Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  PHE annual conference 2017: bookings open

NHS England:  Chief Allied Health Professions Officer extends her remit to two additional professions – (NHS England:  Chief Pharmaceutical Officer announces third Clinical Fellowship Scheme ~ NHS England:  Principia vanguard reduces A&E attendances by 29% for care home residents)

CQC;  Protecting people who use online healthcare services

National Ombudsmen welcomes new midwifery law coming into force

The Patients Association welcomes Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View ~ Kings Fund:  Welcoming NHS England’s Next steps on the Five Year Forward View ~ LGA responds to NHS delivery plan ~ NHS Confederation:  We believe the independent sector has a key role in commitments within the NHS England delivery plan ~ NHS Confederation:  We believe the independent sector has a key role in commitments within the NHS England delivery plan)

Dstl:  Showcasing science, technology and innovation at DPRTE

ScotGov:  Support for those affected by infected blood – (

WAG:  Free prescriptions are a long term investment in people’s health – (WAG:  HPV vaccine programme for gay men introduced ~ WAG:  Significant increase in filled GP training places following successful campaign ~ WAG:  Home energy efficiency improvements are having a positive impact on health ~ WAG:  “Culture of steady and sustained improvement in NHS Wales”)

New EU rules on medical devices to enhance patient safety and modernise public health – (EU News:  Optimising safety information for medicines in Europe throughout product lifecycle)

Unite:  Back down on NHS agency staff working restrictions welcomed – (Lords’ report critical of government ‘short-sightedness’ on NHS welcomed by Unite)

Cancer Research UK:  NHS England sets target of 5,000 more people each year surviving cancer – (CRUK:  NHS cancer waiting time targets missed in Northern Ireland)

Age UK:  ‘Keep active’ to stay sharp in later life ~ Age UK:  NHS 'must work really well for older people' to be successful in future)

Innovate UK:  Women's health tech firm attracts £4.8m investment – (Innovate UK:  Entia - hand-held blood-testing lab for cancer care patients)

LGA responds to CLG Select Committee report into adult social care ~ Kings Fund:  Social care still needs a sustainable funding settlement ~ LGA:  Councils respond to Government rules over how to spend extra £2 billion social care funding ~ NHS Confederation - Social care inquiry correct to highlight need for cross-party consensus ~ Kings Fund:  House of Lords NHS report should be a ‘wake-up’ call to politicians ~ LGA responds to new House of Lords Select Committee report on sustainability of NHS ~ NHS Confederation backs call for independent body to assess health spending ~ IFS:  One in ten councils have cut adult social care spending by more than a quarter ~ LGA responds to IFS research on social care spending)

ScotGov:  £1m for care worker training

NICE:  Councils & sexual health services should consider providing free condoms to reduce STIs

10 lessons learned in a year of Digital Transformation and Service Redesign