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Half of disability benefits appeals won in tribunal court - BBC News
"The DWP tend to base their decision purely on these assessments and disregard other evidence sent in by the claimant.

"However, tribunals will weigh up all the available evidence and talk to the claimant further, which enables them to make much more reasoned and balanced decisions."
DWP  Universal  Credit  Privatisation  ESA  PIP  Disabled  disability  NHS  welfare  state  Austerity 
20 days ago by asterisk2a
Capita benefits assessor 'laughed' at disabled woman - BBC News
Capita paid the women money. Hush money. Wow.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/26/benefit-assessor-more-afraid-state-poverty - I had a visit from my benefits assessor – and now I fear the state more than poverty
DWP  Capita  ESA  PIP  disabled  WCA  Austerity  Privatisation 
5 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Government forced into U-turn over disability benefits for chronically ill | Society | The Guardian
Sick claimants were wrongly denied benefits because they were not taking powerful painkillers
DWP  WCA  ESA  Disabled  Universal  Credit  Austerity  Privatisation 
8 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Families lose high court challenge over special needs funding | Education | The Guardian
In a judgment handed down on Monday, however, Mr Justice Lewis ruled there was “no unlawful discrimination” in the way the government made provision for Send funding and dismissed the families’ claim for judicial review.
UK  Council  Austerity  disabled  education  policy  exclusion  DfE 
8 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Capita in U-turn over claimant death case - BBC News
A benefit assessment company that threatened legal action to reverse "reputational damage" after a claimant died has dropped its case.
Capita has now decided not to contest the judgement and has apologised "for any additional distress".

Her mother, Susan Kemlo, pursued legal action against the firm for maladministration and was awarded £10,000.

On Tuesday, Capita said it stood by its employee and argued it did not have a chance to defend itself, leading to "significant reputational damage".

In a U-turn, the company said on Thursday it had "considered this exceptional case on an individual basis [and] decided not to contest the original default judgement".
DWP  Capita  WCA  ESA  PIP  Disabled  NHS  Austerity  Privatisation  disability  prejudice  bigotry 
august 2019 by asterisk2a
Capita seeks to reverse 'reputational damage' after death of claimant - BBC News
Every Pip case undertaken by Unite members in Stoke-on-Trent with the specific health care professional in Victoria's case has been overturned by the social security tribunals.
Capita  PIP  disabled  disability  NHS  Austerity  rationing  ESA  mental  health  chronic  condition  sickcare 
august 2019 by asterisk2a
UK housing crisis deepens as benefit claimants priced out by high rents | Society | The Guardian
LHA is relied upon by 1.2m households to rent private accommodation but it has been frozen since 2016 and will continue to be frozen until at least 2020 as part of welfare cuts.

Council bosses have said that with private rents continuing to rise, sharp falls in affordability over the last three years are causing homelessness and child neglect as families cut back on essentials including food to make up rent shortfalls.
LHA  welfare  state  poverty  tax  rent  Council  Austerity  DWP  segregation  Disabled  slum  trap  public  health  inequality  homelessness  homeless  social  housing  NHS  mental  prevention 
july 2019 by asterisk2a
One Family’s Fight Against A Broken Special Needs System Shows The Hard Reality Of Theresa May’s Broken Promises
While the Conservative government unravels, a funding crisis is depriving children with disabilities of essential services and pushing them out of mainstream schools.
UK  Council  Austerity  education  policy  special  needs  Disabled  disability  poverty  trap  DWP  ESA 
june 2019 by asterisk2a
'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use - BBC News
chronically sick patients live longer.
Live extension
Global Burden of Disease increased with every new life extension method.
CVD  NHS  public  health  chronic  sick  patients  sickcare  prevention  Disabled  crisis  SAD  diet  obesity  demand 
june 2019 by asterisk2a
Stroke deaths in England halved in ten years, study finds | NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
global burden of disease

The rate of people dying from strokes decreased by 55% in a decade, according to a study published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal).

Researchers from the University of Oxford analysed data from almost 800,000 adults in England admitted to hospital between 2001 and 2010.

