Vital local services are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey
Local government spending cuts have left councils across the UK unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that eight in ten (79%) council workers have no confidence in the future of local services, and half (50%) are thinking of leaving their jobs for less stressful work elsewhere. The survey – of 21,000 local government employees working across all services – reveals that two-thirds (67%) say residents don’t receive help and support...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article austerity cuts dave prentis local authorities local government public services Source Type: news

NHS funding: Brexit dividend 'won't be enough' for £20bn boost
Jeremy Hunt says details of how the £20bn boost plan will be funded will be revealed in the budget. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash
PM wants NHS to ensure "every penny" is well spent - but questions continue on how the increase will be funded. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vital local services are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey
Local government spending cuts have left councils across the UK unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that eight in ten (79%) council workers have no confidence in the future of local services, and half (50%) are thinking of leaving their jobs for less stressful work elsewhere. The survey – of 21,000 local government employees working across all services – reveals that two-thirds (67%) say residents don’t receive help and support...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Heather Hampson Tags: Press release 2018 local local government Source Type: news

A welcome, if overdue, funding rise for the NHS
However, voters should not be fooled by talk of a Brexit ‘dividend’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shout it from the rooftops, declares local government conference
“We should be shouting from the rooftops about what we do,” Carmarthenshire delegate Mark Evans told the local government conference today, as conference called for a campaign to raise the profile of local government workers. The motion was overwhelmingly carried, after many delegates spoke passionately about the lack of recognition or support for the work done by local government employees, and the devastating effects of government cuts. This lack of recognition has made it easy for the government to cut local government funding at a much greater rate than for any other part of the public sector, delegates hea...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Local Government Conference Source Type: news

Nursing unions give May's NHS funding boost cautious welcome
Unions representing nursing and midwifery have welcomed the announcement of a rise in funding for the NHS, but have questioned whether it will be sufficient to keep pace with demand on services. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

May expects new money to deliver improvements in key services
The prime minister has said NHS England will be tasked to draw up a “ten year plan” to make improvements to key services with the extra funding announced today by government. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

£20bn-a-year funding boost for NHS branded a ‘missed opportunity’
May announces ‘Brexit dividend’ for health service but experts say it isn’t enough (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost
The PM says it will be part-funded by a "Brexit dividend" but Labour says this is a "hypothetical" windfall. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The King's Fund responds to Prime Minister's announcement of new funding for the NHS
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - June 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: iford Source Type: news

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service (NHS) by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

£20bn funding boost for NHS dismays critics
National Health Service to receive billions more over five years (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government agrees five-year NHS funding deal
The government has agreed to increase NHS England’s budget by an average of 3.4 per cent in each of the next five years. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hunt: NHS deal was 'a moment of choice for government'
The new NHS funding deal had been a “moment of choice for the government and the country”, health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Analysis: Secret Cabinet Office report was key to unlocking Treasury coffers
The run-up to agreement on an NHS funding deal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS gets 3.4pc a year in major new funding deal
The government has agreed to increase NHS England’s budget by an average of 3.4 per cent in each of the next five years. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS gets £20bn 'birthday present'
New five-year funding deal announced as health service prepares for 70th anniversary celebrations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

May urged to use ‘Brexit dividend’ to pay for big rise in healthcare funding
THERESA May was last night under pressure from Brexit-backing Tory MPs to rule out tax hikes for funding extra spending on the NHS. The Prime Minister was urged to use the “Brexit dividend” cash saved from scrapping Britain’s annual EU membership fee for boosting the ailing health and social care system rather than increasing the tax burden on households. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems
The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

InVivo prices $11m offering
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) has registered for a new offering of shares and warrants that could bring in approximately $11 million, according to an SEC filing. In the offering, the company will look to float approximately 1.5 million shares and 1.5 million Series A warrants at $7.40 per share. InVIvo Therapeutics has not yet announced the exercise price of the warrants, which will be exercisable upon issuance and will expire 20 years from the date they were issued, according to the SEC filing. The company will also offer pre-funded warrants to purchase excess shares in lieu of common shares for purchasers who woul...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Verrica Pharmaceuticals prices $75m IPO to fund drug-device skin therapy
Verrica Pharmaceuticals said this week that it plans to offer 5 million shares priced between $14 to $16 apiece, setting its initial public offering at $75 million. The West Chester, PA-based company expects to use its newly-acquired funds to advance its lead product candidate: a drug-device combination product designed to administer a topical dermatological drug, cantharidin. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Verrica Pharmaceuticals prices $75m IPO to fund drug-device skin therapy appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat verricapharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH to end alcohol consumption study due to concerns over funding
(Reuters) - The National Institutes of Health said on Friday it planned to end a trial testing whether moderate drinking had health benefits based on concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would undermine the study's credibility. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DBSA Continues Its Outreach Efforts with GMR Funding
 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) has received additional funding from the GMR to continue efforts to support youth living in medically underserved areas with a mental health condition. The How to Maximize Your Health Insurance Benefits program is designed to reach out to professional youth influencers, such as social workers, librarians and school personnel through a 4-hour workshop that provides continuing education credits. This program builds upon last year’s award, Improving Health Information Literacy and Access to Mental Health Care.  (Source: The Cornflower)
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Source Type: news

