In the news w/e 18 June

Covid: Disruption to surgery ‘will affect millions’
BBC News – 18 June 2021
Disruption to surgery in England and Wales during the pandemic will continue to affect millions of patients for many years, researchers say. Read the full story

Covid: All adults able to book coronavirus vaccination in England
BBC News – 18 June 2021
People aged 18 and over in England are being invited to book their first Covid-19 jab in what the NHS has described as a “watershed moment”. Read the full story

Senior NHS England staff face redundancy with creation of ICSs
HSJ – 18 June 2021
Some senior posts in NHS England and NHS Improvement could be made redundant as part of the creation of integrated care systems, the organisations have said. Email for the full story

Covid-19: Number of vaccinations in Harlow tops 88,000
Your Harlow – 17 June 2021
It was another excellent week for the vaccination roll out in Harlow as the total went over 88,000. Read the full story

Epping Forest and Harlow Covid-19 infection rates
Epping Forest Guardian – 17 June 2021
The rate of infection in Epping Forest is at its highest since the middle of March and in Harlow the rate has almost tripled on seven days. Read the full story

Covid: Children aged 12-17 unlikely to be offered vaccine in UK
BBC News – 17 June 2021
A decision to vaccinate all 12 to 17-year-old children against Covid is unlikely to be recommended by UK vaccine experts imminently, the BBC has been told. Read the full story

Dido Harding applies to be NHS England chief
HSJ – 17 June 2021
Dido Harding has applied to become NHS England chief executive, it has been confirmed. Email for the full story

Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not be abolished by new legislation
HSJ -17 June 2021
The Independent Reconfiguration Panel will not be axed in the government’s health and social care bill, HSJ understands. Email for the full story

Covid: Epidemic growing across England, says study
BBC News – 17 June 2021
The Covid epidemic in England is growing – with much of the growth being driven by younger age groups not yet immunised, a study suggests. Read the full story

UK aid cuts risk millions of lives, warns World Health Organization
BBC News – 17 June 2021
Cuts to the UK’s aid budget will leave millions of people at risk of dying from “neglected tropical diseases”, the World Health Organization has said. Read the full story

Care services too focused on investigating families in crisis, says review
BBC News – 17 June 2021
Child protection services in England are too focused on investigating families in crisis and do not provide enough early support, a report says. Read the full story

Why does my hay fever seem so bad this year?
BBC News – 17 June 2021
A lot of people seem to think their hay fever is worse than ever. Read the full story

Outstanding’ rating given to online GP service for the first time
HSJ – 17 June 2021
An online GP service has become the first provider of its kind to be rated ‘outstanding’, and has been praised by the Care Quality Commission for its covid-19 response. Email for full story.

NHS England will demand ‘tougher’ financial savings from September
HSJ – 16 June 2021
NHS England will ask health systems to make ‘tougher’ savings in the second half of the financial year, in anticipation of conversations with the Treasury about future funding. Email for full story.

NHS England reveals who will sit on ICS boards
HSJ – 16 June 2021
NHS England has set out who will be required to be on the NHS board of each integration care system. Email for full story.

NHS England appoints new lead for covid vaccine programme
HSJ – 16 June 2021
The surgeon who has managed much of the NHS’ response to covid will take over the vaccine programme, NHS England is announcing today. Email for full story.

GMC to investigate doctor involved in high-profile patient death
HSJ – 16 June 2021
A doctor involved in the care of a teenager whose death was subject to a mismanaged review process is set to face an investigation by the General Medical Council. Email for full story.

Health system sees covid occupancy double in a week
HSJ – 16 June 2021
Hospitals in Lancashire have reported a steep rise in covid patients, with the numbers more than doubling over the last seven days. Email for full story.

Essex NHS mental health trust fined £1.5m over deaths of 11 patients
BBC News – 16 June 2021
A mental health trust has been fined £1.5m for safety failings over the deaths of 11 patients. Read the full story

Revealed: NHSE tenders for overseas inspiration on covid-19 recovery
HSJ – 16 June 2021
NHS England and Improvement have sought inspiration from a handful of countries around the world to help the service’s recovery from the covid-19 pandemic, new documents have revealed. Email for full story.