The authors said: "Our findings show that most of the reduction in stroke mortality is a result of improved survival of patients with stroke.

"However, acute and long-term management of such patients is expensive, and the NHS is already spending about 5% of its budget on stroke care.

"By focusing on prevention and reducing the occurrence of stroke, major resources can be conserved."

The study found that death rates from strokes decreased across all age groups. In men, overall death rates dropped from 140 per 100,000 people in 2001, to 74 per 100,000 people in 2010, and in women, from 128 per 100,000 to 72 per 100,000.
stroke  sickcare  NHS  ageing  population  crisis  demographic  bubble  premature  Disabled  disability  Council  Austerity  prevention  public  health  cancer  CVD 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults in Durham - BBC News
The 17-bed hospital is one of scores of such units in England that provide care for just below 2,300 adults with learning disabilities and autism. [...] Dr Paul Lelliott, deputy chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC, told Panorama: "On this occasion it is quite clear that we did not pick up the abuse that was happening at Whorlton Hall.

"All I can do is apologise deeply to the people concerned."

The Department for Health and Social Care said it treated allegations of abuse with the "utmost seriousness", but could not comment any further because of the police investigation.

Many are detained under the Mental Health Act.

[...]

The Panorama findings come eight years after abuse was uncovered at another hospital for people with learning disabilities, Winterbourne View, near Bristol.

After that programme, the then prime minister, David Cameron, promised the mistreatment of patients would never happen again.
NHS  Austerity  Privatisation  CQC  oversight  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  mental  health  CAMHS  Disabled  Autism  disability  learning  culture  dignity  humanity 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
UK's 'cruel and harmful policies' lack regard for child hunger, says NGO | Society | The Guardian
'Broken' care system for most vulnerable
Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a "broken" care system, a report warns.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it knows of at least 62 adults and children that have been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who commissioned the work, said he was appalled by the distressing stories.

He promised cases would be reviewed.

The CQC found some of the wards were not suitable environments for people with autism and many staff lacked the necessary training and skills to work with patients with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/20/a-national-shame-headteachers-voice-anger-about-pupils-hunger - Schools confirm Human Rights Watch findings government is failing children in poverty
UK  austerity  poverty  trap  childhood  hunger  mental  health  vulnerable  duty  of  care  gov  NHS  children  education  policy  Council  CQC  safety  Autism  disabled  learning  disability  staff  crisis  staffing  training  CAMHS 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report - BBC News
Children with learning disabilities or autism were being particularly let down by the system, it added. Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield's report says successive governments have tried to tackle the problem, but the number of children in mental health hospitals remains "unacceptably high".

Research shows a clear need to "focus on children's journeys before they are admitted into inpatient care", the report says, but often this is not happening.

"Children, families and staff working in this area spoke again and again about how the failure to provide appropriate support to children when they are in school and living in the community, and particularly when they reach a crisis point, has contributed to inappropriate hospital admissions and delayed discharges," it says.
NHS  CAMHS  Austerity  Disabled  Autism  Asperger  childhood  health  crisis  education  policy  welfare  human  right  ECHR  CON-servative  Conservative  nasty  party  Privatisation  Council 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
‘Cleansed by cuts’: schools refuse places to special needs pupils | Education | The Guardian
Families seek judicial review against UK government as funding cuts force headteachers to limit SEN admissions
UK  Austerity  education  policy  Council  segregation  Disabled  Theresa  May  Tories  Conservative  Party 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Universal credit regulations ruled unlawful by high court | Society | The Guardian
Terms would leave thousands with severe disabilities worse off by about £100 a month
Universal  Credit  Disabled 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Learning disability 'trapped' in hospitals as NHS target missed - BBC News
Figures for March show that there are at least 2,260 people with learning disabilities or autism staying in hospitals in England - most for around two years, with half being kept in secure wards. [...] But charity Mencap said "hundreds of people with a learning disability who should have been living in the community are still trapped in in-patient settings".

