Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Health-geekery May 2017

There's been so much going on since my last round-up that I'm just going to steadily accumulate links here as I find time to go through them in my inbox.

As usual, inclusion doesn't necessarily mean agreement, merely interest.

MND

New drug licensed in America for the treatment of MND (the MND Association's research blog) 

The news broke at the Association's regional conference for people with MND and their families last Saturday in Liverpool. This event also coverered campaigning and awareness-raising: you can watch my colleague Colin Morris give a sneak preview of Awareness Month in June followed (from about 16 minutes) me introducing an absolutely barnstorming speech by local campaigner Debbie Williams on the MND Charter.

NHS

NHS left reeling by cyberattack in the Guardian (and a warning from Silicon from December 2016)
Labour now support a moratorium on STP's
Recruitment crisis in nursing (Grauniad again)
National Voices editorialise on health stats from IPSOS global trends report
Naylor Review of NHS estates summarised by The Whitehouse Consultancy.

Elections

Nice bit of infographery for the local elections and the General Election in Wales from Deryn

The third sector and the General Election:
Disability Rights UK
National Voices
Disability Benefits Consortium
Macmillan
Action Duchenne
Terrence Higgins Trust

Disability rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission reviews disability inequality in Britain: a journey less equal.

Wales

Snapshot survey from the RCP finds that doctors across Wales were struggling to cope with NHS winter pressures
Public Health (Wales) Act passes into law - some provisions about accessible toilets particularly relevant from a work perspective but lots more in there.
Extra money available for social care.

Health and social care campaigning

Responses to a question I asked in various places about campaign heroes (unsung and otherwise). Thanks to everyone who suggested candidates. 

Transforming mental health in Lambeth (via Nesta)
Roy Lilley
Self Directed Support Scotland
Dr James Fleming and Green Dreams (link to more about social prescribing here via the College of Medicine)
Anya de Iongh (the Patient Patient)
The Campaign To End Loneliness
Peer-to-peer behaviour change campaigns like Club Soda and others.
Unison's Care Charter
Save Lewisham Hospital
Mencap annual health checks campaign

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