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From the Bureau Editor

Thursday March 30

It’s a slow health news morning again - fruit flavoured vapes could be set to be banned, the RCP says climate change is the biggest threat to health and NHSE blames doctors’ strike for the impending elective target failure.

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Angus Wrixon Editor

the briefing


Public health

Fruit and candy-flavoured vapes could be banned D Mail

RCP - Climate change is biggest long-term risk to human health Times

NHS Policy / Performance / Service redesign / £

NHSE blames junior doctors’ strike for impending elective target failure HSJ

CQC criticised over whistle-blower response - Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Kumar, was unfairly dismissed from his CQC role - he had reported concerns regarding inadequate hospital inspections, staff bullying and serious patient harm, but claimed his concerns were ignored BBC

NHS Providers responds to new report on public satisfaction with the NHS NHS P

Primary care, pharmacy, dentistry, optical, community 

Bupa Dental Care to cut 85 practices amid UK dentist shortage Guardian

Mental health

New report states that schools are allowing children to switch gender without informing their parents, Asleep at the Wheel - An Examination of Gender and Safeguarding in Schools Policy Exchange


David Rose, NHS Blood and Transplant’s director of donor experience and communications quits the troubled NHS agency. He was responsible for the organisation’s efforts to improve relations with ethnic minority staff HSJ


New blood tests may spare cancer patients chemo BBC

what the bloggers are blogging

NEW! A long way back: public satisfaction with health and care services at record lows Nuffield

NEW! Future trends and their predicted impact upon healthcare KPMG

NEW! Health care funding - Three key questions about funding in England Health Foundation

NEW! UK GPs suffering unsustainable workplace pressures - analysis of the Commonwealth Fund survey data Health Foundation

NEW!  Public health annual report 2023: Supporting communities in difficult times LGA

NEW! Virtual wards: the lessons so far and future priorities Nuffield

Moving from exclusion to inclusion in digital health and care Kings Fund

Making Health for All Policies: Harnessing the co-benefits of health Euro Observatory

Why are doctors going part time? Five doctors’ stories Medscape

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