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Elsevier Respiratory Medicine Case Reports November 2016 Elsevier has launched Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, a new online open access journal on general respiratory medicine that is dedicated to publishing case reports. Respiratory Medicine Case... Read More →
Helping families get more help November 2016 A report on school nursing sets out an ambition for visible, accessible and confidential services that provide early help and extra support to children and young people. School nurses have a crucial... Read More →
Report on deaths from cardiovascular diseases November 2016 This National End of Life Care Intelligence Network report indicates that people dying with cardiovascular diseases are more likely to die in hospital than those with other conditions. It also... Read More →
Standardising postnatal care for mothers and babies November 2016 Ensuring mothers are aware of the health benefits of breastfeeding, reducing the risk sudden of death syndrome, and assessing women for postnatal depression are among measures services can take to... Read More →
Berwick review into patient safety November 2016 This report, A promise to learn – a commitment to act: improving the safety of patients in England,highlights the main problems affecting patient safety in the NHS and makes recommendations to... Read More →
Helping people live better for longer November 2016 A 24 page guide provides an overview of the Department of Health's new role from April 2013.

The guide includes information on:

why we are here
how we operate
what we believe... Read More →
Report highlights growing need to improve end of life care for minority ethnic groups November 2016 A report, Palliative and End of Life Care for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities in the UK, commissioned by Marie Curie Cancer Care and Public Health England from the Cicely Saunders... Read More →
Changes to the Meningococcal C conjugate (MenC) vaccine schedule November 2016 From summer 2013, changes to the meningococcal C vaccine schedule will offer better protection to teens and young adults.

Studies show that vaccination against meningococcal C (MenC) disease... Read More →
Promoting better care for cancer patients with urgent medical problems November 2016 A new toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians aims to improve the care of cancer patients admitted to hospital as an emergency with medical problems due to their cancer or their... Read More →
Pharmaceutical Needs Information Pack November 2016 A new publication supports local authority health and wellbeing boards to develop and update pharmaceutical needs assessments (PNAs).

Each health and wellbeing board (HWB) must assess needs... Read More →


Cancer System Performance November 2016 A website allows cancer patients, their families and health care providers in Ontario, Canada, to access the province's latest cancer information. Th Read More →
Local Authority Child Health Profiles November 2016 A Child Health Profile has been developed for each local authority and were published by the Child and Maternal Health Observatory’s (ChiMat) recentl Read More →
Guidance for Health Staff on Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking November 2016 Guidance has been published which provides guidance and sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that their patient may be a victim of human Read More →
Antibiotic Resistance - a Threat to Global Health Security and the Case for Action November 2016 The UK delegation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, led by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies, Read More →
Guidance for health professionals on domestic violence November 2016 This guidance helps health professionals to recognise factors that may indicate domestic violence and abuse and describes steps to ensure appropriate Read More →
Child Sexual Exploitation November 2016 The Office of the Children's Commissioner’s report on child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups includes a ‘warning signs and vulnerabilities’ ch Read More →
National Hip Fracture Database November 2016 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population gets older. The latest Nat Read More →
Web forum for schizophrenia researchers November 2016 Researchers trying to crack one of medicine's most perplexing unsolved mysteries can now keep abreast of late-breaking developments via the Schizophr Read More →
Harm Reduction November 2016 Harm Reduction International's mission is to promote harm reduction on a global basis through an integrated programme of research, advocacy, informat Read More →
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers November 2016 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines that they need and can trust. Read More →
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