- These case studies describe the progress being made across the country to improve children’s nutrition, health and wellbeing.
- Lambeth has trained over 1,000 local frontline staff in how to identify, raise and refer children with weight problems for appropriate support. This has included school nurses, health visitors, GPs, practice nurses and community workers being given practical tools, including leaflets, a BMI (body mass index) wheel and growth charts.The nutrition training offered to children’s centre staff and those working in early years settings includes tips on common issues – for example dealing w
- With 300 pupils aged 3 to 11, the school has its own allotments and raised vegetable beds where children grow their own food as well as a Heritage Orchard with 22 varieties of apple. A new beehive allows honey to be produced on site and a pizza oven means that children can make fresh pizzas with produce from the allotments. Children take part in at least an hour of food education every week and the school is planning to host a food conference to share knowledge and experience with other schools
- Launched in 2013, the Soil Association’s Out to Lunch campaign is working with restaurants and pub chains to improve the food and service offered to children and families when they eat out on the high street.With the help of a team of ‘secret diner’ parents, the campaign compiled an ‘Out to Lunch’ league table, ranking 21 of Britain’s top high street chains.Out to Lunch aims to improve healthy menu development and encourages good sourcing and preparation pract
- The HENRY approach combines 3 elements:behaviour change strategiesparenting skillsimproved knowledge about food and activity for under 5s and the whole family
Over the past 8 years, HENRY has established a partnership with local public health departments, NHS trusts and children’s services across England and Wales that includes:Royal Society for Public Health-accredited training for practitioners working with young familiespreventive group programmes to help parents adopt a healthier famil
- The Food Flagship programme, funded by the Mayor of London and the Department of Education, aims to change the food culture in the borough, starting with schools and families and, through businesses and workplaces, into the wider community.Improving food in schools is one of the council’s main objectives. The council supports school breakfast clubs to offer healthier food options and more pupils are eating school meals. There are also new cooking classes to teach children about healthy eat
- Clapham Manor primary school works with pupils, families and staff to ensure that nutrition and physical exercise are valued as part of a healthy life style.The school became a Natural Thinkers’ accredited setting in 2015. This is a Lambeth-wide programme that aims to connect young people with the world around them in a similar way to the Forest schools programme which involves an outdoor approach to education and play. Children have access to the nature garden year-round and in all weathe
- Children from Charlton Manor primary school achieved the Healthy Schools London Gold status in 2014. The Healthy Schools scheme supports and recognises schools’ achievements in pupil health and wellbeing. The award is based on the high quality of locally sourced ingredients used in school meals, a ‘from farm to fork’ approach to food and a new and improved dinner service.The newly refurbished dinner centre, Charlton Manor Restaurant, has a variety of freshly prepared healthy fo
- Brighton and Hove city council has a goal to become a ‘sugar smart city’. The council has started a conversation with the local community about sugar consumption. Last autumn it launched a survey for local residents and one for businesses, followed by a youth debate with a panel of experts including head teachers, health professionals, business owners and a number of focus groups. The local community was encouraged to take part using the hashtag #SugarSmartCity.More than 1,100 people
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In order to protect their own health and that of their unborn child, women who are, or who may be, pregnant should be advised to avoid close contact with livestock animals.This is because infectious organisms may be present in birth fluids of animals, particularly sheep, cattle and goats. Such organisms may result in infections such as chlamydiosis, listeriosis, Q fever and toxoplasmosis.Different animal species are involved which give birth at different times of the year, mea
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Northern Ireland nursing chief warns health service faces meltdown
The health service in Northern Ireland is heading for meltdown in the wake of the Stormont crisis, it has been warned. The head of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Northern Ireland has said she is seriously concerned about the future of the NHS ...en meer »
- With permission Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on mental health and NHS performance.This government is committed to a shared society in which public services work to the highest standards for everyone. This includes plans announced this morning by the Prime Minister on mental health.I am proud that, under this government, 1,400 more people are accessing mental health services every day compared to 2010 and we are investing more in mental health than ever before, with plans for 1 m
- Thank you for inviting me to be here this morning to deliver the prestigious Charity Commission annual lecture.I am delighted to have this opportunity to express my appreciation for all those who work in our charity sector and for those who freely give their time, money and expertise in the service of others. We are a country built on the bonds of family, community and citizenship and there is no greater example of the strength of those bonds than our great movement of charities and social enter
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- The third progress report of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016.This report is being used to update the 2012 strategy in 5 main areas:expanding the strategy to include self-harm prevention in its own rightevery local area to produce a multi-agency suicide prevention planimproving suicide bereavement support in order to develop support servicesbetter targeting of suicid
- This report sets out the government’s response to the work of the Mental Health Taskforce. The taskforce report to NHS England, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, is an independent and far-reaching overview of what modern mental health services should be.The government will accept the taskforce report’s recommendations in full. This report provides full responses to each of the 58 recommendations made to government.All of the recommendations, whether for NHS England or for
