UK Department of Health

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Name: UK Department of Health
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Farron presses minister for surgery support

LAKES MP Tim Farron has met with health minister Earl Howe as he seeks to keep two Lake District doctors’ surgeries open.The viability of Hawkshead and Coniston surgeries has been under threat due to government funding changes.Mr Farron said he has been ... [Published Westmorland Gazette - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Health staff to ballot on industrial action

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014 in News By Marion SauveboisNURSE, midwives and paramedics in Swindon will be among more than 400,000 NHS workers across England to be balloted on industrial action over pay.Unison, the Royal College of Midwives, GMB and ... [Published This Is Wiltshire - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

National sperm bank launch

THE world’s first national sperm bank is being launched in England.The National Gamete Donation Trust, in partnership with Birmingham Women’s Hospital, has been awarded Department of Health funding to provide a National Sperm Bank set to benefit thou ... [Published Torquay Herald Express - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: Donor, NHS, Birmingham, Gamete
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

‘Positive’ hospital talks held

HEALTH chiefs have described talks held this week with Government officials over a new £300m hospital at Wynyard as “really positive”.North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been working to replace the University Hospital of Hartlepool and ... [Published Hartlepool Mail - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Government response: Care Act 2014: supporting people at risk of abuse or neglect

Department of Health’s response to the National Autistic Society’s campaign, Careless .The Care Act 2014 will introduce a modern system that promotes people’s wellbeing by enabling them to prevent and postpone the need for care and support. It will put ... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

New measures to prevent female genital mutilation outlined

:13 in Medical Government/ NHS related news A new female genital mutilation (FGM) programme is being launched by the government, with 1.4 billion pounds of funding. This is the largest ever domestic funding package for combating this issue and is designed ... [Published Zenopa - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Talking about matters of the heart

July 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:(3) doi: 10.5837/bjc.2014.020 Authors:David HaslamToday’s patient is potentially very different compared with only just a few years ago. So much has changed there is even a new word to describe them, the ‘e-patient’. The ... [Published British Journal of Cardiology - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Oxford genetics company awarded £200k contract

Molecular genetics company Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has won a £200,000 phase one development contract from the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) healthcare competition.The contract is to develop whole genome Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

“Bureaucratic bumbling” has led to GP surgeries madness in Epsom

I refer to the excellent article "Ill-Advised" by Hardeep Matharu (edition of 17. July).I only found out about this matter when I read a letter a few weeks ago in the Guardian from another concerned patient (John Geleit in the edition of 3. July). As ... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Government response: Commissioning of hearing aids: response to Hearing Link’s campaign

Department of Health’s response to Hearing Link’s campaign, Stop the cuts to hearing aid services!Ministers note the campaign’s supporters’ concerns about North Staffordshire CCG’s proposal to decommission hearing aids for adults with mild or moderate ... [Published Department for Transport - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Two key appointments will help lead change and develop Island’s health service NEW

Two key managerial appointments which will help to lead change and develop the Island’s health service have been made by the Department of Health and Social Care.Mrs Michaela Morris will take up post as Managing Director for Acute Services reporting directly ... [Published Isleofman.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Serious case review of abuse scandal highlights lack of regulation of day centres

Photo credit: Rex Features/PhotofusionA report into the abuse of 19 people with severe disabilities at a Doncaster day centre has criticised the delay in investigating the incidents and highlighted a “gap in regulation” of the facilities.Last year two ... [Published Communitycare.co.uk - Jul 24 2014]

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"He agreed it’s far from reasonable to expect local folk to have to take a ferry ride just to see their GP."
"Government statistics show thousands of deaths from salt-related health issues like high blood pressure and strokes could be saved, along with hundreds of millions of pounds to the publicpublic health purse. This issue needs to be addressed by everyone in the food industry, quickly, comprehensively and – above all – robustly."
..."The day after the campaign launch I went home and blasted Beyoncé's I Was Here," she remembers. "I felt like my whole life was out there but it was worth it – suddenly people were talking about this. I could see the impact it was having, not only in the US but with people in Africa and back in Gambia. I felt fortunate to make a difference. You know – I was here."
Dr Ian Maidment stated: "Family carers have a key role in supporting medication management particularly as the dementia progresses. We need to understand the challenges that family carers face and how healthcare professionals can help."

