electronically. Prescribers will still be able to sign paper prescriptions by hand in ink as now. 10. However, the proposal does not intend to provide for prescribers to print an electronic signature onto a paper prescription. 11. For clarification, the proposals outlined above do not apply to a prescription for a controlled drug specified in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations. In March 2003, the Home Office consulted on proposals to allow all details on prescriptions for Schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs except for the signature to be generated by computer. Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations are awaited. 12. We would welcome comments on the proposals set out in paragraphs 6-7 and 9-10 above to allow for an advance electronic signature on those prescriptions transmitted electronically. REGULATORY IMPACT 13. A draft regulatory impact assessment is at Annex B. We would welcome comments on this assessment. COMMENTS ON PROPOSALS 14. You are invited to comment on: the proposal to amend the POM Order to allow the use of advanced electronic signatures on prescriptions that are to be transmitted electronically;

3 the draft regulatory impact assessment. CIRCULATION OF PROPOSALS 15. This consultation letter is being sent in hard copy to those organisations listed. A form is attached for your reply. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. Copies of the consultation are also available from our website - and replies are welcome from all interested parties. Comments should be addressed to Roy Drepaul, MHRA, Market Towers, 1, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5NQ (or to arrive no later than 29 October Comments received after that date will not be taken into account. 16. The Committee on Safety of Medicines will be asked to consider the proposals in the light of comments received and their advice will be conveyed to Ministers. The proposal is that the statutory instrument necessary to make the proposed change will come into effect in early Once made and published, statutory instruments are available from the Stationery Office and may also be viewed on their website MAKING COPIES OF THE REPLIES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC 17. To help informed debate on the issues raised by this consultation, and within the terms of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, the Agency intends to make publicly available copies of comments that it receives. Copies will be made available as soon as possible after the public consultation has ended. It will be assumed that your comments can be made publicly available in this way, unless you indicate that you wish all or part of them to be treated as confidential and excluded from this arrangement. 18. The Agency s Information Centre at Market Towers will supply copies on request. An administrative charge, to cover the cost of photocopying and postage, may be applied. Alternatively, personal callers can inspect replies at the Information Centre by prior appointment (telephone ). Yours faithfully Anne Thyer Joanna Warner Executive Support Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry Group Medicines and Healthcare products Department of Health Regulatory Agency

4 ANNEX A The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 Paragraph 2 of the Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 states the following: "advanced electronic signature" means an electronic signature (a) which is uniquely linked to the signatory, (b) which is capable of identifying the signatory, (c) which is created using means that the signatory can maintain under his sole control, and (d) which is linked to the data to which it relates in such a manner that any subsequent change of the data is detectable

5 ANNEX B REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENT - DRAFT Title 1. The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Number (**) Order Issue: 2. We propose to amend the Prescription Only Medicine (Human Use) Order 1997 (the POM Order) to allow the use of advanced electronic signatures (as defined in the Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002) on prescriptions that are to be transmitted electronically. Objective: 3. To enable the electronic transmission of prescriptions, which is a significant development in technology that cannot be implemented without the change in regulation. Electronic transmission of prescriptions is expected to introduce significant benefits for patients, prescribers and dispensers. 4. Firstly, the electronic transmission of prescriptions will be more convenient for patients, as they will need to make fewer trips to the GP surgery to collect repeat prescriptions. Secondly, there will be benefits for patient safety as there will be fewer illegible or incomplete prescriptions. Other improvements in patient safety, such as better patient medication records, may also be derived from the integration of the electronic transmission of prescriptions with other IT functionalities, such as the NHS Care Records Service in England. Thirdly, there will be efficiency improvements for prescribers and dispensers using the electronic transmission of prescriptions. Scope of this RIA 5. These regulatory changes will not force prescribers to transmit prescriptions electronically. Prescribers will still have the option of issuing paper prescriptions, signed by hand. 6. The extent to which the electronic transmission of prescriptions is adopted within national health organisations within the UK, is a matter for each of the devolved administrations and will require further regulatory changes. Issues of Equity or Fairness 7. The proposed amendments to the POM Order will enable prescriptions to be transmitted electronically in the independent healthcare sector, with an advanced electronic signature, if prescribers so wish. 8. If each of the UK administrations so chooses, subject to further regulatory changes, the amendments will also enable NHS prescriptions to be transmitted electronically with an advanced electronic signature. Risk Assessment 9. Without this change electronic transmission of prescriptions is not possible. The associated risk is therefore that a technology development that can offer significant benefits (see paragraphs 3 and 4 above) will not be adopted.

6 10. If no action is taken, the existing arrangements for signing and issuing paper prescriptions will remain as at present. However, the proposed changes will prescribers the additional option of signing and transmitting prescriptions electronically. Government, prescribers and dispensing pharmacists are keen to press ahead with the electronic transmission of prescriptions. In England, for example, there is a Government target of 100% roll-out of the Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions in the NHS in England by None of this will be possible without legislative changes to allow electronic signatures. Options 11. Three options have been identified: Option 1 - Option 2 - Option 3 - do nothing. introduce a Code of Practice or voluntary agreement on using electronic signatures for the electronic transmission of prescriptions amend the POM Order as proposed to allow prescriptions which are to be electronically transmitted to be signed with an electronic signature. Benefits and value of options 12. Option 1: This would maintain the status quo but would result in a failure to deliver electronic transmission of prescriptions, thereby losing the benefits to patients, prescribers and dispensers as outlined above. 13. Option 2: This is included for completeness but would not achieve the stated objective. This is because the requirement that a prescription must be signed in ink is contained in legislation and a voluntary agreement or code could not remove or waive that requirement. 14. Option 3: This would facilitate the implementation of the electronic transmission of prescriptions in the independent healthcare sector and, subject to further regulatory changes, in the national health organisations across the UK. COMPLIANCE COSTS FOR BUSINESS, CHARITIES AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS 15. Option 3 does not create a new regulatory environment for the independent healthcare sector, as the use of electronic signatures, and the subsequent electronic transmission of prescriptions is a voluntary decision in the light of benefits to the organisation, patients and the health professionals employed by those organisations. 16. The POM Order alone will not enable the use of electronic signatures in national health organisations. The extent to which the electronic transmission of prescriptions is adopted within national health organisations is a matter for each of the devolved administrations. These national services are not regarded as a business, charity or voluntary organisation for the purpose of this RIA. It will be for each of the UK administrations to decide whether to make subsequent changes to their national health legislation. These changes may have compliance costs, but this will be a matter for each of the administrations to discuss with interested parties.

