General News (Archive)

MoD:  Work starts on new accommodation for army medics – (MoD:  HMS Richmond joins the fight against people smugglers in the Med ~ UK to support Maltese Government in security operations ~ MoD:  Army chefs lead the way thanks to quality apprenticeships ~ UK supports Afghanistan with continued military presence ~ HMS Enterprise & HMS Richmond rescue over 540 migrants ~ Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visits home of the Joint Forces Intelligence Group ~ Armed Forces turn out to support London Poppy Day)

NHS England:  Patient safety alert – Support to minimise the risk of distress & death from inappropriate doses of naloxone – (NHS England awards 11 community grants ~ Evaluation highlights areas for improvement in long term conditions care ~ NHS England:  New tool helps NHS staff to identify trafficking victims ~ Genomes Project leaders outline new era in medical care ~ Primary Care Transformation Fund promises major upgrades to GP premises ~ NHS England:  ‘Homes not hospitals’ for people with learning disabilities)

NHS Confederation calls for an end to public health cuts in the upcoming spending review – (The interim Accelerated Access Review report can help NHS Confederation members to innovate)

Monitor:  Regulatory action taken over finances at Musgrove Park Hospital – (Monitor:  Action taken at ambulance trust in south of England)

PC&PE:  Leadership needed to improve End of Life Care, say MPs

Patients Association’s response to report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Update on CQC’s inspection programme – (CQC asks for views on future of quality regulation ~ CQC:  The 5 year forward view: one year on)

ScotGov:  Almost £1.5m for palliative care research – (ScotGov:  More GPs in the community)

WAG:  Choose well this winter and help save lives – NHS Wales chief executive – (WAG:  Cancer services in North Wales praised by Deputy Health Minister ~ WAG:  £250,000 to bring patients and specialists closer)

Innovate UK:  6 cities to host centres of excellence in precision medicine

Kings Fund:  Social care budget cuts damaging the NHS, latest quarterly monitoring report finds ~ JRF:  High-quality care at risk unless the Government covers higher wage costs

Crown Commercial Service:  NHS agency staffing spend controls – (CCS:  Association of Colleges & CCS develop strategic relationship)

techUK:  AAR Report needs greater emphasis on digital & social care, says techUK – (techUK:  Opportunity to Join techUK's Health & Social Care Council(closes 17 November 2015)

DCMS:  Sports Minister Tracey Crouch supports British Gymnasts' Rio Push

Electoral Commission:  Statement following House of Lords debate on when move to new registration system should end

HM Treasury:  14-year old twins honoured at Downing Street for tackling gang culture – (HMT:  Government sells a further 1% shareholding in Lloyds)

BIS:  EU holiday boost to British tourists – cheaper holiday calls & tougher consumer protection

DfT:  Road safety campaign targets gritter undertakers

Defra:  Bubbling English wine boosted by new laser data – (Defra:  Mackerel agreement and support for fisheries affected by Russian ban ~ Environment Secretary collects first ‘Whitehall Honey’ during National Honey Week)

LGA:  Count the cost of removing fly-tipping & abandoned shopping trolleys – (LGA Responds to North-East Devolution Deal ~ LGA responds to Arts council's £2.6m funding for free Wi-Fi in libraries)

ScotGov:  Higher Education Student Support for Scotland 2014-15 – (Scottish  Welfare Fund: £8m spent during April to June 2015 ~ Help for more than 164,000 households ~ Drivers praised for heeding travel warnings ~ ScotGov:  Bridge to the Future)

WAG:  £1.2m for Wales' historical buildings – (WAG:  Empty homes target smashed)

Wales Office:  Welsh Constables win regional Police Bravery Award after saving family from Gwent house fire

Environment Agency:  Boaters caught without navigation licences – (EA:  Nature reserve angler fined ~ EA:  Are you signed up to your community flood gauge? ~ EA:  Five weirs on River Nene to be repaired)

Ofcom announces details of 2016 spectrum auction

Ofgem:  New rules open up competition in connections to local power grids

TfL:  Mayor and TfL finalise ULEZ requirements for taxi and minicab trades – (TfL:  Public consultation begins on 'transformative' Crossrail 2 ~ 48-hour DLR strike next week)

techUK:  New Cyber Security Centre Showcases Best of British – (techUK:  techUK Responds to "Significant" Cyber Attack on TalkTalk ~ techUK:  techUK responds - closer working between the emergency services ~ New techUK initiative SmarterUK announces first event with National Grid ~ techUK:  UK’s First Smart Infrastructure Initiative Launched ~ techUK:  techUK gives evidence to MPs on importance of Big Data)

Innovate UK:  WallJAM: novel rebound ball game spurs youngsters to get active

TUC:  Gender pay gap reporting is a start but we need to see action to close gap too

EHRC welcomes Government’s measures to tackle gender pay gap – (EHRC:  Largest ever review reveals ‘winners & losers’ in progress towards equality in Great Britain)

FDA:  ARC welcomes tax gap reduction but warns against complacency while further HMRC resource is still needed

National Archives:  File release - Cold War Cambridge spies Burgess and Maclean ~ MI5:  October 2015 release of historical MI5 files

HEFCE:  Knowledge exchange funding delivers £9.70 for every pound invested

ESRC:  Making Bristol more child-friendly – (Designing a curriculum around children's questions makes them motivated and maintains concentration)

Ofsted:  HMCI's monthly commentary: October 2015

Met Office:  Get Ready for Winter - whatever the weather

UNICEF:  World Polio Day: Fewer children than ever with polio – (MTV helps raise vital funds and awareness for Unicef refugee appeal ~ All Star Line Up Announced For Beckham Match In Aid Of Unicef ~ Statement by Unicef Executive Director Anthony Lake on attack on health facility in Yemen ~ Unicef:  Afghanistan and Pakistan Earthquake: Children cut off from aid)

More needed to reduce climate emissions says WWF ~ ScotGov:  Climate change challenge ~ WWF - EVENT: Wales Climate Action Day

Consumer Council for Water:  Future of water resources discussed at Wales Millennium Centre

STFC:  Great IoT Take-off

RoSPA:  UK adults need to do more to keep children safe at Halloween, as survey finds that only 1 in 3 adults who celebrate “fright night” check the safety of costumes

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Sellafield clean-up reaches crucial milestone

Met Office leads multi-million pound research into Africa's changing climate

Cyber Security: Nine Steps for Maturing Beyond Checkbox Compliance