Health News Digest 15th February 2019

Covering news from the 8th February 2019

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

Commissioners still failing to tackle causes of ill health, says community development advocate

Why Welsh practices hope to stop seeing diabetics

Acute and community services work together to avoid complications

Bay area takes a balanced approach to health and social isolation

Good news with strings attached: implications of the GP network contract

What the long-term plan says about integrated care and commissioning

Long-term plan must allow time for natural allies to come together


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The Independent


Care Quality Commission (formerly Healthcare Commission)

Nothing to report

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King’s Fund

The King’s Fund responds to the latest NHS performance figures

Is it possible to use the digitisation of the NHS to reach the furthest first?

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Local Government Association

Building social housing over 20 years could have saved renters £1.8 billion

LGA responds to latest delayed transfers of care figures

Support for young carers, House of Commons, 12 February 2019

House of Commons Debate: Special educational needs and disabilities funding, 12 February 2019

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