The King's Fund responds to new government measures to tackle childhood obesity
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - June 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: katie.mantell Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A risky game
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital parking: staff at some trusts paying 200 times more than others
A UNISON investigation has found that parking outside work is becoming more and more of a problem for NHS staff in England. “I have been nursing for 38 years and I am getting stressed and angry as I leave for work wondering if I will get parked” – UNISON member We found that: Staff are being charged wildly differing amounts to park at work depending on the hospital trust; some workers are paying but not actually being able to park because the trusts issue too many permits; many car parks are not maintained to the extent that some staff feel unsafe in them; and some staff are being fined and even taken to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health hospital parking NHS England Source Type: news

Labour government would bring back genuine national pay in education, says Angela Rayner MP
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Friday) in Brighton, shadow secretary of state for education Angela Rayner MP said: “I became who I am today thanks to this union.  Because I wasn’t born in to the movement – I was made in it.  That is why I am so proud to be back here on the 25th anniversary of Unison, celebrating our defining values that remain as relevant today as at any time in our history. “UNISON is truly a great trade union, and a great trade union is made up of great trade unionists. We know what it is to be part of a movement. That we each...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference labour Labour Party Source Type: news

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer
Cutting income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £11.1bn over the past sixyears, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The government’s decision to reduce the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p in April 2013 has also saved the rich hundreds of thousands of pounds, while public sector workers have not had a decent pay rise in years, says the union. An examination of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics by UNISON shows that between 15,000 and 19,000 taxpayers earned in excess of £1m over the past sixyears. This is si...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis government nurses public services social care Tax UNISON Source Type: news

‘The work you do saves and transforms lives’
Labour shadow education secretary and UNISON member Angela Rayner outlined a number of key public sector aims of a future Labour government, in a rousing speech in Brighton today. These would include introducing a “genuine” pay bargaining body for all education staff, bringing back the NHS bursaries for nurses and restoring the Union Learning Fund to pre-Tory government levels. “The Tories will always thank you for the work you do,” she told delegates. “But Labour will always pay you for the job you do.” Remembering her days as a UNISON activist, Ms Rayner joked that in her first nationa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference education labour link Labour Party NDC 2018 Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: New money, workforce plans and HSIB's first report
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bed shortages causing dangerous surgery delays, report finds
Just one third of providers for a specialist surgery are meeting waiting times standards and one in 10 patients don’t receive timely emergency surgery, a new report shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS trusts overturn council's £100m Virgin Care contract
A High Court judge has overturned a local authority’s contract with Virgin Care for public health services after a successful legal challenge by two NHS trusts. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Integrator: Repudiation, legislation and the long term NHS plan
Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior bureau chief Dave West. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Stroke patient who died waited 19 hours for ambulance, leak reveals
A 91-year-old stroke patient who waited nearly 19 hours for an ambulance in the East of England was among 22 cases investigated by an external review which found no one died “as a direct consequence” of long delays, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS warned of new WannaCry cyber scam
Multiple NHS organisations have been targeted by a scam, claiming their computers are infected by the WannaCry virus. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Home Office rubber stamps EU workers' rights
EU workers employed by the NHS will be granted “settled status” after five years living in the UK under plans revealed by the government today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to make most of cancer screening dashboard
GPs and health organisations are being urged to help to improve rates of potentially lifesaving cervical screening by making the most of an online data tool. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care, says NICE
Dementia is a highly complex and challenging condition. It can present differently from person to person, having a huge impact on the patient, their family and their carers. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reducing emergency admissions
A parliamentary report warns that hospitals, GPs, community services and social care need to work together more effectively to prevent emergency admissions to hospitals. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Five components of value-based approaches to health and care
A paper from NHS Confederation explores how the adoption of value-based health care could be spread across all parts of the system, maximising the benefits for those who use NHS and wider services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Childhood cancer survival
The Office for National Statistics has published data on cancer survival in England for specific cancer sites by age, sex and stage at diagnosis. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New NHS funding must focus on services outside hospitals
New funding must focus on services outside hospital including social care and community health services, according to NHS finance directors surveyed for the latest quarterly monitoring report from the King ’s Fund. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Help to write the winning bid
General practices and other primary care providers can no longer rely on their core contracts for a sustainable income. Writing bids and responding to tenders is an art that requires a mixture of keen attention to detail, absolute clarity and persuasion. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Decade on, still not clear what overall health benefits of NHS Health Check are
Government estimates for coverage and uptake, ‘too optimistic,’ study finds Related items fromOnMedica Over 40s health check to include dementia advice NHS Health Checks have prevented up to 8,400 heart attacks and strokes GPs should carry out annual mental health checks for learning disabled NHS Health Check waste of time and money, says study (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts to look at impact of indoor air pollution on child health
Working Group will make raft of recommendations for government and public in autumn 2019 Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise all forms of pollution as health hazards, policy makers urged Doctors, charities and patients unite to fight air pollution Fewer lung symptoms in children as air pollution levels drop Create more ‘no idling’ zones to curb air pollution, councils urged Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Satisfaction with GP care falls in Wales
GP leaders blame underinvestment and workforce shortages Related items fromOnMedica Welsh general practice most underfunded in UK Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government Patients ’ views of hospital care are linked to nurse numbers Public ’s satisfaction with GPs is lowest ever, survey finds Warning that wait times to see GPs will rise by 2022 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Focus extra cash for NHS on services outside hospitals, say finance leads
Money should go to social care, community health, and general practice, survey results show Related items fromOnMedica Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Doctors criticise government ’s ongoing failure with CAMHS Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences Community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in 10 primary care urgent care services in England not up to scratch
Despite value of these services commissioners don ’t always fund them adequately, says regulator Related items fromOnMedica NHS 111 redirects callers from A&E to general practice Extended GP opening hours are unlikely to ease burden on A&E GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care Blurred lines (where Improving Access and Out of Hours meet) Shifting care out of hospitals unlikely to save NHS money, in most cases (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New NHS funding must focus on services outside hospitals
(Source: The King's Fund - Press)
Source: The King's Fund - Press - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: jen.thorley Source Type: news

