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Red Tape Challenge announced by government

Red Tape Challenge announced by government
6th November 2012

Members of the public are being asked by the government to contribute to a Red Tape Challenge  to remove excessive burdens and reduce bureaucracy across the health and social care sector.

The government says the scheme could give health professionals more time to care for patients and health minister Anna Soubry stated individuals, healthcare workers and clinicians are being handed a vital opportunity to have their say.

"We will use the feedback they give us to plan how to get rid of requirements that are no longer needed, freeing up business from unnecessary red tape and giving health professionals more time to care for patients," she said.

Feedback is being invited on over 500 Department of Health regulations covering a range of areas across quality of care, mental health, the NHS, professional standards and public health.

A flu vaccination advertising campaign was recently announced by the Department of Health, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt stating older adults are particularly at risk during the colder months of the year.

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