On the money? NHS England gets serious about allocations In times of austerity it's particularly important that money gets to the areas that need it most. And in the health care system, it's the arcane – but vital – process of resource allocation that tries to do that. Amidst the complexity of the reforms, there were some changes announced to allocations; with the biggest ones being the new allocations to local authorities for public health, and NHS England being given responsibility for allocating the NHS budget, something that had previously been the Secretary of State's responsibility.
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Statistics on smoking England 2013 The report aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking prevalence, habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs. Health Social Care Information Centre
NHS could spend millions teaching patients online skills NHS England could be about to spend millions of pounds teaching members of the public how to use the internet, it has emerged Public Service
Annual report 2012: national neonatal audit programme This audit measures neonatal units against a series of standards in order to assess if babies receive the right level and consistency of care across England and Wales. This year's report finds that more than three quarters (79%) of the parents of babies in neonatal units are seen by senior healthcare professionals within 24 hours of admission and the majority of parents report positive experiences, but there is room for improvement in areas such as breastfeeding rates and levels of hypothermia in newborns.
50 per cent rise in deadly baby disease NHS doesn't screen for The number of babies contracting Group B streptococcal disease, one of the most severe infections that can strike infants, has risen by 50 per cent in five years, according to new figures. The Daily Telegraph
Record numbers of care homes warned over illegally poor standards Record numbers of care homes have been issued with official warnings after inspectors found "unacceptable" and illegal failings which left the most vulnerable at risk. The Daily Telegraph
Physiotherapists in UK can now independently prescribe medication to their patients in world first Physiotherapists in the UK will become the first in the world to be able to independently prescribe medication to their patients, the Department of Health has announced. The Independent