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National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) -
This independent review seeks information which will outline the kinds of choices that people would like to be able to make at the end of life and information about the funding, systems and processes that would be needed to enable choices to be acted upon. The review focuses on end of life care for adults aged 18 and over, and within the current legal framework. Therefore, it does not focus on assisted dying or anything that would involve changes to mental capacity legislation. The deadline for responses to the review is 30 September 2014.
General Medical Council (GMC) -
This consultation seeks responses to proposals that doctors who have harmed patients could face sanctions even if they can show they have subsequently improved their practice in serious cases. The proposals are part of a major consultation on how doctors should be dealt with when serious complaints about them are upheld. The deadline for responses to this consultation is 14 November 2014.
Centre for Social Justice -
This report outlines and forecasts addiction problems in the UK and warns that deaths linked to ‘legal highs’ could overtake those linked to heroin by 2016. Amongst some of the recommendations suggested is a 'treatment tax' which should be added to the cost of alcohol in shops to fund a new generation of rehabilitation centres and stem the tide of Britain's addiction problem.
NHS London Strategic Clinical Networks -
This document provides guidance on emotional and psychological support on the London diabetes care pathway. It uses information gathered from discussions with professionals and patients, and from surveys about local provision.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) -
This paper explores how councils in Scotland can adequately consider social and community risks when making austerity cuts to services; identifies barriers to better risk assessment and how to overcome these; and considers opportunities to promote impact assessment through new policies on joint working in health and social care, and community planning partnerships.