DAILY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE NEWS ARCHIVE

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Friday 17th May 2019

Please see Friday’s health and social care news.

Acute

  • Lancashire: Two reviews have uncovered a catalogue of problems with Lancashire’s mental health services,  to patients being unlawfully detained in seclusion rooms and a crisis situation developing in the county’s emergency departments HSJ

Workforce & Management

  • Isle of Wight Trust CEO fined by coroner for non-disclosure of serious incident HSJ

Tech & Digital

  • Swindells’ flagship digital plans now at risk HSJ
  • Digital health weekly roundup from Digital Health

Primary care 

Social care 

  • Social care: the zombie of modern policy debate – King’s Fund
  • New recruitment app launched to boost carer recruitment and referrals Home Care Insight

Finance & Policy 

  • East of England STPs bailout struggling Cambridge and Peterborough HSJ

Public Health

  • Compulsory measles vaccination? Italian study says “no jab, no school BBC
  • Bowel cancer on under 50s on the rise BBC
  • Schools should have one meat-free meal a week says Soil Association Guardian

Thursday 16th May 2019

Please see Thursday’s health and social care news.

Workforce & Management

  • Private sector capitalising on budget cuts to tempt nurses to their own training programmes HSJ
  • Second warning: Norfolk and Norwich Trust given second CQC warning notice over A&E leadership and culture HSJ
  • Doctors turning to drink, food and drugs to cope with stress – new research highlights the scale Guardian

Tech & Digital

  • Study identifies opportunities for local organisations and systems to make better use of health data, and recommends ways that national policy could promote the collaboration and greater use of analytics which underpin the ‘learning health system’ concept. Nuffield
  • Overview of digital progress in NHS from Ben Heather HSJ

Primary care 

  • Chief Pharmaceutical visits Healthier Fleetwood NHS England

Social care 

  • Social care Green Paper – endlessly delayed – this is what Parliament wants to see when it finally arrives Parliament
  • Health and social care workers worse off than they were ten years ago TUC study finds Home Care Insight

Finance & Policy 

  • NHSE changes rules about which entities can hold funds for primary care networks HSJ

Science

Public Health

  • Britons lead the world for binge drinking says global study Daily Telegraph

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Please see Wednesday’s health and social care news.

Workforce 

  • First joint chief executive across trust and CCG: Croydon Health Services Trust and Croydon CCG in London, which already share a nursing director, announced this morning their “ambition is to start with the appointment of a single leader for the trust and the CCG, supported by a committee in common, with members from both organisations to consider strategy, transformation and finance decisions”.  HSJ
  • BMA advises consultants to cut workload to maximise pension HSJ
  • “Absurd” charges faced by foreign doctors forces many to leave the NHS Guardian 

Acute

  • King’s College HT has to outsource elective surgery to meet waiting targets HSJ 

Primary care 

Social care 

  • Elderly frail being failed by “care deserts” – damning Age UK report BBC 

Finance & Policy 

Public Health

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Please see today’s health and social care news.  

Finance & Policy 

  • Expert briefing – on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black HSJ
  • Social mobility – state of the nation report 

Public Health

  • New Zealand’s world-first ‘wellbeing’ budget to focus on poverty and mental health Guardian 

Mental Health 

  • Postcode lottery: Survey by mental health charity Mind finds spending is rising – but leaves huge variation across England BBC

Monday 13th May 2019

Please see today’s health and social care news. 

Finance & Policy 

  • NW London CCG alliance – host of GP at Hand – must make savings of £100m  HSJ
  • “Scandal” of private companies using the NHS logo Sunday Express
  • ….meanwhile Farage suggests insurance could “ease the burden” on the NHS Guardian 

Primary Care 

  • General Pharmaceutical Council putting GPs in the position of policing online pharmacies Pulse 

Workforce 

  • Nursing shortages – the answer’s not over-reliance on foreign recruitment – Stephen Dorrell, Bernard Jenkin et al in letter to the Times
  • Cornwall – trusts using apprenticeship levy to pay and retain student nurses HSJ
  • How will recruiting nurses from abroad leave their own health services? BBC 

Public Health

  • Heart disease on increase in under 75’s for first time in 50 years Daily Telegraph
  • Duncan Selbie’s weekly news – topics are: strategic framework for AHPs, clean air strategy, public health outcomes framework, rough sleeping strategy all here 

Mental Health 

  • Priory put profit before safety – campaign to get more compensation for family of 14 year old girl who committed suicide Guardian