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Cara Bids for Lighthouse Lifeline

The Lighthouse in West London, up for sale by THT, will continue to be used and run by people living with HIV if a rescue plan by The Cara Trust is accepted.

Published
19 February 2014
From
Baseline
UK: Staff disillusionment at new public health body, survey shows

A survey of staff at Public Health England shows it is not a happy organisation.

Published
12 February 2014
From
The Guardian
UK: Management of HIV infected healthcare workers performing exposure prone procedures

In August 2013, the Chief Medical Officer for England announced a change in policy to remove restrictions on Healthcare Workers (HCW) with HIV practising Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs). Public Health England (PHE) has now published interim guidance on the implementation of this policy.

Published
31 January 2014
From
Public Health England
Changes to Accessing the NHS - Are You Worried?

Big changes are under way affecting access to the NHS. We could all find it much harder to access services, vulnerable people could be put off or prevented from accessing health care that they need, NHS staff will have an additional administrative burden to implement the system. And we don't know if it will really save any money.

Published
29 January 2014
From
Huffington Post
More to do on NHS confidentiality for people with HIV

The NHS needs to do more to tackle HIV-related stigma, lack of patient knowledge on the use of their personal data, and breaches of confidentiality.  These are key findings from a major new survey of the knowledge and views of people living with HIV.

Published
22 January 2014
From
NAT press release
Sir Nick Partridge new chair of NHS England Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

Sir Nick will be in post for up to three years and will provide CPAG with leadership and work alongside other members of CPAG, holding responsibility for developing recommendations on the prioritisation of national service specifications, clinical access policies and other proposals of significant service change.

Published
22 January 2014
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NHS England
Developing a national framework for commissioning HIV, sexual and reproductive health services

Public Health England (PHE), in conjunction with partner agencies, is developing a national framework for commissioning HIV, sexual and reproductive health services. This framework will provide local government, NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) with practical advice and examples of existing and emerging practice to support the commissioning of services that effectively meet the needs of patients and populations.

Published
20 January 2014
From
Public Health England
England's HIV services face complex new environment

HIV prevention and care, and sexual health services, are facing substantial reorganisation in England, with big implications for care.

Published
06 January 2014
From
The Lancet
Rosemary Gillespie to take lead role at Terrence Higgins Trust

Gillespie, who has also been deputy chief executive at Breast Cancer Care and chief executive of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, will take up the post in April. She is currently chief executive of the HIV awareness charity Avert.

Published
06 January 2014
From
Third Sector
Migrants to face NHS emergency care charges

Overseas visitors and migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free. The government decided that easy initial access to a GP was important to prevent risks to public health such as HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections.

Published
31 December 2013
From
BBC Health

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