Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare Brexit Imperils UK's'Greatest Gift to Its Citizens': Healthcare
David Kerr discusses the implications of Brexit on the National Health Service.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
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GMC promises fewer investigations into one-off mistakes
Speedy assessment process has seen more cases closed without going to formal stage Related items fromOnMedica Doctors believe patient care has worsened GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Plans afoot to end cover-up culture in NHS ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Moves to end A&E breaches for mental health patients
Acute trusts are expected to be told they cannot keep mental health patients who are waiting for a bed or assessment within their accident and emergency department, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Large housing development to get 'integrated care provider'
An “integrated care provider” of a range of services including core general practice is due to be established in a major new housing development. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Integrator: What will NHS legislation unleash?
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Point of Notts return
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patients struggling to contact new provider after service transfer
Patients have claimed they have been left hanging on the telephone for hours after a dermatology service was transferred to a new provider. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHSE regional director shifts to trust
NHS England’s medical director for the West Midlands has left to take up a role at a hospital trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sultan of Brunei stripped of RCGP honours
The College meets next week to discuss its future professional relations with 'repressive regimes' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws Tobacco production 'breaches human rights laws ’ Women second-class citizens when it comes to healthcare Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
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Priory group fined £300,000 over 14-year-old's death
Her mother is calling for the company's NHS contract to be ended Related items fromOnMedica Child mental health services at breaking point Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Mentally-ill children locked in police cells NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
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'Bubble Boy' disease reversed with HIV
Children born with severe combined immunodeficiency treated with genetically altered HIV Related items fromOnMedica Drugmakers 'on track' to produce swine flu vaccine 'MMR should be compulsory', says public health expert A stab in the dark Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
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'Revived' dead pig brains offer new research hopes
Ethicists fear research animals could end up in a 'grey-area - not alive, but not completely dead' Related items fromOnMedica Report helps explain Gulf War illness One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease NICE sets care standards for spasticity ‘Suicide tourism’ to Switzerland doubles in four years Head injuries linked to Alzheimer ’s and other disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bid writing level two: A practical approach
This workshop on 7 May in Birmingham allows attendees to respond to a tender using a realistic scenario developed by the Crown Commercial Service. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nominate someone for a general practice award
Nominations are now open for the General Practice Awards 2019, which honour the contribution of primary care professionals in general practice. The deadline for entries is 31 May 2019. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An A & E perspective on violence in England and Wales
A report from Cardiff University finds that despite the recent spate of knife violence and homicide in some UK cities, the number of people injured in serious violence in England and Wales dropped by 1.7% between 2017 and 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advances in cancer treatment
The pace of innovation in cancer treatment is rapid, with promising developments for patients in terms of survival and quality of life. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Digital deal offers NHS organisations better insight into system data
NHS Digital has agreed a deal that will allow NHS organisations to make better use of their machine generated information through a market-leading data monitoring and analytics platform. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff
The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand the needs of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and make reasonable adjustments to support them. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study: Eating Just 1 Slice Of Bacon A Day Linked To Higher Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
(CNN) — Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday. People who ate 76 grams of red and processed meat per day — that’s in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a quarter-pound beef burger –– had a 20% higher chance of developing colorectal cancer compared to others, who ate about 21 grams a day, the equivalent to one slice of ham, according to the research. The study also found that processed meat, like sausages or bacon, posed a bigger risk than red meat, with...
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Government misses NHS instructions deadline for first time
The government has failed to publish its requirements of the NHS by the deadline set in law for the first time. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital group fined £300,000 after teenager died in its care
A private hospital group has been fined £300,000 after a 14-year-old NHS-funded patient died in its care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: What would Bercow say?
