Index of MEL circulars, 1992 - 2000

(http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/IndexMELcirculars1992-2000.htm)

 

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index of 1992 MEL circulars


MEL 1992 no 1 Emergency planning guidance to the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1992 no 2 NHS communications systems

MEL 1992 no 3 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1992 no 4 Supplies: use of central contracts

MEL 1992 no 5 Hours of work of doctors and dentists in training: the new deal

MEL 1992 no 6 Sterile supplies information letter no 4: re-sterilisation of orthopaedic implants

MEL 1992 no 7 Advisory council report on the use of phlebotomists in Scottish hospitals

MEL 1992 no 8 Health service estates management: property transactions procedures

MEL 1992 no 9 Delegation of authority: land transactions

MEL 1992 no 10 Remuneration and conditions of service of part-time hospital chaplains

MEL 1992 no 11 The Public Works Contracts Regulations 1991

MEL 1992 no 12 NHS trusts

MEL 1992 no 13 Scottish Hospital Advisory Service (SHAS): private services contracted by health boards

MEL 1992 no 14 Safeguarding the confidentiality of identifiable data in the contracting process

MEL 1992 no 15 Hours of work of junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1992 no 16 Citizen's Charter: name badges

MEL 1992 no 17 missing

MEL 1992 no 18 Capital building project approvals and monitoring

MEL 1992 no 19 SCOTMEG report on surplus and vacant properties

MEL 1992 no 20 National specialist services: rehabilitation services for patients with brain injury

MEL 1992 no 21 Health services estate management: 1992 SCOTMEG survey

MEL 1992 no 22 Women in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1992 no 23 Income generation: insurance risk management

MEL 1992 no 24 [Introducing and implementing no smoking policies]

MEL 1992 no 25 Competitive tendering: acceptance of other than lowest tender

MEL 1992 no 26 Purchasing radiology equipment: patient dose reduction

MEL 1992 no 27 Remuneration of general dental practitioners (GDPs)

MEL 1992 no 28 Patients' travelling expenses schemes

MEL 1992 no 29 Written financial communications

MEL 1992 no 30 Scottish Health Service: senior registrar establishment 1992

MEL 1992 no 31 Honoraria for postgraduate tutors

MEL 1992 no 32 Scottish hospital planning note 51: A. accommodation at the main entrance of a district general hospital; B. supplement 1 to Scottish hospital planning note 51: miscellaneous spaces in a district general hospital

MEL 1992 no 33 Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1992

MEL 1992 no 34 Funding of pre-registration nurse education and training: 1993-94

MEL 1992 no 35 NHS security manual

MEL 1992 no 36 Competitive tendering

MEL 1992 no 37 Framework for Action: impact on NHS staff 1991-92

MEL 1992 no 38 Resource management: progress and revised implementation and funding arrangements

MEL 1992 no 39 missing

MEL 1992 no 40 Consultative panel on the registration of nursing homes and independent hospitals

MEL 1992 no 41 Information strategies and IS/IT expenditure plans

MEL 1992 no 42 Safeguarding the confidentiality of personal data associated with contracts

MEL 1992 no 43 Code of practice: Mental Health (Scotland) act 1984

MEL 1992 no 44 Remuneration and conditions of service of whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time chaplains assistants

MEL 1992 no 45 Computer security guidelines

MEL 1992 no 46 Health service estates management: property transactions: monitoring of delegated authority

MEL 1992 no 47 Capital allocations 1993-94 and provisional allocations 1994-95 and 1995-96

MEL 1992 no 48 The Still-Birth (Definition) Act 1992

MEL 1992 no 49 Nurse prescribing: training

MEL 1992 no 50 Voluntary sector: memorandum of guidance on section 16B scheme of grants

MEL 1992 no 51 Prescription charge exemption for women who have given birth to a child registrable as still-born

MEL 1992 no 52 Health service estate management: 1992 mid-year survey

MEL 1992 no 53 Health service estate management: sale of health centres

MEL 1992 no 54 Charges to health boards for UKCC services

MEL 1992 no 55 Community care: joint purchasing, resource transfer and contracting: arrangements for inter-agency working

MEL 1992 no 56 Scottish Health Service: dental senior registrar establishment 1992

MEL 1992 no 57 missing

MEL 1992 no 58 Priority treatment for war pensioners

MEL 1992 no 59 Health service estates management: action plan on disposal of surplus property

MEL 1992 no 60 Hours of work of junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1992 no 61 A framework for the development of information strategies

MEL 1992 no 62 Community care: transfer of resources from the Department of Social Security to local authorities

MEL 1992 no 63 The NHS (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) Scotland Amendment (no 2) Regulations 1992

MEL 1992 no 64 Health service estates management: property transactions procedures

MEL 1992 no 65 A guide to consent to examination, investigation, treatment or operation

MEL 1992 no 66 Disposal of patients' unwanted medicines collected by community pharmacists in Scotland

MEL 1992 no 67 Indoor/outdoor powered wheelchairs

MEL 1992 no 68 UK Convention on the Rights of the Child

MEL 1992 no 69 Access to NHS health records

MEL 1992 no 70 Manpower planning for the professions allied to medicine, speech therapy and hospital pharmacy

MEL 1992 no 71 Taxation of motor mileage allowances; financial loss; payment of travelling allowances etc to members of health boards and other eligible NHS bodies

MEL 1992 no 72 Resource management: the benefits management process

MEL 1992 no 73 Draft consultation document on community care staff transfer regulations

MEL 1992 no 74 Change in definition of capital expenditure: transfer from capital to revenue allocations

MEL 1992 no 75 Pay and conditions of service: general and senior managers

MEL 1992 no 76 NHS maintenance staff: hours of work and organisation of work

MEL 1992 no 77 Scottish hospital planning note 34: estate maintenance and works operations

MEL 1992 no 78 missing

MEL 1992 no 79 Competitive tendering: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE)

MEL 1992 no 80 Scottish hospital planning note 45: external works for health buildings

MEL 1992 no 81 Ethnic minority monitoring

MEL 1992 no 82 Welfare Food Scheme: warning to clinics and welfare food distribution centres: forged milk tokens

MEL 1992 no 83 Scottish hospital planning note 4: adult acute wards

MEL 1992 no 84 Joint Health and Safety Executive and Department of Health Working Group on Legionellosis: first report to the Health and Safety Commission and Chief Medical Officers

MEL 1992 no 85 Scottish hospital planning note 26: operating department

MEL 1992 no 86 Patient's Friend initiative

MEL 1992 no 87 Clinical outcome measures

MEL 1992 no 88 National Health service (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (no 3) Regulations 1992

MEL 1992 no 89 Reports on specifications for laboratory services: guidelines for general managers

 

index of 1993 MEL circulars


MEL 1993 no 1 A strategic guide to environment policy

MEL 1993 no 2 Report of the Health Service Commissioner: selected investigations completed April-September 1992

MEL 1993 no 3 Advisory Council report on the use of phlebotomists in Scottish hospitals: amendment

MEL 1993 no 4 Hours of work of junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1993 no 5 Nurse prescribing

MEL 1993 no 6 Report on ophthalmology services for children

MEL 1993 no 7 Hospital laundry arrangements for used and infected linen

MEL 1993 no 8 Medical manpower planning: establishment of new medical posts

MEL 1993 no 9 Health building project cost control: revised cost allowances

MEL 1993 no 10 Public sector pay restraint

MEL 1993 no 11 Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food: report on salmonella in eggs

MEL 1993 no 12 Management of the drugs bill

MEL 1993 no 13 Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984: powers of health boards in relation to property of patients

MEL 1993 no 14 Special leave for attending meetings of the General Medical Council

MEL 1993 no 15 Voluntary sector: memorandum of guidance on Section 16B scheme of grants

MEL 1993 no 16 Building Division: Common Services Agency

MEL 1993 no 17 Capital plans, allocations and related monitoring

MEL 1993 no 18 Ophthalmic medical practitioners: superannuation of fees in respect of sight tests conducted under hospital eye service referrals

MEL 1993 no 19 Orange badge scheme

MEL 1993 no 20 A strategic guide to combined heat and power

MEL 1993 no 21 Policy on disposal of clinical waste: safe handling and disposal

MEL 1993 no 22 Communications between local health councils and health boards

MEL 1993 no 23 Children and Young Persons (Protection from Tobacco) Act 1991

MEL 1993 no 24 Funding of nursing and midwifery education and training: 1993-94 allocations

MEL 1993 no 25 General Dental Services: roles of Scottish Dental Practice Board and Dental Practice Division

