Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  New funding for safe places for people in mental health crisis – (DH:  Veterans get access to Headley Court ~ DH:  New funding for local HIV prevention ~ DH:  Tooth decay among 5 year olds continues significant decline ~ DH:  PHE hosts developers in search for new digital health tools ~ DH:  International event to tackle overuse of antibiotics ~ DH:  Health matters fifth edition published ~ DH:  Establishing the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch)

NHS England to recommission flu vaccinations in community pharmacies for 2016/17 – (NHS England:  The stolen years ~ The future means investing in people, patients & communities ~ New framework to improve care for patients with diabetic foot disease published ~ NHS England:  People with a learning disability to design ‘quality checks’ for NHS services ~ NHS pushes forward with ambition to create world class cancer services ~ Leadership & change will bring us resilience)

CQC:  Action needed to ensure high quality & personalised care for everyone at the end of their lives ~ NHS Confederation responds to CQC report on end of life care ~ A matter of concern for most people (eventually) ~ NHS England: Realising ambitions - improving palliative & end of life care for all in 3 steps

CQC seeks ‘Tell us about your care’ partners for 2016/17

NHS Confederation:  NHS Partners Network comments on suspension of financial sanctions – (NHS Confed comments on the Ombudsman report on NHS discharges)

NHS Confed:  Members of Challenge 2016 Policy Forum write open letter to FM of Wales

LGA:  Councils respond to oral health survey of 5-year-old children

PC&PE:  No coherent attempt to assess headcount implications of 7-day NHS

ICO:  London NHS trust fined for HIV newsletter data breach

STFC:  Alder Hey Children's Hospital Set to Become UK's First 'Cognitive' Hospital

JRF:  Public health in a changing climate

CCS:  Free workshops for NHS trusts - implementing the new agency rules

BHF:   A third of heart attack survivors suffer with depression – (BHF research points to failures in heart attack care in England and Wales)

Cancer Research UK:  New research gives deeper understanding of why some breast cancers are hard to treat

ACE:  How arts & culture helps people with dementia in the north

NO:  Vulnerable patients & their families suffering harrowing ordeals due to poor hospital discharge

NICE:  Action is needed to address inequalities in end of life care – (NICE guidance recommends new tests to help rule-out pregnancy complication and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions ~ NICE:  In the bag - making moving between hospital & social care better)

Homeless Link:  Support for ex-offenders: our response to Work & Pensions Select Committee inquiry – (HL:  Legal highs: are you ready for legislative change? ~ HL:  Saving Lives: supporting people with mental illness to leave the street)

Our recent Community Testing success for Local Authorities