Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Measles vaccination advice for young adults – (DH:  Keep cool & carry on ~ DH ministerial responsibilities ~ DH:  Plans for changing healthcare education funding ~ DH:  PHE publishes new advice on vitamin D)

NHS England:  Thousands to benefit from kick-start of mental health services transformation – (New National Commissioning Framework for Hearing Loss Services launched ~ New findings reveal NHS initiative to get vulnerable people online has dramatically improved their health & well-being and reduced demand for front line services ~ NHS England specialised commissioning Patient & Public Voice (PPV) partner opportunity ~ Healthcare innovators have 1 week left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator ~ NHS England:  Get interactive with the Expo 2016 app ~ NHS England balanced its 2015/16 £102bn budget and met key performance goals ~ NHS action to strengthen trusts’ and CCGs’ financial & operational performance for 2016/17 ~ NHS sets out plan to road test maternity services of the future)

CQC welcomes publication of 'Implementing the 5-year forward view for mental health' – (CQC is supporting new care models ~ CQC publishes annual report & accounts for 2015/16)

ScotGov:  Early intervention in mental health – (ScotGov:  Improved performance at University Hospital Crosshouse)

WAG:  Fewer people dying from alcohol-related liver disease – (WAG:  Cancer patients asked about their experience of care ~ WAG:  Over half of population yet to join in Wales’ biggest conversation about their organ donation decision ~ WAG:  Cancer waiting time target met ~ WAG:  Minister accepts new recommendations on Vitamin D intake)

Welsh NHS Confederation comments on Making A Difference Report – (LGA:  Councils respond to the Health Committee Report}

LGA:  Health precautions urged by councils to combat heatwave – (LGA:  Obesity to cost councils £500m)

EU New:  Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

ECHR:  Lack of progress on disability rights is society’s ‘badge of shame’

NO:  Ombudsman calls for culture change in how NHS investigates avoidable deaths

PC&PE:  NHS facing tough decisions over spending on specialised services – (PC&PE:  "We must tackle the housing crisis" recommends Economic Affairs Committee)

BIG:  Pupils to get mental health support in schools through Lottery £54m

Homeless Link:  Parliament debates the future funding of supported housing – (Homeless Link:  Reboot UK: improving health & wellbeing through digital technology ~ Homeless Link:  Short briefing on New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

NICE publishes final guidance recommending ataluren for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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