Keeping you up-to-date with the news and views that matter, this daily news digest is collated by Salix & Co, specialists in communications for the health, education and social sectors.

Keeping you up-to-date with the news and views that matter, this daily news digest is collated by Salix & Co, specialists in communications for the health, education and social sectors.

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Minister of care, Helen Whately has been replaced by Gillian Keegan and NHS staff have received the first booster vaccinations as the NHS gears up to deliver a million Covid and flu jabs a day amid fears of a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

the briefing



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


Public health

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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