Health Round-up for January
Following Dame Una O’Brien’s announcement that she will be stepping down as Permanent Secretary for the Dept. of Health, Chris Wormald has been appointed to role, moving from the Dept. for Education.
David Cameron has pledged almost £1billion of investment in mental health services across the country, including £250m for services in hospital emergency departments, and over £400m for service delivery in homes and communities.
The UK Chief Medical Officers have released new guidelines for alcohol consumption, warning that any level of alcohol can lead to increased risk of cancer.
Be sure to also check out our report on faith and alcohol use.
The Dept. of Health has awarded £38.7m in grants over the next 2 years to 60 homelessness and housing projects as part of ‘Homelessness Change’ and ‘Platform for Life’ programmes.
Be sure to also check out our report on faith and homelessness.
NHS England’s Patient Choice Unit will be holding a series of regional engagement events in February and March for the public, patients and carers to share their experiences and views on patient choice in the NHS.
Public Health England has launched a new Change4Life campaign called Sugar Smart, providing guidance and tool to help manage a healthy level of sugar intake.
The Government is running a consultation on giving the Care Quality Commission the scope to charge fees on its inspections.