Have your say on flexible working

NHS Employers | August 2019| Have your say on flexible working

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a new engagement exercise to understand what would help create the work-life balance NHS and social care staff want. 

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The DHSC is asking:

  • What kind of work-life balance are you able to achieve now, and what prevents you from having the kind of work-life balance you’d like to have?
  • Does your employer have policies and procedures that help you achieve the work-life balance you require? What would make it better?
  • People value flexibility for different reasons at different stages of their lives. What do you value flexibility at work for?

DHSC is encouraging people to participate in its engagement exercise, via its online community Talk Health and Care which is accessible here

 

Consultation: Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Cabinet Office & Department of Health and Social Care | July 2019 | Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

The Cabinet Office & Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England.
speech-bubbles-303206_640Health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make, and the services we receive; the Cabinet Office & Department of Health and Social Care want your views on proposals to help people live healthier, happier lives for longer.

The consultation is open until 11:59pm on 14 October 2019

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document

Full details of the Consultation are available from the Cabinet Office & Department of Health and Social Care

MHRA: How should we engage and involve patients and the public in our work?

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency | July 2019 | How should we engage and involve patients and the public in our work?

A new consultation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is asking: How should we engage and involve patients and the public in our work?

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MHRA want to adopt a more systematic approach to listening to and involving patients – ensuring that the patient voice is heard when safety issues, concerning medicines or medical devices, are identified and in the licensing of new medicines.

MHRA would like to hear from:

  • patients
  • patient group representatives
  • carers
  • healthcare professionals

By taking part you will help MHRA identify what their priorities should be for patient engagement and involvement in the future (Source: MHRA)

Further information from MHRA 

[NICE Diagnostics Consultation] Point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast

NICE | June 2019 | Point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast In development [GID-DG10024]

NICE is producing guidance on using point-of-care creatinine tests to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast in the NHS in England. The diagnostics advisory committee has considered the evidence and the views of clinical and patient experts.

The advisory committee is interested in receiving comments on the following:

  • Has all of the relevant evidence been taken into account?
  • Are the summaries of clinical and cost effectiveness reasonable interpretations of the evidence?
  • Are the recommendations sound, and a suitable basis for guidance to the NHS?

The closing date for comments is 11 July 2019

Full details on the consultation are available from NICE

[NICE Consultation] Reducing the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues

NICE | June 2019 | Reducing the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues In development [GID-IPG10063]

The consultation closes on 17 July 2019

Full details of the interventional procedure consultation are available from NICE