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UK: HIV patients losing out from cuts to specialist social workers

People with HIV are losing out on vital social care support due to cuts to specialist social worker roles and rising eligibility thresholds.

Published
25 July 2011
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UK: NHS reforms warning for voluntary organisations

NCVO and King's Fund report on the Health and Social Care Bill says that smaller organisations will struggle to compete.

Published
16 June 2011
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Third Sector
UK: NHS plans to be relaunched following review

Ministers will seek to reinvigorate their plans to change the NHS in England after an independent review recommended a major rewrite of proposals.

Published
14 June 2011
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Step-by-step guide to NHS changes

The consultation by the NHS Future Forum has now been completed and the panel has published it recommendations. But what has been proposed and how does that differ from what is happening now and what the government initially proposed?

Published
14 June 2011
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BBC
The Crescent, HIV support centre in St Albans, faces closure

A long-standing HIV centre in St Albans, north of London, faces closure. An active campaign - see http://savethecrescent.wordpress.com/ - plans demostrations at the local county hall.

Published
07 June 2011
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The Crescent
HIV Will Hit 100,000 In 2012, UK

In a report released by the Health Protection Agency to mark the 30 year anniversary of the first HIV diagnosis on 5 June 1981 in Los Angeles, epidemiologists are predicting that the number living with HIV in the UK will hit 100,000 by 2012.

Published
07 June 2011
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UK: Councils slashing free adult social care

Discrimination warning as coalition cuts prompt local authorities to set bar higher for eldery and disabled to receive care.

Published
18 April 2011
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The Guardian
MPs propose changes to Government's NHS reforms

The Government's plans to reform NHS commissioning need to be significantly changed, warn MPs in a report published on 5 April 2011. The MPs propose that representatives of nurses, hospital doctors, public health experts and local communities should all be involved as decision makers alongside GPs in NHS commissioning. 

Published
06 April 2011
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Parliament UK
UK: NHS reform could see GP surgeries on stock market

Private health care company IHP is in talks with three GP consortiums to set up a company that would turn underspends in their annual budget – in effect, savings on patient spending – into profits.

Published
02 March 2011
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The Guardian
UK: NHS shake-up 'risks diluting patient power'

Patients risk having less of a say in the running of the NHS in England under the proposed shake-up, eight leading health charities say.

Published
08 February 2011
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BBC

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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