Health services

All Commons Briefing Papers
132 Documents
DateDescription
23.09.2016NHS Commissioning before April 2013
This briefing paper looks at the development of commissioning arrangements in the NHS in England up to April 2013 and provides background to the Coalition Government's policies for reform.
19.09.2016Health expenditure: Social Indicators page
Health expenditure: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2640.
16.09.2016Junior doctor contracts in England
This Commons Library briefing provides background information on the introduction of a new contract for doctors in training (junior doctors) in England, including a summary of the proposed changes, and background on negotiations between NHS Employers and the BMA.
12.09.2016NHS Indicators: England, September 2016
A statistical summary for NHS England covering the following areas: Accident & Emergency attendance and performance; ambulance call volume and response times; waiting times for routine treatment; waiting times for cancer diagnosis and treatment; cancelled operations; delayed transfers of care; diagnostic waiting times and activity; waiting times for mental health treatment; workforce numbers for doctors, nurses and other staff; hospital activity, referrals and admissions; and bed availability and occupancy.
07.09.2016Rough sleepers: access to services and support (England)
Rough sleepers are one of the most vulnerable groups in society, many with high levels of complex and interrelated needs. This paper provides an overview of the support and services - including accommodation, health, welfare, training, employment and voter registration - that are available for rough sleepers, and the challenges rough sleepers can face in accessing them.
02.09.2016Support for UK Veterans
This briefing paper details the support available to armed forces veterans in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
26.08.2016Brexit: impact across policy areas
This paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
11.08.2016The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and background
This briefing concerns the establishment of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, a statutory Inquiry which formally opened in July 2015. This Inquiry replaced the previous, non-statutory, Inquiry set up in July 2014 which saw both of its Chairs resign; on 4 August 2016, Justice Goddard resigned as the Chair of the statutory inquiry and on 11 August it was announced that Professor Alexis Jay would be the new Chair.
25.07.2016A Public Service Ombudsman for the UK
This House of Commons Library Briefing Paper looks at the Government's proposal to bring forward a draft bill for a public service ombudsman which will provide a unified ombudsman service for UK reserved matters and public services delivered solely in England. It also looks at the existing ombudsman landscape for public services across the UK.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Constituency Statistics
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on constituency level statistics.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Health
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on UK public health services.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics 2016
This briefing paper brings together sources of statistics on subject areas covered by the Economic Policy & Statistics and Social & General Statistics sections of the House of Commons Library. In doing so it draws upon the knowledge of Library specialists, aiming to provide comprehensive topic-by-topic guides for use by anyone interested in the statistical series that underpin the United Kingdom.
07.07.2016Early Intervention
Information and analysis on early intervention policies aimed at parents and children from conception to age five, covering health, education, social development and financial benefits. This paper also looks at broader arguments around early intervention as a policy approach.
22.06.2016Children and young people's mental health - policy, CAMHS services, funding and education
House of Commons Library briefing on children and young people's mental health policy and services.
18.05.2016NHS Charges for Overseas Visitors
NHS Charges for Overseas Visitors. By Thomas Powell. CBP-3051.
06.05.2016NHS maximum waiting times and patient choice policies
House of Commons Library briefing on NHS maximum waiting time standards and patient choice.
03.05.2016General Practice in England
House of Commons Library briefing on General Practice in England.
26.04.2016Learning Disability - policies and issues
House of Commons Library briefing on policies and services for people with a learning disability in England.
25.04.2016A paperless NHS: electronic health records
House of Commons Library briefing for Westminster Hall debate on "Use of digital records in the NHS".
25.04.2016Patient health records and confidentiality
House of Commons Library briefing on patient health records and confidentiality.
22.04.2016Autism - overview of UK policy and services
House of Commons Library briefing on autism.
22.04.2016Meningitis B vaccination
A petition to call on the Government to extend the programme of Meningitis B vaccination to all children, at least up to the age of 11, has received over 820,000 signatures. The Petitions and Health Committees have held evidence sessions, hearing from affected families, medical professionals and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. A debate on this e-petition has been tabled in Westminster Hall on 25 April 2016.
31.03.2016Overview and statistics of UK dementia policy and services
This Commons Library note examines policies in England to improve dementia diagnosis, care, support and research. Health is a devolved matter, and the note also briefly outlines dementia strategies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also provides statistics on rates of dementia, including data for each English Parliamentary constituency.
