Category Archive: health

BAA appoints Hearing Therapist as President
  • 22
    Nov

BAA appoints Hearing Therapist as President

The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) has elected Sue Falkingham as its new President.  Sue is the first Hearing Therapist to become BAA President, and also the first who will serve a two-year term. Succeeding Michelle Booth in the post,...

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‘Towards a Connected Future’ – new logo for BAA, BSA and BSHAA event 
  • 20
    Nov

‘Towards a Connected Future’ – new logo for BAA, BSA and BSHAA event 

The British Academy of Audiology (BAA), British Society of Audiology (BSA), and British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA) have launched a new logo for their first ever joint event, ‘Towards a Connected Future’. Harjit Sandhu of the NCHA said:...

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Green Paper on care and support for older people 
  • 16
    Nov

Green Paper on care and support for older people 

The UK Government has announced that it is seeking to publish a green paper on care and support for older people by mid-2018. The paper will outline the Government’s plans for dealing with the challenges of an ageing population, especially...

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More common sense changes needed to prepare the NHS for the future
  • 18
    Nov

More common sense changes needed to prepare the NHS for the future

NHS England’s Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, has said that the NHS must embrace common sense changes to prepare the NHS for the future, including plans to support people with long-term conditions more effectively. Sir Bruce said: “We are...

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Policy rationing hearing aid provision in North Staffordshire referred to the Secretary of State
  • 11
    Nov

Policy rationing hearing aid provision in North Staffordshire referred to the Secretary of State

The Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee voted unanimously this week to refer a policy to ration hearing aids for people with mild and moderate hearing loss by North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to the Secretary of State for Health It...

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Health Committee urges Government to review NHS and social care funding ahead of Autumn Statement
  • 4
    Nov

Health Committee urges Government to review NHS and social care funding ahead of Autumn Statement

The Health Select Committee has written to the Chancellor highlighting concerns about the sustainability of health and social care in England. The Health Committee’s letter highlights concerns about unsustainable NHS finances, the need to do more on preventative care, manage...

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