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Extra money to help people leaving hospital

A one-off additional £150m will be allocated to Primary Care Trusts in England, for immediate transfer to local authorities for investment in social care services which also benefit the health … Read more → – Extra money to help people leaving hospital

New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Further details on the establishment of local HealthWatch bodies, including a new start date and extra funding, have been set out by Health Minister Andrew Lansley. Following feedback from local … Read more → – New start date and more funding announced for local HealthWatch bodies

Smokers get help to quit

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A national TV and radio advertising campaign has been launched today to encourage smokers to quit. From today smokers can pick up a new and improved NHS Quit Kit from … Read more → – Smokers get help to quit

Register with a GP practice of your choice – pilot announced

The announcement today aims to make it easier for commuters in the pilot areas, who are often away from their local area during the working day, to see their doctor … Read more → – Register with a GP practice of your choice – pilot announced

Message from Chief Medical Officer about breast implants

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is not recommending routine removal of the Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) silicone gel breast implants. There is no evidence of any disproportionate … Read more → – Message from Chief Medical Officer about breast implants

Hip fractures and dementia

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National Clinical Director for Dementia, Professor Alistair Burns talks in a video blog about fragility fractures and the association with dementia .

Caring for our future engagement

The Caring for our future engagement ran from 15 September until 2 December. It saw numerous discussions taking place across the country, and the Department of Health is currently working through all … Read more → – Caring for our future engagement