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Asthma patients LIFE-THREATENING attacks could be cut after Hammond's £220m Clean Air Fund
ASTHMA symptoms in patients may be reduced after Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed plans in today's Budget 2017 to cut air pollution, by investing an extra £220 million in the Clean Air Fund. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposed Cuts in Foreign Aid Could Cause Malaria Resurgence Proposed Cuts in Foreign Aid Could Cause Malaria Resurgence
If U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44% of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, British researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Government reveals extra funding to shore up NHS budget
Philip Hammond has announced additional government funding for the health service overall, saying that the government “will always back the NHS”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Hammond's budget is no joke
The must read stories from budget day (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs ignored in 2017 budget as NHS England hints at cuts to services
GP leaders hit out at chancellor Philip Hammond for ignoring general practice in his 2017 budget, as NHS England officials hinted that a 'disappointing' £2.8bn funding hike for the health service could force cuts. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Warning over budget ’s failure to address NHS staff CPD funds
Representatives from health service employers have described the chancellor ’s failure to announce funding for staff training as “disappointing”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail
Commenting on the announcement in the Budget today (Wednesday) that there is to be extra money to see the NHS through the winter, and to fund an as yet unspecified wage rise for health employees, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The government may have shifted its position on NHS pay, but health staff are many months away from any extra money in their pay packets. And a long way off a firm commitment to the level of pay rise they all need and have earned. “But the NHS doesn’t exist in isolation, and rather than pick out one group of workers today, the government should be championing a d...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS nhs pay public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NHS Budget plan not enough, say bosses
Health leaders warn tough choices will have to be made despite the chancellor's promise of extra money. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The King's Fund responds to the 2017 Autumn Budget
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: badams Source Type: news

Budget 2017: NHS England buildings and facilities to receive £3.5bn
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced today an investment of£3.5bn for buildings and facilities in the NHS England by 2022/2023. Of this money,£2.6bn will flow into the NHS’ sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP), to help them improve facilities and help local areas to focus on providing more integrated care for patients, and better meet demand for services.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Society responds to lack of social care funding in budget
Responding to a lack of funding for social care in today's budget, Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer ’s Society, said: (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - November 22, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

'Having asthma can be devastating’: Asthma UK praises Hammond for £220m Clean Air Fund
ASTHMA UK has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond ’s plan to cut air pollution, by investing an extra £220 million in the Clean Air Fund, revealed in today's Budget 2017. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”
Commenting on the Budget today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Chancellor says he wants to make Britain ‘fit for the future’ – but his deeply disappointing Budget has left public services gasping for air. “All public sector workers needed a real pay rise today, not yet another let down. Healthcare assistants, care workers, school receptionists and other public servants struggling to get by can’t survive on wages that bump along at the bottom while prices soar. “This was a Budget to match the dull and gloom of a November day. The hopes of NHS ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis NHS pay public services Source Type: news

Chancellor's funding announcement 'plugs some holes' in NHS budget
The chancellor has announced £2.5bn of extra revenue funding to be spread over the next two financial years, plus an in-year boost of £335m for winter pressures. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Budget 2017: Chancellor on funding for NHS in England
Philip Hammond says "we will always back it" and more patients were being treated by the NHS in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Budget 2017: Chancellor pledges extra £2.8bn for NHS
Chancellor Philip Hammond has set out plans to invest an extra £2.8bn in the NHS by the end of 2019/20, with a £350m fund released immediately to help the health service tackle winter pressures. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Budget must supply funding for GPs to tackle winter pressures, RCGP says
The RCGP has written to chancellor Philip Hammond urging him not to overlook general practice for emergency winter funding in his autumn budget speech today. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Autumn Budget 2017: Five things you need to know
The Budget introduces the government’s spending plans, which they formulate after the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget responsibility. In a nutshell, you’ll have the chance to see how the money you have paid in taxes will be spent. The Budget affects many aspects of our lives. Non-exclusively, it will affect: students, self-employed, people in social care, businesses, pensioners and many other categories.  Hide related content:  Show related contentGallery: read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Latest News Source Type: news

HSJ Live 22.11.17: Twelve STP projects given £260m capital funding
Live coverage and reaction as chancellor Philip Hammond makes budget statement (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Proposed cuts in foreign aid could cause malaria resurgence
(Reuters Health) - If U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44% of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, British researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Autumn budget 2017: How to tell if the NHS has won or lost
The chancellor is expected to announce new funding for the NHS in the budget. HSJ highlights what to look out for and what the government will want in return. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nasa to be hit by CSIRO engineers' stop-work action over pay
CSIRO is limiting pay rises for Australians whose work supports Nasa despite the fact they are paid out of Nasa ’s budget​A group of Australian engineers whose work supports the Nasa deep space network are targeting the space agency with industrial action at a communication centre in Canberra.The employees of the Canberra deep space communication complex in Tidbinbilla are employed by Australia ’s science agency the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which is limiting their pay rises despite the fact they are paid out of Nasa’s budget.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paul Karp Tags: Industrial relations Nasa CSIRO Australia news Science Space Canberra Source Type: news

