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The Department of Health has released details of a series of important initiatives being funded under the £100m Health and Social Care transformation fund in Northern Ireland. The planned package of investments for 2018/19 includes £15m for enhancing primary care – care which is largely provided from GP practices. This…
England will become the "world leader" in mental health care for mothers and babies, a leading psychiatrist said, as the NHS announced a multimillion-pound boost for support services. Pregnant women and those with newborns will be able to access specialist community mental health support in every part of the country…
Schwartz Center Rounds® were created from an idea by Kenneth B. Schwartz - who passed away in 1995 from lung cancer, aged 40. A few months before Kenneth B. Schwartz passed away, Schwartz wrote an essay about the feelings of receiving compassionate care and shared this experience suggesting that everyone…
Charities and leading doctors have reacted with dismay to the "concerning" news that a technical blunder meant nearly half a million women were not invited to their final breast cancer screening. Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt told MPs that a "serious failure" in the screening programme meant an…
A breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women may have led to hundreds of lives being cut short, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed. Mr Hunt told the Commons that a "computer algorithm failure" dating back to 2009 had meant many women aged 68 to 71 were not invited to…
Ninety percent of councils have cut funding to weight management, sexual health and addiction services in a bid to save cash, according to new research. Some areas are scrapping the services altogether, a survey of 80 councils found, leaving GPs to try to cover the gaps. Doctors have warned that…
A follow-up review of services for children and young people in South Ayrshire has said 'encouraging progress' is being made across the region. In the review published today, the Care Inspectorate said they were confident the findings of the earlier inspection were taken “very seriously” and that the South Ayrshire…
The Government's refusal to set up an independent body to help plan for the long-term future of the NHS and adult social care has been branded "perfunctory and inadequate" by a senior church leader. Criticising the lack of vision for the under-pressure health system, the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt…
Theresa May's former deputy has called for "radical and brave" change alongside extra cash to help social care services. Conservative former cabinet minister Damian Green said a forthcoming Government document outlining future proposals for the sector must seek to address the short and long-term challenges, as he also called on…
Councils cannot charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned, following an investigation into a complaint about North Somerset Council. The warning comes after a family complained North Somerset Council was not clear about the care home fees they…
Up to 20 million Britons are suffering from two or more serious health problems and the NHS needs restructuring to deal with them properly, according to a leading professor. The number of people living with multiple long-term illnesses and dying prematurely is increasing, according to a report by the Academy…
Health and social care services in Renfrewshire are moving towards more joined-up working to deliver better outcomes for people who experience care, but some improvements are needed. That is the view of inspectors from Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate who have today published the report of an inspection…
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