7 17. Costs for a typical business if proposals are adopted: as outlined above, this proposal alone does not force businesses to adopt the use of electronic transmission of prescriptions and hence the use of an advanced electronic signature. 18. Should the independent healthcare sector decide to introduce electronic transmission of prescriptions, costs will vary according to any computer equipment or connectivity they may already have (see paragraph 20 below). 19. In the national health organisations across the UK, compliance cost will depend on various factors. These could include whether and how quickly the administrations would like the electronic transmission of prescriptions adopted, any additional requirements (IT and/or service related) which need to be implemented to support the electronic transmission of prescriptions and the advanced electronic signature. vary according to any computer equipment or connectivity that may already be in place and whether it can be modified or needs to be replaced. Such matters will be a matter for each of the administrations to discuss with interested parties as they look to introduce electronic transmission of prescriptions within their national health organisations. 20. Impact on small business: we invited views on the potential costs of drawing up and implementing advanced electronic signatures for electronic transmission of prescriptions in those businesses which may choose to adopt this approach. It needs to be borne in mind that prescribers will still be able to use paper prescriptions as now. [To be completed after consultation ends] 21. Summary of Competition Assessment: As this proposed regulation is an enabling measure to allow the use of new technology in the independent healthcare sector, it is unlikely to have any effect on the competitive process or to provide any detriment to the provision of services. Results Of Consultation 22. [To be completed after consultation ends] SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS 23. Option 3 is recommended because it best meets the Government's objectives. The benefits of this option in terms of patient care and the effective use of resources are judged to outweigh any costs involved. It will be for businesses outside the national health service to decide whether to implement the electronic transmission of prescriptions, with its associated costs, on the basis of their commercial judgement.

8 Option Disadvantage Benefit Option 1 (Do nothing) Potential benefits of the electronic transmission of prescriptions not realised. Status quo maintained. Option 2 (Introduce a Code of Practice or voluntary agreement on the electronic transmission of prescriptions) Option 3 (Amend regulations) Requirement that prescriptions be signed in ink is contained in legislation. Adopting a non-legislative option could not remove or waive that requirement. These regulatory changes will not force the use of the electronic transmission of prescriptions. Independent healthcare organisations will decide whether to take on any costs associated with the electronic transmission of prescriptions, balanced against its benefits. None Will help to enable the electronic prescriptions, which will increase flexibility and convenience for patients and healthcare professionals. Enforcement, Sanctions, Monitoring and Review 24. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will be responsible for enforcing medicines legislation. The UK administrations may wish to review arrangements for the electronic transmission of prescriptions in the context of their own national healthcare systems. 25. Declaration: I have read the Regulatory Impact Assessment and I am satisfied that the benefits justify the costs. Signed by the responsible Minister: Date:

9 ANNEX C Roy Drepaul MHRA Market Towers 1 Nine Elms Lane LONDON SW8 5NQ From : CONSULTATION LETTER MLX 310: PROPOSALS TO ENABLE THE USE OF ADVANCED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES ON PRESCRIPTIONS TRANSMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINES (HUMAN USE) ORDER I agree the proposals and have no comments to make I agree the proposals and have the following comments to make: I do not agree with the proposals for the following reasons: My reply may be made freely available. My reply is confidential. My reply is partially confidential (indicate clearly in the text any confidential elements) Signed : Delete as appropriate

10 MLX 310: HARD COPY CONSULTATION LIST NB: this list is not intended to be exhaustive. Copies of the consultation are also available from our website - and replies are welcome from all interested parties. Action for Sick Children Advisory Committee on Misuse of Drugs Age Concern All Party Pharmaceutical Group Association of British Cardiac Nurses Association of Nurse Prescribing Association for Palliative Medicine Association for Residential Care Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Association of British Dispensing Opticians Association of British Health Care Industries Association of British Pharmaceutical Industries Association of Hospice Management Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies Association of Medical Microbiologists Association of Optometrists Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland British Association of Dermatologists British Association for A&E Medicine British Osteopathic Association British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians British Association of Art Therapists British Association of Drama Therapists British Association of Music Therapists British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists British Cardiac Patients Association British College of Optometrists British Contact Dermatitis Group British Dental Association British Dental Trade Association British Diabetic Association British Dietetic Association British Generic Manufacturers Association British Heart Foundation British Institute of Regulatory Affairs British Medical Association British Medical Journal British Oncological Association British Orthoptic Society British Pharmacological Society Carers National Association Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Chemist & Druggist College of Health College of Occupational Therapists College of Optometrists College of Pharmacy Practice Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association Community Pharmacy Magazine Community Services Pharmacists Group

