General News (Archive)

MoD:  HMS Enterprise rescues over 350 migrants – (Defence Growth Partnership Innovation Challenge winners announced ~ Defence Secretary lays out UK’s response to ‘information bomb’ ~ MOD Stafford marks end of £150 million redevelopment)

NAO:  New report sheds light on top hospital complaints investigated by the Parliamentary & Health Service Ombudsman

NHS England:  Patient safety incident reporting continues to improve – (NHS England:  Next steps for NHS learning disability jobs drive ~ Gearing up for one of the most fundamental changes in NHS history)

Monitor defers foundation trust application of NHS trust in Liverpool – (Monitor puts Cambridge University Hospitals into special measures and takes enforcement action ~ Leadership changes at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust recognised by Monitor)

Too much care can be as harmful as too little, says NHS Confederation in response to the Atlas of Variation – (NHS Confederation joins care sector to raise concerns about social care funding)

NICE:  Offer personalised care to support those who need help to live at home ~ CQC welcomes NICE guidance on home care

National Ombudsmen:  Families may be paying too much for social care

CQC:  GP practice exits special measures following improvements for patients

Kings Fund:  NHS mergers not the answer for hospitals in difficulty

DH:  Hajj pilgrims urged to be aware of MERS advice – (DH:  You are not alone: Help is at Hand for anyone bereaved by suicide)

HMRC:  Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme postponed

BIS:  Nationwide investigation launched into fire safety of children’s fancy dress

Defra:  EU farming support package allocations announced

Dstl:  New research shows need for emergency responders to carry blood

ESRC:  £1m Urgency Grant to fund social science research into migration crisis – (ESRC:  Sharing the benefits of conservation programmes ~ Exploring urban China: ESRC-NSFC research collaborations)

CESG:  Three years on for the CESG Certified Professional (CCP) scheme

techUK:  The end of terrestrial television in the UK? – (techUK:  Government invests further in securing the future of our internet)

English Heritage:  Stonehenge sold for £6,600 a hundred years ago

ScotGov:  Illegal fishing detected – (ScotGov:  5% of adults in Scotland use e-cigarettes ~ People across Scotland urged to join the 'bowel movement' ~ ScotGov:  New adoption & fostering group ~ Renewable energy hits new heights ~ ScotGov:  More than £2.6m to support young workforce)

WAG:  Exciting time for qualifications in Wales – (WAG:  Picture perfect: High Street Hero making an art of community spirit ~ Group looking at the future of Mid Wales healthcare awarded £200,000 funding ~ WAG:  Private & public sector combine to get people into work and out of poverty ~ Number of organ donors in Wales rises in lead up to historic change in the law ~ WAG:  Changes to maternity & neonatal services in West Wales are safe, Royal College review finds)

LGA:  Ambitious nationwide devolution to boost economy by £80bn and raise productivity ~ Local direction by local leaders to boost local economies & services – (LGA on Spending Review social care warning from ADASS, CSA and NHS Confederation ~ LGA:  Rogue landlords: new measures - including jail - needed, councils say ~ LGA responds to NICE guidance on home care )

Electoral Commission:  One year on from independence referendum, young people urged to register to safeguard their future right to vote – (Electoral Commission statement on performance of Tower Hamlets Returning Officer at 2014 European and local elections)

DfE:  Derby school reopens in multi-million pound hi-tech building

Socitm Briefing:  Buurtzorg - could this Dutch approach to service re-design & digital transformation work here?

HEFCE:  £4m awarded to 12 projects to pilot measures of learning gain

WWF - Britain's supermarkets step up to save forests – (WWF:   UK & EU Consumers, and industry, want tighter EU rules to tackle illegal timber)

CBI chief urges UK to champion low carbon world at Paris – (CBI:  Public services speech)

HS2 is a massive opportunity to boost skills and jobs, says TUC – (Top executives swap annual pension contribution for £150,000 cash – TUC PensionsWatch 2015)

UNICEF - Over 1.4m children forced to flee conflict in Nigeria and region – (WHO/Unicef report: Malaria MDG target achieved amid sharp drop in cases and mortality, but 3bn people remain at risk ~ Medical Research + Aid + ‘Political Will’ can work wonders ~ Unicef ramps up mobile response for child refugees and migrants in Croatia, as numbers climb ~ Shakira and Unicef call for leaders to join the early childhood revolution)

Natural England’s chief executive makes first visit to the New Forest

TfL launches London’s first interactive collision map – (TfL:  Cycle Secure Week sees over 3,000 bicycles registered ~ Grab your boots for an autumn amble)

BCS:  The BA community has spoken and we have listened  – (BCS:  BCS invites UK school students to enter e-safety animation competition with Animation16)

Ofcom:  Latest telecoms and pay TV complaints revealed

STFC:  UK scientists seal deal on European Extremely Large Telescope's first-light spectrograph – (STFC:  UK Team looking for ripples in Space)

RoSPA:  Newcastle campaign launched to prevent child poisonings from cleaning products – (Increase targeted road policing to drive down rising deaths on the road, says RoSPA)

Food Standards Agency:  Fitter future for all thanks to MenuCal – (FSA review of Scientific Advisory Committees: call for evidence launched)

National Archives:  Battle of Loos ‘behind the scenes’ revealed

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