General News (Archive)

MoD:  New RAF intelligence aircraft arrives in UK seven months early – (MoD:  UK to further boost Pakistan's counter-explosive capability ~ RAF Typhoons intercept Russian aircraft near UK airspace)

NHS England:  GP access a top priority for NHS – (NHS England:  Update on the current Cancer Drugs Fund list ~ New safety standards published for invasive procedures ~ Meeting the challenges set by the Cancer Taskforce ~ Self Care Week’s message for healthy living ~ Have your say on the Maternity Review at the click of a button)

DH:  Recovering alcohol & drug users leading service planning – (PHE:  New resource to prevent linked suicides in local areas ~ PHE:  Stacey Dooley investigates... risk of meningitis in young people

CQC inspectors publish reports on 52 more GP practices

NICE joins project to make development of new treatments more efficient

Monitor launches an investigation into Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Confederation responds to Monitor’s report on patient A&E waits in winter last year

techUK:  NHS England’s Handbook directs local organisations to Interoperability Charter – (techUK:  HSCIC launches CareCERT (Care Computer Emergency Response Team) ~ techUK:  2016 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards)

Patients Association:  Changing behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance

CCS:  New agreement will provide the NHS with a flexible, single solution to recruit temporary healthcare staff

Cabinet Office:  Government encourages everyone to ‘Remember A Charity’ during national awareness week

Defra:  UK seafood topping world's menus

Ofsted:  September 2015 issue of 'School Inspection Update' newsletter published – (Too many students let down in early stages of secondary school ~ The National Conference on School Improvement ~ Focused inspection of CfBT Multi-Academy Trust)

CLG:  Holocaust Memorial Foundation takes forward PM's pledge to survivors ~ FCO:  Sir Eric Pickles announced as UK Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues

DEC:  Planning decisions for six Powys, Mid-Wales infrastructure projects

Environment Agency:  Prehistoric fish return to England’s rivers – (EA:  Nonylphenol ethoxylates to be banned in imported clothing & textiles ~ Water company fails to act fast enough on major sewage spill ~ EA:  Cycle path reopens early as Phase 2 of Whittlesey Washes work nearly complete ~ The EA practises its flood incident response)

LGA responds to PM's announcement on refugee crisis – (LGA:  Deadline day should spark £60bn devolution deals ~ LGA responds to RAC survey on state of our roads)

ScotGov:  A double celebration – (New survey shows Scots support for organ donation highest in UK ~ £3bn A9 Dualling Work Under Way)

WAG:  Minister visits Welsh Government funded project in Snowdonia to restore areas of peatland – (WAG welcomes finding that ICM/BBC Wales poll asked ‘leading question’ on funding for cancer drugs ~ Minister visits Borth to open town’s coastal defence works)

TfL:  New Tube for London receives top design award – (TfL:  Contactless payments & Oyster extended to Dartford ~ TfL helps young adults into work ~ TfL:  Double depot treat for transport enthusiasts ~ Record number of new apprentices taken on by TfL ~ Crossrail trains take shape)

STFC:  Collaboration on the rise at Sci-Tech Daresbury – (STFC:  Big Data predicts extreme weather blackspots for UK emergency services)

BCS:  Only 1 in 10 IT Directors are women - new research reveals

National Archives:  Second World War prisoner of war records now online

Ofgem publishes a range of data monitoring how the energy market works

Electoral Commission:  Young voters in Scotland take Time Out to register

CBI:  The view from the crossroads in Tehran

IEA:  Rejection of minimum alcohol pricing is a step in the right direction

IFG:  Statement in response to HM Treasury review of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)

WWF:  UN climate negotiators need to roll up their sleeves to deliver a new global climate deal in Paris – (WWF:  Food security - businesses want government intervention to avoid long term risk)

UNICEF:  Conflict drives 13m children out of school in the Middle East & North Africa – (Unicef UK reaction to the Prime Minister’s announcement on the resettlement of Syrian refugees ~ Statement from Unicef Executive Director on the child migrant & refugee crisis and Unicef UK response to David Cameron's latest announcement ~ Unicef and WFP Resolve To Defeat Malnutrition In South Sudan)

Action needed to cut death toll from accidents, says RoSPA

TUC:  Number of families with problem debt up by more than a quarter since 2012, new report reveals – (15% increase in people working more than 48 hours a week risks a return to ‘Burnout Britain’, warns TUC)

IPO publishes research priorities for 2015/2016

Met Office:  Name our storms

Government Legal Department:  Thames Tideway

Government Chemist:  Priority substance list extended by amendment to Water Regulation

Food Standards Agency Board decision on rare burgers – (FSA:  Campylobacter survey analysis report published)

Planning Inspectorate:  Navitus Bay Wind Park decision - refused development consent

New Ways to Engage: The Potential of Voice Technology in the Public Sector