MEL 1993 no 26 Private finance

MEL 1993 no 27 Fire training for NHS staff 1993

MEL 1993 no 28 Medical manpower planning: financial arrangements for doctors and dentists in the training grades

MEL 1993 no 29 NHS in Scotland: radiocommunications

MEL 1993 no 30 Patient's Charter: annual reports

MEL 1993 no 31 Corporate plan for Chief Scientist Office

MEL 1993 no 32 NHS houses and garages: review of rents

MEL 1993 no 33 Pathology laboratory accreditation

MEL 1993 no 34 Guidance on the development of clinical audit

MEL 1993 no 35 Scottish hospital planning note 12: supplement 1: genito urinary medicine clinics

MEL 1993 no 36 Hospital Complaints Procedure Act 1985

MEL 1993 no 37 The Patient's Charter: what users think 1992

MEL 1993 no 38 The new NHS: openness

MEL 1993 no 39 Public sector supply contracts: indicative notice for publication in the supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities (OJEC)

MEL 1993 no 40 Discharge from hospitals: good practice guide

MEL 1993 no 41 Scottish hospital planning note 12: out-patients department

MEL 1993 no 42 Health services estates management: cheque receipts from the sale of NHS land and property

MEL 1993 no 43 Medical and dental staff: part-time career registrars and senior registrars

MEL 1993 no 44 Hours of work of junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1993 no 45 NHS endownment funds; Scottish Hospital trust scheme 1993

MEL 1993 no 46 Scottish hospital planning note 48: telecommunications

MEL 1993 no 47 Patient air transport service

MEL 1993 no 48 Scottish Ambulance Service: contracting arrangements

MEL 1993 no 49 Implementation of preceptorship for nurses, midwives and health visitors

MEL 1993 no 50 Contractor management information system

MEL 1993 no 51 Allocations for minor research projects

MEL 1993 no 52 Continuing education for general medical practitioners, general dental practitioners, pharmacists, opticians and attendance at approved courses by ancillary staff employed by general medical practitioners: subsistence and mileage allowances

MEL 1993 no 53 Pay of national management and finance trainees

MEL 1993 no 54 Welfare Food Scheme: welfare food distribution: health board guidance for pharmacists

MEL 1993 no 55 Health building project cost control: tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1993 no 56 Scottish hospital planning note (SHPN) 48: telecommunications

MEL 1993 no 57 NHS endowment funds: Scottish Hospital Trust Scheme 1993: NHS MEL(1993)45: erratum

MEL 1993 no 58 Report on ophthalmology services for the elderly in the community

MEL 1993 no 59 NHS in Scotland IT security policy

MEL 1993 no 60 Hospital medical and dental staff: locum tenens engaged through private agencies

MEL 1993 no 61 1993 report on the Scottish Breast Screening Programme

MEL 1993 no 62 The National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) (Scotland) Regulations 1993: direction to NHS trusts; and guidance on the appointments procedures

MEL 1993 no 63 Management Executive management plan 1993-94

MEL 1993 no 64 Safecode: a health and safety management tool for the NHS

MEL 1993 no 65 Establishment of NHS trusts: transfer of assets

MEL 1993 no 66 Report on ophthalmic nurse training

MEL 1993 no 67 Community care in Scotland: 1993/94 bridging finance scheme

MEL 1993 no 68 National specialist services: rehabilitation services for patients with brain injury

MEL 1993 no 69 Implementation of the Patient's Charter commitments: guidance on waiting time guarantees and targets

MEL 1993 no 70 NHS communications systems

MEL 1993 no 71 Scottish Health Service: dental senior registrar establishment 1993

MEL 1993 no 72 Health service estates management: NHS property transactions

MEL 1993 no 73 Health service estates management: NHS property transactions handbook

MEL 1993 no 74 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1993 no 75 Patient hotels: a quality alternative to ward care

MEL 1993 no 76 Design guide: the design of hospital main entrances

MEL 1993 no 77 Hospital play staff

MEL 1993 no 78 UNISON: deduction of contribution at source (check off)

MEL 1993 no 79 Health service use of ionising and non-ionising radiation

MEL 1993 no 80 National specialist services: contracts 1993-94

MEL 1993 no 81 Taxation of staff benefits and allowances: crown cars and mileage allowances

MEL 1993 no 82 Environments for quality care

MEL 1993 no 83 Private finance: contract energy management

MEL 1993 no 84 Capital building projects: Scottish Hospital Technical Note 1: post commissioning documentation

MEL 1993 no 85 Restricted patients (or Secretary of State patients): notification of incidents

MEL 1993 no 86 Hospital laundry arrangements for used and infected linen

MEL 1993 no 87 Scottish Health Service: senior registrar establishment 1993

MEL 1993 no 88 National Poisons Information Service

MEL 1993 no 89 The National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) (Scotland) Regulations 1993: National Panel of Specialists

MEL 1993 no 90 Remuneration and conditions of service of whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time chaplains' assistants

MEL 1993 no 91 NHS Retirement Fellowship: federation of Scottish branches

MEL 1993 no 92 Approval of investments in information management and technology (IM&T)

MEL 1993 no 93 Clinical outcome measures

MEL 1993 no 94 Implementation and evaluation of novel health services

MEL 1993 no 95 Health building project cost control: tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1993 no 96 Honoraria for postgraduate tutors

MEL 1993 no 97 Health and safety in the NHS Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 (RIDDOR)

MEL 1993 no 98 Voluntary sector: memorandum of guidance on Section 16B Scheme grants

MEL 1993 no 99 Purchaser and provider aspects of health promotion

MEL 1993 no 100 NHS trusts: establishment of separate legal entities

MEL 1993 no 101 Organ donation: reimbursement of hospitals maintaining potential donors

MEL 1993 no 102 Hospice funding initiative

MEL 1993 no 103 Cessation of placentae collection by Merieux UK Ltd

MEL 1993 no 104 Chief Scientist Office: annual report 1992-93

MEL 1993 no 105 Hospital eye service: changes in arrangements with effect from 1 April 1993

MEL 1993 no 106 Procurement of information systems and services

MEL 1993 no 107 Amalgamation of Communicable Diseases (Scotland) Unit [CDSU] and Environmental Health (Scotland) Unit [to form SCIEH]

MEL 1993 no 108 Welfare Food Scheme: changes to the design of the milk token

MEL 1993 no 109 Equal opportunities: women in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1993 no 110 Preparation and revision of information strategies

MEL 1993 no 111 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner: selected investigations completed Oct 1992 - Mar 1993; annual report 1992-93

MEL 1993 no 112 Capital allocations 1994/95 and provisional allocations 1995/96 and 1996/97

MEL 1993 no 113 Health service estates management: accountability for the NHS estate

MEL 1993 no 114 Pay and conditions of service of general and senior managers

MEL 1993 no 115 Health building: 1993 index of health building planning guidance and schedule of department cost allowances

MEL 1993 no 116 Private finance in the National Health Service

MEL 1993 no 117 Scottish handbook of pharmaceutical formulations

MEL 1993 no 118 Organ donation: reimbursement of hospitals maintaining potential donors

MEL 1993 no 119 Management of occupational health services for healthcare staff

MEL 1993 no 120 Scottish hospital planning note 2: hospital briefing and operational policies

MEL 1993 no 121 Report of the inquiry into cervical cytopathology screening at Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock

MEL 1993 no 122 Patient's supporter services: guidelines

MEL 1993 no 123 Framework for Action: two years on

MEL 1993 no 124 Scottish hospital planning note 20: mortuary and post-mortem room

MEL 1993 no 125 Research report: "Lesson from America? US magnet hospitals and their implications for NHS nursing"

MEL 1993 no 126 A strategic guide to environment policy: a proposal to establish an estates environment forum for the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1993 no 127 Appointment of medical and dental locums

MEL 1993 no 128 Hours of work of junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1993 no 129 Patient's Charter: annual reports

MEL 1993 no 130 Health Services and Public Health Act 1968: Section 63: postgraduate courses for dental and trainee medical practitioners (missing)

MEL 1993 no 131 Amendment to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 by the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993

MEL 1993 no 132 NHS business with Touche Ross

MEL 1993 no 133 Making the best use of a Department of Clinical Radiology: guidelines for doctors

MEL 1993 no 134 Increase in Road Traffic Act charges

MEL 1993 no 135 Competition and the Private Finance Initiative: a consultation note from HM Treasury

MEL 1993 no 136 The NHS (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1993

MEL 1993 no 137 Health building project cost control: tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1993 no 138 Special research initiative (missing)

MEL 1993 no 139 Research and development strategy for the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1993 no 140 At home in hospital: a guide; Children first: a study of hospital services

