Consultation on proposals for a new statistical series to count unemployed claimants

Consultation on proposals for a new statistical series to count unemployed claimants: Universal Credit produces a higher claimant count than JSA.

This new consultation wants your views on ways to reduce this number by excluding certain groups, including claimants awaiting a work capability assessment.

The consultation closes 11:45pm on 21 July 2018. Go to consultation


NICE Trauma quality standard

This is advance notice that the NICE Trauma quality standard consultation will run from 10 November 2017 to 8 December 2017. They would very much welcome your comments on the draft quality standard.

Registered stakeholders will be notified on the day the consultation opens with instructions on how to submit comments.

For further information on the quality standard or the quality standards programme in general please see the links below.



Quality standards programme

Register as a stakeholder

We encourage you to register as a stakeholder. Comments received from non-registered organisations and individuals are not summarised in the summary report presented to the committee but are included as an appendix. These comments are not made available on the NICE website. However, if they result in changes to the quality standard this is recorded in the committee meeting minutes.


CQC’s next phase of regulation

CQC consultation on next phase of regulation

Take part in second next phase consultation

care quality commission

The independent regulator of health
and social care in England

Update on our next phase of regulation

Take part in our new consultation and find out about the changes we’re proposing

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The health and social care landscape is changing. We want your views on how we can continue to develop a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation.

We’ve now published the response to our December consultation on our next phase of regulation. Visit the website to read it and the related guidance documents we’ve produced.

We’re also launching a second consultation today. It includes new proposals for how we’ll regulate primary medical care services such as GPs and dentists and adult social care services like care homes and home-care services.

We’d love to hear your views. You can take part in our second consultation online. It’s open until 8 August 2017.

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Read the news story

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Take part in the second consultation


Download the response to our first consultation

Neurological Alliance meeting 15th October Cancer Care Kendal Review of Neuro Services in Cumbria

We had an excellent meeting yesterday in Kendal and thanks to all those who attended and contributed.
Elspeth Desert has sent the attached abridged presentation.  Please check it out and respond as soon as possible.
Written Submissions must ideally be made by 17.00,  October 21st 
Enquiries and written submissions should be sent to:
Your queries will be passed on to whoever in the team will be best placed to deal with them
– or by post to Neurosciences Pathway Project, c/o PHP, Valley View, West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven CA28 8JG
– Or by fax to Neurosciences Pathway Project,  01946 523653

It would be helpful if you could also copy your submissions to the Alliance at  so we can ensure they are also included within our future work plan.

Elspeth and I will be meeting on 26th October to consider the issues raised and we shall be arranging another session to share with you the next steps.  So do watch this space and please respond to the consultation

Review proposals Neuroalliance meeting