Health, Social Care and Homelessness (Archive)

DH:  Unnecessary antibiotics prescriptions reduced in new trial – (DH:  New GP contract agreed for 2016 to 2017 ~ DH:  Scotland leads hepatitis C patient notification exercise ~ DH:  New guides launched to help improve health at home for older people)

NHS England, Government and BMA agree new GP contract for 2016/17 – (NHS England publishes latest staff survey results ~ NHS England:  Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies & service specifications ~ NHS England:  Working with Time To Change to build on positive practice in mental health services ~ Change is good for patients & Allied Health Professionals ~ NHS England:  Changes in medicines legislation for Dietitians, Orthoptists and Therapeutic Radiographers)

NHS England:  Maternity review sets bold plan for safer, more personal services ~ Patients Association Welcomes Personal Pregnancy Plans ~ CQC:  Our comments on the National Maternity Review

NHS Confederation: Quarter three performance figures reflect decline in stability of providers

Monitor:  NHS providers urged to take more action to counter pressures – (Monitor:  NHS Improvement responds to National Maternity Review 2016 ~ Derbyshire Healthcare to improve leadership with Monitor’s help)

MHRA:  Medicines marketing authorisation - Change of ownership application

ScotGov:  Experienced Chief Executive appointed at NHS 24 – (ScotGov:  Mental health waiting times ~ ScotGov:  Further falls in delayed discharge)

WAG:  £1.7m revamp for Llandrindod Wells hospital given go-ahead – (WAG:  £2m to support carers in WalesWAG:  Campaign encourages victims of sexual abuse to get support ~ WAG:  Health Minister unveils new “Welsh Way” of working in the NHS ~ WAG:  GP surgeries in Wales open for longer, new figures show ~ New campaign launched as dementia tops the list of health worries in Wales ~ WAG:  Aneurysm screening saves lives in Wales)

LGA:  Fizzy drinks need child-friendly ‘teaspoon labels' to spell out sugar content, say councils – (LGA:  Council tax rises will not fix social care funding crisis ~ LGA - Premature deaths: more people need to take up grassroots sports to live longer, say councils)

EU News:  Evaluation report 2015: checking for key data gaps on substances of potential concern

Chatham House:  Centre on Global Health Security collaborates with the Gates Foundation at the Munich Security Conference

Innovate UK:  Vaccines for infectious diseases - apply for business contracts

NICE seeks views on new guidance about children displaying harmful sexual behaviour – (NICE:  Place young people moving into adult services at the heart of decisions about care ~ NICE:  Motor neurone disease guidelines to have "hugely significant" impact on care ~ NICE greenlights clot removal procedure for use on NHS)

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