The charity said families were often powerless to get them out and people could be locked up for years on end, instead of being supported in their communities.
NHS  Austerity  Council  Disabled  Minority  Gesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft  Society  care  failure  nasty  party  Tories  CON-servative  Conservative  Theresa  May  human  rights  injustice 
april 2019 by asterisk2a
Benefits spending: Five charts on the UK's £100bn bill - BBC News
Much of the £100bn per year we spend on working-age benefits is there to tackle deep problems created by low pay, high housing costs and ill health.
DWP  welfare  state  ESA  Disabled  housing  crisis  poverty  working  poor  Austerity  Universal  Credit  stigma  prejudice 
march 2019 by asterisk2a
‘Our children deserve better’: parents win judicial review of special needs spending | Education | The Guardian
Families claim shortfall in government funding is illegal, as schools struggle to pay for support services
UK  Austerity  discrimination  Disabled  education  policy  injustice 
march 2019 by asterisk2a
Unfit DWP should be axed, says thinktank | Society | The Guardian
Ministers should consider abolishing the Department for Work and Pensions after its failure to help ill and disabled people out of poverty, a leading thinktank has said. [....] Tom Pollard, the report’s author, spent 18 months at the DWP on secondment from mental health charity Mind. By the end of his time there he concluded that the “DWP is institutionally and culturally incapable of making the reforms needed to achieve such a shift in outcomes for ill and disabled people, or for ‘harder-to-help’ groups more widely”. [...] The report concludes that while the DWP has been able to help people with minor difficulties into employment, the outcomes are “much poorer when it comes to supporting people with more complex needs”, such as the ill, disabled, older people, those with drug and alcohol problems, ex-prisoners and the homeless. [...] It calls for the DWP to be stripped of responsibility for these hard-to-help groups, with the health department and NHS helping the ill find work, local government taking over Jobcentre Plus, and benefits and pensions delivered by HMRC. The charitable sector could also be given a bigger role. [...] It accuses the department of seeing claimants through a “benefits lens”, in which conditions were placed on their payments as a way of forcing them into work. He warns that the department’s reputation among many groups is now so bad that it may prove impossible and expensive to improve. “A bad reputation is far harder to lose than a good one,” he writes.
WCA  ESA  Disabled  mental  health  DWP  Universal  Credit  Council  Austerity  Privatisation  welfare  state 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
England 'needs millions of homes to solve housing crisis' - BBC News
Shelter's report claims 1.3 million homes are needed to house those in greatest need - including homeless people and those living with a disability.
UK  housing  crisis  social  affordable  Disabled  access  accessible  inequality  discrimination 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Spending cuts breach UK's human rights obligations, says report | Society | The Guardian
Cuts to public services and benefits that disproportionately affect the least well-off, single parents and disabled people put the government in breach of its human rights obligations, a study for the UK equalities watchdog has found.

Echoing the recent findings of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty, Philip Alston, the study concluded the scale of the cuts and their lopsided impact on the most disadvantaged were a policy choice, rather than inevitable.

The report Alston published earlier this month said the UK government had made a political choice to let what he called “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies fall disproportionately on the poorest.

Alston said the UK was in breach of four UN human rights agreements relating to women, children, disabled people, and economic and social rights.
Austerity  Human  Rights  UK  poverty  trap  discrimination  Disabled 
november 2018 by asterisk2a
Families go to high court to oppose Hackney's SEN cuts | Education | The Guardian
Judicial review is latest action begun by parents in London to fight special needs spending cuts - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46070692 - Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society' - Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert. Prof Sir Michael Marmot said they die 15-20 years earlier than other people due to poor housing, low incomes, social isolation and bullying.
Austerity  Disabled  Education  Council  UK 
october 2018 by asterisk2a
Welfare spending for UK's poorest shrinks by £37bn | Politics | The Guardian
Welfare spending for UK's poorest shrinks by £37bn
Figures compiled after decade of austerity and obtained by Frank Field show most striking cuts are in disability benefits
Spending on welfare benefits for the UK’s poorest families will have shrunk by nearly a quarter after a decade of austerity, according to new figures highlighting the plunge in living standards experienced by the worst-off.