15.03.2016Statistics on abortion
This Note presents statistics on abortion in England & Wales, as well as Scotland. Numbers of abortions and rates per 1,000 women aged 15-44 are provided and a brief time series is presented. The period of gestation when the abortion took place is also considered as well as the method of abortion.
15.03.2016NHS Scotland Statistics
How does the NHS perform in Scotland? Key statistics and trends on A&E waiting times, ambulance performance, waiting times (including for diagnostic tests, cancer and mental health), workforce, bed occupancy, delayed discharges, healthcare associated infections and health expenditure
10.03.2016Special Educational Needs: support in England
This House of Commons Library briefing sets out the system of support for children and young people in England aged 0-25 with special educational needs (SEN). The briefing provides an overview of the new system introduced in 2014, the transitional arrangements, and how the new system differs from that which preceded it. It also includes a brief history of the movement towards reform that preceded the 2014 changes
10.03.2016The structure of the NHS in England
Major reforms to the structure of the health service in England were introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, with a large number of new organisations established on 1 April 2013. This Library briefing provides an overview of the funding and accountability relationships under the new system, and an introduction to the roles of key organisations. This briefing also highlights some of the key health policy issues for the current Parliament, including patient safety, funding, and the integration of health and social care.
04.03.2016The 35,000 salary requirement to settle in the UK
From 6 April 2016, some skilled non-EEA workers with Tier 2 visas will only be eligible to stay in the UK permanently if they are earning at least 35,000. A related e-petition has been uploaded to Parliament's e-petition website calling for the 35k threshold to be scrapped. Parliament will be debating this petition on Monday 7 March 2016.
04.03.2016NHS Winter Pressures 2015/16 - Weekly Update
Weekly update on NHS winter pressures facing acute hospital trusts in England. Includes data for accident and emergency diverts, bed days lost to Norovirus closures and general and acute bed occupancy.
02.03.2016NHS Wales Statistics
How does the NHS perform in Wales? Key statistics and trends on hospital attendance and waiting lists, accident and emergency waiting times, ambulance quality, waiting times for diagnostic tests, cancer waiting times, staff numbers, delayed transfers of care, bed occupancy and expenditure.
10.02.2016The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is conducting an inquiry into the impact of the UK Government's policies on people with disabilities in relation to their human rights obligations. This briefing paper provides information on the Committee, details of the inquiry and an overview of the Government's policies in relation to people with disabilities.
02.02.2016Obesity Statistics
24% of adults in England are obese. A further 36% are overweight. This briefing provides statistics on the obesity among adults and children in the UK, along with data on prescriptions, surgery, and international comparisons.
15.01.2016NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc.) Bill (Bill 11 2015-16).The Bill aims to reduce the Department of Health's involvement in NHS charities (charities linked to NHS bodies). Specifically it makes provision for the removal of the Secretary of State's long-standing powers to appoint trustees. The Bill also contains provisions to ensure that a new independent Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity can receive royalties in relation to performances or publications of the play Peter Pan (JM Barrie gave the hospital rights to the royalties in 1929).
09.12.2015Housing an Ageing Population (England)
This House of Commons Library briefing paper discusses the challenges around providing housing for older people in the midst of both a growing population and a still recovering housing market. It covers issues around housing stock; adaptations; retirement housing and asset release.
03.12.2015Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill: progress
This Commons Library briefing provides details of the progress of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill through Parliament, including a note on some amendments tabled at Report stage.
02.12.2015Delayed transfers of care in the NHS
Policy and statistical trends on delayed transfers of care - patients who are well enough to leave hospital but are unable to do so - in the NHS.
16.11.2015Social Indicators 2015
This Research Paper summarises a wide range of social statistics. Subjects covered include agriculture, crime, defence, education, elections, environment and energy, health, housing, local government, population and migration, social security and transport.
12.11.2015Waiting times: Social Indicators page
Waiting times for hospital treatment, accident and emergency, and diagnostic tests: Social Indicators page. SN/SG/2639.
05.11.2015The Off-patent Drugs Bill 2015
This Briefing Paper has been prepared for the Second Reading of the Off-patent Drugs Bill 2015 on 6 November 2015.
26.10.2015Background to Hospital Parking Charges (Exemption for Carers) Bill
This Commons Library briefing provides information on the main provisions of the Hospital Parking Charges (Exemption for Carers) Bill 2015/16.
