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No more baby steps: a strategy for revolutionising childcare February 2019 The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published plans for how the UK can move towards a universal, high quality and affordable system of childcare and early years provision, based on... Read More →
Autism diagnosis needs to speed up February 2019 The average waiting time for an initial diagnosis of Autism is 5 years, a new survey has revealed. The results (some of which are summarised in this article) show that the diagnostic processes now... Read More →
Variations In Breastfeeding Rates A Concern February 2019 NHS England has published statistics on breastfeeding rates.

Commenting on the figures, Louise Silverton, director for midwifery at the Royal College of Midwives, said: “Whilst these figures... Read More →
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 →

Resources

Fifth Of Allergy Sufferers Have Taken Time Off Work March 2019 A fifth of people say they have suffered from a nasal allergy for over 20 years.
55% of those surveyed said their first...
Drug Infusion - IV Medications Drip Rate Calculator February 2019 Calculating the exact amount of a particular drug the patient needs to receive it more complicated than you think,...
Medscape app February 2019 Medscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for...
The Fat Lie February 2019 Summary:
The rise in obesity in recent decades is popularly believed to be the result of increased consumption of...
Recommendations To Tackle Sudden Infant Death Syndrome February 2019 Responding to the draft NICE recommendations to tackle SIDs, Dr Simon Newell, Consultant Neonatologist and Vice President...
Reducing The Risk Of Blood-Borne Infection When Travelling Abroad February 2019 The Department of Health has published a leaflet on avoiding blood-borne infections when travelling abroad. It advises...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most February 2019 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
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...
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...
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