Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category

Birmingham hospitals merger cleared by CMA

The CMA has cleared the merger between two Birmingham hospital trusts, after finding that it is likely to benefit patients in the local area. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that, whilst the merger between Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) could give rise to […]

LGA RESPONDS TO LATEST DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE FIGURES

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their own […]

LGA RESPONDS TO HEALTHWATCH CARE HOME STUDY

Responding to a new study by Healthwatch on people’s experiences of care homes, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Councils want to see everyone receive high quality care and for care homes to be of a high standard that meet people’s needs, going beyond simply getting washed and […]

CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE AT BREAKING POINT, COUNCIL LEADERS WARN

Children’s social care is being pushed to breaking point, with growing demand for support leading to 75 per cent of councils in England overspending on their children’s services budgets by more than half a billion pounds, council leaders warn. New analysis by the Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and […]

LGA RESPONDS TO NEW PHE REPORT ‘HEALTH PROFILE FOR ENGLAND’

Responding to the new Public Health England report ‘Health Profile for England’, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This ground-breaking PHE analysis shows how deprivation can lead to long-term ill health and premature death for the most deprived. “We know that those living in the most deprived communities […]

PARENTS ISSUE MENINGITIS VACCINE APPEAL

A group of parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis have issued a hard-hitting warning to other parents to ensure their children take up a lifesaving vaccine against the disease. Parents including; Michelle Bresnahan, Paul Gentry, Julia Styles and Ailsa Sugrue  – are spearheading charity Meningitis Now’s campaign to increase Men ACWY vaccine uptake amongst […]

Royal Free – Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection law

The ICO has ruled the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it provided patient details to Google DeepMind. The Trust provided personal data of around 1.6 million patients as part of a trial to test an alert, diagnosis and detection system for acute kidney injury. But an […]

The search is on for the best NHS suppliers and partnerships in the North West.

Applications are invited for the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2017 – recognising the work of businesses, third sector bodies and the NHS in working together to provide great patient care. Last year’s overall winner was Falck Medical Services, who work with a dedicated NHS team in the North West and […]

Unique event aims to provide technology solutions for healthcare issues in Cornwall

‘Maximising Technology in Health and Care’ event on 4th July For the first time in Cornwall, the NHS and other healthcare professionals are being brought together with pioneering health technology companies, to see how they can work together to benefit people across the region and beyond. On July 4th Cornwall Council and Falmouth University will co-host Independence Day: […]

NORTHERN IRELAND ENTREPRENEUR DEEPAK CONNECTS FOR SUCCESS

Northern Ireland start-up, Connected Care Solutions, founded by local entrepreneur Deepak Samson, is set to make a big impact on the ageing population with Ethel, the elderly care smart hub, which is now being used by the Shetland Islands Council, under the EU-funded RemoAge project. Ethel is an innovative touchscreen tablet that allows families and carers […]