11 Company Chemists Association Consumers Association Co-operative Pharmacy Technical Panel Dental Defence Union Dental Formulary Subcommittee of the Joint Formulary Committee Dental Protection Ltd Dispensing Doctors Association Doctor Magazine Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin Drug Information Pharmacists Group Faculty of Homoeopathy Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine General Dental Council General Dental Practitioners Association. General Medical Council General Optical Council General Practitioners Committee Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists Health Development Agency Health Professions Council Health Promotion England Health Service Commissioner Health Which? Independent Healthcare Association Joint Consultants Committee JCVI Joint Formulary Committee Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Service Liaison Committee Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance Macmillan Cancer Care Medical Defence Union Medical Protection Society Ltd MIMS Ltd National Association of GP Co-operatives National Association of Primary Care National Consumer Council National Council for Hospices and Specialist Palliative Care Services National Care Standards Commission National Patient Safety Agency National Pharmaceutical Association Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacists Group NHS Alliance NHS Confederation Northern Ireland Consumer Council Nursing and Midwifery Council Ophthalmic Group Committee OTC Bulletin Paediatric Chief Pharmacists Group Patients Association Pharmaceutical Contractors Committee (Northern Ireland) Pharmaceutical Journal Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee Pharmaceutical Society for Northern Ireland Prescription Pricing Authority

12 Primary Care Pharmacists Association Proprietary Association of Great Britain Royal College of Anaesthetists Royal College of General Practitioners Royal College of Midwives Royal College of Midwives (Scottish Board) Royal College of Midwives (Northern Ireland Board) Royal College of Nursing Royal College of Nursing (Northern Ireland) Royal College of Nursing (Scotland) Royal College of Nursing (Wales) Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Royal College of Ophthalmologists Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Royal College of Pathologists Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) Royal College of Physicians (London) Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow) Royal College of Psychiatrists Royal College of Radiologists Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists Royal College of Surgeons (England) Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) Royal College of Surgeons (Faculty of Dental Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons of England (Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK)) Royal Colleges of Physicians : Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine Royal Colleges of Physicians : Faculty of Public Health Medicine Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (Scottish Department) Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (Welsh Department) Royal Society for the Promotion of Health Scrip Ltd Small Business Service Social Audit Unit Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Society of Homoeopaths Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine Society of Radiographers Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance St John Ambulance UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Unison Welsh Nursing & Midwifery Committee Welsh Medical Committee Welsh Optometric Committee Director of Social Services, Wales Society of Directors of Public Protection, Wales Welsh Therapies Advisory Committee All Wales Dietetic Advisory Committee All Wales Professional Heads of Occupational Therapists Services Group All Wales Orthoptics Advisory Committee Chiropody/Podiatry Service Group, Wales All Wales Physiotherapy Managers All Wales Speech & Language Therapy Committee Health Professions Wales

PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE HUMAN MEDICINES REGULATIONS 2012 TO ALLOW WIDER ACCESS TO NALOXONE FOR USE IN EMERGENCIES

PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE HUMAN MEDICINES REGULATIONS 2012 TO ALLOW WIDER ACCESS TO NALOXONE FOR USE IN EMERGENCIES To: Interested Organisations Our reference: MLX MLX 383 Date: 19 November 2013 Dear Sir/Madam PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE HUMAN MEDICINES REGULATIONS 2012 TO ALLOW WIDER ACCESS TO NALOXONE FOR USE

More information

SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO CONSULTATION MLX310

SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO CONSULTATION MLX310 SUMMARY OF RESPONSES TO CONSULTATION MLX310 1. Consultation MLX 310 was issued with a deadline for comments of 29 October. It was circulated to a range of interested organisations throughout the UK and

More information

Proposals to simplify the reimbursement arrangements for NHS dispensing contractors: A consultation

Proposals to simplify the reimbursement arrangements for NHS dispensing contractors: A consultation Proposals to simplify the reimbursement arrangements for NHS dispensing contractors: A consultation 0 CONSULTATION PAPER PROPOSALS TO SIMPLIFY THE REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR NHS DISPENSING CONTRACTORS

More information

Who regulates health and social care professionals?

Who regulates health and social care professionals? Who regulates health and social care professionals? Health and social care professionals who work in the UK must be registered with one of the 12 regulators listed in this leaflet. These organisations

More information

Patient Group Directions. Guidance and information for nurses

Patient Group Directions. Guidance and information for nurses Patient Group Directions Guidance and information for nurses Patient Group Directions Guidance and information for nurses Contents Introduction 4 What is a patient group direction (PGD)? 4 When can PGDs

More information

Summary of responses to the consultation and our decisions as a result

Summary of responses to the consultation and our decisions as a result Outcomes of the consultation on guidance for registrants about the statutory requirement to have appropriate professional indemnity cover as a condition of registration Summary of responses to the consultation

More information

Faster, better, safer communications

Faster, better, safer communications Faster, better, safer communications Using email in health and social care (in England) For patients and healthcare professionals March 2015 Acknowledgements This project was funded by the NHSmail team

More information

Safer recruitment scheme for the issue of alert notices for healthcare professionals in England

Safer recruitment scheme for the issue of alert notices for healthcare professionals in England Safer recruitment scheme for the issue of alert notices for healthcare professionals in England November 2006 The issue of alert notices for healthcare professionals Summary 1. NHS Employers and the Department

More information

Use of medicines outside of their UK marketing authorisation in pain management and palliative medicine

Use of medicines outside of their UK marketing authorisation in pain management and palliative medicine The British Pain Society Use of medicines outside of their UK marketing authorisation in pain management and palliative medicine This is a consensus document prepared on behalf of the British Pain Society

