Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Update on PrEP Impact trial in England – (DH:  New maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths ~ DH:  New rules on blood donation come into force ~ DH:  Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham)

NHS England:  Health experts say “super-spreader” children should get flu vaccination to protect grandparents at Christmas – (NHS England:  Significant improvement in NHS stroke care, new study finds ~ NHS England:  NHS England outlines future of congenital heart disease services ~ NHS England:  Prescription curbs to free up hundreds of millions of pounds for frontline care ~ NHS England:  Applications now open for NHS Digital Academy)

CQC:  Working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – (CQC:  Most children & young people report good experiences of hospital care ~ CQC:  Sharing best practice from clinical leaders in urgent & emergency care ~ CQC:  Serious concerns uncovered in residential detox clinics: regulator demands improvements ~ LGA responds to CQC report on residential detox clinics)

NHS Digital:  New cyber security service to boost NHS protection – (NHS Digital:  Dynamic Purchasing System to give simple & convenient access to HSCN services ~ NHS Digital:  Annual outpatients activity report published ~ NHS Digital:  ​​​​​​​Mental health statistics annual report includes information on children for first time)

Innovate UK:  Tackling disease with healthcare innovations: apply for funding

Home Office:  Review into harassment & intimidation near abortion clinics

ScotGov:  Vitamin D for babies & pregnant women – (ScotGov:  Alcohol & drug treatment strategy ~ ScotGov:  Freedom to speak up for NHS Scotland staff)

WAG:  Harmful drinkers will see biggest impact from minimum unit price for alcohol – new research shows

PC&PE:  Patients badly failed by 'staggering' mishandling of sensitive data

NLGN:  Research project: Reaching out: Influencing the wider determinants of health

IPPR:  Hunt will not be able to fund NHS & lift pay cap for NHS workers through productivity alone

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

LGA responds to Ageing Better report on home adaptions – (LGA responds to Which? care home market investigation ~ Which? article ~ CMA:  Urgent action needed across the UK care home market ~ NO:  Ombudsman responds to CMA care home report)

Unite: Medway hospital operations face cancellation, if theatre staff vote to strike over recruitment crisis

Commissioning:  Bristol seminar: Transformational change for people with complex needs: Whole systems for whole people

CLG:  Government to lead national effort to end rough sleeping ~ ScotGov:  Tackling rough sleeping this winter

Homeless Link:  Outcomes Star: 10 years on – (Homeless Link:  Budget round-up 2017)

NICE:  Remove earwax if a build-up is causing hearing loss problems, NICE tells primary care – (NICE:  Merck invited to submit a CDF proposal for Merkel cell cancer drug ~ NICE:  People with eating disorders benefit from specialist CBT and self-help programmes ~ NICE:  New ways to diagnose & manage asthma can improve care)

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