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    UK Malnutrition Awareness Week: Why it is important and even more so TODAY

    At least 3 million people in the UK are affected by malnutrition and the number of admissions to hospital for malnutrition has doubled in the last ten years. The cost of malnutrition to the health and social care system is estimated to be almost £20 billion per year.

    In our latest blog, we discuss why this week has increasing importance during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how government can support those affected.

     

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    Face Masks become mandatory - how this measure may hold the key to kickstarting our economy

    From today, masks are mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. While lockdown is easing in almost all other respects, regarding masks, this step is the first new national restriction since enforcing masks on public transport last month.

    Read our latest blog here.

  • Workforce and Dr Topol roundtable

    Workforce and Dr Topol roundtable
    Workforce and Dr Topol roundtable

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    Dr Topol addressed the APHG on NHS Workforce and the Topol 'Technology' Review

    A day after the Topol Review's launch, the APHG heard from Dr Topol in a session chaired by Helen Whately MP on how to prepare the healthcare workforce through education and training to deliver the digital future. The Review covers Artificial Intelligence, digital medicine, genomics, and robotics to explore the opportunities new technologies offer the healthcare workforce and the NHS.

    Read the whole Review Report here: https://topol.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/HEE-Topol-Review-2019.pdf

  • Pre-publication briefing NHS Long Term Plan - photo by Rory Lindsay

    Pre-publication briefing NHS Long Term Plan
    Pre-publication briefing NHS Long Term Plan - left to right: Simon Stevens, Julia Cumberlege, Karin Smyth, Ruth May, Stephen Powis

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    Pre-Publication Briefing on the NHS Long Term Plan

    All-Party Parliamentary Health Group lunch reception hears directly from NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens about plans for the health service. 

    Speaker: Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England

    Chairs: Baroness Cumberlege, House of Lords & Karin Smyth MP, House of Commons

    With input from Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS Executive Group & Prof Stephen Powis, Medical Director NHS Executive Group for the Questions & Answers session.

    Topics discussed were: Workforce, finance, prevention and health inequalities, access, mental health, legislation, learning disabilities and autism, use of technology, social prescribing and homeopathy.

    The NHS Long Term Plan is now published - read the full document and its summary.

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    The UK's Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: 5year action plan and 20year vision
    The UK's Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: 5year action plan and 20year vision

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    APHG Briefing on the UK's AMR Strategy

    In January the Government launched its Anti-Microbial (AMR) Strategy, a UK 5 year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024 and the UK 20-year vision on how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling AMR by 2040.

    Following this publication, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group was delighted to hear directly from the Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government, Dame Sally.

    Dame Sally has led the way advocating globally for an effective response to antimicrobial resistance and has spearheaded the work of women in science and the civil service. We are pleased to have heard from her about the new 5-year government strategy and 20-year vision to contain and control antimicrobial resistance by 2040, before she steps down as Chief Medical Officer at the end of September and start as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge – once more as the first woman to hold this role as she was the first female CMO.

    This briefing was chaired by Karin Smyth MP, APHG officer.

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    APHG Prevention Briefing
    APHG Prevention Briefing Roundtable

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    APHG Briefing: Prevention Green Paper

    Prevention is a key priority in the NHS Long Term Plan and underpins Matt Hancock’s key focus as Secretary of Health and Social Care – ‘prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live longer’.

    At this opportune time around the publication of the expected Green Paper on Prevention, we heard directly from Jonathan Marron, Director General Community and Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, on how Government will attain its goal to improve healthy life expectancy by at least 5 extra years by 2035, and close the gap between the richest and poorest.

    We were joined by prominent figures from the public health and prevention discipline who contributed to a rich discussion about how best to implement the Prevention agenda.

    Read more on the plans the government has on placing prevention at the core of the nation's health here.

    The event was chaired by Baroness Joan Walmsley.

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    APHG Reconstituted

    The APHG formally reconstituted on Wednesday 22nd January and is pleased to announce Dr Lisa Cameron as the group's chair. 

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    Ageing Society

    Policy Connect's Health team recently hosted an event in Parliament looking at our #AgeingSociety, discussing issues facing the elderly in rural areas, accessibility issues and how this can be improved. 

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    APHG COVID-19 Parliamentary Briefings

    In partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Health, Policy Connect has been running a series of webinars discussing a number of topics relating to COVID-19, featuring commentary from prominent figures within the health industry. These have been offered exclusively to MPs and Peers, and our members, offering cutting-edge insight into how the crisis is being handled by experts and those on the front line.

The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) is an all-party forum dedicated to disseminating knowledge, generating debate and facilitating engagement on health issues amongst Members of Parliament.