Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Healthcare student funding consultation launched – (DH/PHE:  Update on rising scarlet fever across England)

NHS England:  New measures set to support whistle-blowers in primary care – (NHS England:  Have your say on improved access to medicines ~ Prevention is key to the fight against heart disease ~ Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies & service specifications ~ NHS England:  The aim is a radical improvement in outcomes for cancer patients ~ National Congenital Heart Disease Audit published by The National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) ~ Joint statement from NHS England & PHE on plans for the palliative care clinical data set (PCCDS) & Palliative Care Currencies ~ Our ageing population presents the NHS with its greatest challenge ~ NHS England:  Technical Guide to determination of revenue allocations to CCGs and commissioning areas for 2016-17 to 2020-21 ~ Personal Health Budgets… Just let go a bit)

Monitor is now part of NHS Improvement – (Monitor:  NHS Improvement intends to take further action at Southern Health)

CQC:  National Guardian update

LGA:  New warning about dangerous DIY teeth whitening kits – (LGA:  £6bn health budget to Greater Manchester ~ LGA:  Communities share £560,000 for digital projects ~ LGA:  Councils respond to toddlers' eating habits research)

MoD:  Work gets underway on Longbridge accommodation for Royal Centre for Defence Medicine staff

Patients Association comes out in support of Junior doctors’ challenge

WAG:  Significant improvement in children’s oral health – (WAG:  £60m to join up health & social care services ~ New service to ensure better health and wellbeing for Wales’ GPs ~ WAG:  Liver cancer drug Sorafenib to be made available in Wales ~ Action to tackle cardiovascular disease in deprived communities to be extended across Wales ~ £43m to improve Wales’ primary care services)

Wales set for new fairer, stronger, sustainable social services system ~ NHS Confederation:  New law will help provide person centred care

ScotGov:  Homeless applications continue to fall but more children in temporary accommodation

Homeless Link and Sitra have merged

ESRC:  Researchers funded for collaborative projects across Europe and Japan

Make sure your back-office services are fit for the new year!