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Inequality, savings and investment in health – this week’s Friday Five

Sure Start programme saved the NHS millions of pounds Research conducted by The Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that Sure Start children’s centres, offering high levels of service in poor neighbourhoods in England, visits to hospitals fell among all children of primary school age and a third of 11 year olds. Fewer visits to…

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Lord Prior uses CHN to call for NHS Bond

The chair of NHS England Lord David Prior last night called on politicians to back a £50bn government “bond” for infrastructure spending, saying the service is “capital starved”. He was speaking at the Cambridge Health Network event, “In conversation with Lord David Prior”. Read more about what he said in the HSJ (£).

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So, how are we doing?

It can be awkward giving and receiving feedback. But without it, it’s hard to know how you are doing and make what you do better. In March this year, we introduced the means of capturing feedback from our clients on an ongoing basis and built it into our processes. We now do an online survey…

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

UK’s mental health spending gap The mental health charity, Mind, have looked at investment across 42 NHS regions and found that there a nearly a two-fold difference in mental health spending across England. The biggest spenders were those such as South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, spending £220.63 per person, per year, compared to Gloucestershire who only…