16.10.2015Policies affecting migrant NHS workers
House of Commons briefing paper on recent policy changes that may affect migrant workers in the NHS.
13.10.2015Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill 2015-16
This Commons Library briefing provides information on the main provisions of the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill 2015-16 and on the development of previous legislation on medical innovation (the Bill builds upon provisions in Lord Saatchi's Medical Innovation Bill 2014-15).
30.09.2015Cancer Statistics: In Brief
How have cancer incidence, mortality and survival rates in the UK changed? What are the most common cancers? How does the UK compare internationally? This short briefing paper provides a brief primer.
30.09.2015Cancer Statistics: In Detail
How has the prevalence of cancer in the UK changed over time? How does it vary between different UK countries and regions? Which cancers are most common? How do mortality rates vary by age and location? How do survival rates vary between cancers?
18.09.2015NHS whistleblowing procedures in England
This briefing sets out the current rights and procedures for NHS staff to raise concerns about safety, malpractice or wrongdoing at work (popularly known as 'whistleblowing').
17.07.2015Accident and Emergency Statistics
What statistics are available on Accident & Emergency facilities in the UK and what do they show? This note provides summaries and visualisations of a wide range of NHS A&E trends, including: levels of attendance over time; attendance by age, and various measures of waiting times.
15.07.2015Sure Start (England)
The development and impact of the Sure Start early years programme since 1998, from the initial targeted, local partnership-run programmes through to universal local authority-run children's centres.
14.07.2015GP Prescribing in 2014: Constituency Statistics
Prescription rates for medicines and treatments provide one useful measure of the burden of illness and disease across the country. This note provides statistics on prescriptions by GP practices in England as a whole and local variation for individual drugs and treatments.
03.07.2015NHS staff: Social Indicators page
NHS staff: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2642.
02.07.2015The prescription charge and other NHS charges
This briefing outlines the provisions for prescription, dental and other NHS charges under NHS legislation.
28.05.2015Talking Therapies for Mental Health Problems: Statistics
How many people are referred for cognitive behavioural therapy and other talking therapies for mental health problems? How long are waiting times for treatment after referral? This note gives data for the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme for local CCGs.
19.05.2015Key Issues for the 2015 Parliament
This book examines the key issues facing the House of Commons over the course of the 2015 Parliament - from the public finances to the UK's membership of the EU and from school places for children to climate change.
18.03.2015Waiting Times for Hospital Treatment
How long do patients wait for hospital treatment after referral by a GP? Under the NHS Constitution for England, patients have a legal right to start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral for non-urgent conditions. This note presents data, charts and maps on the number of people treated, waiting times by NHS area team and NHS provider, and data on individual treatment specialisms.
10.03.2015Sources of Statistics
This briefing paper brings together sources of statistics on 27 subject areas covered by the Economic Policy & Statistics and Social & General Statistics sections of the House of Commons Library. In doing so it draws upon the knowledge of Library specialists, aiming to provide comprehensive topic-by-topic guides for use by anyone interested in the statistical series that underpin the United Kingdom.
19.02.2015Cancer: Waiting Times for Diagnosis and Treatment
How long do patients wait for cancer diagnosis and treatment? This note outlines NHS performance trends relating to cancer testing, treatment and care. In 2014 there were 1.5m urgent GP referrals with suspected cancer. This is 53% higher than in 2010. 272,000 patients began treatment for cancer, up 12% on 2010. Of these, 129,000 had previously been urgently referred by their GP, up 25% on 2010.
16.02.2015Community care: Social Indicators page
Community care: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2643.
05.01.2015Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill [Bill 17 of 2014-15]
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill, which received its Second Reading on 7 November 2014. It is a Private Members Bill containing measures intended to improve patient safety. It was introduced by Jeremy Lefroy MP, who came fifth in the Private Members' Bill ballot.
05.12.2014National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill [Bill 18 of 2014-15]
This Library briefing paper provides information on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, which received its Second Reading on 21 November 2014. The Bill seeks to make changes to a number of provisions in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 relating to: ministerial responsibility for the NHS, competition and procurement policy, and the limits set on NHS hospitals' private income. The Bill also includes measures intended to exempt the NHS from the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Treaty.
08.07.2014Worsening humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq
The plight of civilians in Syria may be about to get a lot worse, as drought ravages the region, ISIS takes over much of the River Euphrates and government services threaten to collapse.
