Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  £86m funding announced for new medicine & technology – (DH:  Government awards over £120m for global health research ~ DH:  Number of children getting enough physical activity drops by 40% - '10 Minute Shake Up' campaign to help get children more active ~ DH:  £325m invested in NHS transformation projects)

NHS England:  UK health system comes out on top in new report – (NHS England:  Patients to benefit from £325m investment in NHS transformation projects ~ NHS England:  England Annual Report & Accounts for 2016/17)

LGA responds to new PHE report ‘Health Profile for England’

CQC publishes annual report and accounts for 2016/17 – (CQC reports on the quality of specialist mental health care in England ~ NHS Confed:  Mental Health Network response to CQC State of care in mental health services report ~ Cash boost call for mental health nursing by Unite)

CQC:  Our annual report on managing controlled drugs ~ LGA responds to Government's new drugs strategy)

NHS Confederation responds to new ambulance response targets – (NHS Confed response to NHS Resolution report on clinical negligence cost ~ NHS Confed:  £325m for STPs "a small step in the right direction")

NHS Health Scotland welcomes announcement by the SPS that it intends to make Scotland's prisons smoke free by the end of next year

NHS Digital:  Annual report brings together GP-level data on recorded dementia diagnoses – (NHS Digital:  Figures released for numbers of GP surgery openings & closures or mergers ~ NHS Digital:  GP Data Hub second phase goes live)

ScotGov:  Support for whistleblowers – (ScotGov:  State of the NHS estate)

NHS Scotland:  New app to improve engagement on place & health

WAG:  Health Secretary kicks off construction of Gwent’s new £350m critical care hospital

WAO:  The way consultancy contracts were awarded by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board "fell well short of expected standards"

Involving young people in EMA activities

ESRC:  Dementia prevention: researchers identify nine health & lifestyle factors

Link to latest news from the British Heart Foundation ~ Link to latest news from Cancer Research UK ~ Link to latest news from Diabetes UK ~ Link to latest news from Age UK

National Ombudsmen:  Vulnerable adults being let down by poor social work practice

DWP:  Immediate access to hardship payments extended to help mental health & homelessness

LGA Unveils Housing Advisers Programme

LGA:  Using digital technology to improve social care ~ LGA responds to MENCAP care crisis warning ~ Patients Association calls for decisive government action to head off social care back-pay crisis ~ LGA responds to Ipsos MORI report on unmet needs in social care

LGA responds to APPGEH report on homelessness prevention

UK Space Agency:  Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch

RoSPA welcomes new falls prevention resource pack

Unicef:  Mediterranean rescue vessels must not be prevented from saving refugee & migrant children at sea

NICE approves more tolerable treatment for blood cancer

White Paper : The Scale of the Visual Hacking Risk, Implications and Prevention