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

Thursday December 2

The government has launched its white paper which outlines plans for adult social care reform, GPs may stop monitoring vulnerable patients in a trade off to free them up for vaccinations and the Chancellor has given a warning that the NHS will need to justify the money its been given.

Angus Wrixon Editor

the briefing


Headlining today

Social care

People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper - the white paper sets out a 10-year vision for adult social care and provides information on funded proposals that we will implement over the next 3 years.The Government’s white paper DHSC

Jeremy Hunt and Labour attack ministers’ social care plan saying proposals will do nothing to stop hospital wards being full of people who should be discharged Guardian


Primary care, pharmacy, dentistry, optical, community

GPs in England may stop monitoring vulnerable patients - Sajid Javid locked in talks with BMA about relaxing rules in order to help deliver Covid booster programme

Community pharmacy-led sites providing Covid vaccinations are to receive an increased service payment of £15 for every jab until the end of January Pharmacy 


Public health

Pregnant women fear losing jobs over Covid safety worries Maternity Action survey finds - they  urge ministers to overhaul ‘not fit for purpose’ workplace health and safety rules Guardian



Nottingham - is planning to move patients to chairs on wards to free up beds for people waiting in its emergency department, following one of its “most challenged” days HSJ


NHS Policy / Performance / Service redesign / £

NHS has to justify increase in its funding, Rishi Sunak says - the chancellor told the cabinet that people would expect to see significant improvements after the £5.9 billion extra funding put into the NHS this autumn to tackle backlogs. He and other senior ministers, including Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, Steve Barclay, the cabinet office minister and Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the Commons, said that the health service must perform Times



Trigger of rare blood clots with AstraZeneca jab found BBC

what the bloggers are blogging

NEW! Can the NHS boost the booster programme? Nick Triggle for BBC

NEW! Four tests for the government's vision of adult social care - Kings Fund

NEW! Boris Johnson ‘ignored’ my plan to tackle deadly Covid variants – Clive Dix, former head of vaccine taskforce says No 10 has not acted on his blueprint to prepare UK for new strains Observer

NEW! Hugh Alderwick’s exploration of the future of health spending post-spending review Health Foundation

Is integration everyone’s problem but no one’s responsibility? HSJ

A radically realistic vision for adult social care - a view from the  Kings Fund

Significant tweak to social care proposals will leave fewer protected from catastrophic costs Nuffield

what's on when

NEW! Tuesday Dec 14: 5-6.30pm: Healthchat with Jeremy Hunt, chair of the parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee – not to be missed! Details here

NEW! Tuesday January 11 5-6.30pm: Healthchat Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Adviser at the DHSC TIckets and info here

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