MEL 1993 no 141 Report on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

MEL 1993 no 142 Monitoring of capital provision

MEL 1993 no 143 Discharge from hospitals: good practice guide

MEL 1993 no 144 Multi organ retrieval arrangements

MEL 1993 no 145 Framework for Action: what those who work within the NHS think: 1993

MEL 1993 no 146 Establishment of NHS trusts: transfer of assets

MEL 1993 no 147 Audit study: managing the use of general medical beds

MEL 1993 no 148 Alcohol and healthy eating policies in NHS premises

MEL 1993 no 149 Medical and dental staff in training: contractual arrangements and funding

MEL 1993 no 150 Scottish Ambulance Service: contracting arrangements

MEL 1993 no 151 Medical services for children

MEL 1993 no 152 Guidance for the retention and destruction of health records

MEL 1993 no 153 The safe use and control of medicines in paediatrics

MEL 1993 no 154 Offering voluntary named HIV antibody testing to women receiving antenatal care; partner notification for HIV infection

MEL 1993 no 155 Accountability reviews: priorities and planning guidance for 1994/95

MEL 1993 no 156 Improving the effectiveness of services

MEL 1993 no 157 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner: selected investigations completed April to September 1993

MEL 1993 no 158 Scottish Health Service: medical staffing: career registrar targets

MEL 1993 no 159 Report on day case surgery with special reference to the elderly

MEL 1993 no 160 missing

MEL 1993 no 161 Model guidelines for the registration and inspection of nursing homes providing care and treatment for people with a dementia; model guidelines for the registration and inspection of nursing homes providing care and treatment for people with a learning disability

MEL 1993 no 162 Private finance: leasing: joint ventures: delegated limits

MEL 1993 no 163 Up to a million pounds off NHS telephone bills in Scotland

 

index of 1994 MEL circulars


MEL 1994 no 1 Consolidated EC supplies directive and revision of thresholds.

MEL 1994 no 2 VFM study report: space to manage

MEL 1994 no 3 Research and development strategy for the NHS in Scotland - implementation group

MEL 1994 no 4 Use of management consultants by Scottish health authorities

MEL 1994 no 5 Redundancy payments (National Health Service ) (modification) order [1993 SI 1993/3167]

MEL 1994 no 6 Health facilities note: design for patient-focused care see no 18 (missing)

MEL 1994 no 7 Advisory council report on the management of patients with stroke

MEL 1994 no 8 Hours of work of junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1994 no 9 Introduction of compulsory induction courses and changing the starting day for hospital medical and dental staff

MEL 1994 no 10 Anonymised HIV surveys: revised publicity material

MEL 1994 no 11 Joint Medical Research Council / Chief Scientist Office research grants

MEL 1994 no 12 Scottish hospital planning note 15: accommodation for pathology services

MEL 1994 no 13 Re-naming of the Communicable Diseases and Environment Health (Scotland) Unit

MEL 1994 no 14 Fire training for NHS staff 1994

MEL 1994 no 15 Risk management in the NHS

MEL 1994 no 16 Advisory council report on vascular surgery services in Scotland

MEL 1994 no 17 Procurement of information system and services

MEL 1994 no 18 Health facilities note (HFN)1: design for patient focused care

MEL 1994 no 19 Authorised responsible medical officer status and approved medical practitioner status under the Mental Health (Scotland Act) 1984

MEL 1994 no 20 Parenteral administration of prescriptions only medicines (POMs) by extended training ambulance paramedics/glucagon by qualified ambulance staff

MEL 1994 no 21 Cervical screening in Scotland: changes to central data collection returns

MEL 1994 no 22 Private finance

MEL 1994 no 23 Working group on acute beds and the elderly; trends in the use of acute beds by the elderly; the interface between geriatric medicine and general medicine

MEL 1994 no 24 NHS houses and garages: review of rents

MEL 1994 no 25 Hospital Complaints Procedure Act 1985

MEL 1994 no 26 Working group on acute beds and the elderly: options for post discharge provision

MEL 1994 no 27 Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

MEL 1994 no 28 Form GP10(S): prescription form for service doctors

MEL 1994 no 29 Provision of haemophilia treatment and care

MEL 1994 no 30 The use of medicines beyond their labelled expiry date

MEL 1994 no 31 AIDS/HIV infected health care workers: guidance on the management of infected health care workers

MEL 1994 no 32 Equal opportunities: women in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1994 no 33 Establishing sites for HIV antibody testing

MEL 1994 no 34 Hospital eye service: changes in arrangements with effect from April 94

MEL 1994 no 35 Firecode in Scotland

MEL 1994 no 36 The Indicative Prescribing Scheme 1994/95: prescribing allocations

MEL 1994 no 37 Emergency healthcare in Scotland: future structure of accident and emergency services

MEL 1994 no 38 Provision of social care by NHS trusts

MEL 1994 no 39 Development of funding for services currently centrally funded by the Directorate of Information Services, Health Systems Division

MEL 1994 no 40 EC temporary or mobile construction sites directive

MEL 1994 no 41 Hospital medical and dental staff: locum tenens engaged through private agencies

MEL 1994 no 42 The National Panel of Specialists

MEL 1994 no 43 In-year contract performance monitoring 1994/95

MEL 1994 no 44 Annual report of the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards

MEL 1994 no 45 Senior registrar establishment 1994

MEL 1994 no 46 Firecode in Scotland

MEL 1994 no 47 Central requirement for workforce information [includes ISD's Occupational code manual April 1994]

MEL 1994 no 48 Standards of business conduct for NHS staff [also included in MEL 1994 no 80]

MEL 1994 no 49 Consulting consumers: good practice guide

MEL 1994 no 50 Meeting the spiritual needs of patients and staff

MEL 1994 no 51 Building Division: Common Services Agency: core services

MEL 1994 no 52 Consultation on proposals concerning the control of the immigration status of overseas doctors and dentists undertaking postgraduate training in the UK

MEL 1994 no 53 Preparation and approval of information management and technology (IM&T) investment plans (missing)

MEL 1994 no 54 NHS in Scotland 1992-93: annual energy report

MEL 1994 no 55 Future management and resourcing of pre-registration nursing and midwifery education

MEL 1994 no 56 The Primary Care Development Fund: 1994/95

MEL 1994 no 57 Taxation of staff benefits and allowances: crown cars and mileage allowances

MEL 1994 no 58 Health building project cost control tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1994 no 59 Addendum to NHS MEL(1994)9: Introduction of compulsory induction courses and changing the starting day for hospital medical and dental staff (missing)

MEL 1994 no 60 SCOTMEG survey of NHS staff residential accommodation

MEL 1994 no 61 Medical and dental staff in training:: contractual and funding arrangements

MEL 1994 no 62 Audit study of child health services in acute hospitals

MEL 1994 no 63 Scottish hospital planning note 13: sterile services department

MEL 1994 no 64 Preparation and development of local information management and technology (IM&T) strategies

MEL 1994 no 65 National specialist services: rehabilitation services for patients with brain injury

MEL 1994 no 66 Dental senior registrar establishment 1994

MEL 1994 no 67 Priority treatment for war pensioners

MEL 1994 no 68 Regulation

MEL 1994 no 69 Equal opportunities: opportunities for people with disabilities (missing)

MEL 1994 no 70 Contracting for nursing and midwifery education: nurse intake assessment exercise

MEL 1994 no 71 Implementation and evaluation of novel health services

MEL 1994 no 72 Health service estates management: accountability for the NHS estate

MEL 1994 no 73 Health facilities note (HFN)2: buildings for the day care of older people

MEL 1994 no 74 A currency for costing and contracting: an interim paper

MEL 1994 no 75 NHS in Scotland IT security manual

MEL 1994 no 76 Telecommunications policy and management

MEL 1994 no 77 Health building project cost control tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1994 no 78 The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1994

MEL 1994 no 79 Community care: the housing dimension

MEL 1994 no 80 Corporate governance in the NHS: supplementary guidance

MEL 1994 no 81 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1994 no 82 Clinical outcome indicators

MEL 1994 no 83 The Mental Health (Class of Nurse) (Scotland) Order 1994

MEL 1994 no 84 Research report: nurse banks in Scotland: policy and practice

MEL 1994 no 85 Quality in the NHS cervical screening programme: training video and booklet

MEL 1994 no 86 Community care accommodation: public awareness and local discussion

MEL 1994 no 87 Junior doctors' hours of work

MEL 1994 no 88 Clinical waste management

MEL 1994 no 89 Measles/rubella immunisation campaign: November 1994

MEL 1994 no 90 Health promotion and screening in ophthalmology

MEL 1994 no 91 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner

MEL 1994 no 92 Coding clinical data on central returns in 1996

MEL 1994 no 93 Health facilities note (HFN)5: design against crime :a strategic approach to hospital planning

