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Almost a year following the cyber security WannaCry attack, there are still lessons to be learned, the Public Accounts Committee has said.

Almost a year on the WannaCry cyber security attack, there are still lessons to be learned, the Public Accounts Committee has said.
 

The Government’s new focus on social care as well as health continues to divide opinion. Léa Legraien investigates

The Government’s new focus on social care as well as health continues to divide opinion. Léa Legraien investigates
 
In 2016, former British Medical Association (BMA) chair Dr Mark Porter warned that the NHS would not cope with the pressures placed upon it unless ‘the Government got to grips with the social care crisis’.
 

Léa Legraien takes an irrevant look at the news

Léa Legraien takes an irrevant look at the news
 
In 2016/17, £560m was spent on 144 million inpatient main meals in hospitals – which is an average of £3.68 per meal ­– according to recent Labour’s analysis of official figures.
 
Data suggests that in some cases, hospitals are spending as little as around £3 on food per patient. Move over Tesco - sounds like the perfect meal deal to us!
 

Almost a third of independent acute hospital trusts inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires improvement

Almost one in three independent acute hospital trusts inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires improvement, the CQC has warned.
 
An analysis by the healthcare watchdog published yesterday (11 April) also revealed that the majority of independent hospitals are providing good care for their patients, with 62% rated as good and 8% rated as outstanding as of 2 January 2018.
 
However, these hospitals differ in quality and clear scope for improvement, said the CQC.
 
Safety concerns
 

Prof Esmail is nationally acclaimed for his work on racial discrimination, but he believes there is still a lot to do in this area.

An OBE is awarded to a small number of people. Even smaller are those who decide to reject the award – Professor Aneez Esmail is one of them.
 
Despite being professor of general practice at the University of Manchester and director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC), Prof Esmail still finds the time to work as a GP at the Robert Darbishire Practice in Rusholme, Manchester.
 

Only one in five NHS trusts (20%) are clear about how the health and care system will evolve in regards to regulation

One in five NHS trusts are clear about how the health and care system will evolve in regards to regulation, an NHS Providers survey of 86 trusts has found.
 
The survey, published yesterday (9 March) revealed that despite great emphasis is placed on integrated care for patients, uncertainty looms around what regulatory changes this could bring.