NHS Confed: Commenting on the Audit Commission's report, NHS Financial Year 2010/11, NHS Confederation deputy director of policy Jo Webber said the figures showed NHS leaders were starting out from a strong position to achieve the £20bn savings required of them, but pressure will increase in the years to come.
AUK: Latest findings of the Silver RPI published by Age UK Enterprises, the commercial services arm of charity Age UK, show that since 2008 the extra increase in prices measured by the Silver RPI, relative to the Headline RPI, is now costing the average over 55 year old an additional £984.281 per year, when compared to the population as a whole.
The gap between inflation experienced by the general population and those in later life since 2008 is in part due to the impact of a low interest rate environment. This reduced mortgage payments for the majority of homeowners but benefited those in later life less because they are less likely to carry mortgage debt.
DH: New statistics show that since December 2010, when monthly collection of mixed-sex accommodation data was first introduced, the number of reported breaches has fallen by 90%. In December 2010, hospitals reported that 11,802 patients stayed in mixed-sex accommodation, compared to 1,126 in July 2011 – a drop of 10,676.
DH: The second annual report of the national statistics on waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients in the English NHS produced by the Department of Health was released on 19th August 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.