Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  3.8m people in England now have diabetes – (DH:  New £816m investment in health research ~ DH:  Help for people with learning disabilities to live independently ~ DH:  PHE reminds young Londoners to practice safe sex ~ DH:  Tobacco standard packs: supporting smokers to quit ~ DH:  Warning over infection linked to an aftercare spray for piercings ~ DH:  Government’s progress in preventing drug resistant infections)

NHS England:  Improving awareness & understanding of transgender issues – (NHS England:  From new models to new cultures of care ~ NHS England:  Staff engagement & reshaping the health & social care workforce ~ 2m+ records in the National Joint Registry provides a rich dataset for joint replacement surgery ~ Empowering primary care to improve cancer survival rates ~ NHS England:  Health & Care Innovation Expo 2016 ~ We need patients and the public to shape local health plans, say NHS leaders ~ We need patients and the public to shape local health plans, say NHS leaders ~  NHS England:  Sharing lives, improving lives)

CQC launches an updated code of practice on confidential personal information

CJEU: Bodies monitoring the quality system of manufacturers of medical devices may be liable to patients for failure

Children’s Commissioner for England says Icelandic ‘Barnahus’ approach could double convictions of child sexual abuse in West Yorkshire – (Children's Commissioner responds to the Children's Society's Good Childhood Report ~ Children's Commissioner comments on rise in calls to Childline about suicide)

Children's Commissioner:  Vital role of school nurses threatened as paperwork eats into time with children ~ LGA responds to report by children's commissioner on school nurses)

PC&PE:  'Widespread' sexual harassment & violence in schools must be tackled

LGA:  Rise in cliff-fall hospital admissions & emergency responses sparks warning from councils & fire authorities

Food Standards Agency:  NI report reveals the weekly cost of a healthy family diet

ScotGov:  Mental health bed census – (ScotGov:  Improving oral health)

WAG:  Programme launched to help people recovering from substance misuse & mental health conditions into work

MHRA:  Dodgy kits give dodgy results – (MHRA :  Surrey man goes down for selling unlicensed ED drugs & steroids ~ MHRA:   Emergency contraceptive affected by other medicines - regulator issues new guidance)

Crown Commercial Service:  Free workshops to help NHS trusts manage their workforce needs

Cancer Research UK:   - 3 in 4 don’t know obesity causes cancer – (CRUK:  E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015 ~ CRUK:  More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening ~ CRUK:  Review to speed up GP cancer referrals opens ~ CRUK:  New way of testing drugs could speed up development of breast cancer treatments)

Major review of statins evidence by BHF Professor shows benefits of drug – (BHF:  New Heart Failure Report recommends blood test developed by BHF researchers ~ BHF:  New study suggests increased risk of coronary heart disease for women who have early menopause)

Kings Fund:  Older people are paying the price for cuts to social care ~ NHS Confederation:   Phil McCarvill: Older people's social care urgently needs support  ~ LGA responds to King's Fund Report on social care ~ Age UK:  New report reveals human realities of a social care system struggling to cope

LGA responds to supported housing announcement – (LGA:  Homelessness: Councils call for more homes, not more duties)

Homeless Link:  Housing First and coordinated services – key to ending poverty – (HL:  Strategic approach on homelessness needed to secure future of supported housing)

IEA:  Rent controls would worsen UK housing crisis

NICE global care experts move to Imperial – (NICE Fellows and Scholars Programme)
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