- It is a tragic fact that 1 in 10 children in this country has a diagnosable mental health condition.The long-term effects can be crippling: children with behavioural disorders are 4 times more likely to be dependent on drugs, 6 times more likely to die before the age of 30, and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.While this government legislated for ‘parity of esteem’ in healthcare – so that whatever your illness, physical or mental, you are treated the same – very o
- PM: “I want us to employ the power of government as a force for good to transform the way we deal with mental health problems right across society”comprehensive package of reforms to improve mental health support at every stage of a person’s life – with an emphasis on early intervention for children and young peopleleading mental health figures to undertake independent expert report on companies’ work to support mental health
Delivering the annual Charity Commission
- Children across England are being given specialised sports prostheses from the NHS to help them run, swim and play sport, and even become the next Paralympians.This follows the creation of a £1.5 million fund by the Department of Health, announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt during last summer’s Paralympic Games in Rio.The money has been split between funding for NHS limb centres to fund requests for prostheses and investment in a Child Prostheses Research Collaboration, bringing
- The Department of Health is making available £750,000 to fund prostheses in England for children who have suffered limb loss or were born with a limb deficiency, to enable them to take part in physical activity and sports. The funding is available until the end of March 2018.NHS limb centres in England may request funds for individual prostheses they have prescribed up to the value of £5,000 per limb (not per child), including all the associated costs of fitting the new limb, such as
- People from across the health and care community have been acknowledged for their service in the latest New Year Honours awards.Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British EmpireSir Cyril Chantler, Emeritus Professor Guy’s, King’s, and St Thomas’s Medical SchoolFor services to leadership in healthcareDame Commander of the Order of the British EmpireProfessor Caroline Leigh Watkins, Professor of Stroke and Older People’s Care, College of Health and Wellbeing, University
- In total 1,197 people have received an award:1,047 candidates have been selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level; 322 at BEM, 503 at MBE and 222 at OBE 74% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacitythere are 603 successful women candidates in the list, representing just over 50% of the total9.3% of the successful candidates come from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, the greatest ever number of BAME
- Each recipient exemplifies the very best of our nation, from one of our oldest recipients, 94-year-old Janet Gillespie receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her charitable service, having spent over 60 years volunteering for Poppy Scotland, beginning with selling poppies in 1952 and only retiring last year; to one of the
youngest, a BEM for 17 year old Jeremiah Emmanuel, a role model Army Cadet who founded social justice charity One Big Community (1BC) to help youth organisations to engage
- The barcode technology used in major industries such as aerospace and retail is being introduced to the NHS in England to improve patient safety. Barcodes are being placed on breast implants, replacement hips, medication and surgical tools.The £12 million Department of Health ‘Scan4Safety’ project is already helping staff to quickly and easily track each patient through their hospital journey. From the unique barcodes on wristbands patients receive when they enter hospital, to
- The NHS will serve nearly 400,000 lunches this Christmas day, with patients tucking into what could be the world’s biggest festive meal.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt praised all those who will be working this Christmas day:I want to thank everyone across our health and care system, from the cooks making hundreds of thousands of Christmas dinners to the cleaners, nurses, doctors, care workers, paramedics and countless other staff making sure patients get outstanding care this Christmas. No-o
- The PPRS payment percentage for 2017 will be 4.75%, this document sets out how the level was calculated.The PPRS is a voluntary agreement to control the prices of branded drugs sold to the NHS. It is negotiated between the Department of Health, acting on behalf of the UK government and Northern Ireland, and the branded pharmaceutical industry, represented by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
- SaBTO advises UK ministers and health departments on the most appropriate ways to ensure the safety of blood, cells, tissues and organs for transfusion/transplantation.
- The financial monitoring and accounts and management information forms (FMA) for 2016 to 2017 contains guidance on completing the forms for the completion of the 2016 to 2017 quarter 3 and year-end finance returns. The forms are sent directly to NHS trusts.
- 30 UK organisations participated in the largest ever healthcare mission to China, visiting Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.The mission was timed to coincide with the UK-China High Level People to People Dialogue (P2P) in Shanghai co-chaired by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP and Chinese Vice Premier, Liu Yandong.During the mission, Healthcare UK renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with Zhejiang Health Commission on training and innovation.In Shanghai, MrHu
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- The Queen has been pleased to approve the following ministerial appointments:Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE CMG as Commercial Secretary (Minister of State) at Her Majesty’s Treasury (having previously been a Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)Rt Hon Lord Henley as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State* at the Department for Work and Pensions in addition to his current role as a Government Whip (Lord in Waiting)Lord O’Shaughnessy as a Parli
- The NHS Improvement remit letter for 2016/17 sets out the strategic objectives for the organisation around the:NHS budgetdelivery of safe, high quality careNHS operational performancealignment with the Five Year Forward ViewNHS leadership
The letter sets out the role of NHS Improvement, working with others to provide sustainable, continually improving healthcare for all.