14.04.2014Accident and Emergency Performance: England 2013/14
How many people attended accident and emergency departments in 2013/14? What was the pattern of A&E attendance across the year and across the country? How do NHS trusts compare on key performance metrics such as waiting times?
13.03.2014Health and Wellbeing Boards (England)
This note provides information on Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs), which were introduced as statutory committees of all upper-tier local authorities under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. HWBs, which came fully into effect on 1 April 2013, are intended to; improve the health and wellbeing of the people in their area; reduce health inequalities; and, promote the integration of services.
13.03.2014Local authorities' public health responsibilities (England)
This note sets out the main statutory duties for public health that were conferred on local authorities by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The note includes information on public health funding; how local authorities have been spending their ring-fenced public health grants; and on accountability arrangements.
10.03.2014Care.data
This note provides information about the introduction of the NHS care.data system and the use of patients' data for research, and about how patients' can opt out of having information from their medical records shared through this system.
27.01.2014Immigration Bill: Committee Stage Report
The Immigration Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 10 October 2013 and had its Second Reading on 22 October. It is due to have Report stage and Third Reading on 30 January 2014. This Note discusses the main issues debated in Public Bill Committee.
13.01.2014Clinical commissioning group (CCG) funding
This note provides information on the resource allocation formula for distributing funding for health services in England to local commissioning groups: clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). It includes the historical use of allocation formulas; the formula that was proposed and rejected for the 2013-14 funding round; and information on the new CCG allocations for 2014-15 and 2015/16.
11.12.2013Care Bill [HL]
The Care Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards.
02.12.2013The Francis Report (Report of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry) and the Government's response
This briefing provides background to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis QC into serious failings in care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust before 2009. It also provides some information on the Government's initial response to the Francis report, which was published on 6 February 2013.
28.11.2013Lords stages of the Care Bill: Health Provisions
This note provides an overview of the health provisions in the Care Bill, including developments during the Bill's Committee and Report Stages in the Lords.
01.11.2013The reformed health service, and commissioning arrangements in England
This note sets out the major reforms to the health service in England under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 including the new arrangements for commissioning services.
17.10.2013Immigration Bill
The Immigration Bill would significantly reduce migrants' rights of appeal; restrict access to services including private rented accommodation, bank accounts and NHS services by reference to immigration status; establish new arrangements for investigating sham marriages and examining persons departing the UK; and make various other changes related to immigration controls.
05.11.2012Regional pay in the NHS
This standard note provides background to the House of Commons Opposition-day debate on regional pay in the NHS on 7 November 2012.
18.10.2012NHS Pension Scheme
This note looks at the development of the NHS Pension Scheme and proposals for reform
19.09.2012EU bibliographies: Directive on cross-border health care
This Note brings together documents relevant to the draft directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare (EC Draft 11307/2008).
18.09.2012Homeopathy and the consolidation of UK medicines legislation
In August 2012 UK medicines legislation (including for homeopathy) was consolidated through the Human Medical Regulations. The law was not changed.
11.05.2012Use of non-geographic telephone numbers (e.g. 0845) by the NHS and GPs' practices
Under current rules, NHS bodies and GPs' practices are not prohibited from using non-geographic phone numbers, such as 0845 numbers, although the Department of Health has issued guidance about their use.
03.04.2012NHS Expenditure
NHS Expenditure by Rachael Harker. Documents NHS expenditure since 1948; summary of the structure of the NHS and how it is financed; description of how Primary Care Trusts are allocated funding
27.03.2012Health and Social Care Bill: summary of Lords Committee and Report stages
This note provides a summary of the key amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill made during the House of Lords Committee and Report stages.
22.11.2011NHS Continuing Healthcare in England
This note is intended to help Members respond to queries from constituents about eligibility to NHS continuing healthcare in England.
30.08.2011Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill: the NHS Future Forum and the Committee Stage Report
On 21 June 2011 the House agreed a motion re-committing certain clauses of the Health and Social Care Bill to the Public Bill Committee that had previously considered the Bill. The Committee met between 28 June and 14 July 2011 and agreed a number of Government amendments, introduced in response to the recommendations the 'NHS Future Forum'. Key changes are intended to clarify the Secretary of State for Health's overall responsibility for the NHS, to ensure good governance for the new groups that will be responsible for commissioning NHS-funded services, to strengthen duties to involve the public and health professionals in decision making, and to amend duties in relation to the role of competition and integration in the health service. The Bill is due to have its Report stage and Third Reading on 6 and 7 September 2011.
