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Departmental Reviews

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) reviews, (b) consultations, (c) taskforces and (d) departmental studies his Department is scheduled to undertake in the next 12 months; when each is to begin; when each is expected to be completed; what estimate he has made of the cost of each; and when the results of each will be published; (282206)

(2) what (a) reviews, (b) consultations, (c) taskforces and (d) departmental studies his Department is conducting; what the purpose is of each; when each began; when each (i) was scheduled and (ii) is expected to be completed; what the cost of each (A) was originally estimated to be, (B) has been to date and (C) is expected to be on completion; and when the results of each will be published.

The information is not available in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the following key announcements have been made since 1 April 2009.

Subject

Launch date

Closing date

Date published

Cost (£)

Review of NHS Dentistry in England

12 December 2008

22 June 2009

22 June 2009

1435,000

NHS Medical Education England review of the effect of the European working time directive on junior doctor training

21 May 2009

2

2

2

NHS Taskforce on Violence against Women and Girls

13 May 2009

November 2009

November 2009

3

1 Estimate

2 Details currently being considered

3 Costs are likely to be minimal

The following formal written public consultations are currently “live” on the Department's website:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/index.htm

Subject

Launch date

Closing date

A new objective for MRSA: National Quality Board stakeholder engagement

11 June 2009

24 July 2009

The General and Specialist Medical Practice (Education, Training and Qualifications) Order 2010, and the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Order of Council 2010—A paper for consultation.

4 June 2009

28 August 2009

A Department of Health consultation paper: draft guidance on provisions to deal with nuisance or disturbance behaviour on NHS premises in England

12 May 2009

4 August 2009

A better future: a consultation on a future strategy for adults with autistic spectrum conditions

29 April 2009

15 September 2009

Consultation on ordinary residence guidance, directions and cross-border arrangements

21 April 2009

17 July 2009

Environmental design principles for adult medium secure units

17 April 2009

10 July 2009

The regulation of private hearing aid dispensers by the Health Professions Council: a paper for consultation

7 April 2009

7 July 2009