News

Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 Information on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and details of new ideas to promote clean and safe treatment have been published by the Department of Health. In... Read More →
Improving Cleanliness And Infection Control October 2017 The Government recently announced a series of measures aimed at improving hospital cleanliness, including increasing the number of Matrons and giving more powers to nurses. This letter gives more... Read More →
Why Your Childs Weight Matters October 2017 The Government has developed an information booklet for parents: ?Why your child?s weight matters?, which includes information for parents about:

? the National Child Measurement Programme... Read More →
Vaccine Website for Adolescents and Teens October 2017 PKIDs? Vaccine Initiative has launched www.getvaxed.org, a new vaccine website for adolescents and teens. The goal of the site is to raise awareness of immunisations among teens and young adults... Read More →
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use associates with apathy among depressed elderly October 2017 It has been reported over the past decade that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) may be associated with the emergence of apathy. The authors hypothesised that depressed... Read More →
The links between health-related behaviours and life satisfaction in elderly individuals October 2017 The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the links between life satisfaction and health-related behaviours amongst functionally independent elderly people who prefer institutional... Read More →
Early diagnosis and treatment of pelvic girdle pain can improve a woman’s quality of life September 2017 Pelvic girdle pain affects one in five pregnant women and can severely affect a woman’s mobility and quality of life. Early diagnosis and treatment should relieve pain and prevent symptoms from... Read More →
Guideline on Late Intrauterine Fetal Death and Stillbirth September 2017 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) produce evidence-based guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice. The RCOG was the second organisation to achieve NHS Evidence... Read More →
Young Mums And Dads Get Help From Innovative Programme September 2017 An independent evaluation report shows good potential for the innovative Family Nurse Partnership programme to make a real difference to the life chances of some of the most disadvantaged... Read More →
HealthRock educates kids through song September 2017 A new educational health website geared for kids called HealthRock has been launched to coincide with the start of the new school year.
The interactive, upbeat website was conceived to help... Read More →

Resources

Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections And Saving Lives November 2017 A document has been published which draws together recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and...
Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure October 2017 Exercise intolerance -- shortness of breath and fatigue with normal amounts of exertion -- is the primary symptom of HFPEF...
Zika: Guidance for Women of Childbearing Age October 2017 This is the time our year that our patients are traveling to warmer climes or planning that springtime getaway. Such travel...
Transition: Moving On Well October 2017 A good practice guide on effective transition from children's to adult services for young people with complex health needs...
Best Practice In Managing Risk October 2017 This framework is a guide for mental health professionals working with service users to assess risk. It underpins risk...
Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment Toolkit October 2017 In order to assist the NHS with implementing the TB action plan, Stopping Tuberculosis in England, the Department of Health...
Helping People Who Are Unable To Make Some Decisions For Themselves October 2017 This booklet is one of a series of six on the Mental Capacity Act published by the Mental Capacity Implementation Programme...
Dementia screening tool detects early cognitive problems October 2017 A screening tool for dementia developed by Saint Louis University geriatricians appears to work better in identifying mild...
Recipe for Care For Old People October 2017 A leading older people?s doctor has published a report setting out the challenge ahead in looking after older people and...
Local Authority Child Health Profiles for England September 2017 The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) has developed a Child Health Profile for councils in England....
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