Another life-saving Covid treatment found
BBC News – 16 June 2021
Exactly a year on from the discovery that a cheap steroid drug prevented Covid deaths, researchers say they have found another life-saving therapy. Read the full story

Colchester and Ipswich hospitals ‘put mothers and babies at risk’
BBC News – 16 June 2021
Two hospitals must improve maternity services after a health watchdog said they did not always have enough staff to “keep women and babies safe”. Read the full story

Stevens: My successor must ‘speak out for what is right’
HSJ – 15  June 2021
Sir Simon Stevens has advised his successor they should not ‘be afraid to stand up and speak out for what is right’. Email for full story.

New health bill may create ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, ICS leader warns
HSJ – 15  June 2021
The senior NHS leader who is representing integrated care systems has warned government and NHS reform proposals risk creating a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’. Email for full story.

Regional training awards recognition for Princess Alexandra Hospital’s trauma and orthopaedics department
Bishop’s Stortford Independent – 15 June 2021
The trauma and orthopaedics department of the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been recognised for its training excellence. Read the full story

District heroes named in Queen’s Birthday Honours list
Saffron Walden Reporter – 15 June 2021
An Elsenham flour mill worker and a consultant from Rayne are among 18 Essex ‘Covid heroes’ named on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Read the full story

Epping Forest charity to host picnic for volunteers and staff
Epping Forest Guardian – 15 June 2021
A charity is thanking all its staff and volunteers for their considerable efforts during the pandemic by holding a special picnic next month. Read the full story

Epping Forest road set to be shut for 43 days for roadworks
Epping Forest Guardian – 15 June 2021
A road closure due to last more than a month is among those set to cause disruption to motorists in Epping Forest, starting from this weekend. Read the full story

Lockdown extension: Hospitality bosses fear financial ruin
BBC News – 15 June 2021
Hospitality workers’ confidence has been knocked by the government’s decision to extend Covid-19 lockdown measures, managers have said. Read the full story

Regulator warns trust over serious safety concerns
HSJ – 15 June 2021
Regulators ordered a trust to take immediate action after it found junior doctors were seeing acute inpatients alone, the year after a psychiatric patient stabbed a doctor at one of the provider’s hospitals. Email for full story.

Coroners call for changes to IT systems after two suicides
HSJ – 14 June 2021
Coroners have called for urgent changes to be made to GP computer systems to help prevent suicide after two cases where men took their own lives. Email for full story.

Harlow residents urged to keep Covid in check as planned easing of restrictions is delayed
Your Harlow – 14 June 2021
HARLOW residents and businesses are being urged to continue following protective Covid-19 measures after the Government announced today there would be up to a four-week delay to the planned unlocking on Monday 21 June. Read the full story

Princess Alexandra breast surgeon awarded MBE in Queen’s Honours
Epping Forest Guardian – 14 June 2021
Ashraf Patel has been recognised for services to funding and research for breast cancer in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Read the full story

PAH: Hospital trauma and orthopaedics department recognised for training excellence
Your Harlow – 14 June 2021
The trauma and orthopaedics department at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been recognised for its training excellence by the East of England Trauma and Orthopaedic Training Programme, Health Education England. Read the full story

MP Robert Halfon would be “gutted” if lockdown restrictions extended
Your Harlow – 14 June 2021
Harlow MP Robert Halfon said he would be “gutted” if lockdown restrictions were extended beyond June 21st. Read the full story

Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks
BBC News – 14 June 2021
Most coronavirus rules will remain in place in England for another four weeks after the planned 21 June unlocking, government sources have told the BBC. Read the full story

Headache and runny nose linked to Delta variant
BBC News – 14 June 2021
A headache, sore throat and runny nose are now the most commonly reported symptoms linked to Covid infection in the UK, researchers say. Read the full story

NHS covid and Brexit chief awarded knighthood
HSJ – 13 June 2021
The man who was charged with overseeing the NHS’ response to Brexit and then to the coronavirus pandemic has been awarded a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Email for full story.

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