The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has published a new position paper – supported by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow – setting out recommendations for short- and medium-term measures to help address workforce challenges facing the NHS.
The RCP has issued its response to the Department of Health and Social Care's 'Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation' consultation on future options for the development of regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK.
At the end of 2017, Health Education England, NHS England, NHS Improvement, Public Health England, the Care Quality Commission, NICE and the Department of Health publisheda draft health and care workforce strategy for consultation.
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has examined the impact of electronic cigarettes on human health, the suitability of regulations guiding their use, and the financial implications of a growing market on both business and the NHS.
The House of Commons Health Select Committee has undertaken an inquiry on what the UK's regulatory arrangements will be after Brexit in order to ensure the safe and effective supply of medicines, medical devices, medical products and substances of human origin.