Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  New data reveals suicide prevalence in England by occupation – (DH:  Government to extend protections for NHS whistleblowers ~ DH:  Check you’re selling medicines online lawfully ~ DH:  System launched to help tackle harms from new psychoactive substances)

NHS England:  NHS to notify heart surgery patients of small risk of infection caused by heater cooler units – (NHS England:  Awards spotlight NHS improvement projects driven by patient feedback)

CQC:  What's happened since our review of how NHS trusts investigate & learn from deaths? – (CQC:  Independent ambulance providers – emerging concerns ~ CQC:  New equality objectives to target inequality in health & social care)

NHS Confederation:  EPI report shows the urgent need to help children's mental health services – (NHS Confederation:  More trusts in financial special measures highlights risk of care plans derailing)

NHS Improvement:  Three trusts to enter financial special measures and receive additional support

ScotGov:  Increasing access to IVF – (ScotGov:  Pay settlement for NHS staff)

WAG:  Independent recommendations will have positive impact on the IPFR process says Vaughan Gething – (WAG:  Scheme to help patients with the cost of travel for medical appointments extended)

LGA - ‘Idyllic' countryside masking poor rural health

Unite:  Speech & language therapists get ‘collective snub’ from NHS shake-up bosses

South West neonatal units lead the way in achieving Unicef Baby Friendly standards

Cancer Research UK - Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers – (CRUK:  Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy)

DfE:  Innovative projects to get £36m funding boost

LGA responds to APPG for Children's report into children's social care – (LGA:  Councils need "full flexibility" over new £2bn social care funding)

ScotGov:  Fair pay at heart of childcare expansion ~ ScotGov:  Future of childcare provision

WAG:  Carl Sargeant outlines progress of Childcare Offer for Wales

LGA responds to BBC Panorama home care investigation

Age UK:  Over half of lonely older people have never talked about it

NO:  Ombudsman finds systemic problems with Barnet’s homelessness services during investigation

CLG:  Statutory homelessness & homelessness prevention & relief, England: October to December 2016 ~ Homeless Link:  Latest homelessness statistics are stark reminder that change is crucial ~ CLG:  More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost)

NICE recommends longer-lasting battery technology for implantable heart rhythm devices – (NICE:  Checks needed every year for people with a mental health problem in the criminal justice system ~ NICE:  Postmenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer should be offered anastrozole, says NICE in updated guidance ~ NICE strengthens engagement with LSE Health ~ NICE plays key role in European project to help give better care to patients with blood cancers)

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