By 2021, £37bn less will be spent on working-age social security compared with 2010, despite rising prices and living costs, according to estimates produced by the House of Commons library.

Some of the most striking cuts are in disability benefits – personal independence payments (PIP) and employment and support allowance (ESA) – which together will have shrunk by nearly £5bn, or by 10%, since the start of the decade.
Austerity  UK  Disabled  ESA  tax  credit  Universal  JSA  sanctions  welfare  state  society  poverty  trap 
september 2018 by asterisk2a
Universal credit could be sunk by next stage of rollout, say experts | Society | The Guardian
The Resolution Foundation estimates that 1.8 million working families will see their incomes drop when they move onto the new system. [...] Campaigners fear that the abrupt nature of the migration – claimants will be sent a letter giving them three months to apply for universal credit before their current benefits are cancelled – will see many vulnerable people fall out of the benefits system.
Universal  Credit  DWP  JAM  ESA  Disabled  tax  UK  Austerity  Theresa  May 
september 2018 by asterisk2a
Heartless Tories spend £200MILLION fighting to stop sick and disabled people getting benefits - Mirror Online
[ with privatization and savings targets, come targets to deny applications and bring in sanctions - so private companies can get some more profit. See Theresa May's homeoffice deportation targets ] But since 2013, more than 400,000 people have been denied PIP or ESA after a medical assessment - only to win it back on appeal. More than two thirds of current appeal tribunals are successful. //&! Councils don't have accessible housing for disabled: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/21/disabled-accessible-housing-shortage-young-millennials
UK  Austerity  DWP  ESA  PIP  targets  JSA  sanctions  Privatisation  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  JAM  Disabled  poverty  trap 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Universal credit savaged by public spending watchdog | Society | The Guardian
NAO says core claims about flagship welfare programme are based on unproven assumptions The government’s ambitious change to the benefits system, universal credit, fails to deliver promised financial savings or employment benefits and leaves thousands of vulnerable claimants in hardship, according to the public spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office effectively demolishes ministerial claims for universal credit, concluding that the much-delayed flagship welfare programme may end up costing more than the benefit system it replaces, cannot prove it helps more claimants into work and is unlikely to ever deliver value for money.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/14/the-guardian-view-on-universal-credit-fix-this-cruel-expensive-fiasco &! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44468437 - The £1.9bn Universal Credit system may end up costing more to administer than the benefits system it is replacing, according to the National Audit Office.
Universal  Credit  DWP  JSA  ESA  Disabled  sanctions  poverty  destitute  homelessness  Council  Tories  nasty  party  Austerity 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging | Society | The Guardian
Benefit sanctions found to be ineffective and damaging
Study concludes that punishing claimants triggers profoundly negative outcomes
targets  DWP  Home  Office  sanctions  UK  Austerity  ESA  Disabled  Universal  Credit 
may 2018 by asterisk2a
Esther McVey: child tax credit 'rape clause' is opportunity for victims | Politics | The Guardian
DWP policy mirroring Theresa Mays Home Office. Hostility and lots of legal hurdles most cannot pay for, or afford, mentally, psychologically.
DWP  JSA  child  tax  credit  taxcredit  UK  Austerity  nasty  party  Tories  WCA  ESA  Disabled 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
Food Standards Scotland chief says NHS at 'tipping point' amid obesity crisis | HeraldScotland
However, the head of Scotland's food watchdog said he believed there was a growing consensus in public and political opinion that a "tipping point" was being reached in the battle against obesity, and that a failure to reverse the crisis would eventually "cripple the NHS". The number of people living in Scotland with Type 2 diabetes has increased by 29 per cent since 2010, to more than 289,000, according to figures published today.
NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  Scotland  obesity  overweight  diabetes  CVD  Cancer  GP  A&E  Disabled  premature  ageing  chronic  sick  population  public  health  prevention  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  Alcohol  tobacco  self-medication 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
The Tory blueprint: fund a cruel system, not the disabled people it punishes | Frances Ryan | Opinion | The Guardian
enabled by Daily Mail communication - adopted by Osborne and co. scroungers and benefit cheats - double standard to tax evasion and avoidance
DWP  ESA  Disabled  disability  UK  Austerity  welfare  state  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  JSA  sanctions  double  standard  tax  evasion  avoidance  Sociology  Psychology  DailyMail 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Der WAHRE Grund für Diabetes Typ 2 / Die Rolle der Ernährung - YouTube
SEE BOX: GREGER. BARNARD. MCDOUGALL on Diabetes Typ 2 // 11% of NHS budget. majority of that budget eaten up by the cost of long-term complications (chronic). eg amputations nerve loss sight loss disability.
Diabetes  Diet  Lifestyle  NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  Disabled  disability  economic  cost  prevention  public  health  S.A.D.  western  junk  food  fast  convenience  self-medication  abuse  coping  mechanism  moderation 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Funding the NHS: Is it finally time for a new approach? - BBC News
A ring-fenced tax for health and social care has been resisted in the past by the Treasury. Such a policy is known by economists as hypothecation. Opponents, including Treasury mandarins, believe it ties the hands of chancellors.