MEL 1994 no 94 missing

MEL 1994 no 95 The primary care development fund 1995/96

MEL 1994 no 96 Nurse prescribing in England: cross border dispensing arrangements

MEL 1994 no 97 The NHS (General Medical and Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (no.2) Regulations 1994

MEL 1994 no 98 Chief Scientist Office: annual report 1993/94

MEL 1994 no 99 Guidance on setting GP fundholder allotted sums for 1995/96

MEL 1994 no 100 Protecting the confidentiality of personal health information contained in services being contracted out or market testing

MEL 1994 no 101 Measles/rubella campaign: national data requirements

MEL 1994 no 102 Measles/rubella immunisation campaign: follow-up arrangements: GP participation

MEL 1994 no 103 Costing for contracting: final recommendation of the national costing project for acute providers

MEL 1994 no 104 Contracting for specialist palliative care services

MEL 1994 no 105 SNAP acute stroke report

MEL 1994 no 106 Priorities and planning guidance for 1995/96

MEL 1994 no 107 Scottish hospital planning note 35: accommodation for people with acute mental illness

MEL 1994 no 108 Health building note (HBN)25: laundry and Scottish hospital planning notes

MEL 1994 no 109 Selecting advisers on private finance projects

MEL 1994 no 110 Local breastfeeding targets

MEL 1994 no 111 Advisory council report on autopsy services in Scotland

MEL 1994 no 112 Advisory council report on the service application of molecular genetic technology: a framework for the future

MEL 1994 no 113 Needle and syringe exchange schemes

MEL 1994 no 114 Elective ventilation

MEL 1994 no 115 Sale of CSA Building Division: future of core services in the NHS

MEL 1994 no 116 Remuneration and conditions of service of whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time chaplains' assistants

MEL 1994 no 117 Health building project cost control: tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1994 no 118 Junior doctors' hours of work

MEL 1994 no 119 missing

MEL 1994 no 120 missing

MEL 1994 no 121 The Patient's Charter: what users think 1994

MEL 1994 no 122 Access to health care by the ethnic minority communities: a guide to good practice

MEL 1994 no 123 Sir Michael Latham's report "Constructing the team"

 

index of 1995 MEL circulars

MEL 1995 no 1 Health buildings in the community

MEL 1995 no 2 Health building project: cost control tender price and building cost indices

MEL 1995 no 3 Hours of work for junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1995 no 4 SNAP report on mental health

MEL 1995 no 5 Guidelines on failsafe actions for the follow up of women with abnormal cervical smear results

MEL 1995 no 6 Health Service Commissioner report: April - Sept 1994

MEL 1995 no 7 Scottish needs assessment programme

MEL 1995 no 8 Private finance and approval of capital projects

MEL 1995 no 9 Central purchasing of pre-registration nursing and midwifery education

MEL 1995 no 10 Scottish hospital planning note 6: radiology department

MEL 1995 no 11 SNAP report on accidents

MEL 1995 no 12 SNAP report on teenage pregnancy

MEL 1995 no 13 Hospital Complaints Procedure Act 1985

MEL 1995 no 14 Transfer of heritable property to NHS trusts

MEL 1995 no 15 Pay and conditions of service: general and senior managers

MEL 1995 no 16 Scottish Hospital Advisory Service

MEL 1995 no 17 NHS houses and garages: review of rents

MEL 1995 no 18 The Indicative Prescribing Scheme: 1995/96 prescribing allocations

MEL 1995 no 19 Drugs in Scotland: meeting the challenge: implementation of the Drugs Task Force report

MEL 1995 no 20 NHS statutory audit

MEL 1995 no 21 Nurses midwives and health visitors: standards for education and practice following registration

MEL 1995 no 22 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994

MEL 1995 no 23 Health building note: Scottish hospital planning note: accident and emergency department in an acute general hospital

MEL 1995 no 24 Increase in Road Traffic Act charges

MEL 1995 no 25 National panel of specialists

MEL 1995 no 26 Welfare Food Scheme: reimbursement for dried milk

MEL 1995 no 27 Hospital eye service: changes in arrangements with effect from 1 April 1995 ["11 April 1995"]

MEL 1995 no 28 Hospital eye services: change in arrangements with effect from 1 April 1995 ["21 April 1995"]

MEL 1995 no 29 Organisation and management of the supply of childhood and specialised vaccines and immunological products

MEL 1995 no 30 Scottish Health Service: senior registrar establishment 1995 and career registrar targets 1996

MEL 1995 no 31 Code of practice on openness in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1995 no 32 New European standard for condoms and impact of the medical devices regulations

MEL 1995 no 33 Supporting research and development in the NHS

MEL 1995 no 34 Estate management performance

MEL 1995 no 35 Scottish hospital planning note 47: health records department

MEL 1995 no 36 Collection of information on activity from the independent health sector

MEL 1995 no 37 Ownership and management of residential accommodation

MEL 1995 no 38 Health building: quarterly review of departmental cost allowances: (b) submission of health building tenders for analysis: (c) completion of returns for contractor management information systems

MEL 1995 no 39 Management of infusion systems

MEL 1995 no 40 Working Group on Acute Beds and the Elderly: "Discharge planning: the interface between geriatric medicine and orthopaedic surgery"; Study Group on the Management of Ophthalmology Services in Scotland: "Provision of artificial eyes in Scotland"

MEL 1995 no 41 National costing project: requirement for 1996/97

MEL 1995 no 42 Professions supplementary to medicine: issue of directions in relation to the staff of NHS contractors

MEL 1995 no 43 Private finance and approval of capital

MEL 1995 no 44 CRAG/SCOTMEG working group on maternity services: report on antenatal care

MEL 1995 no 45 1993/94 Annual energy report

MEL 1995 no 46 The primary care development fund 1996/97

MEL 1995 no 47 Transfer of heritable property to NHS trusts

MEL 1995 no 48 Health building note 13 supplement 1 ethylene oxide sterilisation section

MEL 1995 no 49 New deal on junior doctors' hours

MEL 1995 no 50 Scottish ECR tariffs 1995-96

MEL 1995 no 51 Priorities and planning guidance for the NHS in Scotland: 1996-97

MEL 1995 no 52 Strategic framework for clinical audit in Scotland

MEL 1995 no 53 Scottish Health Service: dental senior registrar establishment 1995 and dental career registration targets 1996

MEL 1995 no 54 Clinical guidelines: dissemination of notes for purchases and associated guidelines

MEL 1995 no 55 Study Group on the Management of Ophthalmology Services in Scotland: information and outcomes in ophthalmology: Working Group on Acute Beds and the Elderly: "Dementia"

MEL 1995 no 56 Scottish Health Service: specialist registrar: initial numbers

MEL 1995 no 57 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1995 no 58 Welfare Food Scheme: distribution arrangements

MEL 1995 no 59 ECR tariff revisions

MEL 1995 no 60 Card and information sheet for asplenic patients

MEL 1995 no 61 NHS Low Income Scheme: revision of claim forms AG1 and AG5

MEL 1995 no 62 The report of the Expert Working Group on Alarms on Clinical Monitors: summary

MEL 1995 no 63 Current health building planning and briefing guidance recommended for use by the NHS in Scotland: Scottish hospital planning notes and health building notes.

