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Decision on Hull carers service to be reviewed

Carers in Hull face an uncertain future

A DECISION to award a new £1.5 million contract providing support services for carers in Hull is to be reviewed.

The city council announced in June it was extending its current contract with the Carers’ Centre charity for another two months after concerns were raised over the tendering process.


Now scrutiny councillors have agreed to a call-in request over the move to award the contract to another provider.

It means the decision will have to be reconsidered by corporate director Trish Dalby, who was given delegated responsibility by the council’s cabinet to award the three-year contract.

The issue could also go back to the cabinet if council leader Councillor Steve Brady agrees.

Ms Dalby opted to award the contract to the City Healthcare Partnership (CHP), a new community interest company set up two years ago as offshoot of the city’s NHS primary care trust.

Hospitals discharging homeless people onto the street

More than 70 per cent of homeless people are being discharged from hospital back onto the streets in England, damaging their health and costing the NHS money, new Homeless Link and St. Mungo’s report indicates.

Improving Hospital Admission and Discharge for People who are Homeless

Quote startWe call on all the NHS to take a step to end homelessness by ensuring everyone has somewhere suitable to go when they leave hospital.Quote end

(PRWEB UK) 28 May 2012

The report has found that NHS staff can improve health outcomes for homeless people and save the NHS money by ensuring all patients have somewhere appropriate to stay when they are discharged from hospital.

Paul Burstow, Care Services Minister, acknowledged these findings during a visit to the Pathway homeless team at University College Hospital (UCH) in London today (28 May). The dedicated homelessness team at UCH were named as an example of best practice in the report, which comes from an in-depth study of 85 homeless people, hospitals, local authorities and homelessness agencies.

Diabetes care in ‘state of crisis’

Second-rate diabetes care putting sufferers at increased risk of health complications and early death, charity warns


Inadequate diabetes care has helped trigger a rise in related complications such as kidney failure and stroke, according to the report.

Diabetes care in England is in a “state of crisis”, with fewer than half of people with the condition getting the basic minimum support, a report warns.

According to the State of the Nation 2012 report, published on Monday by Diabetes UK, there are some areas where just 6% of people with diabetes are getting the regular checks and services recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice).

The report details how not getting these checks has helped fuel a rise in rates of diabetes-related complications such as amputation, blindness, kidney failure and stroke.