Globus sues Stryker, ex-engineer for trade secret theft
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) yesterday sued Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and a former Globus engineer, alleging that she took proprietary trade secrets with her when she took a new job at Stryker earlier this month. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for New Jersey, alleges that Madeline Davis broke her non-compete and non-disclosure pacts with Globus when she took the job Nov. 1 at Stryker. Hire in 2015 as an associate project engineer and promoted to project engineer in January, Davis worked on the Forge corticocancellous spacer for cervical fusion, according to the complaint. The NCND agreements bar Davis ...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Globus Medical Stryker Source Type: news

List closure 'only option' for rising number of GPs, warns BMA ahead of 2017 budget
BMA chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul highlighted the crisis facing general practice in a letter to chancellor Philip Hammond as the government prepares to unveil its budget plans on Wednesday. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

The consensus is clear: there is no upside to a nuclear Brexit | Clare Moody
This government must heed the warnings – leaving the treaty on nuclear energy, safety and research is complicated and the potential consequences disastrousCabinet resignations, a government with no majority in the Commons, a make-or break-budget for the chancellor and a fast-approaching Brexit negotiating deadline means it is easy for issues to slip out of the public consciousness. Against this backdrop, Euratom and the UK ’s future nuclear safeguarding regime risk being forgotten.As the nuclear safeguards bill - one of the “Brexit bills” announced in the Queen’s speech – makes its way t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Clare Moody Tags: Nuclear power Science Energy Energy industry Environment Business Source Type: news

Proposed cuts to US Malaria Initiative could mean millions more malaria cases
(PLOS) Cutting the budget of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) by 44 percent, as the US Congress has proposed, would lead to an estimated 67 million additional cases of malaria over the next four years, according to a mathematical model published this week in PLOS Medicine by Peter Winskill of Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Innovating beyond rising U.S. healthcare costs
As nearly any employer, provider or consumer that touches the U.S. healthcare system can attest, decades of rising healthcare costs have put pressure on family budgets, businesses and taxpayers alike. The price of medical care is the single biggest factor behind U.S. healthcare spending, accounting for 90 percent of the $3 trillion spent annually on healthcare in this country. This spending reflects the cost of caring for people with long-term medical conditions, an aging population and the inc reased… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Source Type: news

South Africa:Additional Budget to Strengthen Gauteng Health
[SAnews.gov.za] The Gauteng Department of Health says the additional budget allocation to the department will help alleviate the urgent financial pressures faced by the department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear
When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services. Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as a small ‘l’ liberal and a newspaper editor. Yet the choices he made – and they were choices – still have a lasting impact. The prime advocate of the “no alternative” doctrine may have left Parliament, but the effect of his cuts will be felt for generations. Yet the brutal approach to public s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Tax Source Type: news

Budget statement widely expected to include nurse pay rise
The chancellor ’s autumn budget on Wednesday will specifically highlight that money is to be provided to fund a pay increase for nurses above the current 1% cap, according to reports. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 20, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Warning over 'alarming' continuing drop in NHS health visitors
Health visitors have urged the government to reverse cuts to public health budgets, warning of a continuing “alarming” reduction in the number of NHS nurses working in 0-5-year-old services as a result. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Delving into the detail of Brexit in a devolved nation
The head of the Welsh NHS Confederation throws the spotlight on the implications of Brexit in Wales and why alarm bells have been sounded over its ability to maintain responsibility for health and care in a post-Brexit UK Related items fromOnMedica PM indicates overseas trained doctors can stay in UK post Brexit Welsh budget ‘a missed opportunity for patient care’ Patient access to GPs in Wales has soared Rise in ‘at risk’ GP practices in Wales Wales sees 400% increase in surgical waiting times (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - November 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Arecibo: Statement on NSF Record of Decision
On Nov. 15, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) signed its Record of Decision for the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This important step concludes the agency's decision-making process with respect to the general path forward for facility operations in a budget-constrained environment and provides the basis for a future decision regarding a new collaborator. NSF issued its Record of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243729&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes Liverpool City Council commitments to fair pay
Liverpool City councillors have passed a motion recognising the effectiveness of UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign, which will see the issue of public sector pay debated in Parliament next month. The Westminster debate – which takes place on 4 December 2017 – was secured after more than 145,000 people signed UNISON’s petition. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public sector workers across Liverpool have been struggling to get by ever since the government decided to freeze and hold down their pay more than seven years ago. “Ministers say the cap is no more, but if the Chancell...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget chancellor dave prentis pay pay up now public sector pay public services Source Type: news