MEL 1995 no 64 Guidance on purchasing for cervical screening report of WP on internal quality control for cervical cytopathology laboratories

MEL 1995 no 65 Health information for overseas travel

MEL 1995 no 66 Prescription charge exemption for men aged 60 and over

MEL 1995 no 67 Security in the NHS: management supplement to the 1992 NHS security manual: security in the NHS maternity units

MEL 1995 no 68 SNAP report on paediatric cochlear implantation

MEL 1995 no 69 Influenza leaflet

MEL 1995 no 70 Scottish Health Service: commissioning the specialist registrar grade

MEL 1995 no 71 Scottish breastfeeding group

MEL 1995 no 72 Ending of the schoolgirl rubella immunisation programme

MEL 1995 no 73 New drugs for multiple sclerosis

MEL 1995 no 74 Reporting of adverse incidents and defective equipment

MEL 1995 no 75 Offering voluntary named HIV antibody testing to women receiving antenatal care

MEL 1995 no 76 Implementation of new NHS complaints procedures: interim guidance

MEL 1995 no 77 Supporting research and development in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1995 no 78 In-year contract performance monitoring 1996/97

MEL 1995 no 79 Communicating with patients: audit study

MEL 1995 no 80 Transfer of heritable property to NHS trusts

MEL 1995 no 81 Pay grading and senior management posts in midwifery

MEL 1995 no 82 Patient smoking arrangements: management policy and responsibilities

MEL 1995 no 83 Supporting research and development in the NHS

MEL 1995 no 84 Clinical effectiveness: common core work programme

MEL 1995 no 85 UK HIV and AIDS health promotion: an evolving strategy

MEL 1995 no 86 The oral health strategy for Scotland

MEL 1995 no 87 The oral health strategy: primary care development fund 1996/97

MEL 1995 no 88 Accountability reviews 1996

MEL 1995 no 89 Health building: index of health building planning and briefing: guidance and schedule of departmental cost allowance guides: November 1995 edition

MEL 1995 no 90 ECR tariff revisions

MEL 1995 no 91 Whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time chaplains' assistants

MEL 1995 no 92 NHS (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (no 2) Regulations 1995

MEL 1995 no 93 Guidance on setting GP fundholder allotted sums for 1996/97: the national framework


index of 1996 MEL circulars

MEL 1996 no 1 Health Service Commissioner's report April-Sept 1995

MEL 1996 no 2 Coronary heart disease in Scotland

MEL 1996 no 3 Purchasing and management arrangements for Scottish breast and cervical screening programmes

MEL 1996 no 4 Clinical involvement in contracting

MEL 1996 no 5 Local Government Finance Act 1992: council tax discount for people with severe mental impairment

MEL 1996 no 6 Junior doctors' hours of work

MEL 1996 no 7 Sale of surplus and obsolete goods and equipment

MEL 1996 no 8 Implementation of new NHS complaints procedure: training for local resolution

MEL 1996 no 9 Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 1995 (SI 1995 no. 3244)

MEL 1996 no 10 Arrangements for the management of trainee doctors' contracts

MEL 1996 no 11 Revision of thresholds for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement on government procurement (EC directive 80/767), EC supplies directive (93/36), EC works directive (93/37) and EC services directive (92/50)

MEL 1996 no 12 Medical indemnity: arrangements for central reimbursement of cost for large damages awards

MEL 1996 no 13 Skill-mix in community nursing

MEL 1996 no 14 Costing of acute and community services for 1996/97 contracting round

MEL 1996 no 15 Hours of work for junior doctors and dentists

MEL 1996 no 16 Approval of capital schemes

MEL 1996 no 17 Folic acid awareness campaign

MEL 1996 no 18 Clinical outcome indicators report 1995

MEL 1996 no 19 The Indicative Prescribing Scheme: 1996/97 allocations

MEL 1996 no 20 Estate management performance

MEL 1996 no 21 Scottish Cancer Co-ordinating and Advisory Committee: interim report on commissioning cancer services in Scotland

MEL 1996 no 22 NHS responsibility for continuing health care

MEL 1996 no 23 Junior doctors' hours: pay for intensive on-call rotas

MEL 1996 no 24 Implementation of new NHS complaints procedures: final guidance

MEL 1996 no 25 NHS charges for drugs and appliances from 1 April 1996

MEL 1996 no 26 Implementing the reforms of specialist medical training: (i)commissioning the specialist registrar grade; (ii) a guide to specialist registrar training

MEL 1996 no 27 Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (as amended by the Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1995): forms

MEL 1996 no 28 Introduction of new forms, posters, leaflets and ward dispenser. NHS charges, help with optical costs, hospital travel costs; changes to NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS)

MEL 1996 no 29 Cervical screening programme

MEL 1996 no 30 Firecode in Scotland: fire practice notes

MEL 1996 no 31 Implementation of new NHS complaints procedures: directions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 and the Hospital Complaints Procedure Act 1985

MEL 1996 no 32 Implementation of new NHS complaints procedures: directions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

MEL 1996 no 33 Deaths in hospital

MEL 1996 no 34 COPPISH SMR project: implementation

MEL 1996 no 35 Implementation of new NHS complaints procedures: directions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978

MEL 1996 no 36 Appointment of Designated Medical Officers

MEL 1996 no 37 Whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-times chaplains' assistants

MEL 1996 no 38 Amendment to Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 by the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995

MEL 1996 no 39 Revised general guidance on appointment procedures: the National Panel of Specialists

MEL 1996 no 40 Transfer of heritable property to NHS trusts

MEL 1996 no 41 Scottish hospital planning note 12: supplement 2: oral surgery, orthodontics, restorative dentistry

MEL 1996 no 42 NHS internal audit standards and Audit Committee handbook

MEL 1996 no 43 Medical Devices Agency: directives bulletins

MEL 1996 no 44 Health services estates management: revisions to NHS property transactions handbook

MEL 1996 no 45 Roles and responsibilities of health boards

MEL 1996 no 46 Mental health services for children and young people in Scotland: a national review

MEL 1996 no 47 Smoothing the private finance procurement process

MEL 1996 no 48 Capital management

MEL 1996 no 49 Conditions of service for NHS general and senior managers: termination settlements

MEL 1996 no 50 Thresholds for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (EC Directive 80/767), EC Supplies Directive (93/36), EC Works Directive (93/37) and EC Services Directive (92/50)

MEL 1996 no 51 NHS (Residual Liabilities) Act 1996

MEL 1996 no 52 Nurse prescribing in Scotland: demonstration projects

MEL 1996 no 53 Highland and Islands patients' travelling expenses scheme

MEL 1996 no 54 Scottish Cancer Co-ordinating and Advisory Committee: commissioning cancer services in Scotland report, April 1996

MEL 1996 no 55 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner

MEL 1996 no 56 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1996 no 57 Business planning guidance: NHS trusts

MEL 1996 no 58 Introduction of a second dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine into the pre school booster immunisation programme

MEL 1996 no 59 Priorities and planning guidance for the NHS in Scotland 1997/98

MEL 1996 no 60 Health building notes/Scottish hospital planning notes 21 maternity department; and 22 supplement 1 trauma care and minor injury

MEL 1996 no 61 Implementation of NHS complaints procedure: briefing pack for clinical assessors booklet: independent review

MEL 1996 no 62 Specialist registrar numbers 1996/97

MEL 1996 no 63 Eating for health: a diet action plan for Scotland

MEL 1996 no 64 Medical indemnity: arrangements for central reimbursement of costs for large damages awards

MEL 1996 no 64 Corrigendum to previous circular

MEL 1996 no 65 Pay and conditions of service: general and senior managers

MEL 1996 no 66 Implementation of NHS complaints procedure: training for independent review: briefing pack for conveners and lay panel members

MEL 1996 no 67 The Data Protection Act: use of personnel information for staff surveys

MEL 1996 no 68 Junior doctors' hours of work

MEL 1996 no 69 Clinical outcome indicators

MEL 1996 no 70 Patients' travelling expenses schemes

MEL 1996 no 71 Health services in schools: report of a policy review

MEL 1996 no 72 The year 2000: potential problems with computer systems

MEL 1996 no 73 Priority treatment for war pensioners

MEL 1996 no 74 Neurosurgery for mental disorder: report by CRAG Working Group on Mental Illness

MEL 1996 no 75 Revised NHS prescription forms

MEL 1996 no 76 Transfer of heritable property to NHS trusts

MEL 1996 no 77 Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre: report on dyspepsia, peptic ulcer and helicobacter pylori

MEL 1996 no 78 Electoral registration of people with mental illness

MEL 1996 no 79 Crown Office use of NHS mortuaries for forensic autopsies

MEL 1996 no 80 Telecommunications policy and management and the NHS Net

MEL 1996 no 81 National Health Service Low Income Scheme; National Health Service optical arrangements

MEL 1996 no 82 Extra-contractual referrals: changes in notification requirements and steps to reduce volume

MEL 1996 no 83 Commissioning cancer services in Scotland: guidance for purchasers and providers in planning the service configuration for cancer centres and units

MEL 1996 no 84 Guidance on setting GP fundholder budgets for 1997/98: the national framework

MEL 1996 no 85 Citizen's Charter: five years on

MEL 1996 no 86 Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre: report on ambulatory blood pressure monitors and report on stents for coronary heart disease

MEL 1996 no 87 Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens: guidance on categorisation of biological agents according to hazard and categories of containment

MEL 1996 no 88 Health building: (A) a Scottish Construction Code (SCOTCONCODE) (B) : Contractor Management Information( CMIS) (C) Consultants Register(CONREG)

MEL 1996 no 89 Scottish ECR tariffs 1996/97

MEL 1996 no 90 Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre: report on preventing blindness in diabetes

