|Call for more retailers to become Disability Confident: The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, is encouraging more retailers to realise the benefits of employing disabled people as the government launches a new campaign to get retailers to sign up to its trail-blazing Disability Confident scheme. Read more
CQC consults on plans to evolve regulation of independent healthcare services in England: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to give their views on plans to evolve its approach to regulating independent healthcare services in England to ensure a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach. Closes Friday 23 March 2018. Find out more
No homes for nurses from land sell-off, says economic think tank: A report from think tank, the New Economics Foundation, casts doubt on the government’s stated plan to use the sale of public land to fund the building of affordable homes.
Sustainability and transformation in the NHS: According to a report from the National Audit Office, additional funding, aimed to help the NHS get on a financially sustainable footing, has instead been spent on coping with existing pressures. Read more
PIP and DLA Mandatory Reconsideration Letter Tools: Advicenow has two tools to help you ask for a reconsideration of your PIP or DLA decision. Read more
Government responds to Gluten free prescription consultation: Following its consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription, the government has decided to restrict gluten-free prescribing to bread and mixes only. The Department of Health and Social Care say the majority of consultation responses were in favour of this. Read more