BBC healthcare tracker

The BBC website has launched a healthcare ‘tracker‘ to track if local services are meeting national waiting time targets in the key areas of A&E treatment, cancer care and planned operations.


HEB newsletter

The health economics unit at Bristol University have issued their autumn newsletter. The newsletter features staffing news, new grants and publications and event reports. There are also brief features on projects on the cost-effectiveness of screening for atrial fibrillation, the use of anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor injections to treat eye conditions and the use of think-aloud interviews to determine the appropriate patient reported outcome measure to use with kidney patients.

SCPN newsletter

The latest issue of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network newsletter is available. the newsletter contents include a brief update on the ActWELL study,  articles on healthy eating (recipe for kale, sweet potato and chickpeas with hummus sauce…) and physical exercise initiatives and a research round-up.

They have also announced the date of the 2018 SCPN Conference. The event has the theme ‘We can, I can’, designed to highlight that organisations and individuals can take action against cancer, and takes place on  5th February 2018.

Care Inspectorate staffing report

The Care Inspectorate have published a report on staff vacancies in care services in 2016. The report provides the first national overview of vacancy levels and recruitment difficulties among the individual care services that report directly to the Care Inspectorate. More than a third of social care services have reported unfilled staff vacancies and almost half faced difficulties recruiting the right staff.