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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 →
No benefit to shortening ear infection treatment January 2017 Researchers found that shortening the length of antibiotic treatment for young children diagnosed with ear infections didnít reduce antibiotic resistance or adverse effects.
The study supports... Read More →
Institute Of Medical Ethics December 2016 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 →
Clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease December 2016 The Foundation for Clinical Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease has launched myIBD.org, a new information site designed for those concerned about inflammatory bowel disease, the collective term... Read More →
Berwick review into patient safety November 2016 This report, A promise to learn Ė 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 →
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 →
Paper examines evidence linking obesity and disability among adults November 2016 Public Health Englandís Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team has produced a briefing paper examining the evidence linking obesity and disability among adults. It looks in detail at the most... 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 →
Updated guidelines provide clarity for healthcare professionals on the care of women with FGM October 2016 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 →
Obese people may struggle to reach a healthy weight October 2016 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 →

Resources

MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records December 2016 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
WISER application for first responders December 2016 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Journal of Medical Internet Research December 2016 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Safety Features Of GP Computer Systems December 2016 A survey and study on the safety features required in GP computer systems, commissioned by the NPSA and published by the...
Allergy Action Plans for Children November 2016 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
Nursing and midwifery actions at the three levels of public health practice November 2016 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 November 2016 A recent report sets out recommendations regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care following an independent...
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...
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...
Updated STI guidance for Primary Care November 2016 With growing numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, being diagnosed in general practice in the...
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