18.07.2011Tax relief for private medical insurance
In 1990 a new tax relief for private medical insurance, paid for those aged 60 and over, was introduced. In 1997 the then Labour Government abolished this relief on the grounds of cost, and the view that it had failed to encourage take-up. This note discusses the short life of this tax relief, and recent debate as to whether it should be reintroduced.
10.06.2011Healthcare for veterans
This note covers the current policies on healthcare services for ex-service personnel, including priority access to NHS services and the provision of dedicated mental health services for veterans. The note also provides a list of useful links and contacts.
28.04.2011Obesity
This note sets out the definition and causes of obesity, the health problems caused by obesity, recent government policy on the issue and related statistics.
06.04.2011Health and Social Care Bill: Committee Stage Report.
The Health and Social Care Bill had its Second Reading in the Commons on 31 January 2011. The Bill was considered in Public Bill Committee in 28 sittings, between 8 February and 31 March 2011. A large number of Government amendments were made, mainly minor and technical changes, although significant alterations were made to clauses 103 and 104 in Part 3 of the Bill, to prevent competition on price. No Opposition amendments were agreed. This Paper summarises the Commons Second Reading debate and Committee stages and supplements the House of Commons Library Research Paper Health and Social Care Bill (RP 11/11), which was produced for the Bill's Second Reading.
27.01.2011Health and Social Care Bill
This briefing on the Health and Social Care Bill has been prepared for the Second Reading debate on the Bill in the House of Commons on 31 January 2011. The Bill is intended to give effect to the reforms requiring primary legislation that were proposed in the NHS White Paper Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS. This White Paper set out the Government's aims to reduce central control of the NHS, to engage doctors in the commissioning of health services, and to give patients greater choice.
21.10.2010Primary Care Trusts: funding and expenditure
A description of the process by which allocations are made to Primary Care Trusts in England; an analysis of local differences in funding levels; and details of PCT expenditure by health area
14.10.2010Pay in the NHS
This note gives details of pay bands and actual earnings of hospital doctors, GPs and other NHS staff in England
05.10.2010Epilepsy Statistics
A short note summarising prevalence, mortality and prescribing data on epilepsy. Gavin Thompson and Lorna Booth.
22.06.2010Electronic Patient Records: the roll-out of the Summary Care Record
27.05.2010Public health: Social Indicators page
Public health: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/4471.
09.12.2009Personal Care at Home Bill. Bill 11 2009-10.
In September 2009, the Government announced that it would be introducing free personal care for people living in their own home with the highest care needs. The Bill follows proposals announced earlier in the year in the Shaping the Future of Care Together green paper to create a National Care Service for social care. It is intended that the introduction of free personal care will be the first step in setting up the National Care Service.
03.12.2009Indicators of hospital performance published by the Care Quality Commission and Dr. Foster Research
This note examines measures of hospital standards and patient safety published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Dr. Foster Research Limited and critically appraises the methodology underpinning their assessments. Concerns have been raised about the lack of consistency between the CQC and Dr. Foster ratings; in the final section, a comparison is made between the two, and some explanations for the discrepancies are offered.
15.10.2009Effects of Alcohol tax cuts in Finland in 2004
This note examines the effects of 2004 tax cuts on Finnish alcohol consumption and related harm.
13.10.2009Alcohol policy and the effects of The Licensing Act 2003
This article reviews some figures on alcohol-related mortality and morbidity, discusses the policy challenge posed by excessive alcohol consumption and evaluates some of the statistics that have emerged following the implementation of The Licensing Act.
08.10.2009Bed Availability in England
Bed Availability in England. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/1359. This note provides an overview of bed availability in NHS hospitals in England. Current estimates are provided along with information on trends since 1979 in the number of available beds.
20.07.2009Health Bill [HL]: Committee Stage Report
This is an account of the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Health Bill [HL] prepared for the Report Stage of the Bill due on 12 October 2009. It supplements Research Papers 09/48 and 09/49, which were prepared for the Second Reading of the Bill in the Commons on 8 June 2009.
10.06.2009Autism Bill: Committee Stage Report (Bill 98 2008-09)
This is a report of the House of Commons Committee Stage of the Autism Bill. It complements Research Paper 09/17 prepared for the Commons Second Reading debate.
