Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Innovative HIV prevention projects awarded £600,000 – (DH:  Listening to people with dementia and their carers ~ DH:  Safer screening test for pregnant women)

NHS England:  Data transparency supports the drive to transform mental health – (NHS England:  Harnessing technology to support service innovation ~ NHS England:  A network to support the new models of care with information governance ~ NHS England:  Six maternity pilot sites to shape midwifery supervision and help improve maternity services ~ NHS England supporting new trials to help disabled people and those with long term conditions into work ~ NHS England announces first medtech devices & apps to join fast track payment scheme for innovation)

LGA:  Councils respond to Health Select Committee Report on A&E Winter Pressures ~ The King’s Fund comments on the Health Select Committee’s Winter Pressures in A&E report

ScotGov:  New health & social care standards – (ScotGov:  Future of primary care ~ ScotGov:  Extra support for GPs and practice staff ~ ScotGov:  Zero tolerance to avoidable infections ~ ScotGov:  Sir Alex Ferguson hails example set by lung cancer survivor

WAG:  £50m investment for NHS Wales this winter – (WAG:  £350m Specialist & Critical Care Centre given green light

NO:  Complaints about avoidable deaths & delayed cancer diagnosis not being dealt with properly by the NHS

NHS Confederation: Mental health dashboard shows providers making progress despite huge financial pressures

NHS Confederation:  The Government must be honest about NHS & social care funding ~ The King’s Fund comments on Health Committee Chair’s letter to the Chancellor

DIFD:  UK team of health experts to tackle global disease outbreaks

DWP:  Work & health plan to help disabled people into employment

Children’s Commissioner:  Meeting the health needs of refugee children

ESRC:  Babies' first gestures: a key sign of how they'll talk

BCS:  CCIO and CIO Networks collaborate with BCS Health to drive digital health leadership

EC continues fight against Antimicrobial Resistance with announcement of second Action Plan

BHF - Study says screening could prevent 600 heart attacks in people under 40 – (BHF:  Researchers investigate cause of stroke linked to dementia ~ BHF:  The link between worrying about your health & heart disease)

CRUK and Cancer Research Technology partner with TYG Oncology to develop next generation cancer vaccine – (CRUK:  Tumour cells in blood samples could predict prostate cancer spread)

IPPR:  Londoners could live nearly two months longer with new air pollution plan

LGA Poll:  Social care should receive greater funding ~ LGA response to PwC survey on health & social care system ~ The King’s Fund comments on the LGA’s new social care report ~ ESRC:  Friends over 50 living together - a rising trend ~ NHS England:  How blurring the lines between health & social care can benefit local communities ~ PC&PE:  Adult social care underfunding is increasing the strain on A&E ~ DfE:  Education Secretary announces extra investment in social care)

CQC:  Information for people on their visiting rights in care homes

ScotGov:  Funding for the fuel poor

WAG:  Carl Sargeant sets out plans to deliver 20,000 affordable homes

Homeless Link introduces the key ingredients of Housing First

NICE:  Head & neck cancer drug is not cost-effective

NICE:  People in prison should receive the same level of care as those outside, says NICE

NICE:  Life-extending breast cancer drug approved by NICE in draft guidance