Public Health Update
New project to provide help for recovering drug and alcohol addicts in Grimsby moves step closer
A new project to provide help for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in Grimsby has moved a step closer after an organisation was commissioned to run the service. A Recovery Community will be established by Creative Start on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council and Public Health England after the scheme was given the green light by the council
NHS top tips for staying cool
With thousands of people ending up in hospital each year as a result of heat and allergies, England’s chief nurse has called on the public to help prevent children and older people falling victim to the extreme heat.
£20 million to help 10,000 young people into NHS careers
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a £20m fund to support 10,000 young people from all backgrounds to get a career in the NHS.
Starting and Developing Well
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults: general practice reporting
NHS England has published a letter and supporting documents outlining the arrangements needed for managing local authority requests for child protection reports.
Integrating services for disabled children and young people
The Council for Disabled Children has published It takes leaders to break down siloes: integrating services for disabled children. This report aims to drive change in the design and delivery of services for disabled children, and support greater integration for children and young people more generally. The report identifies key factors that are helping and hindering the integration of services around special education needs and disability (SEND).
Health, care and the 100-year life
A child born today has a one in three chance of living to 100. Increased longevity should be celebrated.
Same-day pharmacy consultations offered to patients
Patients with minor health issues will be offered same-day appointments at their local pharmacy.
Patients with rare diseases give their views on genomics
Genomics England commissioned research into the views of patients and carers around the introduction of whole genome sequencing into the NHS.
Drink free days 2018: campaign evaluation
The government has published an evaluation of the drink free days campaign run in 2018.
Health matters: whole systems approach to obesity
This edition of Health Matters focuses on Public Health England’s guide to taking a whole-system approach to obesity.
MPs call for more walking and cycling
An MPs’ report concludes that increased levels of walking and cycling can help combat the economic, human and environmental costs of inactivity, climate change, air pollution and traffic congestion.
NICE impact: adult social care
NICE has published NICEimpact adult social care (pdf). Using data relating to the use of NICE guidance alongside real-life examples, this report considers how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in adult social care. It also looks at areas where there is room for improvement.
Workforce Race Equality
NHS England has published information about the 37 new Workforce Race Equality Standard Experts who will help to ensure each part of the health service is helping to address inequalities between different groups of staff. This brings the total number of ambassadors for the WRES programme to more than 80.