More information

SCHEDULE OF THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM THE TRUST HAS A DUTY OF CO-OPERATION

SCHEDULE OF THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM THE TRUST HAS A DUTY OF CO-OPERATION Directorate of Clinical and Quality Assurance & Trust Secretary SCHEDULE OF THIRD PARTIES WITH WHOM THE TRUST HAS A DUTY OF CO-OPERATION Reference: CEM004 Version: 1.4 This version issued: 14/12/12 Result

More information

WELSH HEALTH CIRCULAR

WELSH HEALTH CIRCULAR WELSH HEALTH CIRCULAR WHC (2007) 005 Parc Cathays Caerdydd CF10 3NQ Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NQ Issue Date: 12 February 2007 Status: Action Title: All-Wales Protocol for Non-Emergency Patient Transport

More information

Information for members of the public. How to make a complaint about a health professional

Information for members of the public. How to make a complaint about a health professional Information for members of the public How to make a complaint about a health professional Contents About this brochure 1 What is the HPC? 1 What is fitness to practise? 2 What if you are not happy with

More information

Consultation on revised draft Indicative Sanctions Guidance List of parties consulted (*denotes those who have responded)

Consultation on revised draft Indicative Sanctions Guidance List of parties consulted (*denotes those who have responded) 6a - Revised Indicative Sanctions Guidance - Annex A Consultation on revised draft Indicative Sanctions Guidance List of parties consulted (*denotes those who have responded) Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

More information

NHS England Standard General Medical Services Contract

NHS England Standard General Medical Services Contract Standard General Medical Services Contract May 2014 Gateway reference: 01538 Standard General Medical Services Contract The text of the Standard General Medical Services Contract has been approved by the

More information

New medicines in Scotland

New medicines in Scotland NHS SCOTLAND New medicines in Scotland who decides what the NHS can provide? What is this factsheet about? This factsheet explains the process that medicines go through before NHS doctors in Scotland can

More information

THE USE OF DRUGS BEYOND (OFF-LABEL) AND WITHOUT (UNLICENSED) MARKETING AUTHORIZATION

THE USE OF DRUGS BEYOND (OFF-LABEL) AND WITHOUT (UNLICENSED) MARKETING AUTHORIZATION THE USE OF DRUGS BEYOND (OFF-LABEL) AND WITHOUT (UNLICENSED) MARKETING AUTHORIZATION The use of drugs for off-label purposes is widespread. Surveys suggest that up to 1/4 of all prescriptions in palliative

More information

2000 No. 1917 MEDICINES. The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2000

2000 No. 1917 MEDICINES. The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2000 5310291001 28-07-00 13:19:26 Pag Table: STATIN PPSysB Unit: pag1 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2000 No. 1917 MEDICINES The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2000 Made - - - - - 17th July

More information

Health Administration Regulation 2015

Health Administration Regulation 2015 New South Wales Health Administration Regulation 2015 under the Health Administration Act 1982 His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has made the following Regulation under

More information

Mandatory Training Requirements Clinical Staff

Mandatory Training Requirements Clinical Staff Mandatory Training s Clinical Staff For the purposes of this document, clinical refers to staff that have regular, clinical contact with patients. This includes medical staff; nursing and midwifery staff;

More information

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE SUPPLY AND REIMBURSEMENT OF GENERIC MEDICINES FOR NHS SCOTLAND. Consultation Document

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE SUPPLY AND REIMBURSEMENT OF GENERIC MEDICINES FOR NHS SCOTLAND. Consultation Document ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE SUPPLY AND REIMBURSEMENT OF GENERIC MEDICINES FOR NHS SCOTLAND Consultation Document Scottish Executive Health Department October 2003 Arrangements For The Future Supply And

More information

DIRECT ACCESS RIGHT HOLDERS

DIRECT ACCESS RIGHT HOLDERS DIRECT ACCESS RIGHT HOLDERS (A) Any member of the Following Professional Bodies Accountants Association of Authorised Public Accountants Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Institute

More information

Clinical Audit Procedure for NHS-LA and CNST Casenote Audit

Clinical Audit Procedure for NHS-LA and CNST Casenote Audit Clinical Audit Procedure for NHS-LA and CNST Casenote Audit NHS Litigation Authority (NHS-LA) Risk Management Standards for Acute Trusts Pilot Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) Maternity Clinical

More information

A joint statement on continuing professional development for health and social care practitioners

A joint statement on continuing professional development for health and social care practitioners A joint statement on continuing professional development for health and social care practitioners A collaborative statement from: A JOINT STATEMENT ON CPD FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE PRACTITIONERS Overview

More information

Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials Regulations) 2004

Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials Regulations) 2004 Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials Regulations) 2004 Membership of research ethics committees 1. This note summarises the provisions for membership of recognised ethics committees set out in Schedule

More information

Appendix 1 Current list of approved qualifications for Locum Tenens registration

Appendix 1 Current list of approved qualifications for Locum Tenens registration Appendix 1 Current list of approved qualifications for Locum Tenens registration Anaesthesia Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists,

More information

REVIEW OF PRESCRIBING, SUPPLY & ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES. Final Report

REVIEW OF PRESCRIBING, SUPPLY & ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES. Final Report REVIEW OF PRESCRIBING, SUPPLY & ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES Final Report March 1999 Further copies of this report are available from: NHS Responseline 0541 555 455 REVIEW OF PRESCRIBING, SUPPLY & ADMINISTRATION

More information

Mid Staffordshire NHSFT Public Inquiry

Mid Staffordshire NHSFT Public Inquiry REPORT TO THE TRUST BOARD 28 February 2013 C Title Mid Staffordshire NHSFT Public Inquiry Executive summary The purpose of this report is to present the recommendations of the Francis Report and confirm

