Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Infected blood payment scheme reformed – (DH:  Better care package for severely injured veterans ~ DH:  Increased mental health services for those arrested ~ DH:  NHS-funded nursing care rate for 2016 to 2017 ~ DH:  Be Clear on Cancer ‘respiratory symptoms’ campaign launches)

NHS England:  37 areas to lead rollout of tool to deliver person-centred care – (NHS Innovation Accelerator success has led to more than 300 organisations offering innovative healthcare to NHS patients ~ NHS England  announces provisional investment decisions for specialised services ~ It’s all about the workforce, Dumbo ~ NHS England:  Working to end variance in cancer care ~ £12m Ministerial support will help build on our success – Health & Justice Liaison & Diversion Services rollout)

CQC's annual report on controlled drugs

ScotGov:  1,000 new paramedics to be trained – (ScotGov:  Transfer of new powers

WAG:  £80m treatment fund & review of IPFR process announced by Vaughan Gething – (WAG:  EU health & social care staff make huge contribution and are extremely valued, say Welsh Health Ministers ~ Welsh Government continuing to provide children with a Flying Start ~ WAG:  Wales-wide sticker campaign to raise awareness of the NHS services available on the high street)

Welsh NHS Confederation responds to Annual Quality Statement

LGA:  Tackling mental illness in children should begin before birth – (LGA responds to new Diabetes UK report)

Kings Fund:  Politicians must be honest with the public about the NHS ~ King’s Fund calls for NHS commitment to a new partnership with patients ~ NHS Confederation responds to King's Fund report on NHS deficits ~ Kings Fund: Cornerstone of NHS reforms faces uncertain future)

techUK welcomes Dame Fiona Caldicott's Review of data security, consent and opt-outs – (techUK:  Success of Interoperability Charter

Cancer Research UK:   Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing – (CRUK:  Are patients being told about opportunities to take part in research?)

CAB:  Almost 50% more people facing illegal eviction in the last year – (CAB:  Council tax debt collection tactics putting extra pressure on people)

WAG:  Communities & Children’s Secretary reminds landlords of the need to register for Rent Smart Wales – (WAG:  Environment Secretary welcomes decrease in fuel poverty in Wales)

Homeless Link:  Innovative charity helping with construction related projects)

NICE draft guidance extends treatment options for thousands of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis – (NICE:  Sepsis is just as urgent as heart attack ~ NICE:  Children & young people with suspected diabetes should be seen by a specialist immediately ~ NICE:  New blood test for pregnant women could help thousands avoid unnecessary treatment ~ NICE:  New competency framework for all prescribers)

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