Call for nominations for the Queen's New Years Honours
The DoH have published guidance
for submitting nominations for the Queen's New Years Honours Award. The deadline is 24 February.
Who can be nominated? Someone who works in the Health and Care Sector.
What is the award about?
Like New Year Honours list, the Queen’s Birthday Honours list acknowledge people who have made a difference in their field of work or community – people who have gone that extra mile. The DoH advertise for nominations for the New Year Honours list around February every year, and for the Queen’s Birthday Honours list we advertise around July.
Update on the junior doctors contacts negociations
The BMA has
its intention to suspend the strike previously announced for next week as talks continue.
Consultation: health risks linked to the consumption of alcohol
Seeks views on the UK Chief Medical Officers’ proposed new guidelines to limit the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol. This consultation
closes on 1 April.
Seeking views on plans to give Care Quality Commission (CQC) powers to set fees for the cost of all aspects of its comprehensive inspections.
Consultation closes 1 February 2016
Respond online here.
Department of Health responds to consultation on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty standards
The Department of Health has published its response
to the Law Commission’s consultation on how the law should regulate deprivations of liberty (DoLS) for people who lack capacity to consent to their care and treatment arrangements. The consultation proposes that DoLS should be replaced by a new system called ‘protective care’ and that there should be a new code of practice. The Law Commission will publish its final recommendations by the end of 2016.