01.06.2009Health Bill [HL] (excluding tobacco provisions) (Bill 97 2008-09)
This Research Paper has been written for the Second Reading of the Health Bill [HL] following its passage through the House of Lords, where it was introduced on 15 January 2009. The bill as introduced covered ten policy areas, including the sale of tobacco, which is the subject of Library Research Paper 09/49.
01.06.2009Health Bill [HL]: Tobacco control provisions (Bill 97 2008-09)
Part 3 of the Health Bill (HL) 2008-09 contains tobacco control provisions designed to protect children and young people from the harm caused by smoking. This paper provides information on current legislation and policy in respect of the display and sale of tobacco products from retail premises and vending machines as well as outlining the changes proposed in the Bill.
18.05.2009Mortality rates at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
The objective of this note is to explain the concept of hospiral standardised motality ratios, and summarise the statistics relating to HSMRs at mid-Staffordshire that were available before the March-October 2008 Healthcare Commission investigation, and those that came to light afterwards.
25.02.2009Autism Bill (Bill 10 of 2008-09)
This Bill would require local authorities to collect and share information about people with autism, in order to assist in the provision of services. The Bill also contains measures to promote multi-agency working in the delivery of services, and the effective transition from child to adult services, for people with autism.
23.02.2009Pharmacy statistics
Pharmacy statistics. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2716.
17.02.2009Measles and MMR statistics
This note summarises the latest statistics on measles incidence and rates of immunisation. It also discusses the effect of media coverage on public confidence in the MMR triple vaccine, and compares the UK's immunisation rates with the rest of the OECD.
11.11.2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - What Happened?
This Note describes the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill 2008 through Parliament.
13.10.2008NHS vacancy statistics: England
NHS vacancy statistics: England, 1999-2008, by main staff groups.
24.04.2008Social Indicators
Social Indicators. [Includes articles on 'Gambling in New South Wales, Australia' and 'A new era for UK official statistics: the launch of the UK Statistics Authority, and Topical Subject Pages on world food prices, the weather in 2007 and excess winter mortality.] House of Commons Library Research Paper 08/37.
11.02.2008Health and Social Care Bill: Committee Stage Report
(Bill 52 of 2007-08)
11.01.2008Social Indicators
Social Indicators. [Includes articles on 'Estimating alcohol consumption in society surveys' and 'Our healthy diet. Trends in what we eat compared with guidelines', and Topical Subject Pages on Football finance, and Assaults on NHS staff in England.] House of Commons Library Research Paper 08/02.
10.10.2007Social Indicators
Social Indicators. [Includes articles on Independence for Official Statistics, Greenhouse Gases, and Clostridium Difficile, and a Topical Subject Page on Teenage Pregnancy] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/70.
25.04.2007Social Indicators
Social Indicators. [Includes article on Smoking in Public Places and The 2007 Census Test and a Topical Subject Page on Waste and Recycling] House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/38.
22.03.2007The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill Committee Stage Report
20.02.2007Greater London Authority Bill 2006-07; Committee Stage Report
10.01.2007Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (Bill 16 2006-07)
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill Bill 16 2006-07. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/01
12.12.2006Greater London Authority Bill (Bill 11 of 2006-07)
The Greater London Authority Bill (Bill 11 2006-07). House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/60
23.05.2006The NHS Redress Bill [HL], Bill 137 of 2005/06
12.01.2006Social Indicators
Social indicators. [Includes article on New Year resolutions - how do they figure? and topical subject page on Excess winter mortality]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 06/02.
24.11.2005The Health Bill (excluding Part 1) Bill 69 of 2005-06
13.06.2005Social Indicators
Social indicators. [Includes articles on General Election 2005 and NHS waiting lists and targets in England and topical subject pages on waste and recycling, abortion and General Election 2005:summary]. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/44.
07.06.2004Social indicators
Social indicators. (Includes article on Summer Olympic Games:facts and figures, and topical subject pages on voting at 16 and teenage pregnancy). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/42.
10.03.2004Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill (Bill 19 2003/04)
Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill. (Bill 19 2003/04). House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/24.
06.05.2003Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill health aspects other than NHS foundation trusts
The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill: health aspects other than NHS foundation trusts. (Bill 70 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/41.
02.05.2003Social Care aspects of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill (Bill 70 of 2002/03)
Social Care aspects of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill. (Bill 70 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/39.
