News

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 →
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 →

Resources

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...
Improving children and young people's health results September 2018 The Children and Young Peoplefs Health Outcomes Forum has published its proposals on how health-related care for children...
Web-Based Primary Care Journal September 2018 London Journal of Primary Care, a web-based journal for primary care professionals working in London - sponsored by the...
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu September 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
Harm Reduction September 2018 Harm Reduction International's mission is to promote harm reduction on a global basis through an integrated programme of...
Online syllabus archive September 2018 The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine has launched its Online Syllabus Archive. The Archive...
Local Authority Child Health Profiles August 2018 A Child Health Profile has been developed for each local authority and were published by the Child and Maternal Health...
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...
MDLinx Resources July 2018 MDLinx, a free website that provides reliable clinical updates. MDLinx aggregates research by disease and therapeutic...
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