Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Northants Commissioners Publish Children And Young People's Survey Northamptonshire Young Healthy Minds Partnership, a joint initiative between Nene CCG, Corby CCG, and Northamptonshire County Council carried out a survey of 775 children, young people and adults (including parents, grandparents and health ... AboutMyArea
Doctor complaints 'rising steeply' The number of complaints against doctors in the UK has doubled in the past five years, figures show. BBC News
Air pollution associated with low birth weight "Study links low birthweight to air pollution and traffic," The Guardian reports.
A new EU-wide study has found a strong link between exposure to air pollution in pregnant women and low birth weight babies. Low birth weight can increase the risk of the child developing a chronic disease. The study found that pregnant women living in areas with higher levels of pollution, usually associated with traffic density, had a correspondingly higher risk of having a low birth weight baby.
Patient survey highlights variation in benefit from common NHS operations New online map shows survey results by local provider in England. Health & Social Care Information Centre
Social care annual report 2012/13 This report argues that children’s services in England need strong and stable leadership to bring about sustained improvement in the help, care and protection of our most vulnerable young people. It shows that of the 17 local authorities judged ‘inadequate’ in the past year, 11 had seen a new Director of Children’s Services recently installed while 12 had undergone another major change in senior leadership of one sort or another in the period prior to inspection.
Hospitals' daily spending on food as little as £4.15 per patient Lowest spender is Barnet and Chase Farm at £4.15 per patient per day, and highest is King's College hospital at £15.69.
Some hospitals spend barely £4 a day on the food they give each patient, less than half the national average, according to official NHS figures.
Care.data project to collate all NHS patients' records Every household in England will be sent information about a landmark health data project that will see patient records from all GP surgeries collected by the NHS. The Independent
- £1m national leaflet drop on care.data E-Health Insider
- NHS England sets out the next steps of public awareness about care.data NHS England
UK medical journals will no longer consider research funded by tobacco industry
The editors of Britain’s leading medical journal and its sister publications have announced they will no longer consider research that is funded by the tobacco industry. The Independent
Poorest areas of England ‘will suffer under new NHS spending formula’
The poorest parts of England will have their health funding cut while affluent areas will benefit under a proposed new NHS spending formula, experts have warned. The Independent
- North-south health gap 'set to widen' The Daily Telegraph