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- People with learning disabilities will benefit from £25 million of funding to help them live more independently in their own homes. The fund aims to improve their quality of life by giving them independence, and helping them feel more included in their local community.The successful bids of the £25 million housing and technology fund have been announced today (Tuesday 20 December) by Health Minister David Mowat.The local authority projects will focus on adapting existing housing, cre
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- This practical guidance for the completion of the DH accounting group agreement of balances (AoB) exercises is relevant to all bodies within the DH accounting boundary.While the Department of Health group accounting manual outlines the principles of the AoB exercise, including the associated accounting principles, this guidance includes more details of how the exercise should be completed in practice. The guidance should be read in conjunction with the manual.
- The Department of Health ALB consolidation schedule 2016 to 2017 supplements the framework for group accounting contained within the Department of Health group accounting manual 2016 to 2017, and guidance for the agreement of balances exercises.This guidance will be updated on a quarterly basis and published at the same time the revised data collection forms are sent out, which all support the collection of high quality and timely accounts data during the financial year.
- This document sets out the government’s response to the 29 conclusions and recommendations made in the House of Commons Health Select Committee report.
- The government’s response to the House of Commons Health Committee Report on public health post-2013 responds to each of its recommendations on subjects such as funding, improving public health, politics and evidence, boundary issues and fragmentation and leadership.This response was prepared by the Department of Health in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England.Annex 1 is a joint NHS Digital and PHE response on issues regarding access to data and intelligence it need
- For SCS2 or equivalent senior officials and above, all travel, business expenses and hospitality received is recorded. Some data may have been redacted if it was deemed that publishing it could impact on national or personal security.The travel report includes: name of the official, dates, duration of visit, destination, purpose of trip, mode of travel, class of travel, accommodation and meals, other associated costs and use of official car.The hospitality report includes: name of the official,
- A nationwide campaign, launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives.The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0 to 4. It includes a film featuring mother and campaigner Melissa Mead, who lost her baby son William to sepsis in December 2014.The UK Sepsis Trust estimates that there are more than 120,000 cases of sepsis and around 37,000 deaths each year in England.Health Secreta
- Local authorities (upper tier and unitary) are responsible for improving the health of their local population and reducing health inequalities.In the financial year ending 2018, local authorities will receive £3.3 billion public health grant for their public health duties for all ages.The local authority circular sets out the allocations and conditions for using the grant. The local authorities in Greater Manchester piloting the business rates retention will not receive grant from the gove
- This is the most up-to-date information about how NHS expenditure was used to provide healthcare by NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts.Reference costs are the unit costs to the NHS for providing defined services in a given financial year to NHS patients in England. They are collected and published annually.Please note that the organisation level source data (parts 1-3) are large files and should be opened using MS Access or other database software. Annex C of the main publication gives advice
- The Department of Health (DH), NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) are inviting applications from voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to join a new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Closing date for applications is noon 22 February 2017.
The Alliance is part of the new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Programme. Through this DH, NHS England and PHE will work with VCSE organisations to promote equality and address health inequalities and help people, families and co
- This year, I asked the CQC to conduct an investigation into lessons that needed to be learned following the tragic death of Connor Sparrowhawk in 2013 at Southern Health NHS Trust. I want to start by paying tribute to his family, and particularly his mother Sara Ryan, for her persistent and determined campaigning for a proper investigation into what happened. The lessons of Mid Staffs, Morecambe Bay and indeed other injustices like Hillsborough is that when families speak out we must listen. And
- The Department of Health, NHS Employers and ambulance unions have agreed paramedics will be re-banded nationally from band 5 to band 6.This new deal will see paramedics in England move up the pay scale from band 5 to band 6 where appropriate. This is in recognition of the increasing responsibilities of being a modern paramedic. It also means paramedics will be able to earn more as they progress through the Agenda for Change pay scale.Initial funding will be agreed by the Department of Health, NH
- Find out about the new nursing degree apprenticeship, which is available from September 2017.
- In her annual report on the state of the public’s health, ‘Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future’, Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, focuses on the health of people aged between 50 and 70.It considers topics such as the impact of lifestyle choices on current and future health, mental health, sexual health, and screening and immunisation programmes.Professor Sally Davies said: People are living longer than ever and so retirement presents a real oppor
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