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The Government has been urged to make funding for its ‘discharge to assess’ scheme permanent in a bid to free up thousands of hospital beds and help the NHS recover from the pandemic.

HMJ: Disabled children’s conditions have worsened during COVID

Many services for disabled children and their families have been ‘slow to return’ since lockdown restrictions were lifted, according to the results of a new report.

HMJ: New national director for learning disability and autism

NHS England has appointed a new national director for learning disability and autism to help ensure people can be treated in the community, rather than in inpatient settings.

HMJ: Sector’s mixed reaction to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines

Making COVID-19 and flu vaccinations mandatory for all frontline health and care workers would help level the playing field between the NHS and social care, Care England has argued.

HMJ: Health in the North hit hardest by COVID-19, finds report

Northerners were more likely to die and be hospitalised due to COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic compared with the rest of England, a report has found.

HMJ: Cracks in services ‘clearly visible’

The pandemic has exposed structural weaknesses in maternity funding leading to ‘tragic events’ in recent years, maternity royal colleges have warned.

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