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16 hours ago
n influential Conservative MP has asked Jeremy Hunt to delay controversial reforms designed to change the way NHS funds are overseen. The chair of the Health Committee, Sarah Wollaston, has written to the Health Secretary expressing concerns about the ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
17 hours ago
We want to hear about the care you have received in England. Share your stories with usMore than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by eating an disorder, according to a 2015 report commissioned by the charity Beat.But getting help can be hard and experts have warned that NHS specialist services [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Doctor at hospital with UK’s largest sperm bank says discriminatory funding system behind relocationMany would-be parents are moving house in order to access free IVF on the NHS, sometimes saving themselves £10,000, according to the lead fertility doctor at the UK’s largest sperm bank.Dr Raj Ma[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Money set aside to stabilise NHS England was spent on dealing with day-to-day pressures, National Audit Office findsA cash injection of £1.8bn that was supposed to be spent stabilising the health service’s finances in England has instead been used to cope with day-to-day pressures, a report by of[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Shepway council will change its name in April after more than 40 years to reflect Folkestone’s ‘growing international reputation’A council will spend £10,000 changing its name after more than 40 years because no one has ever heard of it.As of 1 April, Shepway district council will be known as[...]
2 days ago
Slough council poised to take over freehold of property and pay for safety work as current owner refuses to foot billA landlord who is refusing to pay an estimated £4m bill to make safe a block of flats built with Grenfell-style cladding is likely to be bailed out by the taxpayer.Robert Steinhouse,[...]
Housing
2 days ago
As a doctor myself, I have rarely seen healthcare from the side of the patient. My trust in the system has disappearedWhen my dad went into hospital I promised I would get him home. I wasn’t being honest. As a senior doctor in the NHS looking after seriously unwell patients, I know many octogenari[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
2 days ago
Latest figures show almost a quarter of those had to wait at least an hour before being seenUp to 100,000 patients this winter have had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes because of A&E overcrowding, NHS figures have revealed. In all 104,987 patients brought to hospitals[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Data showing 33,000 nurses left in 2016-17 triggers warning of ‘dangerous and downward spiral’One in 10 nurses are leaving the NHS in England each year, according to official figures, raising fresh concerns about staffing shortages in hospitals.Data published by NHS Digital on Wednesday shows th[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
Commons public accounts committee has warned against advice to cut spending to NHS’s Continuing HealthcareCalls for cuts to the cost of care for some ill and disabled patients could put safety at risk, MPs have said. Officials want local health bodies to cut the amount spent on the NHS’s Continu[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
Suicide prevention expert Alys Cole-King wants distressed NHS colleagues to seek support themselves during the winter crisisReports by overstretched NHS staff of the pressures of the winter crisis moved Dr Alys Cole-King to fire off a series of tweets last week:“You matter as much as your patients[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
King’s Fund says physical health services are still getting bigger budgets, five years after ministers promised ‘parity of esteem’Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” be[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Readers air their views on the crisis in the health service, as medical students are urged to volunteer to plug gapsHardware in the NHS has been allowed to decline dangerously, but equally damning and dangerous is the demoralisation of doctors in particular, a process that began 20 years ago with a [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Campaign by Gloucester city council suggesting people who beg on street may not be homeless is termed ‘shameful’A Conservative city council has been criticised for “demonising” rough sleepers by suggesting they may not be homeless and discouraging people from giving them money. Continue read[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
For too long, petty rivalries have prevented councils from collaborating with each other. But standardising waste collections can change that – and benefit everyone
Michael Gove’s proposal to standardise waste collections across the country should be welcomed by environmentalists and taxpayer[...]
6 days ago
Dave Triffit, who has worked in the NHS for decades, recently had his operation postponed at the last minute, one of many cancelled to stave off a winter crisisI am a GP partner in Oxford. I have worked in the NHS in Oxford for 20 years, barring two years in a post in rural Canada. In July 2017, we [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Exclusive: Emails seen by the Guardian reveal inexperienced undergraduates are being asked to help in A&E units and wardsMedical students are being urged to help relieve the NHS winter crisis because hospitals are so short-staffed they are struggling to cope with the surge in patients, the Guard[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
Ambulances queuing up outside A&E, operations cancelled for lack of beds… Could this winter prove the last straw for our struggling National Health Service? Those on the frontline speak out…An 81-year-old woman with chest pains dies while waiting three hours and 45 minutes for an ambulance. [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Departures could exacerbate vacancy rates in already understaffed serviceIncreasing numbers of European Union-trained ambulance staff are quitting the NHS, raising fears of a Brexit drain from the 999 service just as concern over slow response times grows.There are fears the departures could exacerb[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
NHS surgeons removed multiple teeth from under-18s in England a record 42,911 times in 2016-17, figures showNHS surgeons are performing record numbers of operations to pull out rotten teeth in children. Related: Rotten state of children's teeth in England exposed in hospital data Continue reading..[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Poli
1 week ago
Leaders from public, private, community and the voluntary sectors, with rich expertise in public service, comprise this year’s board The Guardian public leaders network is delighted to announce the members of its 2018 editorial advisory board, who will provide the network’s editorial team with e[...]
1 week ago
Husband of a patient and locum doctor share moving experiences of severe pressures on national health serviceSenior doctors have taken the unprecedented move of writing to Theresa May, warning that winter pressure mean some patients are dying prematurely. The Guardian asked for your experiences of h[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Former business minister Nick Boles proposes national insurance overhaul to create revenue stream for health serviceTheresa May is facing growing calls from Conservative MPs to consider higher taxes to fund the struggling NHS, with Nick Boles suggesting an overhaul of national insurance.Boles, a for[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Conservatives will debate future of Simon Dudley, who wants police to act against rough sleepers before the royal weddingThe leader of Windsor council is facing an attempt to force him out of his job by fellow Conservatives amid controversy over his call for rough sleepers to be cleared from the str[...]
Housing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Plan by London’s Notting Hill Housing and Genesis to create mega landlord fuels fears that more social housing will be sold off Tenants in west London have warned that a plan to create one of the UK’s biggest housing associations will lead to the social cleansing of poorer families from wealthy [...]
HousingPovertyHousing and
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1 week ago
As we begin the new year, it seems like a good time to provide an update on the Association’s ongoing Modernization Initiative.  We’re pleased to report that the implementation of the initiative is proceeding, for the most part, according to schedule.  We are now in the middle of the second ph[...]
 

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6 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) partnered with the American Psychological Association on the amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The U.S. Supreme Court case addresses the validity of Colorado’s anti-discrimination statute which prevent[...]
 
6 weeks ago
On December 2 the Senate passed its version of H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (51 Republicans voted in favor, while all Senate Democrats and Republican Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) voted against).  On Monday, December 4th, the House of Representatives agreed to the motion to go to conference by a vote[...]
 
9 weeks ago
STATEMENT: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has joined other members of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally to welcome the introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in the Senate. The legislation was introduced by Sens. Jeanne Sh[...]
 
10 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation once again is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in a mass shooting. Last Sunday 26 churchgoers from the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs were massacred and several others still cling to life. The youngest victim at the First Baptist Church of Sutherla[...]
 
10 weeks ago
During National Family Caregivers Month in November the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is joining the nation’s leading researchers on aging, work and family issues to send a first-of-its-kind letter to Congress urging lawmakers to address the rapidly growing demand for care. These e[...]
 
12 weeks ago
The United States over the past few weeks has been engaged in a national discussion stemming from accusations about sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. Based on reports, these acts involved egregious disregard of the human rights and dignity of women. The national outcry spoke to the[...]