Directions on Functions of NHS CB Published
Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
The DH has published directions setting out the functions of the proposed NHS Commissioning Board allowing it be established in "shadow form". Subject to the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, the NHS CB is expected to be fully operational from April 2013.
Consultation on medicines regulations
Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
MHRA has issued a consultation (MLX 375) on draft consolidated medicines regulations and proposed policy changes. Consultation closes 17th January 2012
Consultation on GPhC Guidance
Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2011
The GPhC has issued draft guidance for consultation on four topics: consent, confidentiality, raising concerns and maintaining proper professional boundaries. Consultation closes on 15th December 2011.
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