Full Fact publishes Health data for factchecking

The factchecking site Full Fact has launched a new section on its website hosting key data on the health service. The Full Fact Finder covers 5 areas: immigration, education, the economy, crime and the law – and health. Data on … Continue reading

The new NHS: what it means for journalists

There was laughter in the room when John Lister ironically described the new NHS structure as “streamlined” and shared a Guardian graphic of the new bureaucracy. It set the tone for the NUJ’s Reporting on our health services masterclass, aimed … Continue reading

Barnet, Enfield and Hillingdon refer less than 4% of depressed patients

Enfield, Barnet and Hillingdon PCT’s are the least likely primary care trusts to refer patients diagnosed with depression for therapy, a study has found. The findings comes in a report published by the London Civic Forum who compared how many … Continue reading

Volunteers needed! scrutinising CCGs

This year a collection of new groups will be given responsibility for £60bn of public health spending in England: Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). With over 200 of these groups and very few health journalists in the UK there’s an opportunity for student … Continue reading

Two visions of NHS restructuring

From the Department of Health:

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Health news roundup for September 19th

Here are the health-related links that have caught our eyes between July 12th and September 19th: The transfer of NHS assets to a central company marks the end of localism | Society | The Guardian- Tied to proposals for the … Continue reading