DH: Across the NHS, hospital & mental health staff are more satisfied with their workplace. The 9th annual NHS Staff survey shows that improvements have been made in some key areas and levels of job satisfaction & staff engagement remain high.
EH: The first comprehensive survey on the effect of crime on England's historic buildings & sites, commissioned by English Heritage, has been released. The survey shows a worrying rate of damage.
FSA: Only slow progress is being made in reducing the population’s intake of saturated fat, total fat and added sugars, according to Scotland’s ongoing dietary monitoring programme. The most recent programme report found that the intake of these nutrients continues to be considerably higher than the Scottish dietary targets.
EC: There is no evidence of widespread or systematic attempts to undermine elections or referendums last year, a new report shows. The Electoral Commission, working with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Association of Chief Police Officers Scotland (ACPOS), has published the fourth annual study of cases of alleged electoral malpractice.
CQC: The Care Quality Commission has published a further 19 reports from a targeted programme of 150 unannounced inspections of hospitals & care homes that care for people with learning disabilities. These 19 inspections covered locations that provided a range of services including assessment & treatment, rehabilitation and longer term care.
DfE: Around 74,000 children have missed out on a place at their first-choice secondary school, official figures have revealed. That is around 5,000 fewer than last year. Schools Minister Nick Gibb welcomed the improvement, but said that too many – around 1 in 7 – would still have to attend a secondary school this September that was not top of their list.
OFT: Supporting consumers & economic growth through difficult times remain central priorities, the OFT stated in its Annual Plan published last week.
FSA: The Financial Services Authority has published its business plan setting out its priorities for 2012/13, and the implications for the FSA’s budget.
FSA: Following the Food Standards Agency’s move to regular publication of audit reports for approved meat plants in England, Scotland & Wales, the Agency has now published the latest batch of audits.