Health News Digest 19th October 2018

Covering news from the 12th October 2018

This weekly digest contains details of the latest health-related news/articles in the general media, new publications of interest and press releases from the Department of Health.  The digest has 6 key sections,

•  Department of Health
•  Practice Based Commissioning
•  Legislation
•  Latest Health-related News Links
•  Newspapers
•  ‘Other Sources’ which are less frequently updated

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Department of Health





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The Independent



Other Sources

National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Nothing to report

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Care Quality Commission (formerly Healthcare Commission)

Chief Inspector of Hospitals rates Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as Requires Improvement

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King’s Fund

CQC, the state of care and system-level regulation

The puzzle of STPs in London

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