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Farron presses minister for surgery support [Published Westmorland Gazette - 5 hours ago]
Health staff to ballot on industrial action [Published This Is Wiltshire - 6 hours ago]
Self-care may benefit patients but don't expect... [Published TheInformationDaily.com - 7 hours ago]
Solar Centre scandal: Day centre abuse review d... [Published Disability News Service - 9 hours ago]
Restaurant and pub chains urged to sign up to s... [Published Local Government Association - 10 hours ago]
New West London health centre open for business [Published NHS Property Services - 13 hours ago]
FGM: two young women who woke up world and forc... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 17 hours ago]
Dementia carers need more medication support, r... [Published Science Daily - 18 hours ago]
'I am not the Cancer' illustrates the psycho-so... [Published Telegraph - 18 hours ago]
Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds? [Published BBC - 20 hours ago]
Plans for more than half of Charing Cross Hospi... [Published GetWestLondon - 20 hours ago]
Press release: Legionella contamination found i... [Published Department for Transport - 21 hours ago]
National sperm bank launch [Published Torquay Herald Express - Jul 25 2014]
New management of NHS is taking shape [Published Isle of Man Newspapers - Jul 25 2014]
‘Positive’ hospital talks held [Published Hartlepool Mail - Jul 25 2014]
Government response: Care Act 2014: supporting ... [Published Cabinet Office - Jul 25 2014]
Study: Dementia carers may require more support... [Published News-Medical.Net - Jul 25 2014]
Sportacus Changing Children's Unhealthy Lifestyles [Published Individual.com - Jul 25 2014]
More scrutiny for in-debt Eliot [Published Nuneaton News - Jul 25 2014]
What to eat when you're breastfeeding (2) [Published Made For Mums - Jul 25 2014]
George Freeman: Just the man for a matter of li... [Published The Independent - Jul 25 2014]
Talking about matters of the heart [Published British Journal of Cardiology - Jul 24 2014]
New measures to prevent female genital mutilati... [Published Zenopa - Jul 24 2014]
‘Rising concerns’ over NHS trusts' finances [Published Accountancy Age - Jul 24 2014]
Hospice charity wants to cut hospital deaths wi... [Published National Health Executive - Jul 24 2014]
Patients ‘should expect longer A&E waits’ [Published National Health Executive - Jul 24 2014]
Government 'loses £700m NHS IT case' [Published BBC - Jul 24 2014]
Oxford genetics company awarded £200k contract [Published Insider Media Limited - Jul 24 2014]
“Bureaucratic bumbling” has led to GP surgeries... [Published Your Local Guardian - Jul 24 2014]
New guidance on ensuring safe staffing [Published Clinical Services Journal - Jul 24 2014]
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Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 22nd... [Published Think Defence - Jul 23 2014]
Defence related Parliamentary Written Statements and Answers to Written Questions Air Force Nicholas Soames:  To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the  (a)  rank and  (b)  length of service was of each RAF engineer (aerosystems) officer ...
Acrylamide: The Common Ingredient in Your Food ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jul 12 2014]
Source: Thinkstock European food watchdogs have honed in on a chemical found in food — from coffee, chips, and toast to crackers and certain types of baby food — which they believe to be a cancer risk. According to the European Food Safety Authority ...
NHS Patients Waiting Longer for Routine Operations [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 04 2014]
Patients on Britain's National Health Service are facing increasing delays while waiting for common operations, despite a government pledge to keep waiting list times low. The Guardian reports that patients are now waiting an average of 15 days ...
Envy of the World Update [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Jun 26 2014]
The findings of the investigations into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals have been released this morning. At Leeds Infirmary: The first case of abuse occurred in 1962 when Savile was 36 with the most recent in 2009 when he was 82Savile’s ...
UK Government Taps Startups To Help Get More Br... [Published TechCrunch - Jun 20 2014]
 The UK government is putting out a call for early stage startups with a focus on healthy eating, fitness and physical and mental wellbeing to enter a public health-focused competition that promises the winners support with marketing and business development, ...
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