General News (Archive)

MoD:  UK expands training effort in Iraq to support fight against ISIL – (HMS Bulwark conducts largest rescue to date ~ Second Scottish built Royal Navy warship moves closer to service ~ UK to increase contribution to NATO task force ~ MoD:  The Bastion Memorial, it reminds us that they were never alone ~ The Bastion Memorial, by Major Tom McDermott RTR ~ MoD:  UK to increase support to Nigeria ~ Prince Harry leads tributes at the Bastion Memorial Service ~ MoD:  Review of the 5000 series regulatory articles)

NHS England:  Saying ‘thank you’ to millions of unsung heroic volunteers – (NHS England:  Raising the profile of carers and the vital role they play ~ NHS England:  Take the frailty challenge! ~ NHS and local government chiefs meet with local leaders of Integrated Personal Commissioning ~ We must recognise the vital contribution of carers ~ Moving beyond a commitment to carers – Dr Martin McShane ~ Thousands more patients to be cured of hepatitis C ~ Standing on the shoulders of giants – Dr Habib Naqvi)

NHS Confederation response on the recent announcement into assessing hospital efficiency – (NHS Confederation response to Lord Carter review on procurement)

CQC to act on recommendations of report into procurement – (CQC prosecutes provider for failure to appoint managers ~ CQC wants you to share your experience of North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust ~ CQC inspectors publish reports on 2 dental practices in England)

Monitor:  Investigations into hospital finances widened after some patients wait too long in A&E – (Monitor:  South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to improve infection control after regulator takes action ~ A&E waiting times in Gloucestershire under investigation ~ DH:  Government announces Monitor and Trust Development Authority move to single leadership to deliver increased support to hospitals)

Kings Fund:  Integrated care cannot succeed without radical changes to commissioning

PHE:  Malaria: health advice for travellers

techUK:  Progress Update on Five Year Forward View published

HMRC:  Self-Assessment Penalties – (HMRC:  2014-15 PAYE Tax Calculations - over & under payments)

BIS:  Government sells 15% of shares in Royal Mail at 500p per share

Defra:  Lincolnshire leads the way in innovation with exciting new 3D technology which tells farmers when crops are ripe for harvesting

Environment Agency:  Lincshore campaign to reduce flood risk draws to successful close for 2015

ScotGov:  Children’s dental health improving

WAG:  Glastir Advanced Evaluation Panel – (National Survey 2014-15 results very encouraging – Jane Hutt)

Ofsted:  A focused inspection of Wiltshire's early years providers

Equality & Human Rights Commission announces new project to increase diversity in the television sector

Socitm:  PSN Solutions Group facilitator now on board! – (Socitm:  Kingston Council saves £400,000 through online transactions)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  Big Bang comes to West Cumbria – (NDA:  Chapelcross completes largest asbestos removal project)

techUK:  What the future holds for G-Cloud & the Digital Services Framework – (techUK:  The Integrated Technologies Supporting the British Transport Police)

English Heritage:   Novelist Georgette Heyer receives Blue Plaque

Natural England:  5 hen harriers have now disappeared from northern England

TfL:  Tunnelling breakthrough for Crossrail – (Winner of the Travel Better London poetry competition ~ TfL to accept Apple Pay on public transport ~ TfL:  Mayor takes action to halve road casualties by 2020 ~ TfL Annual Report published ~  Investment in public transport paying off ~ New target aims to halve road deaths)

RoSPA:  Thousands of children’s home safety books available for free in Scotland – (RoSPA - A wealth of advice on offer at leading health and safety exhibition)

Ofcom:  Communications industry must serve customers better, says Ofcom – (Ofcom:  Telephone charges made simpler next month ~ Ofcom:  Dial '105' for electricity helpline)

STFC:  Drug & gene studies at ISIS lead to prestigious neutron scattering prize

TUC:  4m people are now homeworkers but more want to join them – (TUC welcomes Rana Plaza compensation fund finally reaching target $30m ~ TUC:  MEPs must vote for no ISDS in European Parliament resolution on TTIP ~ TUC calls on PM to come clean about his plans to re-negotiate workers' rights from Europe ~ Government review into tribunal fees must not be a “political stitch-up”, says TUC)

HEFCE:  Transnational students are changing the pattern of international student recruitment in higher education in England ~ Transnational pathways to higher education in England’ (HEFCE 2015/08)

LGA:  Funding cuts without reform to put services for teenage NEETS at risk by 2020 – (LGA:  Councils respond to £200m public health funding reduction ~ LGA - Councils comment on new education bill ~ LGA responds to NAO report on Care Act first phase reforms)

Met Office:  UK and US join forces to boost natural disaster warning systems

Unicef distributes over 700,000 learning kits to children across Liberia – (UNICEF:  Iraq on the brink of humanitarian disaster due to surging conflict and massive funding shortfall warns UN ~ UNICEF:  Safe Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Every Child ~ Fireman, Singer, Cowboy, Wrestler: England Footballers Reveal Childhood Dreams)

ACE:  Whistle-stop tour for Oxford’s Dodo celebrates museum collections across the country

WWF:  UK statement in response to Norway divestment move

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