Editorial: Time to get serious about health care retiree reform
The unfunded retiree health care liability in the state remains unsustainably high, putting handcuffs on the budgets of our cities and towns, and preventing them from spending money on things that would help residents as well as businesses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blog: The Chancellor ’ s budget choice is between decent services and lost services
Next week the Chancellor will be unveiling his Budget. It’s an opportunity for the government to begin reversing austerity, and start delivering real pay rises for all public service workers. But, as a recent UNISON report shows, it’s also a time when ministers could show they support local services. At the moment that’s far from what’s happening. A growing surplus on the government’s share of business rates – which is set to increase by £1.8bn in 2018/19 – is being diverted into central coffers, when it would be better spent supporting local council services. Despite what th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget local government Source Type: news

Nigeria:'Why Health Sector is Critical in Economic Development Plan'
[Guardian] Following the presentation of the 2018 budget, the Minster of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and the 36 states commissioners for health have said the health sector should be given due priority in the economic development plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Bodies, Bodies Everywhere - Gauteng Health Needs Help
[Daily Maverick] The Gauteng health department is in perpetual crisis, as eyes turn to finance MEC Barbara Creecy's Thursday medium-term budget policy statement for hope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON
  Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON The Treasury would save half the total cost of awarding council workers the pay rise called for in the 2018 claim put to the Local Government Association, according to new research published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The claim, submitted in May 2017, calls for a 5% pay rise and the real living wage for the lowest paid (£8.75 an hour or £10.20 in London). If council employees were given a decent pay rise, they would be paying more in taxes and national insurance, spending more and paying VAT, as well as claiming less in tax cr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget councils heather wakefield local governemnt low pay national insurance pay up now savings New Policy institute tax credits Source Type: news

Excess deaths could be linked to health spending cuts
Study suggests 120,000 excess deaths link to finance squeeze Related items fromOnMedica BMA warns ‘year-round crisis set to be the norm’ Bed cut plans ‘undesirable and unachievable', warns think tank Spike in excess deaths linked to NHS and local authority spending cuts Budget cuts leave more elderly without help Delayed hospital transfers may explain rise in population deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON comments on RCN story on NHS pay
Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing survey about nursing staff being at breaking point, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “These findings echo what staff across the entire NHS have been telling us. NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay. “Cleaners, porters, paramedics, midwives, administrators and healthcare assistants have all gone without a proper pay rise for far too long. They work hard to deliver the best care for patients and their families in tough circumstances, and with limited resources. “With inflation and interest rates on the rise, all health e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 15, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release ambulance budget chancellor Midwives NHS nhs pay nurses paramedics porters Source Type: news

Former StanChart chief to run Global Fund for health
Peter Sands takes on role as international aid budgets come under stress (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Barry criticized for lack of transparency
Some members of Metro Council are criticizing Nashville Mayor Megan Barry following the surprise announcement last week that the long-struggling Nashville General Hospital will stop inpatient care. “This is something that you can’t just do a haphazard announcement without due diligence and informing those critical stakeholders — the board, the council, myself, SEIU,” Tanaka Vercher, chairman of the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, told The Tennessean. “Just the whole proce ss of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the latest rise in the Retail Price Index, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation now at 4%, there will be even more financial pressure on workers in the public sector whose pay has been cut for seven years. “The government needs to take action in next week’s budget, ensure the pay cap is lifted and give public service employees a decent wage rise.” Notes for editors: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation remained at 3% last month, unchanged from a five-year high in September. The Retai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government inflation ONS Source Type: news

Research!America and scientific organizations launch 'Raise the Caps' ad campaign
(Research!America) Research!America, along with other research and scientific alliances and organizations, is leading a 'Raise the Caps' print and digital ad, social media and grassroots campaign the week of Nov. 13-17, 2017. The campaign is intended to convince Congress to negotiate a bipartisan budget deal that raises spending caps before end of year to provide flexibility for increased federal funding for science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cuts, closures and contraception
Local authority contraception budgets are being cut and contraceptive care services have closed or are under threat in more than one third of English local councils since 2015, with the pace of closures accelerating. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS cracks down on out-of-area mental healthcare
Mental health trusts will be forced to reveal how many patients are sent away Related items fromOnMedica Management of depression: non-pharmacological Management of depression: pharmacological Diagnosis and evaluation of depression in adults Mental health services commissioning ‘in crisis’ Half of CCGs to cut mental health ’s budget share (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Blog: Time to stop FE cuts and invest in education
There are few things that can benefit someone more than education. To learn, gaining fresh experience and knowledge, is something that benefits both the learner and the whole of society. An educated society is one that can do more together. In our education system, further education (FE) plays a vital role. It supports both young people and adult learners through a huge range of qualifications in a variety of different subjects and skills. FE colleges are more likely to educate pupils with special educational needs, take on more students who receive free school meals and often cater for those who haven’t achieved th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Nigeria:2018 Budget - Again, Nigeria Falls Short of AU Health Funding Commitment
[Premium Times] Nigeria has again ignored the commitment it made alongside other African countries 16 years ago on funding of health care services for its citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news