Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH/PHE launches One You ~ LGA responds to launch of One You Campaign – (DH:  Health Secretary unveils plans for safer 7 day dementia service ~ DH:  Over £2m investment in safer maternity care ~ NHS England:  NHS 100,000 Genomes Project takes centre stage at Healthcare Science Week ~ DH:  Junior doctor contract negotiations ~ DH:  Plans to end the cover-up culture in the NHS ~ DH:  An NHS that learns from mistakes ~ DH:  Care & Support Specialised Housing Fund: phase 2 successful bids)

DH:  NHS staff to receive 1% pay rise ~ ScotGov:  Wages rise for NHS staff

NHS England:  NHS to introduce new £600m financial incentive to improve staff health – (NHS England:  Spotlight on Friends & Family Test ~ NHS England:  Dementia Declaration has potential for step change in care)

CQC takes enforcement action against South London provider to cancel services

Monitor:  New league launched to encourage openness in the NHS

Kings Fund:  £11bn cost of treating physical and mental health separately

NHS Confederation:  Mental Health Network welcomes the Kings Fund report on the cost of treating mental & physical health separately ~ NHS Confed - Funding for children's mental health services is not reaching the front line ~ NHS Confed:  Response to Secretary of State for Health 'learning from mistakes' league table)

ScotGov:  Folic acid in flour – (ScotGov:  £2.5m to transform children’s lives ~ ScotGov:  Mental health consultation ~ ScotGov:  Further support for GPs)

Audit Scotland:  Transformational change not happening fast enough to deliver ambitious vision for health & social care

WAG:  New Choose Pharmacy scheme to be rolled out across Wales ~ Evaluation of the Choose Pharmacy common ailments service – (WAG:  Public Health Bill will improve health of people in Wales ~ WAG:  “Don’t attend hospitals if you have symptoms of ‘flu or norovirus”, Wales’ top doctor urges ~ WAG:  Minister announces extra staff to support new mothers ~ WAG:  Stem cell engineering start-up moves to Wales to takes business to next level ~ WAG:  CMO goes back to school to talk healthcare careers)

Wales Audit Office: Many operating theatres in Wales are not being used efficiently

LGA:  Dangerous diet pills flooding the market, councils warn – (LGA responds to launch of One You Campaign ~ LGA responds to Prime Minister's 2020 Dementia Challenge ~ LGA responds to figures showing fall in teenage pregnancies ~ LGA:  Proposed changes to Ofsted inspections don't go far enough ~ LGA and Barnardo's respond to new FGM figures)

Food Standards Agency:  Giving allergenic foods to infants from 3 months old may prevent allergies – (FSA:  Views wanted on rare burgers advice)

Natural England:  New research into dementia and the role of the natural environment

ESRC:  Thatcher's children: the lives of Generation X

NICE consults on new guidance to help manage mental health problems in people with learning disabilities

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