Open consultation: Changes that the government wants to make to a law called the Mental Health Act (easy read)

We want to change the law on looking after people with mental health problems.We have come up with some ideas to make the law better for people who are being looked after.We want you to tell us if you like our ideas or not.Click on the respond online button below to read about our ideas and tell us what you think.You can also read about them in the document below or in the non-easy read version. Source link

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Open consultation: Reforming the Mental Health Act

In 2017 the government asked for an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), to look at how its used and to suggest ways to improve it.The reviews final report said that the MHA does not always work as well as it should for patients, their families and their carers.Were now proposing a wide range of changes to rebalance the MHA, to put patients at the centre of decisions about their own care and ensure everyone is treated equally.The changes are based on 4 principles that have been developed with people with lived experience of the MHA. They are: choice and autonomy ensuring service users views…

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Open consultation: Restricting promotions of products high in fat, sugar and salt: enforcement

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) consulted on Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt in 2019.We considered the feedback received and in our response said that the government will legislate to restrict promotion of multibuy HFSS products as well as HFSS products in store entrances, aisle ends and checkouts for stores over 185.8 square metres (2,000 square feet) and in the equivalent locations online.We want your views on: our proposed technical definitions of these locations the text of our draft regulationsThis consultation is not seeking to revisit policy decisions but to ensure that the legislation is clear and…

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Consultation outcome: Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt

This consultation asks what you think about: restricting volume-based price promotions of HFSS food and drink that encourage people to buy more than they need, for example buy one, get one free and free refills of sugary soft drinks restricting the placement of HFSS food and drink at main selling locations in stores, such as checkouts, aisle ends and store entrances This consultation also seeks your views on: which businesses, products and types of promotion should be included in the restrictions definitions for HFSS products, price promotions and locations in stores how businesses can put this into practice and whether they will face any difficultiesThe proposed plans were…

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Open consultation: Total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS)

Were asking questions on: what types of advertising will be restricted who will be liable for compliance enforcement of the restrictionsIn 2019 the government consulted on restricting advertising of HFSS for TV and online. It asked for views on whether to extend current advertising restrictions on broadcast TV and online media, including consulting on watershed restrictions. In July 2020 the government confirmed its intention to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV.This new consultation goes further and looks at how a total HFSS advertising restriction could be implemented online. It should be read with the 2019 consultation. Source link

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Open consultation: Home use of both pills for early medical abortion

During the COVID-19 pandemic the government put in place a temporary measure in England, enabling women and girls to take both pills for early medical abortion (EMA) in their own homes up to 10 weeks (9 weeks and 6 days) gestation.Before the pandemic, only the second pill for EMA could be taken at home ? women and girls attended an abortion service to take the first pill.The temporary measure has been put in place to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and ensure continued access to abortion services. Its time limited for 2 years, or until the pandemic is over ? whichever is earliest.The government is now…

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Consultation outcome: Reducing bureaucracy in the health and social care system: call for evidence

The government hosted a public consultation from 30 July to 13 September on reducing bureaucracy in the health and social care system. This is the government response to that consultation.The document sets out the governments plan for reducing excess bureaucracy for health and care staff, with 8 priority areas for action. Source link

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Open consultation: Stopping movement of staff between care settings

A study on the impact of coronavirus in care homes in England indicated that one of the common factors in care homes with higher levels of coronavirus infection among staff was how much they employed staff who worked across multiple sites.So in the adult social care winter plan the government committed to new regulations to limit staff movement between care homes, and between care homes and other health and care settings.The government now wants to make regulations that would temporarily modify regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 which deals with staffing.This would mean residential and nursing care home providers in…

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Open consultation: Stopping movement of staff between care settings

A study on the impact of coronavirus in care homes in England indicated that one of the common factors in care homes with higher levels of coronavirus infection among staff was how much they employed staff who worked across multiple sites.So in the adult social care winter plan the government committed to new regulations to limit staff movement between care homes, and between care homes and other health and care settings.The government now wants to make regulations that would temporarily modify regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 which deals with staffing.This would mean residential and nursing care home providers in…

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