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust complains of 'fundamentally flawed' procurement process
A community trust that lost a key contract has written to members of Parliament, claiming the procurement process was “fundamentally flawed”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Watered down' Devo Manc gets regional line manager
The leader of Greater Manchester’s health and care devolution project will report to the regulators’ new regional director for the North West, in what some see as another dilution of the region’s relative autonomy. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practical support for primary care networks
The “what” of primary care networks is becoming clearer every day, but the “how” will continue to be a perplexing challenge for the vast majority of practices that have yet to make a start. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Record breaking numbers in GP specialty training
Figures released by Health Education England (HEE) show that recruitment to GP specialty training is the highest ever for this time of year with 2598 trainees accepted on to courses compared to 2533 for the same period last year. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultation on the updated NICE indicator process guide
NICE is seeking feedback on an updated indicator process guide. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guidance for online and other pharmacy services provided at a distance
This guidance explains what pharmacy owners should consider before deciding whether any parts of their pharmacy service can be provided safely and effectively at a distance (including on the internet), rather than in the traditional face-to-face way. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on pilot of global mental health assessment tool
The government has published a report on the global mental health assessment tool (GMHAT), which was piloted in 2016/17 by Public Health England, the Home Office and the International Organization for Migration. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pharmacy take on the network contract directed enhanced service 2019/20
At the end of January 2019, NHS England published a five-year framework for GP services. One of the major changes in the contract is the introduction of the network contract as a directed enhanced service (DES). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales attempts to boost pharmacy workforce
Welsh government launches new campaign to attract more pharmacists and £3.6m more for to train them Related items fromOnMedica ‘The Price Ain’t Right’ Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee This is good news for patients and GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
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Comic-style information can better prepare surgical patients
Patients who received comic-style information better understood what the procedure entailed and were less anxious Related items fromOnMedica Sentinel node biopsy first to check spread of oral cancer GPs should be told when patients have cosmetic surgery Gastric banding has strong impact on cardio risks No safety evidence to back 8% of hip implants Placebo may not rely on deception (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies
Additional routine ultrasound could eliminate undiagnosed breech presentation and lower emergency caesarean sections Related items fromOnMedica Monitor women better to cut stillbirth rates Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Low cord blood pH at birth raises risk of death Bereaved parents call for routine Strep B screening Step up efforts to curb smoking in pregnancy, government urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating no more than recommended levels of red meat still raises risk of bowel cancer
Risk is raised in people eating just 76g of red and processed meat a day, which is roughly in line with government recommendations Related items fromOnMedica Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Cancer rates could rise due to growing intake of highly processed food Scientists equate wine to cigarette consumption to flag up cancer risk Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children
Risk of diabetes in a child or teen is nearly doubled if their mother had gestational diabetes Related items fromOnMedica High gluten intake during pregnancy associated with diabetes Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Early age type 1 diabetes linked to shorter life expectancy than later age diagnosis Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust picks 'NHS option' for pathology network
A hospital trust has chosen an “NHS option” for its pathology work in the shape of a large provider outside its local area. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Laboratory politics
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCGs could face fresh pressures to fund costly drug
Clinical commissioning groups could face renewed pressure to fund an expensive thyroid drug under NHS England revised guidance, due to be published shortly. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Government drops key safe staffing measure
Publication of nurse staffing levels at each hospital in England – introduced after the Francis Inquiry to boost safety – has been quietly dropped, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online pharmacies will be required to check patients ’ identity
Pharmacy regulator strengthens requirements for online pharmacies to better protect patients Related items fromOnMedica Not so ‘smart’ drugs Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Review launched into prescription drug dependency Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after two years
Researchers say patients need tailored treatment to stave off heightened heart disease/stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks Polypill could halve cardiovascular events Oral anticoagulants after hospital discharge reduce non-fatal blood clots Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction New class of chronic angina drug approved for use in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New digital tool tracks number of care home beds
The tool helps the NHS and social care staff find available beds to reduce avoidable lengthy stays in hospital Related items fromOnMedica Older people ’s health and social care poorly coordinated and fragmented Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose NHS England will recruit 240 pharmacists for care homes More support needed for older people with HIV (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High mid-life resting heart rate doubles risk of early death
And rising heart rate during 50s is linked to increased risk of heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Follow clinical guidance to measure BP in both arms Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials Cycling and treadmill workstations better for health Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Polypill could halve cardiovascular events (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England picks NHS Networks for digital leaders ’ network
A new online forum for digital leaders in primary care will be launching soon, formed by NHS England ’s Primary Care Digital Transformation team. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Managing change
All NHS organisations continue to face change. The newly published NHS long-term plan has emphasised the need to accelerate the development of integrated care systems, changing the way services are commissioned and delivered in future. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health and wellbeing at work
The latest annual survey from CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) highlights some cause for concern, including an increase in stress-related absence and a lack of support for managers, who are increasingly expected to take responsibility for their team's wellbeing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Procedures for CCGs merging or changing constitution
NHS England has issued policy and procedures to be followed by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England in the circumstances of a CCG wishing to apply to make changes to its constitution. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS staff and parents to gain access to crucial child health information
Vital child health information will be available to health professionals and parents at the point of care, thanks to a new live national service which has been launched by the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Survey for people benefiting from personal health budgets
The 2019-20 CQUIN scheme includes a CQUIN for providers of community stroke services, under the NHS standard contract, to undertake six month post stroke reviews and record these on SSNAP (Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits as other individuals Related items fromOnMedica Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths CHD and stroke risk seriously elevated with just one daily cigarette Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news