Snippets of national changes to NHS regulations
Proposed Changes to the National Tariff: The marginal rate for emergency admissions to hospitals, above the level agreed with the local Clinical Commissioning Group, is proposed to change in 2016 from 30% to 70%. This would hugely benefit acute hospitals such as the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which currently suffers from having to provide emergency services for which it receives only 30% of the normal tariff.Revalidation of Registered Nurses and Midwives: New regulations are to require revalidation at three year intervals. Evidence of a range of factors will be required, to show that the individual is keeping up to date and getting current practice. The new requirements come into force in April 2016.