More information

Council - 26 March 2009. Professional indemnity insurance. Executive summary and recommendations

Council - 26 March 2009. Professional indemnity insurance. Executive summary and recommendations - 26 March 2009 Professional indemnity insurance Executive summary and recommendations Introduction The subject of professional indemnity insurance was previously discussed by the on 3 July 2008 (in their

More information

Health Services in the UK

Health Services in the UK Health Services in the UK For general health advice, there are many resources available, both on and offline. A vast amount of information, including a 'Health A-Z', 'Medical Dictionary' and 'Symptom Checker'

More information

Circular (15 /2014) Registration Department in Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners presents to you its compliments

Circular (15 /2014) Registration Department in Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners presents to you its compliments From Circular (15 /2014) Dr.Jamal Rashid Al-Khanji A/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) To All Healthcare Practitioners in the State of Qatar All Healthcare

More information

Guidance for registered pharmacies providing pharmacy services at a distance, including on the internet

Guidance for registered pharmacies providing pharmacy services at a distance, including on the internet Guidance for registered pharmacies providing pharmacy services at a distance, including on the internet April 2015 The General Pharmaceutical Council is the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians

More information

Medical Council of New Zealand List of approved qualifications for locum tenens specialist appointments (showing amendments)

Medical Council of New Zealand List of approved qualifications for locum tenens specialist appointments (showing amendments) Anaesthesia Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians

More information

CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS TO CONSOLIDATE AND REVIEW SPECIFIC PROVISIONS UNDER THE MISUSE OF DRUGS REGULATIONS 2001 SUMMARY OF RESPONSES

CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS TO CONSOLIDATE AND REVIEW SPECIFIC PROVISIONS UNDER THE MISUSE OF DRUGS REGULATIONS 2001 SUMMARY OF RESPONSES CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS TO CONSOLIDATE AND REVIEW SPECIFIC PROVISIONS UNDER THE MISUSE OF DRUGS REGULATIONS 2001 SUMMARY OF RESPONSES CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS TO CONSOLIDATE AND REVIEW SPECIFIC PROVISIONS

More information

PUBLIC CONSULTATION-PROPOSED CHANGES TO MISUSE OF DRUGS LEGISLATION

PUBLIC CONSULTATION-PROPOSED CHANGES TO MISUSE OF DRUGS LEGISLATION DLEU-Drug Legislation and Enforcement Unit Floor 6, Peel Building, Marsham St London SW1P 4DF Switchboard 0870 0001585 Direct Line 020 7035 0464 E-mail chris.edwards@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk www.homeoffice.gov.uk

More information

Education and Training Committee, 10 September 2015. Presentation by Health Education England on paramedic education and training project

Education and Training Committee, 10 September 2015. Presentation by Health Education England on paramedic education and training project Education and Training Committee, 0 September 205 Presentation by Health Education England on paramedic education and training project Executive summary and recommendations Introduction At its meeting

More information

Improving Patients Access to Medicines: A Guide to Implementing Nurse and Pharmacist Independent Prescribing within the NHS in England

Improving Patients Access to Medicines: A Guide to Implementing Nurse and Pharmacist Independent Prescribing within the NHS in England Improving Patients Access to Medicines: A Guide to Implementing Nurse and Pharmacist Independent Prescribing within the NHS in England Department of Health Gateway reference: 6429 April 2006 DH INFORMATION

More information

Consultation on Regulation of Independent Healthcare in Scotland. Consultation Report

Consultation on Regulation of Independent Healthcare in Scotland. Consultation Report Consultation on Regulation of Independent Healthcare in Scotland Consultation Report Consultation on Regulation of Independent Healthcare in Scotland Consultation Report The Scottish Government, Edinburgh

More information

Consultation on Rules for professional indemnity

Consultation on Rules for professional indemnity Consultation on Rules for professional indemnity Analysis of responses to the consultation on proposed Rules for professional indemnity, and our decisions as a result 1. Introduction... 2 2. Analysing

More information

CHOOSING WISELY UK. Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DME Chair Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

CHOOSING WISELY UK. Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DME Chair Academy of Medical Royal Colleges CHOOSING WISELY UK Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DME Chair Academy of Medical Royal Colleges THE ACADEMY OF MEDICAL ROYAL COLLEGES Membership - All UK and Ireland Colleges and Faculties Faculty of Dental

More information

EU DIRECTIVE ON GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE IN CLINICAL TRIALS DH & MHRA BRIEFING NOTE

EU DIRECTIVE ON GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE IN CLINICAL TRIALS DH & MHRA BRIEFING NOTE EU DIRECTIVE ON GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE IN CLINICAL TRIALS DH & MHRA BRIEFING NOTE Purpose 1. The Clinical Trials Directive 2001/20/EC heralds certain additional responsibilities for the Medicines and Healthcare

More information

Education and Training Committee, 10 March 2011. Professional indemnity insurance. Executive summary and recommendations.

