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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 →
Supporting adult carers through community nursing July 2018 Information has been published for district and general practice nurses, other health professionals and commissioners and providers about how community nursing can be used to support adult carers. Read More →
Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app July 2018 A range of resources to encourage people to cut back on their drinking is now available as part of the nationwide Change4Life campaign. They include a new smartphone app and online drinks checker.... Read More →
Sexual and reproductive health within mental illness – e-learning in practice July 2018 The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has launched a unique new e-learning course aimed to address the poor reproductive and sexual health of people with mental illness. The course, SCIE... Read More →
Looked after children Knowledge Skills and Competences June 2018 The Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, of Nursing and of Paediatrics and Child Health has issued their updated Intercollegiate Framework, Looked after children: Knowledge, skills and... Read More →
JCVI summary on the number of doses of flu vaccine for children June 2018 The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) summary provides advice on the number of doses of flu vaccine that children should be offered depending on:

• their age
• whether... Read More →
Measuring patient experience of integration in the NHS June 2018 The NHS Future Forum report on Integration recommended that new patient experience measures should be developed to evaluate patients’ experiences across whole journeys of care.

There is... Read More →
Summary of Childhood and Adolescent Immunisation Recommendations June 2018 The Immunization Action Coalition?s newly revised "Summary of Childhood and Adolescent Immunisation Recommendations" distils hundreds of pages of Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)... Read More →

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Clinical Pain Advisor July 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
inPractice® Oncology July 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia July 2018 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Sexuality and You July 2018 A popular website on contraception and sexual health spearheaded by Queen's University researchers is ranked among the...
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) July 2018 Lund University libraries Directory of Open Access Journals. Supported by the Information Programme of the Open Society...
Anticoagulation Manager June 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Food for thought: Getting the recipe right June 2018 How can we encourage children to eat healthily when they are confronted by sugary snacks and drinks and fast food almost...
Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children June 2018 The Department of Health and the Department for Education has published revised joint statutory guidance on Promoting the...
Setting Standards for Antenatal Care June 2018 NICE has produced a quality standard on antenatal care to help improve the care that women receive during their...
NHS Information Centre Indicator Portal June 2018 One thousand indicators covering a wide range of population health topics have been brought together in the NHS Information...
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