Following the APHG's 'Tackling Diabetes' seminar on 3rd February which highlighted concerns around the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the UK population, diabetes has once again come to the forefront of the medical news.
The World Health Organisation released its Global Report on Diabetes on World Health Day, April 7th. It has found that the number of adults living with diabetes worldwide has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults.Read more
Last week on the 23rd February 2016, Ray James, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services spoke at an All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and Care England event: Caring well for our older population: the challenge of delivering high-quality, integrated and compassionate health and social care.
Today, Ray James is speaking once again on this subject at the Nuffield Trust's Health Policy Summit, alongside the Health Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, Dr Samantha Barrell, Chief Executive, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Jan Sensier, Chief Executive of Healthwatch Staffordshire in the afternoon session: The Government's vision for the NHS and social care system.
For more information about both events and to see Ray James speaking live, please click 'read more'.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group has now published a full transcript of the event.
The high-level event took place on 3rd November 2015. It was a great success, with contributions from some of the most senior voices in health, including Jane Ellison, Public Health Minister and Duncan Selbie, CEO, Public Health England.
For a full transcription of the meeting please click here.
Yesterday (25th November 2015), George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced his spending plans for the nation in the Autumn Spending Review. The APHG has summarised the key spending decisions relating to health and social care.
To watch George Osborne's full speech or read the report itself please click below.
On the 10th November 2015, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group held an event on Planning the NHS Workforce: Getting the Skills Balance We Need.
The seminar had contributions from Professor Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England; Dr Mark Porter, Chair, BMA Council; Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International Affairs at the Royal College of Nursing; and Natalie Beswetherick, Director of the Practice and Development Directorate at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
You can read a full transcription of the proceedings here.Read more
The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and Cochrane UK held an event entitled "Evidence and Value-Based Medicine: Delivering the best care for patients and the best value for the NHS", which took place on 17th November.
It provided attendees with an understanding of evidence and value-based medicine and the opportunity to hear specialist views from well-known names in the field such as Sir Muir Gray, Professor Neal Maskrey, and Professor Martin Burton.
We have published a summary of the event here.Read more
Some of the key figures in the health world have put pen to paper to outline their ‘wish’ list for the NHS and social care over the next Parliament. Their thoughts are contained in a joint essay collection being launched in Parliament today by the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) and The King’s Fund, “Health Policy Priorities for a New Parliament.” Lord David Prior, Under Secretary of State for NHS Productivity is speaking at the launch.