But, intriguingly, a former top civil servant at the Treasury, Sir Nick Macpherson, has come out in favour of a ring-fenced tax which is renewed every five years.
NHS  hypothecation  Politics  Sugar  Tax  nudge  nanny  state  prevention  public  health  crisis  winter  Austerity  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  ageing  premature  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  healthcare  diet  lifestyle  self-medication  Alcohol  minimum  pricing  alcoholism  food  addiction  abuse  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  adult  elderly  social  care  pension  scheme  obligation  disabled  DWP  mental 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour - BBC News
[ Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus ] Folic acid occurs naturally in dark green leafy vegetables but the findings found three-quarters of women across the UK don't get enough.
The ministers said their position is supported by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, where 83% of women of childbearing age have folate deficiency.
western  diet  Disabled  disability  UK  S.A.D.  chronic  sick  population  fast  food  junk  Folic  Acid  Folate  public  health  crisis  prevention 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt orders NHS England bosses to stick to waiting time limits | Society | The Guardian
Jeremy Hunt orders NHS England bosses to stick to waiting time limits
Health secretary swiftly rejects service chiefs’ public warning that meeting targets is impossible with current funding [...] In an unprecedented move reflecting a widening gulf with the government, NHS England used its board meeting to warn that it had to make “difficult choices” next year that would involve limiting what it could provide for patients. [ only providing basics life saving treatments - not life improvement treatments (elective surgery) ] [...] NHS England has also said it is unable to implement best practice as advised by Nice on a routine basis – an extraordinary state of affairs. We have now reached a point where the NHS constitution will be routinely breached and NHS services are being withdrawn.”
NHS  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  Philip  Hammond  Theresa  May  budget2017  rationing  treatment  delay  waiting  times  CVD  Cancer  A&E  diabetes  overweight  obesity  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  sickcare  demand  healthcare  CCG  CEP  STP  GP  elective  surgery  OAP  disabled  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  Austerity  adult  social  care  elderly  NICE  patient  safety  CQC  mental  health 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
£1bn funding shortfall may force UK care homes to close, says watchdog | Society | The Guardian
Fees paid by cash-strapped councils fail to meet costs of caring for residents, according to Competition and Markets Authority [...] In its report into the £16bn care homes sector, which covers 410,000 residents and stretches across 11,300 homes, the CMA said “urgent action” was needed because the current regime was “not sustainable” without additional funding.

