Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Secondary school staff get mental health 'first aid' training

NHS England kicks off international search for ground-breaking patient-care innovations – (NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership winners announced)

MHRA:  All types of metal-on-metal hip implants need regular review

NAO:  Investigation: clinical correspondence handling at NHS Shared Business Services ~ Patients Association condemns NHS mail blunder as scandalous

CQC writes to care homes, hospices & independent hospitals to encourage them to review their fire safety checks

NHS Improvement:  Celebrating the impact allied health professionals are having on health, care & well-being

NHS Digital:  Report on transition of care between childhood & adulthood for people with diabetes – (NHS Digital:  Antidepressants were the area with largest increase in prescription items in 2016)

Patients Association responds to rising dissatisfaction with the NHS

NAO:  Mental health in prisons

BCS Launches Blueprint To Help NHS Improve Cyber Security

Food Standards Agency:  New research on preventing the spread of norovirus

ScotGov:  Funding for cancer services – (ScotGov:  Review into adverse events in maternity ~ ScotGov:  More trainee nurses & midwives ~ ScotGov:  Increasing organ & tissue donation ~ ScotGov:  New dementia strategy unveiled ~ NHS Health Scotland welcomes new Dementia Strategy ~ ScotGov:  Exercise during pregnancy ~ ScotGov:  Medical training in Scotland remains popular)

NHS Health Scotland:  Achieving Inclusive Growth for Scotland event

WAG:  New proposals to strengthen health & care quality and governance in Wales – (WAG:  People who suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest must be given the best chance of survival” ~ WAG:  UK CMOs issue advice for health professionals on physical exercise during pregnancy ~ WAG:  FM in Gibraltar to discuss common Brexit priorities)

Welsh NHS Confederation respond to the publication of the Health, Social Care & Sport Committee report on medical recruitment

EU News:  EMA recommends that Symbioflor 2 can continue to be used for irritable bowel syndrome – (Two new medicines recommended for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C ~ Antimicrobial Resistance: EC steps us the fight with new Action Plan)

CSJ:  Governing isn’t just legislating. There’s work to do

IPPR:  New law needed to make a success of STPs

Link to latest news from the British Heart Foundation ~ Link to latest news from Cancer Research UK ~ Link to latest news from Diabetes UK ~ Link to latest news from Age UK

Demos:  Sheltered housing saves the NHS and social care services £486m+ per year

Homeless Link:  Supported housing funding changes – where are we now?

NICE:  More people who can get the flu jab for free should be vaccinated – (NICE launches a competition for developers of healthcare technologies ~ NICE:  Cancer Drugs Fund driving early access to promising new treatments ~ NICE:  'No idling' zones can help to protect vulnerable people from air pollution, says NICE)