MEL 1996 no 91 Scottish Cancer Co-ordinating and Advisory Committee: commissioning cancer services in Scotland Report: primary and palliative care services: July 1996

MEL 1996 no 92 Planning for acute hospital services: the management of emergency admissions

MEL 1996 no 93 Addendum to guidance on protecting health care workers and patients from hepatitis B

MEL 1996 no 94 Revision of leaflet HC12: NHS charges and optical voucher values

MEL 1996 no 95 Fire safety policy: compliance survey

MEL 1996 no 96 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner: epitomes of selected cases

MEL 1996 no 97 Accountability framework for GP fundholding

MEL 1996 no 98 Accountability reviews 1997


index of 1997 MEL circulars

MEL 1997 no 1 Telecommunications policy and management: amendment to NHS MEL(1996)80

MEL 1997 no 2 Health and safety management in the NHS: national audit study: health and safety in NHS acute hospital trusts in England

MEL 1997 no 3 NHS treatment of overseas visitors

MEL 1997 no 4 Highlands and Islands patients' travelling expenses scheme

MEL 1997 no 5 In-year contract performance monitoring

MEL 1997 no 6 Reporting defects in medicinal products (drug alerts)

MEL 1997 no 7 Supporting research and development in the NHS: invitation to bid

MEL 1997 no 8 Multi-centre research ethics committee for Scotland

MEL 1997 no 9 Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984: list of approved medical practitioners

MEL 1997 no 10 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1997 no 11 National Health Service: charges for drugs and appliances from 1 April 1997; publicity material and forms; changes to the NHS Low Income Scheme

MEL 1997 no 12 Aseptic dispensing in NHS hospitals

MEL 1997 no 13 Health building notes/Scottish hospital planning note 40: common activity spaces: volume 5: Scottish appendix; health building note 40: common activity spaces: volumes 1-4

MEL 1997 no 14 General election guidance

MEL 1997 no 15 The primary care development fund 1997/98

MEL 1997 no 16 Absent voting arrangements for hospital patients at the next parliamentary election

MEL 1997 no 17 Commissioning cancer services in Scotland: primary and palliative care services: January 1997

MEL 1997 no 18 Junior doctors' hours: returns for 31 March 1997

MEL 1997 no 19 Personal medical services pilots and the NHS (Primary Care) Act 1997

MEL 1997 no 20 Health service use of ionising and non-ionising radiation

MEL 1997 no 21 The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1997

MEL 1997 no 22 Dental specialist registrar numbers 1997-98

MEL 1997 no 23 Revised general guidance on appointment procedures: the National Panel of Specialists

MEL 1997 no 24 Scottish Health Service: a construction project price guide

MEL 1997 no 25 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1997 no 26 Clinical effectiveness: common core work programme

MEL 1997 no 27 Hospital eye service: changes in arrangements with effect from 1 April 1997

MEL 1997 no 28 Good practice guide

MEL 1997 no 29 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1997 no 30 SHS staff: volunteer reserve forces

MEL 1997 no 31 NHS support for non-commercial externally funded research and development

MEL 1997 no 32 The NHS (General Medical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 1997

MEL 1997 no 33 Scottish ECR tariffs 1997-98

MEL 1997 no 34 Nursing homes Scotland core standards

MEL 1997 no 35 Medical indemnity: arrangements for central reimbursement of costs for large damages awards

MEL 1997 no 36 Reducing bureaucracy

MEL 1997 no 37 Hospital eye service: 1. increase in the NHS sight test fee for ophthalmic medical practitioners providing general ophthalmic services (GOS); 2. increase in the NHS domiciliary visiting fees for ophthalmic medical practitioners providing general ophthalmic services (GOS)

MEL 1997 no 38 Population screening for prostate cancer

MEL 1997 no 39 Retention of capital receipts

MEL 1997 no 40 Report of the Health Service Commissioner

MEL 1997 no 41 Guidance notes on the processing, storage and issue of bone marrow and blood stem cells

MEL 1997 no 42 Immigration and employment of overseas medical and dental students, doctors and dentists in the United Kingdom

MEL 1997 no 43 The Scottish Health Survey

MEL 1997 no 44 Priorities and planning guidance for the NHS in Scotland: 1998/99

MEL 1997 no 45 Guidance on the use of facsimile transmissions for the transfer of personal health information within the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1997 no 46 Amendment to Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 by the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997

MEL 1997 no 47 Report on the review of artificial limb and appliance centre (ALAC) services

MEL 1997 no 48 Sex Offenders Act 1997: guidance on implementation

MEL 1997 no 49 Personal medical services pilots and the NHS (Primary Care) Act 1997

MEL 1997 no 50 Nurse prescribing in Scotland

MEL 1997 no 51 Introduction of revised NHS prescription forms

MEL 1997 no 52 National focus for work on response to chemical incidents and surveillance of health effects of environmental chemicals

MEL 1997 no 53 Scottish Needs Assessment Programme: report on adult oral health.

MEL 1997 no 54 Guidance on devolution referendum

MEL 1997 no 55 National Health Service in Scotland: manual of guidance: overseas visitors

MEL 1997 no 56 Whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time hospital chaplains assistants

MEL 1997 no 57 Local care partnerships scheme

MEL 1997 no 58 Consultative panel on the registration of nursing homes and independent hospitals

MEL 1997 no 59 Junior doctors' hours: returns for 30 September 1997

MEL 1997 no 60 Personal medical services pilots and the NHS (Primary Care) Act 1997

MEL 1997 no 61 Advocacy: a guide to good practice

MEL 1997 no 62 Framework for mental health services in Scotland

MEL 1997 no 63 missing

MEL 1997 no 64 Local Government Finance Act 1992: council tax discount for people with severe mental impairment

MEL 1997 no 65 Evidence-based healthcare: common core work programme: Scottish Needs Assessment Programme: report on hip fracture

MEL 1997 no 66 Commissioning cancer services in Scotland: guidance on pharmaceutical services and nursing services

MEL 1997 no 67 Amendments to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 by the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997: transfer of conditionally discharged patients between jurisdictions

MEL 1997 no 68 Implementing the reforms to specialist dental training: commissioning the specialist registrar grade

MEL 1997 no 69 Support for practice nurses to achieve the Community Healthcare Nurse (General Practice) qualification

MEL 1997 no 70 High isolation provision for actual or suspected cases of viral haemorrhage fever in Scotland: advisory committee on dangerous pathogens: guidance on the management and control of viral haemorrhagic fevers

MEL 1997 no 71 The new deal on junior doctors' hours: the next stage

MEL 1997 no 72 Emergency planning: pandemic influenza

MEL 1997 no 73 Personal medical services pilots and the NHS (Primary Care) Act 1997

MEL 1997 no 74 Evidence-based healthcare: common core work programme: Scottish Needs Assessment Programme: mental health portfolio

MEL 1997 no 75 Pay and conditions of service: general and senior managers

MEL 1997 no 76 Evidence-based healthcare: common core work programme: Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre: report on breast cancer

MEL 1997 no 77 Planning and provision of drug misuse services

MEL 1997 no 78 GP fundholding: revised statutory audit arrangements

MEL 1997 no 79 Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997

MEL 1997 no 80 Health and safety issues in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1997 no 81 Changes to the provisions of the Road Traffic Act

MEL 1997 no 82 Emergency detention procedures under Section 24 and 25 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984

MEL 1997 no 83 1998-99 corporate contracts and 1998 accountability reviews

MEL 1997 no 84 Hospital eye service: 1. increase in the NHS sight test fee for optometrists providing general ophthalmic services; 2. increase in the NHS domiciliary visiting fees for optometrists from 1 April 1997 providing general ophthalmic services

MEL 1997 no 85 Guidance on setting GP fundholder budgets and for GP fundholding contracting for 1998/99

MEL 1997 no 86 Amendments to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 by the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997


index of 1998 MEL circulars

MEL 1998 no 1 Chemical hazard alert notice: glutaraldehyde

MEL 1998 no 2 Report of the Health Service Commissioner

MEL 1998 no 3 Guidance on procedures for obtaining approval to the establishment of new medical and dental posts; Scottish Advisory Committee on the Medical Workforce - Hospital and Community Health Services Sub-Committee (SACMW-HCHS); Advisory Committee for Dental Establishments (ACDE)

MEL 1998 no 4 Provision of guide communicators for deafblind people attending hospital or GP surgeries

MEL 1998 no 5 EC public procurement: equal treatment in the selection of tenderers

MEL 1998 no 6 "Working Together for a Healthier Scotland": a consultation green paper

MEL 1998 no 7 Commissioning cancer services in Scotland: cancer genetics services in Scotland