Titan Medical shareholders approve 30-1 reverse split
Titan Medical (TSX:TMD;OTC:TITFX) shareholders this week approved a reverse stock split that could see the company exchange a single share for as many as 30. The robot-assisted surgery company, which lists its shares on the OTC exchange in the U.S. and on the Toronto Stock Exchange, said earlier this month that the reverse split is slated to go into effect June 19 when the markets open. Titan also wants to move its U.S. listing to the NASDAQ exchange; the reverse split is aimed at meeting the exchange’s listing requirements. Today Titan said some 88.1% of the more than 297 million shares voted at the meeting app...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Robotics Wall Street Beat Titan Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Over-allotment takes Hancock Jaffe IPO to nearly $9m
The underwriter of an initial public offering by Hancock Jaffe Laboratories (NSDQ:HJLI) this week exercised in full its over-allotment option, taking the gross proceeds from the flotation to nearly $9 million. The IPO, which priced on the last day of May, initially brought in $7.5 million for Irvine, Calif.-based Hancock Jaffe, which makes bioprosthetic implants designed to treat chronic deep vein insufficiency, heart valve conditions and coronary artery bypass grafts. The shares trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol “HJLI.” Network 1 Financial Securities, the offering’s managi...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Vascular Wall Street Beat hancockjaffelabs Source Type: news

The Iowa Family Leadership Training Institute
The Division of Child and Community Health, part of the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, partnered with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to offer family leadership training to parents or primary caregivers of children or youth with special health care needs between September 2017 and May 2018.  The Iowa Family Leadership Training was delivered in fall 2017 in four in-person sessions organized around the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies (https://leadership.mchtraining.net/). These trainees developed a cohort of 15 trainees who created ...
Source: The Cornflower - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Success Stories Source Type: news

NIH to end funding for Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial
Trial will end within the next few months following an orderly closeout. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Partnership for Disaster Health Response
Funding for a limited number of demonstration projects that will help identify issues, develop best practices, and demonstrate the potential effectiveness and viability of building and maturing the partnerships that are required to effectively prepare for and respond to the management of patients in disasters, including those that facilitate rapid expansion of medical surge capacity of the existing healthcare system, coordination of patient and resource movement to support the response, and the swift involvement of specific clinical specialists. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Imminent NHS funding deal, provider changes and health and care honours
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

APPLY NOW! The Rural Communities Opioid Response Funding Opportunity!
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning) (RCORP) initiative for FY 2018. HRSA plans to award approximately 75 grants through this funding opportunity, with successful awardees receiving up to $200,000 for one year to develop plans to implement opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery interventions designed to reduce opioid overdoses among rural populations. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Announces $930 Million Funding Opportunity to Combat the Opioid Crisis
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for $930 million in State Opioid Response Grants. These grants will be awarded to states and territories to support ongoing efforts to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support services to individuals with opioid use disorder. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS Makes $350 Million Available to Fight the Opioid Crisis in Community Health Centers Nationwide
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $350 million in new funding through the Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services funding opportunity. This funding will allow community health centers to invest in personnel and one-time infrastructure enhancements to address immediate barriers to implementing or expanding substance use disorder and mental health services. Applications are due July 16, 2018. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Don ’t let your insurance plan hold you captive
Healthcare in the U.S. continues to remain volatile and uncertain. What we know for sure, though, is that costs will keep rising, with another 4.3 percent increase expected in 2018 [1]. Businesses, consumers, carriers, and providers are all grappling with how to combat costs while maintaining the necessary level of care. We have seen clients successfully reduce medical spend by turning to self-insurance and the use of captive insurance companies. What is self-funding? A self-insured or self-funded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Karin Landry and Nick Frongillo Source Type: news

Don ’t let your insurance plan hold you captive
Healthcare in the U.S. continues to remain volatile and uncertain. What we know for sure, though, is that costs will keep rising, with another 4.3 percent increase expected in 2018 [1]. Businesses, consumers, carriers, and providers are all grappling with how to combat costs while maintaining the necessary level of care. We have seen clients successfully reduce medical spend by turning to self-insurance and the use of captive insurance companies. What is self-funding? A self-insured or self-funded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Karin Landry and Nick Frongillo Source Type: news

