News

Vaccine information centre February 2019 The Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia's Vaccine Education Centre, under the direction of internationally renowned vaccine expert Paul A Offit, MD, Chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases at... Read More →
SAMHSA improves usability January 2019 The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently redesigned the Agency website to improve usability and reflect guidelines from the Department of Health and Human... Read More →
Facts for Life January 2019 One of the world's most widely-read books, Facts for Life (FFL), itself gained new life recently with its first major revision in a decade and new PDF and website versions. More than 15 million... Read More →
No benefit to shortening ear infection treatment December 2018 Researchers found that shortening the length of antibiotic treatment for young children diagnosed with ear infections didn’t reduce antibiotic resistance or adverse effects.
The study supports... Read More →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation December 2018 The child sexual exploitation health working group report makes recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. It is designed to help... Read More →
Guidance for doctors on how to comply with the Abortion Act December 2018 Recent guidance is intended for those involved in the commissioning, providing and management of abortion services. Read More →
Revalidation: compliance to commitment December 2018 A King’s Fund report, Medical Revalidation: From Compliance to Commitment, says doctors are receiving mixed messages about the purpose of revalidation.

All could identify potential benefits,... Read More →
Patient safety alert on risk of associating ECG records with wrong patients December 2018 An NHS England patient safety alert has been issued to all NHS services in England that use ECG machines to diagnose cardiac problems. The alert highlights the risk of printing the wrong patient’s... Read More →
Types of Fungal Diseases November 2018 Fungi are everywhere. There are millions of different fungal species on Earth, but only about 300 of those are known to make people sick.1-3 Fungal diseases are often caused by fungi that are common... Read More →
Subjective Cognitive Decline Among Adults Aged ≥45 Years November 2018 Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is the self-reported experience of worsening or more frequent confusion or memory loss within the previous 12 months (1,2) and one of the earliest noticeable... Read More →

Resources

The Fat Lie February 2019 Summary:
The rise in obesity in recent decades is popularly believed to be the result of increased consumption of...
Fifth Of Allergy Sufferers Have Taken Time Off Work February 2019 A fifth of people say they have suffered from a nasal allergy for over 20 years.
55% of those surveyed said their first...
Health communication activities February 2019 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) website: Health Communication Activities. This online...
Patient UK February 2019 Patient UK, a partnership of two GPs from Newcastle Upon Tyne, directs non-medical people in the UK to good quality web...
Clinical Pain Advisor. January 2019 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
inPractice® Oncology. January 2019 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Meningitis C leaflet January 2019 This flyer is suitable for parents and for health care workers to explain the changes to the MenC programme from 1st July...
Procedures for approval of independent sector providers of treatment for termination of pregnancy January 2019 The 2012 Interim Procedures were updated to reflect the CQC’s regulatory framework and changes to professional guidance....
Working with Offenders with Personality Disorders January 2019 A guide for practitioners to working with offenders with personality disorders has been produced by the National Offender...
Online Video Trains Clinicians To Help Patients Who Drink Too Much January 2019 An interactive video training programme from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the...
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