General News (Archive)

MOD pension payments to those living in Greece – (UK troops make significant contribution to Ebola fight ~ Latest A400M transport aircraft is delivered to the Royal Air Force ~ MoD:  Armed Forces Muslim Forum supports #WalkTogether at Iftar event)

NHS England:  Transforming Care for People with Learning Disabilities – Progress Report – (Patients across the country set to benefit from the roll out of proven healthcare innovations ~ NHS England:  Patients are the missing line of defence ~ NHS Confederation responds to the international comparisons of healthcare quality report ~ Leaders in both name and actionNHS England:  New £15m scheme to give patients pharmacist support in GP surgeries ~ On the cusp of an innovation revolution ~ NHS England:  I’ve seen the profound impact of personal health budgets – Stuart Lane ~ NHS Innovation Accelerator programme launched ~ NHS England:  Patient Safety Alert on ambulance dispatch & satellite navigation systems)

NHS Confederation response to yesterday's summer budget

DH:  Committee on Mutagenicity: triennial review

Monitor:  NHS foundation trust annual reporting manual - proposed amendments for 2015/16

CQC:  Partners publish progress report on transforming care for people with learning disabilities

PHE drug development to transfer to new state-owned company

King’s Fund issues stark warning ahead of the Budget as new survey shows 9 out of 10 hospitals forecasting deficits

Environment Agency:  Don’t be caught out by flash flooding - be prepared

Cabinet Office:  National Security Adviser appointment - Sir Mark Lyall-Grant

DCMS:  Remembering Srebrenica

LGA:  'Car litter louts' – New powers called for by Councils – (Summer Budget: LGA response ~ Summer Budget: LGA responds to £30m adoption funding announcement ~ LGA responds to higher income earners in social housing having their rent raised to market value ~ ‘Case for wider devolution is clear' – LGA on devolution deals ~ LGA Responds to budget roads fund announcement)

Home Office:  Karen Bradley visits the Safer London Foundation

DfE:  New school proposals – (The purpose of education)

Ofsted:  Focused inspection of Collaborative Academies Trust

HEFCE:  Call for evidence to support review of computer science – (HEFCE:  Metrics cannot replace peer review in the next REF)

ScotGov:  New mental health unit – (ScotGov:  Commemorating Tunisia deaths ~ Forth Bridge Scotland’s Sixth World Heritage Site ~ ScotGov:  Fife Taskforce allocates £6m funds ~ Stratheden construction underway ~ First Minister signs up to iRights ~ New NHS Organ Donor Register launched ~ Record university applications ~
ScotGov:  A9 ground investigation contract awarded)

WAG:  Minister launches upgraded TrawsCymru Service – (Awards celebrate people improving the use of Welsh in healthcare ~ Wales programme for Roald Dahl’s centenary in 2016 is unveiled ~ WAG:  One giant opportunity for Welsh pupils ~ Superfast Cymru expanded to reach more premises)

Wales Office:  Stephen Crabb visits Cardiff Prison to see rehabilitation schemes – (Alun Cairns: Patagonia “one of the great stories of migration”)

Land Registry:  Customers will receive more application results online from 13 July

FSA:  JJ Support Limited recalls E. Wedel Supreme Jaffa Orange Cakes due to the presence of undeclared milk – (FSA:  Lidl Deluxe Elderflower presse recalled due to the presence of undeclared sulphites ~ FSA wins judicial review over vet’s decision)

FDA:  Budget excludes public servants from benefits of economic recovery

CBI:  £31bn cost to UK trade whilst waiting for new runway to be built

TUC warns Chancellor over resurrecting plans for regional pay – (Fees still deterring people from going to employment tribunals, warns TUC ~ TUC:  Chancellor is giving with one hand and taking with other)

National Archives:  FCO files from 1983 released

Arts Council England:  Our summary of the budget documents - what does it mean for the arts & culture? – (No Boundaries 2015: second wave of contributors announced for our annual arts & culture conference)

TfL:  Hammersmith flyover works to finish in August – (A boost for tram services)

Consumer Council for Water:  Water customers expect impartial chairs & greater transparency from CCGs

UNICEF:  New solutions needed to provide education for all – (Children make up one fifth of cholera deaths in South Sudan: Unicef ~ Unicef steps up focus and action on supplies for children with disabilities ~ Children’s lives at serious risk if DPR Korea drought continues)

WWF-UK Summer Budget response

Bristol Water prices set to fall after CMA ruling

Active Wellbeing 2023 is running from 1-28 February