Exclusive: One in four STP plans failing on child mental health
Almost one in four STP regions are failing to make clear commitments to improve services for children and young people suffering poor mental health, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Whistleblower named chief executive at scandal hit hospital trust
An executive director who blew the whistle at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust has been named today as the trust’s news substantive chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: A higher calling
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Full coverage: New funding deal and long term plan for the NHS
Read HSJ’s comprehensive coverage and analysis this week of the five year funding deal for NHS England and the government’s long term plan for the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Race equality in the UK is going backwards, says conference
UNISON is calling on the current and future governments to renew a commitment to race equality at work and in the wider society. The demand comes as the UK is gripped by “an increasingly toxic debate around migration and race, creating an even more hostile environment for migrant and Black workers”, national conference delegates heard. In a debate asking “How far have we come?” in the 50 years since the first Race Relations Act was amended in 1968, the resounding answer from delegates was negative. Said Jackie Wallace of Camden local government: “It looks like we have not come far at all &ndas...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference black members BREXIT challenging racism Source Type: news

Meghan, Trump and UNISON – Dr Johnson stirs it up
“I congratulate you on your new Duchess. I’m also a proud African American woman with a passion for justice, though I have a little more experience than she does.” American trade unionist Dr Lorretta Johnson began her speech to UNISON’s national conference today with humour, but she moved on to a rousing and compassionate call to arms that had delegates on their feet. Currently the secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Dr Johnson explained that her six decades of union activism began in 1966 when she became a teacher’s aide [similar to a teaching assistant in the UK...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference international public services international Source Type: news

NHS 111 procurement halted at the last minute
Two procurements for NHS 111 in the south east have been halted – in one case, just weeks before a new operator was expected to be announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS England chief finance officer leaves for Westminster Abbey
Paul Baumann, NHS England’s chief finance officer, is leaving the NHS after 11 years to become receiver general of Westminster Abbey. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON conference makes the case for a ‘ Workers ’ Brexit ’
UNISON must fight for a “Workers’ Brexit” that will ensure that hard-won human and workers’ rights are not lost when the UK leaves Europe, Brighton delegates agreed this week. The union also reiterated its desire for parliament to be central to the exit negotiations. The alternative was that the Tory government’s internal divisions and ideological entrenchment “is in real danger of pushing the country towards a cliff edge”. The union discussed Brexit on Wednesday, on the eve of a Commons vote that narrowly passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, in a way that continued to cast doubt on parl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT eu migrant Feb 2017 eu migrant lobby health and social care NHS Source Type: news

Exclusive: Ministers drawing up plans for new staff 'offer'
Ministers and NHS leaders are holding discussions to draw up a new “offer” to the NHS workforce to help boost staff retention, HSJ understands. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safety chief warns no reason not to act on first report
The head of the new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has said there is no reason why national bodies cannot implement recommendations it has made in its first report. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust pays overdue invoices after £25.5m loan
A hospital trust in financial special measures has improved its payment of suppliers after getting a £25.5m loan from the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New national cyber role revealed
A new national role has been created to lead the response to the next major cyber attack on the NHS, following criticism of a poorly coordinated response to the WannaCry virus. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HSIB demands national implant reform in first report
A new national system of scanning prosthetic implants before they are put into patients should be created by the government, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gosport deaths scandal 'likely' elsewhere
Patients and hospital mortality expert express fears for other hospitals Related items fromOnMedica Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities GMC launches gross negligence manslaughter review Opiate overdose kits distributed throughout Scotland Guidance to help care home patients get right medicines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC to lose fitness to practise appeal rights
Move hopes to 'address mistrust' between GMC and doctors it regulates Related items fromOnMedica Confidence intervals Is the legal bar for convicting HCPs of manslaughter 'too low'? GMC says reflective practice must be protected in law MPs and peers must act to curb negligence claims BMA responds to rapid review into gross negligence manslaughter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Allied Health Professions key to NHS integration
But trusts must strengthen leadership arrangements to improve consistency Related items fromOnMedica 'Ditch' private management consultants from the NHS ‘Substantial tax rises’ needed to keep the NHS afloat Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows Integration of health and social care lacks ‘transparency’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer cases in older people set to surge
By 2035 nearly 250,000 over-75s will get cancer each year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug Lung cancer drug likely to be approved for wider NHS use Thousands of women with breast cancer may be spared chemotherapy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea
Public health experts say Europe is experiencing large outbreaks of measles Related items fromOnMedica Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Malaria cases rise sharply One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles UK joins fight against Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Partnering with a purpose: making collaboration work
Better joined up services can only work with the full engagement of primary care and particularly general practice. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Allied health professions hold key role in future NHS
The allied health professions (AHPs) have a significant role to play in the future delivery of integrated urgent care within the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer patients at increased risk of suicide
Cancer patients in England are at increased risk of suicide compared to the general population, according to new figures from Public Health England (PHE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Better health and care for all: a 10-point plan for the 2020s
A previous report concluded that a bold long-term funding and reform plan is needed to secure the future of the NHS and social care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

2017 adult inpatient survey
Results from the 2017 inpatient survey, compared with results from surveys dating back to 2009, show gradual improvements in a number of areas. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news