News

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 →
Self-Management Programs Help with Epilepsy August 2017 Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy and many different kinds of seizures. Epilepsy can get in the way of life, mostly... Read More →
Shape of Caring published August 2017 ‘Raising the Bar’, the final report from the Shape of Caring Review, was published recently. Led by Lord Willis, it brings together findings and expertise from recent major reports. It intends to... Read More →
Continence issues for a child with learning difficulties August 2017 An exemplar has been produced which describes a care pathway and the considerations which apply at each stage in supporting a child with continence issues relating to a learning... Read More →
End of Life Care Strategy Second Annual Report August 2017 In July 2008 the Department of Health (England) published the End of Life Care Strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. The second annual report sets out the... Read More →
Pandemic Influenza Flowchart for Triage and Indemnity Cover for Staff August 2017 The RCGP and Department of Health (England) have produced a flowchart to assist GP receptionists in determining which symptomatic swine flu patients should be seen most urgently - particularly in... Read More →
Antiviral medicines in pregnancy, breastfeeding and children under one August 2017 Pandemic influenza: guidance on preparing maternity services. It reinforces and clarifies the advice in the main guidance, and provides advice for the use of antiviral medicines in women who are... Read More →
Putting Patients at the Heart of Care August 2017 In June 2009, the Department of Health brought together patients, third sector representatives, clinicians and managers to look at the role that Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) is already... Read More →
Safeguarding adults: report on the consultation on the review of No Secrets August 2017 The report on the consultation on the review of No Secrets has been published. The consultation was large and we are delighted that some 12,000 people participated. The report analyses the responses... Read More →
Social Partnership Forum August 2017 The Social Partnership Forum (SPF) is a partnership between the Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Unions to improve working relationships and involve partners in the workforce... Read More →

Resources

Web Service Allows Patients To See How Drugs Work September 2017 iGuard.org, a free, patient-driven on-line health care community, has launched an innovative new patient empowerment tool....
Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Website September 2017 The CAN-R website is aimed at supporting and educating Canadian healthcare providers and researchers on the escalating...
Empathy DVD August 2017 NHS England (London Region) has produced a short film – Care is Compassion – as part of their Compassion in Practice...
Child Safety from Domestic Violence August 2017 The Department of Health has published toolkit that provides specific information about children, domestic violence and...
Critical care strategy: managing the H1N1 flu pandemic August 2017 A strategy has been published setting out the Department of Health approach to managing critical care during the swine flu...
Identifying Unhealthy Kidneys August 2017 A patient leaflet has been published which explains the meaning of proteinuria, cases, signs and tests to determine...
Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment August 2017 NICE guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment. The advice in this guideline covers the alerting features in children...
Drinking, How Does Your Night End? August 2017 For many of us, drinking alcohol is a part of life. But how much do you know about how alcohol affects your body, or how...
Human Rights In Healthcare August 2017 The Department of Health, the British Institute of Human Rights and 5 NHS Trusts have worked in conjunction to produce a...
Tackling Drugs August 2017 The Scottish Government's national drugs strategy, focuses on recovery from drug use. Measures include the provision of...
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