News

Care Leaver Strategy October 2018 The Department for Education has published the Care Leaver Strategy. This cross-departmental strategy document sets out in one place the steps the government is taking – from housing to health... Read More →
Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays October 2018 The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, published Volume 2 of her 2012 Annual Report recently. The report calls on government, the whole health service, social care and education professionals... Read More →
Institute Of Medical Ethics October 2018 The Institute of Medical Ethics website will serve as a virtual network and resource centre for clinicians, teachers and students interested in medical ethics. It contains sign-posted links to a... Read More →
Berwick review into patient safety September 2018 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 →
Maternity and Child Health Datasets will drive improvements in the provision of services September 2018 How many children across England are seen by NHS child and adolescent mental health services? How many of these are young carers? How many women who are obese in their first pregnancy continue to... Read More →
Helping families get more help August 2018 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 →
Updated guidelines provide clarity for healthcare professionals on the care of women with FGM July 2018 Clinical management of women with female genital mutilation (FGM) requires high quality care that is accessible, sensitive and informed, while safeguarding girls at risk, according to revised... Read More →
Choosing to have a caesarean section July 2018 The risks and benefits of a ‘planned’ or ‘elective’ caesarean section are discussed in new Patient Information published recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists... Read More →
Obese people may struggle to reach a healthy weight July 2018 Obese men have just a '1 in 210' chance of attaining a healthy body weight, according to the findings of a study that used a GP records database to look at body mass index (BMI) measurements of... Read More →
Impact of physical activity and diet on health July 2018 A recent paper sets out the Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report on the Impact of physical activity and diet on health. Read More →

Resources

MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records October 2018 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
WISER application for first responders October 2018 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Clinical Pain Advisor September 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
inPractice® Oncology September 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Allergy Action Plans for Children September 2018 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
Guidance for health professionals on domestic violence September 2018 This guidance helps health professionals to recognise factors that may indicate domestic violence and abuse and describes...
Nursing and midwifery actions at the three levels of public health practice September 2018 This document sets out the actions to be taken by individual nursing and midwifery groups in order to maximise wellbeing...
Review of Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients September 2018 A recent report sets out recommendations regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care following an independent...
Guidance for Health Staff on Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking September 2018 Guidance has been published which provides guidance and sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that their...
Updated STI guidance for Primary Care September 2018 With growing numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, being diagnosed in general practice in the...
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