General News (Archive)

MoD:  Royal Navy's latest submarine to set sail this summer – (MoD:  PM calls for Defence Review to look at tackling threat of extremism ~ RAF C-130 delivers UK equipment support to Ukrainian forces ~ MoD:  HMIC Inspection of Royal Military Police Report ~ UK soldiers to join training exercise in Ukraine ~ MoD:  Air Power Conference 2015 ~ MOD issues formal response on Service complaints report ~ Service Complaints Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2014 ~ New RAF intelligence aircraft to be delivered 7 months early

10DS: PM congratulates Ebola heroes ~ EU pledges €450m to Ebola affected countries

NHS England:  Urgent action pledged on over-medication of people with learning disabilities – (Patients set to benefit through fresh boost to innovation ~ BIA & MHRA publish report following joint conference Pathway of Innovation from Research to Patients ~ NHS England:  Making NHS patient feedback more inclusive ~ New appointments to tackle race equality across the NHS ~ NHS England:  Gather all people to help improve the NHS ~ NHS England:  Sir Bruce Keogh update on review of professional codes of practice

Kings Fund:  New controls unlikely to have much impact on agency spending as NHS heads for financial crunch

NHS Confederation welcomes Jeremy Hunt’s focus on a more human centred NHS

PHE urges parents to cut sugary drinks from children’s diets

Monitor:  Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust investigated over worsening finances – (Monitor:  Regulator to investigate A&E and finances at South West London Foundation trust)

CQC:  Review of health services in Rotherham – (CQC rates North Shields Health Centre as Inadequate ~ CQC inspectors publish reports on 49 more GP practices ~ CQC responds to Secretary of State’s speech ~ Nottinghamshire GP practice is placed into Special Measures by the Care Quality Commission)

DfT:  Lord Ahmad celebrates start of work on Lea Bridge station

DWP:  Universal Credit in 14 more Jobcentres in London, Cornwall and Wales – (DWP:  Greek bank accounts: advice about State Pension and welfare payments ~ Automatic enrolment: workplace pension saving at a 10-year high)

Ofsted's early years report 2015 is published – (Early education is better than ever but attainment gap remains ~ Ofsted:  Focused inspection of Wakefield City Academy Trust ~ New joint inspections to hold agencies to account ~ Ofsted:  Transforming the education landscape in the South West through middle leaders)

HEFCE:  UK universities power nationwide growth

OFFA:  Access agreement decisions for 2016-17: universities set themselves stretching new targets

Sharing growth with workers will help boost productivity, says TUC – (Trade Union Bill will shift the balance of power in the workplace, warns TUC ~ TUC welcomes Pay Review Body views on funding & pay for 7-day NHS ~ NHS Pay Review Body:  Enabling the delivery of healthcare services every day of the week ~ Unemployment rise a reminder that recovery cannot be taken for granted, says TUC ~ Official strike data show government plans for trade union Facebook fines are excessive, says TUC)

Introduce sugar tax to combat obesity crisis, says Unite

CBI response to Government productivity plan – (Skills emergency could 'starve growth' - CBI/Pearson survey ~ CBI responds to gender pay announcement)

£1.6m HEFCE Catalyst funding for higher apprenticeships in partnership with business

Ofcom completes first phase of digital communications review

BCS:  Digital literacy as important as literacy & numeracy for today's society – (BCS encourages students to be part of the digital revolution)

CIPD:  Government’s Summer Budget puts productivity plan firmly in the spotlight – (CIPD:  Productivity plan fatally undermined by weak skills strategy)

Food Standards Agency advice about avian (bird) flu

Defra:  Avian flu confirmed in Lancashire ~ Update on Avian flu confirmed in Lancashire

Environment Agency:   Landowners warned: Don’t get stung by illegal waste operations

DCMS:  Preserving our post boxes

LGA:  Exploding e-cigarettes – nationwide safety alert issued by fire authorities after fresh spate of home fires – (LGA:  National living wage to cost councils £1bn a year by 2020/21 ~ LGA:  Judge education on whether school leavers are earning or learning)

ScotGov:  International Development small grants scheme opens – (ScotGov:  Renewable energy goes to town ~ A9 Roadshow reaches Pitlochry & Killiecrankie ~ ScotGov: Electricity capacity at critical low)

WAG:  Flynn report published by First Minister – (National Adviser for Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence appointed)

Wales Office:  Welsh women lead the way as employment hits near-record high

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority:  RWM needs your help!

National Archives:  Newly accredited archive services – July 2015

RoSPA:  Employers warned not to take eye off the ball after rise in worker deaths

UNICEF:  Millions of children in Syria at high risk of disease amid water scarcity and summer heat

ACE:  New programme supports artists working with technology

TfL:  Entertainers take to the streets – (TfL:  Pick up free bottled water this summer)

techUK : Apple Pay hits the UK – (techUK:  Hacking team leak highlights the need to implement human rights due diligence ~ techUK:  techUK launches Interoperability Charter for Health & Social Care ~ techUK response to BBC Charter consultation)

Electoral Commission:  Elections in May 2015 were well run, but online electoral registration should be extended to Northern Ireland, says electoral watchdog – (EC:  Government announcement on electoral registration system could make it harder for some to vote in May 2016 polls)

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