Guidance and regulation

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Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

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  • SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

    Guidance on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25, from 1 September 2014.

  • National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

    This guidance sets out the principles and processes of the national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care.

  • NHS Constitution for England

    The principles and values of the NHS in England, and information on how to make a complaint about NHS services.

  • NHS continuing healthcare checklist

    Screening tool to help identify individuals who may need a referral for a full assessment of eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare.

  • Code of practice: Mental Health Act 1983

    Shows professionals how to carry out their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, and provide high quality and safe care.

  • UK physical activity guidelines

    Guidance from the Chief Medical Office (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing, along with supporting documents.

  • Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice

    Sets out standards required for NHS organisations concerning patient confidentiality.

  • Decontamination in primary care dental practices (HTM 01-05)

    Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 (HTM 01-05) advice on patient safety when decontaminating reusable instruments in primary care dental practices.

  • Good manufacturing practice and good distribution practice

    Comply with good manufacturing practice (GMP) and good distribution practice (GDP), and prepare for an inspection.

  • Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

    Multi-agency guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.

  • Heatwave Plan for England

    The Heatwave Plan for England is intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health.

  • NHS terms and conditions: procuring goods and services

    Terms and conditions for the NHS when procuring goods and services from commercial organisations.

  • Health and Social Care Act 2008: code of practice on the prevention and control of infections

    Code of practice on the effective prevention and control of infection by health service providers.

  • Childhood obesity: a plan for action

    The government’s plan for action to significantly reduce childhood obesity by supporting healthier choices.

  • Using emergency adrenaline auto-injectors in schools

    Guidance for schools on creating a policy around the use of emergency auto-injectors (AAI)

  • DHSC group accounting manual 2018 to 2019

    Mandatory annual reports and accounts guidelines for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) group bodies.

  • Care Act 2014 Part 1: factsheets

    These factsheets accompany Part 1 of the Care Act and reflect changes made to the Care Act statutory guidance in March 2016.

  • Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England

    Information about the rights and pledges in the NHS Constitution and what these mean for NHS patients and staff.

  • Safeguarding women and girls at risk of FGM

    Practical help to support NHS organisations developing new safeguarding policies and procedures for female genital mutilation (FGM).

  • Strengths-based social work: practice framework and handbook

    The framework and handbook support social workers and social care professionals in applying a strengths-based approach to their work with adults.