It suggested that people who paid for their own care were being asked to pay more than they should in order to subsidise council-funded residents.
Council  Austerity  social  adult  care  sickcare  ageing  population  chronic  sick  premature  bailout  bedblocking  bed  blocking  NHS  disabled  healthcare  rationing  CCG  GP  A&E  waiting  times  treatment  delay  UK  England  Scotland 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Review of the Year: Transition and transformation for the NHS - PharmaTimes Magazine December 2017
Accountable Care System (ACS) (also known as ACO) removing NHS decisions (CCG CEP STP rationing, denying care, not offering IVF etc etc) further away from Westminister NHS England Jeremy Hunt. &! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/07/vital-nhs-account-acos-legal-challenge
NHS  STP  CEP  ACS  ACO  A&E  GP  rationing  sickcare  demand  ageing  chronic  sick  population  Cancer  CVD  NICE  diabetes  obesity  public  health  prevention  overweight  budget2017  Jeremy  Hunt  Austerity  Simon  Stevens  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty  Privatisation  management  CCG  Council  bedblocking  bed  blocking  mental  Disabled 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Budget 2017: NHS trusts given extra £350m for entire winter, despite Brexit bus promising £350m a week | The Independent
Budget had also nothing on social care! -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42065767 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-42096941 begging patients &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42082602 more rationing and restrictions in the books by CCGs eg physical rehabilitation services could be cut. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5112803/NHS-prepares-ration-painkillers-routine-operations.html &! https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4978787/cuts-to-patient-services-feared-after-budget/ // The NHS is getting £1.6bn in extra funding next year, less than half asked for by the NHS to keep the service running //&! https://www.gponline.com/gps-ignored-2017-budget-nhs-england-hints-cuts-services/article/1450955 - GP leaders hit out at chancellor Philip Hammond for ignoring general practice in his 2017 budget, as NHS England officials hinted that a 'disappointing' £2.8bn funding hike for the health service could force cuts. //&! http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/national/15676761.Budget_2017__Additional_funds_for_NHS_will_not_plug_gap__Sir_Bruce_Keogh_says/ - the NHS “can no longer avoid the difficult debate” on what can be provided by the health service on the funds it is operating on. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/23/conservatives-will-break-nhs-funding-pledge-labour-claims - An analysis carried out for Labour by the House of Commons library shows that despite the chancellor, Philip Hammond, announcing an extra £2.8bn in day-to-day funding, real-terms funding per head is set to fall in 2018-19, and remain flat for two years after that.
NHS  winter  crisis  budget2017  GP  A&E  Austerity  CEP  STP  sickcare  demand  healthcare  chronic  sick  population  ageing  demographic  bubble  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  England  waiting  time  treatment  delay  rationing  mental  health  locum  staff  Nurses  hiring  paycap  Doctors  Junior  recruitment  stress  burnout  sickleave  Philip  Hammond  Theresa  May  Council  bed  blocking  bedblocking  adult  social  elderly  care  Disabled  Privatisation  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry | Aseem Malhotra | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
tl;dr Diet & Lifestyle changes of the nation in the short-, medium- and long-term term can help (substantially) save the NHS. // A full public inquiry on the scale of Chilcot into the Iraq war may ultimately be required to overhaul a system where at every level financial interest continues to trump what’s best for patients – not only to improve the quality of care, but to restore trust in medical research. Until then, NHS England, the BMA and the Department of Health must make it a national priority to emphasise to patients that less medicine and healthier lifestyles are the most important solutions to sustaining the NHS. // statistics use in medical research and patient selection and reporting issue. absolute risk v % of all patients. // Such statistical and health illiteracy, far from being the exception, is actually the norm. The majority of healthcare professionals seem unable to understand medical literature. One study revealed 70% of those on a training programme failed a simple test on their understanding of evidence-based medicine.
NHS  crisis  big  pharma  BMA  pharmaceutical  lobby  vested  interest  profit  maximisation  rationing  treatment  delay  waiting  times  GP  A&E  prevention  public  health  sickcare  healthcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  obesity  diabetes  economic  damage  OECD  S.A.D.  diet  western  lifestyle  sedentary  inactive  revolving  door  conflict  research  Statins  Statin  CVD  Cancer  overweight  disabled  medical  statistics  risk  patient  safety  literacy 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
