News and Events

Macmillan and National Cancer Intelligence Network launch Segmentation Project January 2017 The Macmillan-NCIN Segmentation Project has released data on cancer prevalence over a 20-year period with the aim of breaking down and segmenting the information to develop a better understanding of... Read More →
Children and Young People’s Health Benchmarking Tool January 2017 The Benchmarking Tool, developed by the Child and Maternal (CHiMat) Health Intelligence Network, presents a selection of indicators that are most relevant to the health and wellbeing of children and... Read More →
NHS England (London Region) five-year strategic plan January 2017 The five year strategy to transform cancer services in London was launched recently. Produced in partnership with London’s CCGs, Public Health England, the Integrated Cancer Systems and charity... Read More →
Psychological wellbeing and work: improving service provision and outcomes January 2017 A recent report, commissioned by the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions, explores how to improve employment and health outcomes for people with common mental health... Read More →
Patient safety alert to improve reporting and learning of medical devices incidents January 2017 NHS England and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have jointly issued a patient safety alert to help healthcare providers increase incident reporting for medical devices... Read More →
Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration January 2017 Childhood obesity is a multifaceted disease that requires sustainable, multidimensional approaches that support change at the individual, community, and systems levels. The Massachusetts Childhood... Read More →
Primary care ‘revolution’ needed to save pharmacies January 2017 Experts are calling for a “revolution” in how primary care is organised with more clinical services being provided by pharmacies in order to survive, according to a new report.

The report... Read More →
Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction Predicts Future Arrhythmic Events January 2017 Researchers followed 314 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing cardiovascular magnetic resonance to determine the value of right ventricular ejection... Read More →
Patient safety - outbreaks in carbapenemase-producing Enterobact January 2017 An NHS England stage-two ‘resource’ patient safety alert has been issued to signpost providers of NHS care to resources developed to prevent the spread of carbapenemase-producing... Read More →
Priorities for essential change in mental health January 2017 On 20 January the Deputy Prime Minister launched the Mental Health Action Plan Closing the gap: Priorities for essential change in mental health. This document supports the mental health strategy No... Read More →

Resources

Guidance on standards for GP specialty training January 2017 Guidance on standards for GP specialty training have been released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the Committee of General Practice Education Read More →
Healthy ageing in the 21st century January 2017 A report, from the University of Birmingham, explores how good ageing in a multi-cultural society is defined. It is looking in particular at how good Read More →
Nutrition and Dementia January 2017 A report, published by King’s College London Global Observatory for Ageing and Dementia Care, highlights that under-nutrition is a major problem amon Read More →
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is for the use of clinical a Read More →
PRIMIS + January 2017 The importance of data security and confidentiality is one of the issues that PRIMIS (Primary Care Information Services) is addressing in a new train Read More →
Frail older people: Safe, compassionate care January 2017 A practical guidance document, from NHS England summarizes the evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for older people and suggests Read More →
Child Protection – Information sharing project January 2017 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits of the Child Protection – Read More →
Rethink Mental Health Information And Support January 2017 Rethink gives practical advice and information about Mental Health issues such as

Different types of therapy and medication;
Benefit, debt, Read More →
Rare diseases strategy January 2017 The ‘UK Strategy for Rare Diseases’ Sets out a shared vision for the UK to improve the lives of those with rare diseases.

It contains over 50 Read More →
Digital library for blind adults and children January 2017 The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has launched a digital library with the most advanced collection of alternative formats in the world. M Read More →
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