MEL 1998 no 8 Fire safety policy

MEL 1998 no 9 NHS property transactions handbook: revised edition (November 1997)

MEL 1998 no 10 Treatment costs and travelling expenses for war pensioners

MEL 1998 no 11 Supporting research and development in the NHS: invitation to bid

MEL 1998 no 12 Year 2000(millennium timebomb) date problem in computer systems and microprocessor-based systems and equipment

MEL 1998 no 13 Guidance on the appointment of the NHS Trust Medical Directors

MEL 1998 no 14 Approval of capital schemes

MEL 1998 no 15 Payment for dental treatment: patients in long stay care

MEL 1998 no 16 National Health Service: charges for drugs and appliances from 1 April 1998

MEL 1998 no 17 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1998 no 18 Junior doctors' hours: returns for 31 March 1998

MEL 1998 no 19 Regulatory fees for nursing homes in Scotland

MEL 1998 no 20 Designed Healthcare Initiative

MEL 1998 no 21 Nursing homes Scotland core standards

MEL 1998 no 22 Allocation of drug misuse resources

MEL 1998 no 23 Policy framework for the management of intellectual property within the NHS arising from research and development

MEL 1998 no 24 Reducing waiting lists and waiting times

MEL 1998 no 25 Year 2000 (millennium timebomb) date problem in computer systems and microprocessor-based systems and equipment

MEL 1998 no 26 NHS trusts: open board meetings

MEL 1998 no 27 Revised general guidance on appointment procedures: the National Panel of Specialists

MEL 1998 no 28 The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: part 11: the Scheme for Construction Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 1998

MEL 1998 no 29 Report on the supply and administration of medicines under group protocol: first report of the UK review of prescribing, supply and administration of medicines

MEL 1998 no 30 National research register: guidance to NHS providers on data submission

MEL 1998 no 31 Scottish Drug Misuse Information Strategy

MEL 1998 no 32 Management of support services in the NHS in Scotland: quality and value

MEL 1998 no 33 Towards a new way of working

MEL 1998 no 34 Evidence-based healthcare: common core work programme: Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre: report on thrombolysis for heart attacks

MEL 1998 no 35 Revised national steroid treatment card

MEL 1998 no 36 Clinical outcome indicators report

MEL 1998 no 37 Allocation of HIV/AIDS health promotion and prevention resources

MEL 1998 no 38 Implementing the reforms of specialist medical and dental training: "A Guide to Specialist Registrar Training"

MEL 1998 no 39 Openness and employee issues

MEL 1998 no 40 Junior doctors' hours: pay for intensive working patterns

MEL 1998 no 41 New deal 4 software package

MEL 1998 no 42 Guidance on volunteering in the NHS

MEL 1998 no 43 Interviewing people who are mentally disordered: "appropriate adult" schemes [= Police circular no 7/1998, SWSG circular no 8/1998]

MEL 1998 no 44 National Health Services in Scotland Management Executive: Medical Devices Directive: CE-marking

MEL 1998 no 45 In-year performance monitoring template 1998/99

MEL 1998 no 46 Interim capital guidance

MEL 1998 no 47 Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) / Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC) guidance: "Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection"

MEL 1998 no 48 Hospital eye service: changes in arrangements with effect from 1 April 1998

MEL 1998 no 49 Medical indemnity: arrangements for central reimbursement of costs for large damages awards

MEL 1998 no 50 The NHS (Primary Care) Act 1997: the NHS (General Medical Services) (Scotland) (Amendment no 3) Regulations 1997

MEL 1998 no 51 Specialist registrar numbers 1998-99: expected CCST dates 1998 and beyond

MEL 1998 no 52 Healthy living centres

MEL 1998 no 53 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner and the Select Committee on Public Administration

MEL 1998 no 54 Implementing reforms to specialist dental training

MEL 1998 no 55 Needle and syringe exchange schemes

MEL 1998 no 56 Screening of pregnant women for hepatitis B and immunisation of babies at risk

MEL 1998 no 57 National Health Service in Scotland: manual of guidance: overseas visitors

MEL 1998 no 58 Whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time hospital chaplains' assistants

MEL 1998 no 59 Junior doctors' hours: returns for 30 September 1998.

MEL 1998 no 60 National IM and T programme board and strategy

MEL 1998 no 61 NHS (Primary Care) Act 1997: implementing changes relating to pre-registration house officers (PRHOs) in general practice

MEL 1998 no 62 Screening for colorectal cancer

MEL 1998 no 63 Priorities and planning guidance for the NHS in Scotland: 1999-2002

MEL 1998 no 64 NHS prescription forms: security measures

MEL 1998 no 65 Government response to the third report of the Medical Workforce Standing Advisory Committee

MEL 1998 no 66 Clinical procedures involving xenotransplantation

MEL 1998 no 67 The control of tuberculosis in Scotland

MEL 1998 no 68 Revised medical certificate of cause of death: Form 11

MEL 1998 no 69 Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1998 no 70 Year 2000 (millennium timebomb) date problem in computer systems and microprocessor based systems and equipment

MEL 1998 no 71 Pay and conditions of service: general and senior managers

MEL 1998 no 72 Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards (SACDA) and changes to the distinction awards scheme

MEL 1998 no 73 Commissioning cancer services: cancer genetics services in Scotland

MEL 1998 no 74 Consultative panel on the registration of nursing homes and independent hospitals

MEL 1998 no 75 Clinical governance

MEL 1998 no 76 Responding to emergencies: guidance for the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1998 no 77 Mental health development fund

MEL 1998 no 78 Report of the Health Service Commissioner

MEL 1998 no 79 Review of food related scientific services: laboratory services

MEL 1998 no 80 The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) implementing section 21

MEL 1998 no 81 Draft estates management policy and estates environment forum

MEL 1998 no 82 Death and the procurator fiscal

MEL 1998 no 83 Bridging finance

MEL 1998 no 84 Strategic programme for modernising information management and technology (IM and T) in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1998 no 85 Innovation fund for children's services


index of 1999 MEL circulars

MEL 1999 no 1 Working time regulations: implementation in the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1999 no 2 Charges for NHS hospital treatment following road traffic accidents

MEL 1999 no 3 A residual scheme for GP fundholding from 1 April 1999: introduction of a residual scheme following the abolition of standard fundholding and primary care purchasing

MEL 1999 no 4 Funding arrangements for cross-boundary and cross-border patient activity

MEL 1999 no 5 Health, social work and related services for mentally disordered offenders in Scotland

MEL 1999 no 6 Public involvement in primary care: putting partnerships into practice

MEL 1999 no 7 Trust reconfiguration: organisational change policy document

MEL 1999 no 8 UK guidance on the prevention and control of HIV-related tuberculosis and drug-resistant, including multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis

MEL 1999 no 9 Better blood transfusion

MEL 1999 no 10 Introduction of managed clinical networks within the NHS in Scotland

MEL 1999 no 11 NHS complaints procedure: evaluation

MEL 1999 no 12 Review of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act

MEL 1999 no 13 LHCC development

MEL 1999 no 14 Corporate governance in the NHS: internal financial control statement

MEL 1999 no 15 1999/2000 corporate contract

MEL 1999 no 16 Supporting research and development in the NHS: invitation to bid for task linked funding from 2000/2001

MEL 1999 no 17 Accommodation, security and catering for junior doctors

MEL 1999 no 18 Safecode-plus

MEL 1999 no 19 Caldicott guardians

MEL 1999 no 20 Dental specialist registrar numbers 1999 and 2000

MEL 1999 no 21 Initiative to commemorate the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales

MEL 1999 no 22 Emergency dental drugs

MEL 1999 no 23 The new deal for junior doctors' hours: statistical returns for 31 March 1999

MEL 1999 no 24 Electronic transmission of GP prescriptions to community pharmacists

MEL 1999 no 25 Authority to incur capital expenditure on behalf of incapax patients

MEL 1999 no 26 Health and safety

MEL 1999 no 27 Services for women with postnatal depression

MEL 1999 no 28 Discretionary points for nurses, midwives, health visitors and PAMS: review of temporary contracts

MEL 1999 no 29 AIDS/HIV infected health care workers: guidance on the management of infected health care workers and patient notification

MEL 1999 no 30 Election guidance

MEL 1999 no 31 Towards a healthier Scotland: implementation

MEL 1999 no 32 In year performance monitoring template 1999/2000

MEL 1999 no 33 Invitation to trial national standard definition of delayed discharge

MEL 1999 no 34 Inclusion and involvement at continuing care and community care conference and seminar events

MEL 1999 no 35 National Health Service, charges for drugs and appliances from 1 April 1999: publicity material and forms

