Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Think measles: patient leaflet for young people – (DH:  NHS patients benefit from cutting edge life science innovations ~ DH:  New bowel cancer screening test ~ DH:  PHE staff appear at Health Select Committee)

NHS England:  Further update on commissioning & provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention – (New packs will give real value to patients ~ Solving the puzzle of Musculoskeletal Service transformation ~ NHS England:  Latest new care model update bulletin published ~ Doctors urged to help stop ‘chemical restraint’ as leading health professionals sign joint pledge ~ From review to implementation: embedding the 2020 vision for maternity services – Baroness Julia Cumberlege ~ NHS England:  What matters to me? – Katie Clarke-Day ~ NHS eye health summit tackles hospital demand ~ NHS England:  Building carer friendly communities – Dr Neil Churchill ~ Patients hold key to making services better – Anu Singh ~ NHS England:  Why I am optimistic about NHS 111 – Dr James Ray)

NHS England:  Volunteering is a work of heart! ~ NHS England:  Even volunteers have their Knockers ~ Chief Nursing Officer pays tribute to nation’s health volunteers ~ Volunteering helps people and helps me too ~ Hospital volunteering in the 21st century ~ There’s something about Mary – Janice Holt ~ Giving something back to those who helped me so much – Paris Dehghani ~ Voluntary service born out of crisis – Jenny Brumby ~ Credit to Gillian for giving up her time – Angela Barrago ~ Volunteering has been so fulfilling – Paul Box & Jane Obonyo)

NHS England:  Fire & Rescue Services as a health asset ~ Working Together – how health, social care and fire & rescue services can increase their reach, scale & impact through joint working ~ Even more of a multi-function blue light service)

NHS England:  Workplace experiences of BME & white staff published for every NHS trust across England ~ NHS Confed:  Response to the inaugural report of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard ~ CQC:  NHS Equality & Diversity Council publish WRES report)

CQC:  What does the forthcoming referendum mean for CQC? – (CQC's review of how NHS trusts investigate & learn from deaths ~ Patients Association responds to needless deaths on the NHS)

Patients Association response to PACAC Announcement on Quality of NHS Complaints Investigation – (Patients Association welcomes GMC advice for cosmetic surgery patients)

King's College London:  Blood test to personalise depression treatment for the first time

PC&PE:  Interests of users must be paramount in new approaches to care

LGA:  Councils respond to Care Act study – (LGA:  Councils respond to NHS England's confirmation that it will not fund new HIV treatment ~ LGA:  Councils respond to launch of adult social care inquiry ~ LGA:  Councils respond to personal budgets report)

ScotGov:  Increase in junior doctors – (ScotGov:  All pregnant women to receive vitamins ~ ScotGov:  Women urged to go for smear test ~  ScotGov:  Better education for Type 1 diabetes ~ ScotGov:  Cancer patients satisfied with care ~ Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey – 2015/16 ~ ScotGov:  Taking forward a healthier Scotland ~ Child mental health waiting times fall ~ ScotGov:  Review of NHS targets ~ ScotGov:  Putting carers first)

WAG:  Dramatic reduction in smoking rates revealed in new survey – (Welsh NHS Confed comments on Welsh Health Survey ~ WAG:  One year on, Vaughan Gething marks positive progress at Betsi Cadwaladr UHB ~ WAG:  Keep well in warm weather)

Welsh NHS Confed comment on Richmond Group report

Civitas:  End the limit on medical training places to reduce dependency on overseas doctors

EU News:  Two new combination therapies against chronic hepatitis C – (Improving safety of first-in-human clinical trials ~ Regulation of advanced therapy medicines ~ EU News:  eHealth Week focuses on patients ~ EU News:  Schippers and Kamp sign broad Health Deal for targeted decisions in oncology ~ EU News:  MEPs back WTO deal to end customs duties on 201 high-tech devices)

AJC:  London seminar: No health without justice and no justice without health (23 June, 2016)

Collaborate:  The Anatomy of Collaboration

Cancer Research UK:  Scientists tear down pancreatic cancer's defences – (CRUK:  Defining cancers based on genetic ‘fingerprint’ could help personalise treatment ~ Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy improves survival for patients with rare brain tumour ~ Staying on oestrogen-blocking drugs for five extra years 'prevents more breast cancers returning' ~ CRUK:  Huge global variation in cost of cancer drugs ~ New pre-surgery technique may make colostomy bags redundant for emergency bowel cancer patients ~ CRUK:  Twice a day radiotherapy halves treatment time and is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer ~ CRUK:  MRI scans help men avoid unnecessary prostate biopsy)

Diabetes UK:  Number of children with excellent diabetes control is on the increase but concerns remain – (Diabetes UK:  250,000 people will die from preventable conditions by 2025)

BHF:  Heart failure hospital visits increase by over a third in a decade – (BHF:  Heart failure hospital visits increase by over a third in a decadeIron could reduce hospitalisation and help ease symptoms for people with failing hearts ~ BHF:  Anabolic steroid abuse may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm & stroke ~ BHF:  Could mental stress trigger heart attacks in people with heart disease?)

NICE asks company to put leukaemia drug forward for new Cancer Drugs Fund

LGA:   Vulnerable & disadvantaged could be left with nowhere to live under benefit cap, warn councils

Homeless Link:  Crisis - We need your help to reform England’s homelessness legislation – (HL:  “It cost us $1m not to do something about Murray…” ~ Homeless Link:  Refreshing perspectives - peer research with people who have multiple needs)

Webinar: How local authorities can achieve millions in efficiency savings from location data