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From the Bureau Editor

Friday June 11

News headlines this morning focus on calls from public health directors to delay lifting lockdown, the 5 million plus waiting list for NHS treatment in England, and the link between excessive exercise and motor neurone disease.

Have a good weekend.

Angus Wrixon


the briefing


Public health

Association of Directors of Public Health urge PM to delay lifting lockdown Guardian

Cases of Monkeypox in North Wales BBC

Primary care

The Scottish health secretary has raised concerns about increasing pressures on the supply of Pfizer vaccine as the UK accelerates efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible Pulse


UK to start giving away 100m surplus Covid vaccines to poorer countries BBC


Motor Neurone Disease – intense workouts increase incidence BBC

Record number of women in England and Wales had abortions in 2020 - Increase put down to women being able to seek treatment at home and financial uncertainty Guardian


Tackling the growing NHS backlog – Chris Hopson writes in NHE

5 million people waiting for NHS operations in England BBC

Fixing the backlog could cost £40 billion according to leaked report Guardian


Urgent action needed on nurse staffing levels – call from Nursing Times

Mental health

Addiction treatment harder to get since councils took over, says Tory MP Dan Poulter: the shift of responsibility from NHS has led to ‘serious shortcomings’ in service in England, ex-health minister finds Guardian

what the bloggers are blogging

NEW! Vaccines are reducing COVID-19 hospital admissions but 21 June decision still carries major risk NHS Providers

Editor’s blog – It's all in the presentation Salix&Co

Not a Game - A call for effective protection from the harms of gambling Centre for Social Justice

Cancer services during Covid Nuffield Trust

Abominable teeth and the rotten state of dentistry – Guardian view

H&SC Committee broadly approves of the government’s proposals for reform King’s Fund

Medical director for primary care at NHS England, Dr Nikki Kanani writes a review of general practice over the last year in Pulse

Editor's blog - Doctor, Hear thyself...a personal view about the GP practice that wrote an open letter to its patients...

How Simon Stevens changed the NHS – profile by BBC’s Hugh Pym

Life as a volunteer vaccinator Guardian

After the fire: regrowth and regeneration Health Foundation

Insights from the pandemic: what can be learned about service transformation? Health Foundation

what's on when

NEW! Tuesday 27 July 5-6pm - Healthchat with Sir Simon Stevens, outgoing NHS Chief Executive - details and tickets here

NEW! Thursday June 17th 2-4pm: IHSCM’s The future of social care conference. Details and tickets here

28 June - 4 July: Care Home Open Week. IHSCM is supporting this initiative which aims to enrich the lives of the UK’s care home residents The next Care Home Open Week will take place from the 2021 we will publish details of our plans very soon Championing Social Care

Healthchats - ICYM...All HealthChats are available to watch again here

ICYM...All Healthchats are available to view again here

All IHSCM activity will be online for the foreseeable future. The full list of IHSCM's upcoming events can be found here 

For more information about regional hubs and IHM membership, please look here



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