Category Archives: NHS

National Health Service (NHS)

NHS70: Some Recent Publications and Statistics (ONS / NHS Digital / BBC News / CQC)

Summary The National Health Service (NHS) was created seven decades ago today. Different organisations have marked this event in their own distinct ways. Two sets of brief statistical eye-openers. The first is from the Office for National Statistics: Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Potentially Ineffective / Low-Value Treatments in the NHS Under Review (BBC News)

Summary NHS England is actively considering proposals to discontinue or reduce the availability of 17 routine procedures considered to be either ineffective or risky. The aim is to improve patient outcomes, reduce waste in the NHS (by an estimated 200 … Continue reading

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Ongoing Reflections on the State of the NHS – and Social Care (BBC News / Health Foundation / Institute for Fiscal Studies / King’s Fund / Nuffield Trust / ippr)

Summary In preparation for the NHS’s 70th Birthday on July 5th 2018, numerous think-tanks and individuals have been authoring timely reports on the current state of the NHS and social care, complete with no shortage of recommendations for change / improvement. … Continue reading

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Heatwave Plan for England (PHE / BBC News)

Summary The Heatwave Plan for England, created with the aim of protecting vulnerable individuals from heat-related harm, may be of interest this week. Full Text Link Reference Heatwave Plan for England. [Online]: Public Health England; Department of Health and Social … Continue reading

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People With Learning Disabilities and Dementia: Reasonable Adjustments to Healthcare Services (PHE / PHELDO)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released a multi-part guide on reasonable adjustments which should be made to health and social care services, with a view to ensuring these services are accessible for people with learning disabilities plus actual or … Continue reading

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Brexit Dividend to Cover NHS Funding Settlement: Assisted by Undisclosed Tax Increases? (BBC News)

Summary The announcement of a 3.4% annual funding increase, over the next five years, represents a significant and politically astute compromise development, in advance of the NHS’s 70th birthday. Wise heads in the Treasury wanted to limit annual NHS budget … Continue reading

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What’s Good For the Heart is Good For the Brain (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) estimates that possibly a third of dementia cases could be improved through healthier lifestyle choices. Guidance on healthy lifestyles, to help reduce the risk of dementia, is to be given to patients via free NHS … Continue reading

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