‘First, do no harm’: are disability assessments associated with adverse trends in mental health? A longitudinal ecological study | Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Conclusions The programme of reassessing people on disability benefits using the Work Capability Assessment was independently associated with an increase in suicides, self-reported mental health problems and antidepressant prescribing. This policy may have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits. &! https://twitter.com/chakrabortty/status/929349312743604224
WCA  DWP  ESA  Universal  Credit  mental  health  Disabled  Austerity  rationing 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Families thousands of pounds worse off after years of cuts, study finds | Society | The Guardian
universal credit intro is hidden cut to tax credits for the poorest to make ends meet. // so much for "burning injustice" of effective tax rate of 65% // “The losses are alarming, and will damage the life chances of hundreds of thousands of children growing up under austerity.” // single mothers and bame single mothers hit hardest by Austerity. // Overall, the study said, cuts to the existing benefit system since 2010 will push 700,000 children into poverty, after accounting for housing costs. The two-child limit for benefit payments alone will put 200,000 children in poverty once the system has been fully extended nationwide, the calculations suggested.
Universal  Credit  poverty  trap  child  taxcredit  DWP  Austerity  UK  Precariat  deprivation  ESA  disabled  Council  working  debt  Gesellschaft  Sociology  Society  nasty  party  Tories  Theresa  May  Conservative  Generationengerechtigkeit  GFC  bank  bailout  tax  evasion  avoidance  taxation  welfare  state  mental  health  wellbeing  well-being  Psychology  class  Brexit  childhood  parenthood  parenting  public 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Hunt faces legal action over attempts to 'Americanise' the NHS | The Independent
more two-tier options for users w ACO offering from the get go two-tier adult and social care services/options. AND like most private provides taking on NHS business, avoiding also tax! Hnt himself said in committee hearing that our ageing population is private money fest opportunity.
NHS  Privatisation  Austerity  ACO  CEP  STP  CCG  CQC  rationing  waiting  times  profit  maximisation  neoliberalism  public  health  good  neoliberal  bedblocking  bed  blocking  adult  social  care  Council  disabled  ageing  population  chronic  sick  sickcare  healthcare  demand  demographic  bubble 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Study shows dementia is biggest killer in affluent areas - BBC News
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of death in affluent areas in Wales, new figures have shown. [ statistical fluke attributed to longer lifes and better med patient adherens eg statins and reduce alcohol intake - poorer may die earlier - cancer cvd]
dementia  Alzheimer  public  health  sickcare  healthcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  demographic  bubble  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  NHS  Council  adult  social  elderly  care  disabled 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Universal credit’s hidden cut pushes disabled people into poverty | Frances Ryan | Society | The Guardian
Up to half a million disabled people like Philip and their families will be financially worse off under universal credit, according to disability charities, through the removal of the disability premiums, as well as cuts to child disability payments, which could affect 100,000 children at an annual loss of £1,000. Ask the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and it states that the support given by SDP is now provided through personal independence payments, (Pip) and social care from local councils, and that “transitional protection” will be available when disabled people are moved from ESA on to universal credit in 2019. But press further, and it turns out that cash-strapped local authorities have no obligation to provide support. And there is no help for disabled people like Philip who are transferred early.
Universal  Credit  DWP  ESA  Disabled  welfare  state  Austerity  social  isolation  deprivation  poverty  trap  UK  inequality 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
'Radical changes' needed to £1bn stroke care - BBC News
[ 50% of disability in over 50 from Stroke ] Caring for people who have suffered from stroke is costing Wales £1bn annually, according to a leading charity.
The Stroke Association has also warned the figure could almost triple to £2.8bn by 2035 if immediate action is not taken.
The charity said the "vast majority" of the financial burden is placed on families and carers.
Strokes cost the UK as a whole £25.6bn per year.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS operations could be cancelled for months this winter, senior medics warn
"If, as we expect, we see a flu outbreak, I think the NHS - in terms of both beds and clinical staff - will break far worse than last year and elective activity will almost certainly cease for several months." [...] Meanwhile, leaked documents seen by Health Service Journal suggest that an NHS trust with a history of high death rates agreed savings plans, despite warnings from its then finance director that doing so could threaten patient safety.
NHS  winter  crisis  flu  influenza  Brexit  staff  shortage  Nurses  GP  A&E  elective  care  surgery  Cancer  CVD  recruitment  hiring  immigration  ageing  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Council  Austerity  norovirus  adult  elderly  social  Disabled  vulnerable  frail  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  treatment  delay  patient  safety 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Scottish GPs to access NHS-run 'treatment rooms' for procedural tasks | News Article | Pulse Today
