DH proposes legislation to encourage medical innovation

14 March 2014

The Department of Health (DH) is consulting on whether to make the “Medical Innovation Bill” law, and whether this would help encourage doctors to develop innovative treatments in a responsible way and prevent irresponsible innovation.

HSE Myth Case 257

12 March 2014

The HSE has published Myth Case 257 following an enquiry from an employee who was told that due to the COSHH Regulations, they could not leave hand wash materials they purchased themselves in the toilets and could not use any of their own cleaning materials.

Asbestos victims to get £123,000 in compensation

12 March 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published details of its new compensation scheme, due to start in April 2014, confirming that asbestos victims will receive £123,000 in compensation.

Proposed indicators from NICE for 2014/15 QOF

11 March 2014

NICE has proposed new indicators to improve the quality of care developed for the 2014/15 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). However, their implementation is unclear in accordance with plans to update this years QoF.

Monitor publishes final report on walk-in centre review

11 March 2014

The regulator Monitor’s final report on its review of walk-in centres has made recommendations, including the need to introduce more scrutiny of GP practices’ opening hours if they have high numbers of registered patients who attend walk-in centres.