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Better handover is needed to avoid hip fracture patients facing waits of up to 80 days to see a physiotherapist at home after their discharge from hospital, health leaders said.

Better handover is needed to avoid hip fracture patients facing waits of up to 80 days to see a physiotherapist at home after their discharge from hospital, health leaders said.
New guidelines have been published to help commissioners transform the lives of 280,000 people with severe mental illness.

New guidelines have been published to help commissioners transform the lives of 280,000 people with severe mental illness.

NHS England’s guidance for CCGs to improve outcomes  for  280,000 people with severe mental health illness (SMI)  by 2020-21 as part of the five year  forward view for mental health.

Campaigners took their battle to the High Court to challenge a CCG’s decision to stop paying £600,000 to fund a children’s respite centre.

Campaigners  took  their battle to the High Court to challenge a CCG’s decision to stop paying £600,000 to fund a children’s respite centre in Hertfordhire.

Families asked the High Court to review how NHS Herts Valleys CCG decided to stop fully funding the Nascot Lawn respite centre for children and young people.

Mr Justice Mostyn heard the evidence in a two-day hearing in London this week and could make a ruling in the next six weeks.

The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) is working on transforming the treatment and care of diabetes and increasing awareness in order to help prevent more people developing the condition, as part of the North West London health and care partnership.

The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) is working on transforming the treatment and care of diabetes and increasing awareness in order to help prevent more people developing the condition, as part of the North West London health and care partnership. 

It as increased the number of people diagnosed with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH) from 2,000 to 60,000 among other achievements.

The problem

The National Audit Office (NAO) report warned that the government ‘is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce’.

Social care cannot ‘carry on as a Cinderella service’ where low wages and recruitment problems make it challenging to meet the needs of vulnerable people, a watchdog has warned.

The National Audit Office  (NAO) report  warned that the government  ‘is not doing enough to support a sustainable social care workforce’.