MEL 1999 no 36 The recruitment of doctors and dentists in training

MEL 1999 no 37 Hospital eye service: 1. increase in the NHS sight test fee for optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners from 1 April 1998;2. increase in the NHS domiciliary visiting fees for optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners from 1 April 1998; 3. changes in the NHS sight test and domiciliary visiting fees for HC3 holders

MEL 1999 no 38 Smoking kills: a white paper on tobacco: new NHS smoking cessation services

MEL 1999 no 39 Resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents [PUBLISHED IN ERROR - DO NOT SUPPLY. USE MEL 1999 no 46 INSTEAD]

MEL 1999 no 40 The new deal for junior doctors' hours: continuing action to meet new deal standards: rest periods and working arrangements: improving accommodation catering and security for juniors

MEL 1999 no 41 Allocation of DDRB 60 million to GPs

MEL 1999 no 42 Revised general guidance on appointment procedures: the National Panel of Specialists

MEL 1999 no 43 Hospital eye service: 1. amendments to the NHS (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations; 2. increase in spectacle voucher values and changes in definitions: from 1 April 1999; 3. leaflets

MEL 1999 no 44 Property management policy and other related matters

MEL 1999 no 45 Absent voting arrangements for hospital patients at the European parliamentary election

MEL 1999 no 46 Resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents

MEL 1999 no 47 Treatment of HIV infection and AIDS in Scotland

MEL 1999 no 48 Protecting and using patient information: a manual for Caldicott guardians

MEL 1999 no 49 The NHS complaints procedure: revised guidance for family health service, hospital and health board complaints

MEL 1999 no 50 Public involvement in primary care: "Designed to Involve: Public Involvement in the New Primary Care Structures"

MEL 1999 no 51 Completing the NHSiS year 2000 action programme

MEL 1999 no 52 NHS prescription charges: receipts, refunds and pre-payment certificates: 1. new version of receipt and refund claim form EC57: 2. revised EC95(prescription pre-payment certificate application form)

MEL 1999 no 53 Managed clinical networks: demonstration projects

MEL 1999 no 54 Nursing homes Scotland core standards

MEL 1999 no 55 Improvements announced for public private partnerships including PFI

MEL 1999 no 56 Report of the National Review of Resource Allocation for the NHS in Scotland ("the Arbuthnott Report")

MEL 1999 no 57 Mental health development fund

MEL 1999 no 58 Working Family Tax Credit (WFTC) and Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC)

MEL 1999 no 59 Local partnership agreements

MEL 1999 no 60 Personal medical services pilots: second round

MEL 1999 no 61 Environmental management policy

MEL 1999 no 62 Clinical outcome indicators report

MEL 1999 no 63 Medical indemnity: arrangements for central reimbursement of costs for large damages awards

MEL 1999 no 64 Reports of the Health Service Commissioner and the Select Committee on Public Administration

MEL 1999 no 65 Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD): minimising the risk of transmission

MEL 1999 no 66 Government telephone preference scheme (GTPS)

MEL 1999 no 67 The Disability Discrimination Act (1995): equality for disabled people in the NHSiS: good practice

MEL 1999 no 68 Innovation fund for children's services 2000/2001

MEL 1999 no 69 Pay and conditions of service: general and senior managers

MEL 1999 no 70 Closedown of residual fundholding scheme

MEL 1999 no 71 Health Act 1999: guidance on financial provisions

MEL 1999 no 72 Health Act 1999: guidance

MEL 1999 no 73 Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 1999

MEL 1999 no 74 1. NHS Low Income Scheme: amendment to the NHS (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) Scotland) Regulations: Working Family Tax Credit (WFTC): Disabled Person's Tax Credit (DPTC); 2. Welfare Food Scheme

MEL 1999 no 75 Modernisation fund: accident emergency services

MEL 1999 no 76 Goals for clinical effectiveness

MEL 1999 no 77 Scotland's cancer strategy: guidelines for the referral of patients with breast problems

MEL 1999 no 78 Community pharmacy: model schemes for pharmaceutical care

MEL 1999 no 79 NHS in Scotland infection control: decontamination of medical devices

MEL 1999 no 80 Openness: publication of capital business cases

MEL 1999 no 81 The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 as amended by the Mental Health (Patients in the Community)Act 1995: updated guidance on the provision of the 1995 Act

MEL 1999 no 82 Guidance on Scottish breast and cervical screening programmes

MEL 1999 no 83 Corporate governance in the NHS: internal financial control statement: updated

MEL 1999 no 84 Property management matters

MEL 1999 no 85 Towards a safer healthier workplace

MEL 1999 no 86 Clinical Negligence and Other Risks (non-clinical) Indemnity Scheme (CNORIS)

MEL 1999 no 87 Report of the Health Service Commissioner on investigations completed April - September 1999

MEL 1999 no 88 NHSiS telecommunications service and website developments

MEL 1999 no 89 Health improvement programmes 2000-2005: trust implementation plans 2000-01: corporate contracts 2000-01


2000 index of MEL circulars

MEL 2000 no 1 Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1999: the "Clarke" Act

MEL 2000 no 2 A Scottish Health Technology Assessment Centre (SHTAC): a report of the implementation working group

MEL 2000 no 3 Priority treatment for war pensioners

MEL 2000 no 4 Guidance on volunteering in the NHS: implementation

MEL 2000 no 5 Protecting children: a shared responsibility: guidance for health professionals in Scotland

MEL 2000 no 6 Expert Advisory Group report on infertility services

MEL 2000 no 7 National data recording for delayed discharge

MEL 2000 no 8 Cot death: publication of new leaflet

MEL 2000 no 9 Price sensitive announcements by departments: revision of thresholds for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement on government procurement (EC directive 80/67), EC supplies directive(93/36), and EC works directive (93/50)

MEL 2000 no 10 Supporting research and development in the NHS: invitation to bid for task-linked funding from 2001/2002

MEL 2000 no 11 Learning together: initial actions

MEL 2000 no 12 In year performance monitoring template 2000/2001

MEL 2000 no 13 Fund raising, income generation and sponsorship within the NHSiS

MEL 2000 no 14 NHS in Scotland ownership and occupation of property: 1999 all-Scotland report

MEL 2000 no 15 National Health Service: charges for drugs and appliances from 1 April 2000

MEL 2000 no 16 GP retainer scheme

MEL 2000 no 17 Data Protection Act 1998

MEL 2000 no 18 Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme (CNORIS)

MEL 2000 no 19 NHS in Scotland: energy consumption target 2001 - 2010

MEL 2000 no 20 Revised general guidance on appointment procedures: the National Panel of Specialists

MEL 2000 no 21 Retention of tissues and organs at post-mortem examination

MEL 2000 no 22 NHSiS organisational change: organisational change policy document

MEL 2000 no 23 The employment of operating department practitioners (ODPs) in the NHS

MEL 2000 no 24 Specialist registrar numbers 2000-2001: expected CCST dates 2000 and beyond

MEL 2000 no 25 Pay and conditions of service: 1. executive pay arrangements; 2. professional/management transitional arrangements

MEL 2000 no 26 The new deal for junior doctors' hours: statistical returns for 31 March 2000

MEL 2000 no 27 The Scottish Breastfeeding Group: breastfeeding and returning to work

MEL 2000 no 28 Tackling family health service fraud: integrated programme of action: establishment of family health services Fraud Investigation Unit (FIU)

MEL 2000 no 29 Clinical governance

MEL 2000 no 30 Hospital eye service: 1. increase in the NHS sight test fee for optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners from 1 April 1999; 2. increase in the NHS domiciliary visiting fees for optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners from 1 April 1999; 3. changes in the NHS sight test and domiciliary visiting fees for HC3 holders

MEL 2000 no 31 Hospital eye service: 1. amendments to the NHS (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1998; 2. increase in spectacle voucher values and changes in definitions: from 1 April 2000; 3. Extension of entitlement to a replacement or repair voucher; 4. revised charges leaflet: from 1 April 2000

MEL 2000 no 32 National framework of standards for organisations providing out-of-hours emergency care

MEL 2000 no 33 Influenza immunisation

MEL 2000 no 34 Local development teams and organisation development needs analysis

MEL 2000 no 35 Implementing reforms to specialist dental training

MEL 2000 no 36 Professions supplementary to medicine: employment of practitioners in the NHS

MEL 2000 no 37 Amendment to starting day for hospital medical and dental staff

MEL 2000 no 38 Whole-time hospital chaplains and whole-time hospital chaplains' assistants: increases to national salary scales: three year deal

MEL 2000 no 39 Treasury management in NHS trusts