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  • Standard promises simpler information for disabled patients and their carers

    3 July 2015

    Disabled patients are set to benefit from improved healthcare after a new law comes into force to ensure information they receive is clear, consistent and easy to understand.

    The accessible information standard will be implemented on 31 July 2016 and aims to provide people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss with information that they can easily read or understand. This means informing organisations how to make sure people get information in different formats, for example in large print, braille or via a British Sign Language interpreter.

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  • PHE drug development transfers to state-owned company

    3 July 2015

    The secretary of state for health has approved the transfer of Public Health England’s (PHE’s) clinical drug development and production capability into a stand-alone, state-owned biopharmaceutical limited company.

    Clinical drug production and development has taken place at Porton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire since the 1970s and last year this generated revenues of more than £44 million.

    The new company, Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL), wholly owned by the secretary of state for health, will employ over 200 people at the Porton site and will now be better placed to develop further business. The future success and revenue growth of PBL will provide PHE with an income dividend which will be ploughed back into the delivery of its priorities.

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  • Latest data on use of secondary care for mental health and learning disabilities

    3 July 2015

    Latest statistics covering hospital treatment of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities are available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The figures, for March 2015, refer to the linked hospital episode statistics (HES) and mental health and learning disabilities (MHLDDS) data sets. Linking the data allows national analysis of the interactions with acute secondary care of the two groups of patients.

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