Two UCLA chemists selected as 2018 Pew scholars
UCLA chemistry professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez have been selected among 22  Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences for 2018. The honor provides funding to outstanding young researchers whose work is relevant to the advancement of human health. The scholars, who were selected from 184 nominations, will receive four-year, $300,000 grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human h ealth and disease.UCLA and UC San Diego each has two 2018 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences; no other university has more than one.“These scientists have shown the boldness and creat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Benchling gets $14.5M to build collaboration tools for biotechs, pharmas
Benchling, which offers a software suite for improving collaboration and productivity among life sciences and biotech researchers, has raised $14.5 million in series B funding. Benchmark led the round, with additional participation by F-Prime Capital and returning investor Thrive Capital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Valencell's partnership with earphone manufacturer leads to $10.5M raise
Biometric sensor technology company Valencell announced this week that it has raised $10.5 million in Series E, bringing the company ’s total funding to $35 million. The new backing primarily comes as the result of a strategic investment by hearing instrument and specialty earphone company Sonion a/s, with additional participation from prior investors including TDF Ventures, GII LLC, and WSJ Joshua Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital brain biomarker startup raises $15M in Series B funding
Mindstrong Health, a company that uses phone activity to measure mental health and behavior, has just closed a $15 million Series B funding round.   This newest backing brings the startups total financing to $29 million, and will be used to scale the business and advance commercial deployments with partners in the healthcare industry. Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Berggruen Holdings, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Fore site Capital, Optum Ventures, and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Preceptis Medical closes Series B
Preceptis Medical said yesterday it closed a Series B round of financing to help support its Hummingbird tympanostomy tube system designed for pediatric ear tube placement procedures. The Plymouth, Minn.-based company’s Hummingbrid TTS tympanostomy tube system is designed to reduce pain for pediatric patients undergoing ear tube procedures, allowing moderate, conscious sedation with no need for general anesthesia. Preceptis said the Series B financing round was led by Montesy Helen Limited, and will support the expansion of the company’s commercial infrastructure, the completion of an office study and for ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Preceptis Medical Source Type: news

Funding settlement linked to 'simple goals' - Hunt
Jeremy Hunt has said that talks within government about a long-term settlement for the NHS are “difficult and ongoing” and any deal would be linked to new “simple goals”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fitness hub NEO U brings total funding to $16 million
New York-area startups and venture capitalists are making funding deals with the hopes of creating the next profitable company. Here's one deal announced Thursday: Who gets: NEO U, touted as the only 20,000-square-foot fitness hub in New York City, closed a series C round of funding. Amount raised: $3 million. This bring the total raised to $16 million. Who invests: Backers include experienced and well-known individuals from a variety of industries includ ing, Jason Ackerman, founder of Fresh… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Mindstrong Health raises $15m in Series B
Neurological-focused device start-up Mindstrong Health said today it raised $15 million in a Series B round of financing to support its neuropsychiatric treatment and diagnosis platform. Funds from the round will be used to help scale Mindstrong’s business and advance commercial deployments with its partners across a number of healthcare verticals, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said. “Mindstrong continues to show great progress in deploying solutions that improve behavioral healthcare by enabling providers to detect deterioration and deliver effective care early. We expect this to improve access and ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup mindstronghealth Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Funding deal or no funding deal
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS funding deal may be imminent
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mevion Medical closes $150m funding round
Mevion Medical Systems said today it closed a $150 million financing round with funds slated to support the company’s proton therapy devices and to expand manufacturing. The round was led by YuanMing Capital and joined by Henan Maisheng Medical Technology and existing investors including HOPU Investments and China Everbright Limited, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. Mevion said that funding would be used to support its proton therapy business and to expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities to meet an increased interest in its Hyperscan systems. Funding will also support the company’s expans...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

Chairman Pai ’s Proposal To Increase Rural Health Care Funding Receives Majority Support at FCC
Press release from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announcing that his proposal to increase funding for the Universal Service Fund's Rural Health Care Program has been approved by a majority of the FCC Commissioners. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Grant funding to be allocated to research of robot surgeons
(Kazan Federal University) Automation of stitching procedures is one of the current research directions in laparoscopic robotics. It can help surgeons get rid of monotonous tasks which require special precision and agility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences
Discharge arrangements also below par, finds survey Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system Mental health funding gap widens further BMA unveils ‘blind spot’ in mental healthcare (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS will be in 'managed decline' without at least 4pc growth
Any funding deal worth less than 4 per cent in real terms each year would see the service in ”managed decline”, NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson has told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news