Education and Training Committee, 10 March 2011. Professional indemnity insurance. Executive summary and recommendations. Education and Training Committee, 10 March 2011 Professional indemnity insurance Executive summary and recommendations Introduction This paper appeared as a paper to note at the Council meeting on 10 February

More information

Full name/ Title of Medical Qualifications Eligible for Conditional Registration. American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Full name/ Title of Medical Qualifications Eligible for Conditional Registration. American Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Conferred by s in the United States of America: Board Cert (Anaesthesiology) Board Cert (Anatomic Pathology) Board Cert (Cardiology) Board Cert (Cardiovascular Disease) Board Cert (Clinical Pathology)

More information

Intravenous fluids therapy in adults Stakeholder 3M Health Care UK Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Airedale NHS Trust Alder Hey

Intravenous fluids therapy in adults Stakeholder 3M Health Care UK Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Airedale NHS Trust Alder Hey Intravenous fluids therapy in adults Stakeholder 3M Health Care UK Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Airedale NHS Trust Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust Allocate Software PLC Association

More information

Information Governance and Management Standards for the Health Identifiers Operator in Ireland

Information Governance and Management Standards for the Health Identifiers Operator in Ireland Information Governance and Management Standards for the Health Identifiers Operator in Ireland 30 July 2015 About the The (the Authority or HIQA) is the independent Authority established to drive high

More information

Biochemist 4 Biomedical Scientist 4 Board Level Director (depends on job role) 4 Bricklayer 5 Building Craftsperson 5 Building Officer 5

Biochemist 4 Biomedical Scientist 4 Board Level Director (depends on job role) 4 Bricklayer 5 Building Craftsperson 5 Building Officer 5 Capacity Codes List This list is strictly for general guidance only, where there is uncertainty employers can ask for an assessment by sending a job description to NHS Pensions Fleetwood. Accountant 4

More information

NHS England Standard General Medical Services Contract 2015/16

NHS England Standard General Medical Services Contract 2015/16 NHS England Standard General Medical Services Contract 2015/16 NHS England INFORMATION READER BOX Directorate Medical Commissioning Operations Patients and Information Nursing Trans. & Corp. Ops. Commissioning

More information

Practice Note. 10 (Revised) October 2010 AUDIT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR BODIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Practice Note. 10 (Revised) October 2010 AUDIT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR BODIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM October 2010 Practice Note 10 (Revised) AUDIT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR BODIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM The Auditing Practices Board (APB) is one of the operating bodies of the Financial Reporting

More information

By e-mail. To Attached List. 12 December 2008. Dear Colleague. Arrangements for NHS Patients Receiving Private Healthcare

By e-mail. To Attached List. 12 December 2008. Dear Colleague. Arrangements for NHS Patients Receiving Private Healthcare Healthcare Policy and Strategy Directorate Derek Feeley, Director T: 0131-244 1727 F: 0131-244 2042 E: derek.feeley@scotland.gsi.gov.uk By e-mail To Attached List 12 December 2008 Dear Colleague Arrangements

More information

The practice of medicine comprises prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The practice of medicine comprises prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. English for Medical Students aktualizované texty o systému zdravotnictví ve Velké Británii MUDr Sylva Dolenská Lesson 16 Hospital Care The practice of medicine comprises prevention, diagnosis and treatment

More information

Information for registrants. Professional indemnity and your registration

Information for registrants. Professional indemnity and your registration Information for registrants Professional indemnity and your registration Contents Section 1 Introduction 1 Section 2 Summary 3 Section 3 About professional indemnity 5 Section 4 More information 12 By

More information

NHS England Standard Personal Medical Services Agreement 2015/16

NHS England Standard Personal Medical Services Agreement 2015/16 NHS England Standard Personal Medical Services Agreement 2015/16 NHS England INFORMATION READER BOX Directorate Medical Commissioning Operations Patients and Information Nursing Trans. & Corp. Ops. Commissioning

More information

Health Careers, More than doctors and nurses! Lorna Hunter Country Director Scotland & N Ireland

Health Careers, More than doctors and nurses! Lorna Hunter Country Director Scotland & N Ireland Health Careers, More than doctors and nurses! Lorna Hunter Country Director Scotland & N Ireland Aims: An overview of the health sector An overview of progression through the career framework Skills gaps

More information

Draft guidance for registered pharmacies providing internet and distance sale, supply or service provision

Draft guidance for registered pharmacies providing internet and distance sale, supply or service provision Draft guidance for registered pharmacies providing internet and distance sale, supply or service provision September 2014 1 The General Pharmaceutical Council is the regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy

More information

Time to Act Urgent Care and A&E: the patient perspective

Time to Act Urgent Care and A&E: the patient perspective Time to Act Urgent Care and A&E: the patient perspective May 2015 Executive Summary The NHS aims to put patients at the centre of everything that it does. Indeed, the NHS Constitution provides rights to

More information

LICENCE FEES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN USE ONLY PROPOSALS FOR APRIL 2002

LICENCE FEES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN USE ONLY PROPOSALS FOR APRIL 2002 Fax: 020 7273 0121 To all licence holders and representative associations Dear Sir/Madam Our Ref: MLX/277 15 November 2001 LICENCE FEES FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN USE ONLY PROPOSALS FOR APRIL 2002

More information

THIS STAKEHOLDER LIST WAS LAST UPDATED ON 13 th May 2015 Children s attachment - Stakeholders. 2gether NHS Foundation Trust 4Children

THIS STAKEHOLDER LIST WAS LAST UPDATED ON 13 th May 2015 Children s attachment - Stakeholders. 2gether NHS Foundation Trust 4Children 2gether NHS Foundation Trust 4Children Children s attachment - Stakeholders 5 Borough's Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Achieving for Children Action for Children Adoptionplus Advanced Childcare Alder

More information

Policy Briefing. Health Structures in Ireland, North and South

Policy Briefing. Health Structures in Ireland, North and South Policy Briefing This document aims to inform ageing research and add to existing discussion on policy and research developments. Health Structures in Ireland, North and South This document outlines the

More information

Summary of the role and operation of NHS Research Management Offices in England

Summary of the role and operation of NHS Research Management Offices in England Summary of the role and operation of NHS Research Management Offices in England The purpose of this document is to clearly explain, at the operational level, the activities undertaken by NHS R&D Offices

More information

Prepared by the Allied Health Professions Medicines Project Team

Prepared by the Allied Health Professions Medicines Project Team Consultation on proposals to allow orthoptists to sell, supply & administer medicines under exemptions within the Human Medicines Regulations (2012) across the United Kingdom Prepared by the Allied Health

More information

Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management Stakeholders

Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management Stakeholders Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management Stakeholders A.Menarini Pharma U.K. S.R.L. AAH Pharmaceuticals Action for Sick Children Airsonett UK Limited Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

More information

Major trauma services Stakeholders

Major trauma services Stakeholders Major trauma services Stakeholders 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Action on Hearing Loss Addenbrookes Hospital Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation

More information

Medical Registration What does it mean? Who should be registered?