treatment rooms = sickcare rooms - are they opening up extra clinics for diabetes CVD obesity and other chronic conditions? putting it out of GP services, but they are still there. &! GPs in Scotland will have access to prescribing and treatment room services and a chronic disease monitoring team to reduce their workload under plans being drawn up as part of the new contract. /... but have to
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
A Simple Way to Involve Frontline Clinicians in Managing Costs
NHS hospitals exploring how to tighten the belt // This testing in NHS Scotland has taught us several lessons about the approach to managing value in a busy health care environment. First, point-of-care leaders, if armed with information about costs and quality, can improve both. // debate abt value v overtreatment. nurses and doctors now not only have to navigate overtreatment, patient safety/satisfaction but also keep in mind the purse of the nation v every single one patient they are seeing.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Council and NHS in £19.5m funding row over patients staying in hospital too long - Stoke Sentinel
[first NHS Councils blame each other for little progress, now NHS Department withholding funds bc no progress from Council ] But now NHS England is threatening to withhold the cash (one tranche from the Better Care Fund) because the authority is failing to reduce its bed-blocking figures by ensuring care packages are in place. Council leaders say the target – cutting social care-related delayed transfers of care by two-thirds in eight weeks – was unrealistic and set at ‘extremely short notice’. Now they are lobbying the Government on the issue, and working with the local NHS to find alternative ways of paying for the affected services. It comes after the council had to make cuts in areas such as drug and alcohol services after the NHS withdrew £15 million last year.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
'High risk' of NHS Tayside failing to balance budget - BBC News
NHS Tayside delivered £45.5m in efficiency savings in 2016/17, nearly double the savings of the previous year.
However, the auditor general said that was still £1.3m below target.
The main overspends last year were on workforce, prescribing costs, and clinical supplies.
NHS Tayside chief executive Lesley McLay said the board was "actively addressing" its issues. &! https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/nhs-tayside-faces-extremely-challenging-position-of-50m-funding-gap/ &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-38330662 - NHS Tayside must save £214m over next five years
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
What to do if your child is overweight - BBC News
One in ten young people in the UK, aged between five and 19, is obese, according to new research that looks at obesity trends in over 200 countries. Consultant paediatrician Prof Mary Rudolf, who advises the government on obesity, says many parents would not know that "a healthy 10-year-old's ribs should be clearly visible - many parents would consider that such a child was quite underweight". //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39846385 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37859484 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37108767 - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' &! WHO World Obesity Day // In the UK, one in every 10 young people aged five to 19, is obese. Obese children are likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of serious health problems, say experts.
These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon. [...] "Even skinny people are heavier than they would have been ten years ago.
"We have not become more weak-willed, lazy or greedy. The reality is the world around us is changing." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41550159 &! bariatric surgery - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/obese-people-treatment-surgery-britain &! hidden sick environment to navigate: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/11/high-calorie-puddings-dominate-childrens-menus-at-leading-food-chains
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Global cost of obesity-related illness to hit $1.2tn a year from 2025 | Society | The Guardian
The cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2tn every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates. Obesity and smoking are the two main drivers behind the soaring numbers of cancers, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes worldwide, grouped together officially as non-communicable diseases. They are the biggest killers of the modern world.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Virgin Care asks Bath staff not to report safety concerns to health watchdog - Bath Chronicle
Virgin Care asked staff in the Bath area not to report their safety concerns to the health watchdog.

Registered managers in health and social care have a legal obligation to report issues to the Care Quality Commission if they feel their service is unsafe.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
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