Department of Health

This page shows items from the Department of Health’s social care news feed.

News story: £240 million social care investment to ease NHS winter pressures

The investment in adult social care this winter will help local authorities reduce pressures on the NHS by getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds across England.
2 October 2018, 2:21 pm

News story: One month until UK hosts Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit

Health leaders from around the world will gather in London next month to address the issue of mental ill-health.
17 September 2018, 10:31 am

Speech: An NHS we love to work for

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock’s speech to staff at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
10 September 2018, 3:04 pm

News story: Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world’s best

The NHS can become the most advanced health system in the world by embracing the best innovations in new technology and artificial intelligence, says Matt Hancock.
6 September 2018, 11:52 am

News story: New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology

A new code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies will allow NHS patients to benefit from the latest innovations.
5 September 2018, 12:12 pm

News story: Affordable healthcare in India: apply for funding

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to work with partners on projects to provide affordable and accessible healthcare in India.
6 August 2018, 2:30 pm

News story: New ideas for tackling disease: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to better detect, prevent, manage and treat disease and chronic health conditions.
2 August 2018, 10:00 am

Press release: Leader of the commons to chair ministerial group on family support from conception to the age of two

A cross-government working group will be set up to review how to improve the support available to families in the period around childbirth to the age of 2.
27 July 2018, 2:21 pm

Speech: Matt Hancock writes in the Health Service Journal about his admiration for the NHS and its staff

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care sets out his ambitions for the future of the NHS and talks about the potential of technology to improve healthcare.
11 July 2018, 11:00 pm

News story: New law introduced to protect vulnerable people in care

The new law seeks to protect the rights of people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their care and to reduce the burden on local authorities.
3 July 2018, 3:37 pm

Speech: PM speech at the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre: 21 June 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks the handover of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.
21 June 2018, 11:41 am

News story: New research into funding for adult social care published

The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae proposes a new formula to be used with the Local Government Finance Settlement.
6 June 2018, 1:30 pm

News story: Cross-government plan launched to support unpaid carers

The 2-year plan will raise the profile of carers, improve employment opportunities and help to better identify young carers.
5 June 2018, 12:07 pm

News story: Education Secretary marks Mental Health Awareness Week in Hastings

Damian Hinds visited Sussex Coast College in Hastings to learn about the mental health support services available through the Opportunity Area programme.
18 May 2018, 12:52 pm

Press release: Government doubles investment in brain cancer research with £40 million ‘Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Research Mission’

The government has announced a renewed focus on brain cancer research, in honour of Tessa Jowell.
13 May 2018, 9:30 pm

News story: Companies House awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index

We’ve been awarded the Gold standard at this year’s Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards for our commitment to staff and mental health.
18 April 2018, 2:50 pm

Press release: Children’s Funeral Fund for England

The Prime Minister has intervened to establish a Funeral Fund for grieving parents who have lost their child.
31 March 2018, 9:43 pm

News story: Supporting World Autism Awareness Week

Sellafield Ltd has marked World Autism Awareness Week by shining a light on those affected by the condition.
28 March 2018, 12:47 pm

Speech: Social care commentary: what do local authorities need to do to improve from inadequate

Eleanor Schooling shares some of the common themes that have emerged as local authorities improve from inadequate.
21 March 2018, 9:30 am

Speech: We need to do better on social care

Jeremy Hunt outlines the 7 key principles that will guide the government’s thinking ahead of the social care green paper, to be published later in 2018.
20 March 2018, 6:55 pm