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South Ayrshire Council’s slow transformation ‘frustrating’, auditors say

South Ayrshire Council’s services perform well but the council has been slow at making necessary changes to the way it delivers these services, auditors say.

HMJ: Call for permanent discharge to assess funding

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.

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City in hot water over cruise terminal debt

Liverpool City Council's plans to launch cruise liners from its new terminal have sailed into choppy waters.

Atkins ‘confident’ about infrastructure prospects

The UK boss of engineering services group Atkins has said he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the future of the infrastructure market.

Efficiency tsar to examine council insurance market

Former Lloyds of London broker Michael Wade to consider overhaul of local authority insurance market as Crown Representative.