In the news w/e 21 June

Your media headlines roundup, week ending 21 June…

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority
BBC Health – 16 June 2019
Every new teacher in England will be trained in how to spot early warning signs of mental illness, under a plan being unveiled by Theresa May later. Read the full story.

Mum asks public to write to MPs demanding inquiry into son’s death
East Anglia – 17 June 2019
The PHSO said NEP had “missed opportunities” to ensure the safety of the young men and their families. Read the full story.

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named
BBC Health – 17 June 2019
Eight hospitals in seven NHS Trusts have reported cases of listeria linked to pre-packed sandwiches and salads eaten by patients, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed. Read the full story.

Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’
BBC Health – 17 June 2019
Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. Read the full story.

Review found ‘significant concerns’ about conflicts at CCG
HSJ – 17 June 2019
A clinical commissioning group has been criticised for how it handled potential conflicts of interest when it handed out contracts to organisations owned by its own GPs. Email for the full story.

Leaked blueprint reveals plan to centralise NHS procurement
HSJ – 17 June 2019
The NHS’s buying power for goods and services worth up to £10bn could be taken away from individual trusts and placed in central teams, under proposals leaked to HSJ. Email for the full story.

Letter to Editor: What is happening at Lister House?
Your Harlow – 17 June 2019
Again not only were they cancelled there was no appointments available to book. Read the full story.

It’s time to get your Harlow workforce active!
Your Harlow – 17 June 2019
BUSINESSES and organisations throughout Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 Essex challenge. Read the full story.

NHS needs extra £8bn or long-term plan will fail, say hospital bosses
The Guardian – 18 June 2019
Ministers must spend an extra £8bn a year on health, on top of the NHS’s £20.5bn budget boost, or the service’s long-term plan will fail, according to hospital bosses and NHS experts warn. Read the full story.

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination ‘a global crisis’
BBC News – 19 June 2019
Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts. Read the full story.

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol
BBC News – 19 June 2019
Women know too little about alcohol’s role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests. Read the full story.

Confed chief challenges Hancock’s digital plans
HSJ – 19 June 2019
Matt Hancock’s digital ambitions cannot be realised if the government continues to withhold capital funding from the service, the NHS Confederation’s chief has warned. Email for the full story.

Investigation: The cancer service failings covered up for years
HSJ – 19 June 2019
Concerns about children’s cancer services in London have – in the words of one informed figure – been an “open secret” for almost a decade, and involved multiple reviews by experts and discussions at the highest levels. Email for the full story.

Listeria outbreak mapped: Full list of hospitals supplied with affected sandwiches
Daily Star – 18 June 2019
A full list of NHS hospitals supplied sandwiches linked to the deadly listeria outbreak has been revealed. Read the full story.

1,000-strong petition reignites Stansted expansion debate
Dunmow Broadcast – 18 June 2019
Stansted Airport’s controversial plans to raise its passenger number threshold are set to be put under the spotlight once again after a 1,000-strong petition was submitted to the local council. Read the full story.

Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’
BBC News – 18 June 2019
Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. Read the full story.

Revealed: CCGs with highest rates of lung cancer detected in A&E
HSJ – 18 June 2019
Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A E, new data reveals. Email for the full story.

Cost of missed doctors’ appointments in west Essex revealed
Dunmow Broadcast – 19 June 2019
Data from NHS Digital revealed that, from January to April this year, 454,675 appointments were made at GPs which are covered by the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Read the full story.

Children’s hospices ‘to shut if NHS does not increase funding’
BBC Health – 20 June 2019
Children’s hospices in England will be forced to cut services or shut unless the NHS increases its funding, a charity has warned. Read the full story.

Early brain ‘signs of Parkinson’s’ found
BBC Health – 20 June 2019
Scientists say they have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, 15 to 20 years before symptoms appear. Read the full story.

Exclusive: NHS England ‘buried’ concerns over child cancer services
HSJ – 149 June 2019
NHS England covered up serious problems with paediatric cancer care in London – which had seen children dying in “terrible agony” – and has “buried” attempts to overhaul the services, an HSJ investigation has established. Email for the full story.

NHS plans for faster treatment of stroke ‘will save thousands of lives’
The Telegraph – 20 June 2019
Small hospitals must stop treating stroke emergencies in order to save thousands of lives, England’s top doctor will today say. Read the full story.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust tops targets after adopting new imaging system
News Medical Life Sciences – 20 June 2019
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been placed among the top six trusts nationwide in a review of radiology reporting standards in NHS organizations published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Read the full story.

Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’
BBC Health – 20 June 2019
Long hours were defined in the French study as more than 10 hours on at least 50 days per year. Read the full story.

‘Living drug’ offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients
BBC Health – 21 June 2019
NHS patients with lymphoma have for the first time been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer. Read the full story.

Bacterial bloodstream infections continue to rise in England
HSJ – 20 June 2019
Bloodstream infections from potentially dangerous bacteria associated with sepsis continue to rise despite the government’s ambition to slash their number, the latest data shows. Email for the full story.

Babylon PCN is a temporary arrangement, confirms NHSE
HSJ – 20 June 2019
A primary care network composed only of Babylon’s GP at Hand is only a temporary measure while NHS England conducts a review of digital first providers and out of area registration. Email for the full story.

Treasury scepticism over tech investment ‘misplaced’, says NHSX chief
HSJ – 20 June 2019
There is “misplaced” scepticism within the Treasury over the need for increased investment in health technology, according to the new chief executive of NHSX. Email for the full story.

NHS inpatient satisfaction falls for first time in six years
The Guardian – 20 June 2019
Hospital patients are facing growing delays in getting a bed, help from staff or relief from their pain because surging demand for care is undermining how well they are looked after, the NHS care regulator has said. Read the full story.

St Clare Hospice offers young people opportunity to advance medical career
Your Harlow – 21 June 2019
LOCAL Hastingwood-based charity, St Clare Hospice, is offering young people aged 16-18 years the opportunity to come and volunteer on their Inpatient Unit in an exclusive six month hands-on clinical voluntary placement. Read the full story.

Harlow hospital launches infection prevention animation to help patients at home!
Your Harlow – 21 June 2019
CLINICIANS at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have come up with new ways to help patients avoid bladder infections, including an animation they can view to support their catheter self-care. Read the full story.


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