Medical Registration What does it mean? Who should be registered? Statement 14 March 2012 Medical Registration What does it mean? Who should be registered? Purpose This statement provides advice to help individuals with medical qualifications to decide whether or not

More information

Option Five: Maintain the Status Quo

Option Five: Maintain the Status Quo HR Shared Services Options Appraisal Option Five: Maintain the Status Quo Introduction This document sets out a summary of Option Five. It is designed to provide information to those appraising options

More information

Amendments to the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009. Consultation Response Report

Amendments to the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009. Consultation Response Report Amendments to the Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 Consultation Response Report June 2015 INDEX 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Consultation feedback

More information

1. Implementation of the GMC s requirements on the number of attempts at and the currency of specialty examinations.

1. Implementation of the GMC s requirements on the number of attempts at and the currency of specialty examinations. 20 November 2012 Postgraduate Board 7 To consider Specialty examinations - currency and number of attempts Issue 1. Implementation of the GMC s requirements on the number of attempts at and the currency

More information

Introduction 2. 1. The Role of Pharmacy Within a NHS Trust 3. 2. Pharmacy Staff 4. 3. Pharmacy Facilities 5. 4. Pharmacy and Resources 6

Introduction 2. 1. The Role of Pharmacy Within a NHS Trust 3. 2. Pharmacy Staff 4. 3. Pharmacy Facilities 5. 4. Pharmacy and Resources 6 Index Index Section Page Introduction 2 1. The Role of Pharmacy Within a NHS Trust 3 2. Pharmacy Staff 4 3. Pharmacy Facilities 5 4. Pharmacy and Resources 6 5. Prescription Charges 7 6. Communication

More information

Proposal for Practice Indemnity Insurance

Proposal for Practice Indemnity Insurance Proposal for Practice Indemnity Insurance Support Protect Promote This is a proposal for a Practice Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (MDA National Insurance) ABN 56 058 271

More information

W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited

W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited GENERAL MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE PROPOSAL FORM 1. Disclosure IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PROPOSER TO COMPLETION OF THIS PROPOSAL FORM Any material fact must be

More information

Triennial Review of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) A Review of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Call for Evidence

Triennial Review of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) A Review of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Call for Evidence Triennial Review of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) A Review of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Call for Evidence August 2015 Title: Triennial Review of NHS Blood and Transplant Call for Evidence Author:

More information

Memorandum. The Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom. (Registered Charity No 263894)

Memorandum. The Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom. (Registered Charity No 263894) Memorandum The Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom (Registered Charity No 263894) History and role The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) was established in 1972 as a joint

More information

Further information on when to use each job role is available in Appendix B

Further information on when to use each job role is available in Appendix B Appendix C Job Role Staff Group Alphabetical List Further information on when to use each job role is available in Appendix B Job Role Staff Group Accountant Advanced Practitioner Advanced Practitioner

More information

Good Practice in Supplementary Prescribing and Medicines Management by Radiographers

Good Practice in Supplementary Prescribing and Medicines Management by Radiographers Good Practice in Supplementary Prescribing and Medicines Management by Radiographers Responsible person: Christina Freeman Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 ISBN: 9781-871101-83-2 Summary This medicines

More information

2004 No. 291 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND. The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004

2004 No. 291 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND. The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2004 No. 291 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) Regulations 2004 Made - - - - - 8th February 2004 Laid before Parliament

More information

Standards for medicines management Guidance for nurses and midwives

Standards for medicines management Guidance for nurses and midwives Record keeping Standards for medicines management Guidance for nurses and midwives 1 15105_Record Keeping_A5_proof 3.indd 1 09/03/2010 09:47 We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales,

More information

Interior Health Authority Board Manual 9.3 MEDICAL STAFF RULES PART II TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE HEALTH AUTHORITY MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Interior Health Authority Board Manual 9.3 MEDICAL STAFF RULES PART II TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE HEALTH AUTHORITY MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Interior Health Authority Board Manual 9.3 MEDICAL STAFF RULES PART II TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE HEALTH AUTHORITY MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Original Draft: 15 December 2006 Board Approved: 17 January

More information

What is hospice care? Answering questions about hospice care

What is hospice care? Answering questions about hospice care What is hospice care? Answering questions about hospice care Introduction If you, or someone close to you, have a life-limiting or terminal illness, you may have questions about the care you can get and

More information

Strategy & Policy. 27 January 2004. Michael Tremblay PhD. Tremblay Consulting. mike@tremblay-consulting.biz

Strategy & Policy. 27 January 2004. Michael Tremblay PhD. Tremblay Consulting. mike@tremblay-consulting.biz Strategy & Policy Submission to the Consultation by the National Patient Safety Agency on patient safety and electronic prescribing (and other health information) systems 27 January 2004 Michael Tremblay

More information

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2013 No. 349 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 Made - - - - 14th February 2013 Laid

More information

Professional Standards and Guidance for the Sale and Supply of Medicines

Professional Standards and Guidance for the Sale and Supply of Medicines Professional Standards and Guidance for the Sale and Supply of Medicines About this document The Code of Ethics sets out seven principles of ethical practice that you must follow as a pharmacist or pharmacy

