Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH/PHE:  Life expectancy at older ages is the highest it’s ever been – (DH:  PM - Improve mental health treatment to get thousands more back to work ~ DH:  New investment in mental health services ~ DH/PHE:  Be Clear on Cancer - ‘blood in pee’ campaign returns)

DfE:  £1.5m to help young people spot signs of mental illness

DWP:  Disability Action Alliance: a new long term strategy

NHS England:  NHS commits to major transformation of mental health care with help for 1m more people – (NHS England:  Improve mental health treatment to get thousands more back to work ~ NHS England:  Congenital Heart Disease: the next steps ~ NHS England: Genuinely putting people at the heart of health ~ NHS England:  Building on our plans for people with a learning disability)

NHS Confed:  Response to Mental Health Taskforce Report – (NHS Confed:  Junior doctor contract decision ~ NHS Confed  responds to the OECD United Kingdom health care quality review 2016 ~ NHS Confed response to newly published December 2015 NHS performance figures ~ NHS Confed:   Independent Sector capacity to support NHS)

CQC:  Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, welcomes the 5-Year Strategy for Mental Health – (CQC:  New information sharing agreement with Local Government Ombudsman ~ CQC:  Our response to Daily Mail story about 111 service ~ CQC:  Care home ratings map launched)

Monitor:  Partner selected for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to help improve services

Patients Association calls for increased funding for mental health services – (Patients Association calls for ‘Never’ incidents to cease)

ScotGov:  CMO follow up report on A&E at Ninewells – (ScotGov:  Inspectors to get powers to close hospital wards ~ ScotGov:  Fall in hospital mortality ~ ScotGov:  Adult harm & exploitation ~ ScotGov:  Childhood obesity falls ~ ScotGov:  Future vision for health & social care ~ ScotGov:  Benefits support for cancer patients ~ JRF:  £500m childcare investment needed in Scotland to drive major reduction in poverty ~ ScotGov:  £1m for care worker training ~ ScotGov:  Transforming GP & mental health services)

WAG:  ‘Quality at the heart of Welsh NHS’ finds new international report – (WAG:  Big fall in the number of people dying from respiratory diseases, new report shows ~ WAG:  £5m for new health & social care centre in Flint ~ WAG:  Emergency departments in Wales record busiest January on record)

LGA responds to mental health taskforce report – (LGA:  Obesity crisis - Make pub, restaurant & cinema chains show calorie counts says councils ~ LGA:  Councils need more powers to limit new alcohol premises ~ LGA - Councils respond to new PHE report on life expectancy)

The King's Fund responds to the new NHS figures – (Kings Fund:  NHS trusts' deficit estimated at £2.3bn as NHS financial crisis deepens)

ESRC:  No health without mental health

CSJ:  Estate agents should turn social workers to help the poor keep a home, says new report

NICE:  Membership of social groups after retirement ‘boosts health & wellbeing’ – (NICE publishes 5 new guidelines to standardise trauma care in England ~ NICE:  Ensuring trauma care is delivered effectively & consistently ~ NICE calls for more research into promising new drug to treat inherited rare enzyme deficiency)

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