29.04.2003NHS Foundation Trusts in the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill (Bill 70 of 2002/03)
NHS foundation trusts in the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill. (Bill 70 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/38.
22.11.2002Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Bill (Bill 4 2002/03)
The Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Bill. (Bill 4 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/66.
20.11.2002Health (Wales) Bill (Bill 1 2002/03)
The Health (Wales) Bill. (Bill 1 of 2002/03). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/61.
03.05.2002Securing our future health.
NHS Funding and reform: the Wanless Report. Bill 19 of 2001/02. House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/30.
10.04.2002Social indicators
Social indicators. (Includes articles on Railways across Europe, Private medical insurance and Sources of election statistics). House of Commons Library Research Paper 02/22.
15.11.2001National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (Bill 47 of 2001-02)
National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (Bill 47 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/95.
01.03.2000Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill (Bill 15 of 1999/2000)
Health Service Commissioners (Amendment) Bill (Bill 15 of 1999/2000). House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/22.
14.06.1999Waiting lists and waiting times
Waiting lists and waiting times. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/60.
08.04.1999Health Bill (HL) (Bill 77 1998/99)
The Health Bill (HL) (Bill 77 1998/99). House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/39.
01.12.1998Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. House of Commons Research Paper 98/107.
26.01.1998The NHS White Papers
The NHS White Papers. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/15.
All Select Committee Reports
43 Select Committee Reports
DateDescription
14.12.2011Constitution Select Committee (HL) twenty-second report on the Health and Social Care Bill:
Constitution Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
14.09.2011Constitution Select Committee (HL) eighteenth report on the Health and Social Care Bill.
Constitution Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
18.07.2011The national programme for NHS IT.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
20.06.2011Commissioning - further issues.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
11.05.2011National Health Service landscape review.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
10.05.2011Revalidation of doctors.
Government response. Health Select Committee; General Medical Council report [Commons]
09.05.2011The procurement of consumables by National Health Service acute and foundation trusts.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
31.03.2011Commissioning - further issues.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
29.03.2011Revalidation of doctors.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
09.03.2011Management of NHS hospital productivity.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
15.02.2011Delivering the cancer reform strategy.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
01.02.2011Revalidation of doctors.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
31.01.2011Public expenditure.Government
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
31.01.2011Commissioning.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
13.01.2011Commissioning.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
12.01.2011PFI in housing and hospitals.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
09.12.2010Public expenditure.Health
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
26.10.2010Tackling inequalities in life expectancy in areas with the worst health and deprivation.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
15.07.2010The use of overseas doctors in providing out-of-hours services.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
13.07.2010Commissioning.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
25.03.2010The use of overseas doctors in providing out-of-hours services.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
22.03.2010Department of Health: Progress in improving stroke care.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
18.03.2010Commissioning.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
18.01.2010Young people's sexual health: the national chlamydia screening programme.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
15.12.2009Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Health and Health Services and Social
Government response. Office of the Secretary of State for Wales; Welsh Affairs Select Committee report [Commons]
22.10.2009The use of management consultants in the NHS and the Department of Health.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
20.10.2009Proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Health and Health Services and Social
Welsh Affairs Select Committee report [Commons]
16.10.2009Pandemic influenza.
Department of Health report [Commons and Lords]
15.10.2009Patient safety.
Government response. Department of Health; Care Quality Commission; Monitor; Health Select Committee report [Commons]
13.10.2009Patient safety.
Government response. Department of Health report [Commons]
15.07.2009Reducing healthcare associated infection in hospitals in England.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
18.06.2009Patient safety.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
01.06.2009NHS pay modernisation in England: agenda for change.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
30.04.2009Top-up fees.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
30.04.2009The use of management consultants by the NHS and the Department of Health.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
31.03.2009Legislative scrutiny: Health Bill; Marine and Coastal Access Bill.
Human Rights Joint Select Committee report [Commons and Lords]
30.03.2009End of life care.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
30.03.2009Financial management in the NHS: report on the NHS summarised accounts 2007-08.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
17.03.2009Provision of cross-border health services for Wales.
Welsh Affairs Select Committee report [Commons]
26.02.2009Health inequalities.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]
10.02.2009Healthcare across EU borders: a safe framework.
European Union Select Committee (HL) report [Lords]
14.01.2009The national programme for IT in the NHS: progress since 2006.
Public Accounts Committee report [Commons]
15.12.2008NHS next stage review.
Health Select Committee report [Commons]