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NHS Overview and Scrutiny
Bulletin


No. 2 12 January 2007


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NHS News
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Department of Health (DoH)
10/1/07
Obesity guidance for healthy schools co-ordinators and their partners
The purpose of this guidance is to help Healthy Schools Coordinators and their partners
provide support to primary and secondary schools in addressing the prevention issues around
obesity.
http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidan
ce/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4142166&chk=alHyfu

1/2
Telegraph
12/1/07
Eviction from care home 'a breach of rights'
The eviction from a care home of an elderly woman with -Alzheimer's disease would be a
breach of her human rights, the Appeal Court was told yesterday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/12/neviction12.xml

2/2
Independent
12/1/07
Sick pay: Massive rise in GPs' salaries worsens NHS cash crisis
The average GP now earns £118,000 a year. This is a staggering rise of 63% in three years.
And it gets better: instead of having to care for patients all day, every day, they are now just
responsible during office hours (weekdays only). Is it any wonder the NHS is unwell?
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article2145148.ece
3/2

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Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI)
10/1/07
Families take the strain to find their own care
Individuals and families are increasingly having to find and pay for their own care, says our
annual report on the state of social care in England.

The report (
http://www.csci.org.uk/PDF/state_of_social_care.pdf
) found that despite councils
spending more money on services, they have made the rules harder for people to qualify for
state-funded social care.
http://www.csci.org.uk/about_csci/news/families_take_the_strain_to_fi.aspx


(Also see:
LGA comment:
http://www.lga.gov.uk/PressRelease.asp?lSection=0&id=SXC2F9-
A783F3D6

Many 'excluded from social care'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6247367.stm

More families will pay for home care
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/11/naged11.xml

Families take strain as elderly refused care
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article2144095.ece

Social care system 'failing older people'
http://society.guardian.co.uk/longtermcare/story/0,,1987634,00.html


Elderly care crisis
Letter by Lord Hanningfield, Leader, Essex County Council Chelmsford, Essex.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?menuId=1588&menuItemId=-
1&view=DISPLAYCONTENT&grid=A1&targetRule=0#head2
) 4/2
House of Commons
10/1/07
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill
Research paper.
http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2007/rp07-
001.pdfhttp://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/rp2007/rp07-001.pdf
5/2


BMA
11/1/07
NHS - in need of proper workforce planning says BMA chairman
As the NHS prepares for its last year of significant injections of extra money, the Chairman
of the British Medical Association (BMA) Mr James Johnson, today calls on the
government to get its act together and reinstate proper workforce planning or risk wasting
£millions of public money.
http://www.bma.org.uk/pressrel.nsf/wlu/SGOY-6XCDNN?OpenDocument&vw=wfmms


(Also see: One year to save NHS, warns BMA chairman
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/12/nbma12.xml

Government has one year left to save the NHS, warns BMA chief
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/publicservices/story/0,,1988625,00.html
) 6/2
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Audit Commission
11/1/07
Improving quality and safety - Progress in implementing clinical governance in
primary care: Lessons for the new Primary Care Trusts
In a report out today, the NAO says that almost all primary care trusts (PCTS) have clinical
governance structures and processes in place that should assure quality and safety of patient
care. But progress in the implementation of these structures and processes varies within and
between trusts. More needs to be done to provide assurance about GP performance and
protect patient safety.
http://www.nao.org.uk/pn/06-07/0607100.htm
7/2

House of Commons
10/1/07
Community Maternity Services
Debate.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm070110/debtext/70110-
0006.htm#07011053000001
8/2


BBC
12/1/07
Mental health care 'must improve'
A major spending boost is needed if mental health care is to meet the government's
expectations for 2010/11, a charity has warned.
Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health examined the resources needed to meet the government's
10-year National Service Framework.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6252915.stm
9/2


House of Lords
10/1/07
Mental Health Bill
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200607/ldhansrd/text/70110-
0002.htm#07011052000003

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200607/ldhansrd/text/70110-
0007.htm#07011064000001

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200607/ldhansrd/text/70110-
0012.htm#07011084000002



House of Lords
8/1/07
Mental Health Bill
Amendments and debate on the Bill.
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200607/ldhansrd/text/70108-
0002.htm#0701089000002
10/2


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FT
11/1/07
Hospitals may never achieve superbug target
The health service may never hit its target of halving the number of MRSA "superbug"
infections in hospitals, according to a leaked government document.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/989b7a1e-a119-11db-8cc9-0000779e2340.html


(Also see:
MRSA target 'likely to be missed'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6249149.stm

Whitehall: We may never hit superbug target
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/11/nbug11.xml

Pledge to halve MRSA cases 'is not achievable'
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health_medical/article2144064.ece

Leaked memo reveals that targets to beat MRSA will not be met
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2541472,00.html
) 11/2

House of Commons
9/1/07
NHS Finances
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm070109/debtext/70109-
0001.htm#07010954000021

Adam Holloway
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmhansrd/cm070109/debtext/70109-
0001.htm#07010954000410
12/2


National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
5/1/07
NICE Response to Judicial Review Proceedings
Following appeal by Pfizer and Eisai over drugs for alzheimers, a statement by the head of
NICE
http://www.nice.org.uk/download.aspx?o=397130


(Also see: NHS watchdog rules out Alzheimer's U-turn
http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/story/0,,1985914,00.html
) 13/2


Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr)
7/1/07
Hospital changes could save 13,000 beds and £1bn a year by reducing hospital stays
Patients who are kept in hospital longer than necessary are using 13,000 extra NHS beds
every year, according to a new report published today (Sun) by the Institute for Public Policy
Research (ippr). The report argues that specialist services should be provided in fewer places
and that care should be provided outside hospitals.

The Future Hospital: The progressive case for change is available at:
http://www.ippr.org/publicationsandreports/
14/2
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BBC
7/1/07
NHS 'on track' to balance books
The NHS is "on track" to break even within three months but jobs will be cut, the health
secretary has said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6238955.stm
15/2


Department of Health (DoH)
8/1/07
New model to cut hospital admissions launched
NHS clinicians will be even better equipped to identify patients with long term conditions
who are most at risk of unplanned and unnecessary hospital admissions, thanks to a new (The
Combined Predictive) model recently launched to the NHS.
http://www.gnn.gov.uk/environment/fullDetail.asp?ReleaseID=254659&NewsAreaID=2&N
avigatedFromDepartment=False
16/2


Observer
7/1/07
Doctors rue career choice as jobs are cut
Morale among Britain's junior doctors has plunged to a new low. Almost half of them think
they chose the wrong career, a survey has found.
http://society.guardian.co.uk/health/news/0,,1984548,00.html
17/2

Forthcoming Parliamentary Business

Tuesday 16 January
Westminster Hall: Future of community hospital services.

Wednesday 17January
Westminster Hall: Public funding for residential care.
Lords: Mental Health Bill (Committee Stage).

Thursday 18 January
Lords: Social care workforce.

Friday 19 January
Commons: Private Members Bills - Provision of Palliative Care.