Health Secretary faces legal challenge for failing patients with disabilities and autism

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a legal challenge against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care over the repeated failure to move people with learning disabilities and autism into appropriate accommodation. The EHRC has longstanding concerns about the rights of more than 2,000 people with learning disabilities and autism… Continue reading Health Secretary faces legal challenge for failing patients with disabilities and autism

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RCEM: Emergency Departments struggling to admit the sickest patients

Commenting on the NHS performance statistics for January 2020, which show a record number of patients staying in Emergency Departments (EDs) for over 12 hours, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson said: “While these figures show a slight improvement in terms of the number of patients being treated within four… Continue reading RCEM: Emergency Departments struggling to admit the sickest patients

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Hft welcome the reappointment of Matt Hancock as Secretary of State for Health

Billy Davis, Public Affairs and Policy Manager at Hft, commented: “We welcome Matt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. At a time when the sector is facing great uncertainty, continuity at the heart of government is very welcome. “After years of government inaction, Matt will be aware of the need for… Continue reading Hft welcome the reappointment of Matt Hancock as Secretary of State for Health

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Two Labour MPs ditch public engagements after attending coronavirus scare bus summit

Nottingham South MP Lillian Greenwood and Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel both confirmed they were being formally tested for the condition after attending the UK Bus Summit earlier this month. An attendee at the Westminster event later tested positive for coronavirus, the flu-like epidemic which has been designated as a public health risk by… Continue reading Two Labour MPs ditch public engagements after attending coronavirus scare bus summit

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The Royal Osteoporosis Society responds to the Government’s plan to scrap visas for low-skilled workers

Restricting the number of visas for overseas social care workers amid claims of the Government’s major immigration shake-up could lead to even more people not being able to remain independent and in their own homes following a fracture. Alison Doyle, Head of Operations and Clinical Practice at The Royal Osteoporosis Society, says, “Limiting the number… Continue reading The Royal Osteoporosis Society responds to the Government’s plan to scrap visas for low-skilled workers

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Baroness Finlay: We must utilise the skills of refugee doctors

This week’s news of 900,000 refugees fleeing war-torn Syria threw into focus the terrible plight of the innocent. Amongst many fleeing are health care workers, displaced and unable to practice at all, their experience wisdom and skills gradually dwindle in the cycle of despair that is the fate of so many. By contrast here in… Continue reading Baroness Finlay: We must utilise the skills of refugee doctors

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Baroness Finlay: We must utilise the skills of refugee doctors

This week’s news of 900,000 refugees fleeing war-torn Syria threw into focus the terrible plight of the innocent. Amongst many fleeing are health care workers, displaced and unable to practice at all, their experience wisdom and skills gradually dwindle in the cycle of despair that is the fate of so many. By contrast here in… Continue reading Baroness Finlay: We must utilise the skills of refugee doctors

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