From the Bureau Editor
Friday 17 September
Minister of care, Helen Whately has been replaced by Gillian Keegan and NHS staff have received the first booster vaccinations as the NHS gears up to deliver a million Covid and flu jabs a day amid fears of a winter surge.
Have a good weekend.
Angus Wrixon Editor
First boosters given to NHS staff BBC
NHS Providers responds to CQC’s urgent and emergency care survey NHSP
Scotland: Military to be called in to support ambulance trusts BBC
Cornwall: The government has downgraded an acute trust’s hospital redevelopment plan, HSJ
NHS aims to deliver over 1m daily Covid and flu jabs in race against time - boosters and jabs for children to be administered amid growing fears of winter crisis Guardian
Primary care, pharmacy, dentistry, optical, community
GPs can restart blood tests that are not clinically urgent, in a phased manner starting today Pulse
Long Covid less common than feared - ONS study - One in 40 people with coronavirus has symptoms lasting at least three months, in April, an ONS report put the proportion at about one in every 10 BBC
NHS Policy / Performance / Service redesign / £
Sussex: Fourteen ICS major services — which account for the ‘majority of its planned care’ — have been described as ‘fragile and challenged’ HSJ
Sajid Javid has pledged a new approach to public health to tackle the “disease of disparity”, after he admitted the coronavirus pandemic had laid bare the UK’s underlying health inequalities Guardian
Reshuffle: Gillian Keegan replaces Helen Whately as health minister responsible for care BBC
what the bloggers are blogging
NEW! Raising the levy: will the new health and social care tax work? King’s Fund
NEW! NHS funding boost should be enough to meet pressures over the next two years, but not in the medium term IFS
NEW! What the Health Profile for England shows us about the wider impacts of COVID-19 on health Public Health Matters
NEW! The King's Fund responds to the announcement of a health and social care levy
Health and Care Bill – Six key questions Kings Fund
Observer view of the weaknesses of PMs social care levy Observer
Harnessing technology for the long-term sustainability of the UK’s healthcare system: report Government Office for Science
Waiting for care - Understanding the pandemic’s effects on people’s health and quality of life: The effects of the pandemic should not be measured in mortality alone. The suspension of routine NHS care has affected people’s health and wellbeing says Health Foundation
Health inequalities in a nutshell – easy explanation from King’s Fund
Using national insurance to fund social care is “regressive and unfair” – Guardian
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