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One month until UK hosts Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit

One month until UK hosts Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit

Health leaders from around the world will gather in London next month to address the issue of mental ill-health.

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New research into funding for adult social care published

New research into funding for adult social care published

The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae proposes a new formula to be used with the Local Government Finance Settlement.

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Supporting World Autism Awareness Week

Supporting World Autism Awareness Week

Sellafield Ltd has marked World Autism Awareness Week by shining a light on those affected by the condition.

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Managing diabetes with mobile health: apply for business funding

Managing diabetes with mobile health: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £450,000 in SBRI contracts to develop mobile health services to transform the lives of diabetics.

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Partnership and investment in the voluntary sector

Partnership and investment in the voluntary sector

Views wanted on partnership working and investment in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

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Health and care nominations wanted for honours list

Health and care nominations wanted for honours list

The Department of Health is looking for nominations for the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016.

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Bristol Evening Seminar: More than a provider   the voluntary sector's experience of commissioning (June 2015)

Bristol Evening Seminar: More than a provider the voluntary sector's experience of commissioning (June 2015)

An overview of this Academy for Justice Commissioning evening seminar, including a copy of the seminar presentation

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on his reappointment

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on his reappointment

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that Jeremy Hunt will continue as Secretary of State for Health.

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Safer care for patients

Safer care for patients

The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015 that aims to improve safety and quality of care has received Royal Assent.

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NHS funded nursing care rates increased from 1 April 2015

NHS funded nursing care rates increased from 1 April 2015

The NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing is being increased by 1% for 2015 to 2016.

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Care Certificate launching on 1 April 2015

Care Certificate launching on 1 April 2015

All new healthcare assistants and social care support workers will be expected to get a Care Certificate within 12 weeks of employment.

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Cap on care costs: 1 week to have your say on the Care Act 2014

Cap on care costs: 1 week to have your say on the Care Act 2014

Last chance to take part in consultation on the cap on care costs and appeals, which is open until Monday 30 March.

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Health secretary announces $100m Dementia Discovery Fund

Health secretary announces $100m Dementia Discovery Fund

Major pharmaceutical companies, Alzheimer’s Research UK and government all commit in principle to investing in the fund.

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Previous Seminar Presentation: Offender Personality Disorder Pathway Programme (Mar 2015)

Previous Seminar Presentation: Offender Personality Disorder Pathway Programme (Mar 2015)

In this seminar speakers described the joint initiative between the National Offender Management Service and NHS England and how the programme is providing a jointly commissioned pathway of services from community to community.

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5 million patients to benefit from new era of patient care

5 million patients to benefit from new era of patient care

The NHS has chosen 29 ‘vanguard’ geographies to take the national lead on transforming care for patients in towns, cities and counties across England.

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What do you think of your social care provider?

What do you think of your social care provider?

Online questionnaires for children’s homes, fostering services, adoption agencies and residential family centres are open until 4 May 2015.

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What do you think of your social care provider?

What do you think of your social care provider?

Online questionnaires for children’s homes, fostering services, adoption agencies and residential family centres are open until 4 May 2015.

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Integrated health and social care programme expanded

Integrated health and social care programme expanded

Programme to promote innovative ways of joining up health and social care extended to 11 new areas.

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Health services to display inspection ratings

Health services to display inspection ratings

Care Quality Commission inspection rating to be clearly displayed by all public and private healthcare organisations.

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New Mental Health Act code of practice

New Mental Health Act code of practice

A revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 provides guidance for professionals.

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New Year’s Honours for health and social care

New Year’s Honours for health and social care

The 2015 New Year Honours recognise achievements of wide range of people throughout health and social care community.

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New laws for more open and safe NHS care come into force

New laws for more open and safe NHS care come into force

Duty of Candour and Fit and Proper Person’s Test will help improve patient safety, transparency and leadership in the NHS.

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Mental Health Taskforce announced

Mental Health Taskforce announced

The Deputy Prime Minister announces that he will establish and chair a new Mental Health Taskforce.

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Formal launch of MyNHS

Formal launch of MyNHS

New website will provide data on NHS performance and allow patients to compare care.

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Autism statutory guidance consultation launched

Autism statutory guidance consultation launched

Successful Autism Innovation Fund bids also announced, along with money to make local areas more autism-friendly

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Ofsted begins transition to GOV.UK

Ofsted begins transition to GOV.UK

During November and December 2014 Ofsted's web presence will be migrating to GOV.UK.

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Better care plans to help elderly and reduce hospital visits

Better care plans to help elderly and reduce hospital visits

Better Care Fund will help join up local health and care services to improve care and reduce A&E admissions.

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Final Care Act guidance published

Final Care Act guidance published

The Care Act regulations and guidance for local authorities have been strengthened as a result of consultation.

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Child migrant Family Restoration Fund extended

Child migrant Family Restoration Fund extended

The Family Restoration Fund, which helps to reunite former child migrants with their families, will be extended until 2017.

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Public health funding allocations for 2015 to 2016 announced

Public health funding allocations for 2015 to 2016 announced

Local authorities’ public health funding allocations for 2015 to 2016 and a new public health incentive scheme announced.

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Childminder agency handbook published today

Childminder agency handbook published today

Ofsted publishes Childminder agency handbook, and the application forms that people need if they wish to apply to become an agency.

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Health and social care volunteering grants awarded

Health and social care volunteering grants awarded

Grants for voluntary sector health and social care projects to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

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Special measures scheme for failing care homes

Special measures scheme for failing care homes

Special measures regime to be introduced for care homes, as a similar scheme for hospitals show improvements

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Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation launched

Mental Health Act Code of Practice consultation launched

The Department of Health is seeking views on proposed changes to the Code of Practice: Mental Health Act (1983).

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Consultation to improve regulation of health and social care providers

Consultation to improve regulation of health and social care providers

Proposed changes to Care Quality Commission registration requirements set out basic level of care that all health and care organisations must provide.

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Mental health action plan: PHE response

Mental health action plan: PHE response

Improving the public's mental health and wellbeing is one of the most important goals for our modern public health system.

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G8 Dementia Summit welcomed by PHE

G8 Dementia Summit welcomed by PHE

Duncan Selbie welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on the prevention of dementia and helping people to live well with the condition.

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NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia: winners announced

NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia: winners announced

The judges awarded a share of the £150,000 prize to 3 schemes from across the country.

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Reflecting on the Francis response

Reflecting on the Francis response

Following the government’s response to the Mid Staffs Francis inquiry, Mary Agnew gives her personal insight from the implementation team.

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Office of the Chief Social Worker: new appointees start

Office of the Chief Social Worker: new appointees start

Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, and Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults, started in September.

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Vulnerable older people’s plan: 1 week left to comment on proposals

Vulnerable older people’s plan: 1 week left to comment on proposals

Improving care for vulnerable older people - engagement exercise closes on 27 September 2013.

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Panel appointed to consider integrated care pioneer bids

Panel appointed to consider integrated care pioneer bids

A panel of national and international experts has been appointed to consider bids from local areas applying to become integrated care pioneers.

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