More information

Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: working for alternative and/or multiple providers

Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: working for alternative and/or multiple providers Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: working for alternative and/or multiple providers www.rcr.ac.uk 2 Contents Key points 3 Introduction 4 Setting up as a service provider either independently

More information

WELSH HEALTH CIRCULAR

WELSH HEALTH CIRCULAR WHC (2005) 035 WELSH HEALTH CIRCULAR Parc Cathays Caerdydd CF10 3NQ Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NQ Title: Issue Date: 13 th May 2005 Status: Action For Action by: Chief Executives, Local Health Boards and

More information

National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training

National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training Contributors The following formed the advisory group which, hosted by the Health Protection Agency, produced these Minimum Standards for Immunisation

More information

2009 No. 309 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND SOCIAL CARE, ENGLAND

2009 No. 309 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND SOCIAL CARE, ENGLAND STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS 2009 No. 309 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, ENGLAND SOCIAL CARE, ENGLAND The Local Authority Social Services and National Health Service Complaints (England) Regulations 2009 Made - - -

More information

How do I obtain copies of my medical records?

How do I obtain copies of my medical records? How do I obtain copies of my medical records? INJURY & NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS WELCOME TO PANNONE PART OF SLATER AND GORDON When choosing a law firm, what do you look for? Quality service? Great reputation?

More information

South Australia skilled occupation list

South Australia skilled occupation list South Australia skilled occupation list Occupation Additional Requirements Chief Executives, General Managers & Legislators Chief Executive or Managing Director Corporate General Manager Specialist Managers

More information

Certifying the integrity of CPD for all sectors. www.cpduk.co.uk

Certifying the integrity of CPD for all sectors. www.cpduk.co.uk Certifying the integrity of CPD for all sectors www.cpduk.co.uk How to meet and influence in a pro-active CPD context Continuing Professional Development In a time of rapid technological change, fast-changing

More information

Evidence on the quality of medical note keeping: Guidance for use at appraisal and revalidation

Evidence on the quality of medical note keeping: Guidance for use at appraisal and revalidation Health Informatics Unit Evidence on the quality of medical note keeping: Guidance for use at appraisal and revalidation April 2011 Funded by: Acknowledgements This project was funded by the Academy of

More information

Proposals for the reform of the regulation of unlicensed herbal remedies in the United Kingdom made up to meet the needs of individual patients

Proposals for the reform of the regulation of unlicensed herbal remedies in the United Kingdom made up to meet the needs of individual patients Proposals for the reform of the regulation of unlicensed herbal remedies in the United Kingdom made up to meet the needs of individual patients Summary of responses to consultation document MLX299 January

More information

PRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES PLAN (PHSP)

PRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES PLAN (PHSP) PRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES PLAN (PHSP) Information Package for All Businesses For more information: Call: 1 (866) 996-7477 or E-Mail: phsp@stratabenefits.ca Administered by: A Private Health Services Plan

More information

Position statement on the education and training of health care assistants (HCAs)

Position statement on the education and training of health care assistants (HCAs) Position statement on the education and training of 1 of health care care assistants (HCAs) Introduction This document provides commissioners, education providers and employers with guidance on best practice

More information

Practice Indemnity Insurance Proposal

Practice Indemnity Insurance Proposal Practice Indemnity Insurance Proposal Support Protect Promote Thank you for applying for practice indemnity insurance. Please make sure all information in this proposal is accurate and complete as this

More information

Healthcare Practitioners Act No. 34/2012

Healthcare Practitioners Act No. 34/2012 Healthcare Practitioners Act No. 34/2012 SECTION I General provisions. Article 1 Objectives and scope. The objective of this Act is to ensure quality of healthcare and patient safety by means of defining

More information

Core clinical headings for electronic health records

Core clinical headings for electronic health records Core clinical headings for electronic health records December 2012 Prepared by the Royal College of Physicians on behalf of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate in England Royal College of

More information

Joint Statement on Foundation Degrees for Support Workers

Joint Statement on Foundation Degrees for Support Workers Joint Statement on Foundation Degrees for Support Workers September 2006 A collaborative statement from the: British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists British Dietetic Association College of Occupational

More information

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE PROFILE

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE PROFILE Appendix A DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH ROLE PROFILE Title: Employing Organisation: Accountable to: Hours: Work base: Key Relationships Director of Public Health London Borough of Tower Hamlets Professionally

More information

MEDICINE MANAGEMENT POLICY

MEDICINE MANAGEMENT POLICY MEDICINE MANAGEMENT POLICY NWAS Medicine Management Policy Page: Page 1 of 43 Approved by Quality Committee Approval date January 2014 Version number 3.0 Review date January 2016 Responsible Director Responsible

More information

nationalcarestandards

nationalcarestandards nationalcarestandards for independent medical consultant and general practitioner services dignity privacy choice safety realising potential equality and diversity nationalcarestandards for independent

More information

Joint Formulary Management Group (FMG) Terms of Reference Version.2

Joint Formulary Management Group (FMG) Terms of Reference Version.2 Joint Formulary Management Group (FMG) Terms of Reference Version.2 Approved by the DTC and APC Date of approval: September 203 Review date: September 205 BACKGROUND The Formulary Management Group (FMG)

More information

Using the Repatriation Health Card For All Conditions (Gold)

Using the Repatriation Health Card For All Conditions (Gold) Health Entitlement DVA Factsheet HSV60 Using the Repatriation Health Card For All Conditions (Gold) Overview This Factsheet describes the health care you can access and payments you may receive with your

More information