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Making general practice a better place to work

Making general practice a better place to work

NHS England want to ensure that general practice is a great place to work. We’re investing £12m locally to support our GPs develop exciting and rewarding careers and to stay in practice. Find out more at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/workforce/retaining-the-current-medical-workforce/making-general-practice-a-better-place-to-work/ ...
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Hull CCG ‘outstanding’ for third year in a row

Hull CCG ‘outstanding’ for third year in a row

Hull’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as “outstanding” for a third year in a row. NHS England’s Ofsted-style evaluation recognised the city’s innovative Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre – the UK’s first of its kind – which was opened last year by Jean Bishop, Hull’s Bee Lady. Of the 195 CCGs evaluated for leadership, financial performance, planning and patient and public involvement, just 24 achieved the highest rating. To read the report click here ...
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Government announces £135 million investment in health research

Government announces £135 million investment in health research

The funding will help tackle the biggest challenges in health and social care over the next 5 years, including dementia, obesity and mental health.  Click here to read the full article ...
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Number of registered patients per GP rises to almost 2,100

Number of registered patients per GP rises to almost 2,100

The average number of registered patients per GP in England has risen to 2,087 - an extra 56 people compared with last year - according to new official figures. Registered patients in England have increased by over 723,000 - or 1.2% - between July 2018 and July 2019, data from NHS Digital shows. To read the full report on pulsetoday click here ...
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WHAT WOULD YOU DO REPORT

WHAT WOULD YOU DO REPORT

Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership leaders welcomed the publication of a Healthwatch public engagement report ‘What would you do?’ this week. In 2018, the government announced that the NHS’ budget would be increased by £20 billion a year. In January 2019, the NHS published a long term plan which covers certain priorities that the NHS will focus on over the next 10 years. The “what would you do” Campaign ran by local Healthwatch across Humber, Coast and Vale including Healthwatch York, North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and Hull captured over 2000 responses on what local people want to see delivered locally across the region. Two surveys and 12 focus groups were ran to find out what people thought worked well and were things could be better. The volume of information we received from the public have allowed Healthwatch to identify important ...
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Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking

Obesity ’causes more cases of some cancers than smoking

New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK*, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges Government action to tackle obesity. Almost a third of UK adults are obese and, while smoking is still the nation’s biggest preventable cause of cancer and carries a much higher risk of the disease than obesity, Cancer Research UK’s analysis revealed that being overweight or obese trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different types of cancer. Excess weight causes around 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking in the UK each year. The same worrying pattern is true of cancer in the kidneys (1,400 more cases caused by excess weight than by smoking each year in the UK), ovaries (460) and liver (180). Cancer Research UK launched a nationwide ...
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Healthwatch Hull Annual Report 2018-2019

Healthwatch Hull Annual Report 2018-2019

We are delighted to share our Annual Report for 2018/19. Our Annual Report gives us a chance to highlight the work we have done over the past year and to share some of the feedback from the people of Hull. We have talked with thousands of local people from communities across the city, hearing peoples experiences of health & social care is where it starts.  Each story gives us the opportunity to improve services across the city, and we continue to share these patient experiences with both providers and commissioners of services. Your Voice Counts. For the full report along with all other Healthwatch Hull reports, please click here: https://healthwatchkingstonuponhull.co.uk/annual-reports/ ...
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Emergency medical info - SET IT UP!!

Emergency medical info – SET IT UP!!

Setting up the emergency medical features on your phone could save your life. It allows ambulance staff to see information like allergies, medical conditions and who to contact in case of an emergency. Most smartphones have a feature that can help ambulance staff to access your information in case of an emergency without needing your passcode. Your device's documentation should tell you how to set it up. Click here for help with setting up this feature on your iphone! ...
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NHS to launch young people’s gambling addiction service

NHS to launch young people’s gambling addiction service

The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The move comes amid growing concern that the scourge of problem gambling is being fuelled by online gaming sites and targeted adverts, NHS England say. Hundreds of thousands of people in England have a serious problem with gambling, with an additional two million at risk of developing a disorder. The number of children classed as having a gambling problem is 55,000, according to the Gambling Commission. The Commission also found that 450,000 are gambling regularly, more than those who have taken drugs, drunk alcohol or smoked. Specialist face-to-face NHS treatment for gambling addiction has only been available in London but is being made available across the country as part of the Long Term Plan. Up to 14 new NHS ...
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Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015 evaluation

Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015 evaluation

At the request of the Department of Health and Social Care, the CQC has looked at how well the Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is being used across mental health services since it was updated in 2015. They looked for the useful things and the barriers that services have found when they use the guidance. They also looked at what impact these things have had on people’s experience of detention, care and treatment. They found that: Providers lacked understanding about how to promote, apply and report on the guiding principles in the Code Providers did not support staff well enough to enable them to have meaningful and productive conversations with patients Local areas, including commissioners, local authorities, police and providers, should work together better to make sure that people receive the right care The CQC has made a number of recommendations for the Department of Health and Social ...
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