News

Zinc Deficiency Is Associated With Poor Outcomes in IBD January 2017 Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were followed to evaluate the effect of low serum zinc levels on outcomes. Zinc deficiency was associated with an increase in the risk of... Read More →
Online Toolkit for Medical Responses to Radiation Emergencies December 2016 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a downloadable online diagnostic and treatment toolkit designed for health care providers, primarily doctors, who may have to... Read More →
Longer lives November 2016 Longer Lives, a website showing the variation in early death rates has been launched by Public Health England (PHE).

It has been specifically designed to provide local authorities and the NHS... Read More →
A six-step guide to commissioning end of life care November 2016 The complexities of commissioning local services to improve end of life care are addressed in useful guidance launched recently by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

RCGP... 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 →
NHS Information Centre Indicator Portal August 2016 One thousand indicators covering a wide range of population health topics have been brought together in the NHS Information Centre’s new Indicator Portal. It currently includes indicators previously... Read More →
Simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for primary spontaneous pneumothorax in adults July 2016 When air collects between the lung and the chest wall (the pleural space) this is described as a pneumothorax. This may be caused by trauma or lung disease, but sometimes it happens spontaneously... Read More →
Preventing Falls in The Elderly June 2016 Falls remain a major public health problem, despite strong growth in the research evidence of effective single and multifactorial interventions, particularly in the community setting. In a BMC... Read More →
Hospital Hydration Best Practice June 2016 The Hospital Hydration Best Practice toolkit is an online resource developed through partnership working with nurses, patient groups and key stakeholders - including the National Patient Safety... Read More →
Academic Emergency Medicine Journal email alert June 2016 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) is the official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. This section of the journal's website gives information about a free email alert service.... Read More →

Resources

Emergency Department design toolkit December 2016 The Design Council has published a toolkit for NHS managers, clinicians and designer and healthcare planners who want to...
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...
National Hip Fracture Database November 2016 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers November 2016 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines...
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...
Child Sexual Exploitation November 2016 The Office of the Children's Commissioner’s report on child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups includes a ‘warning...
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu November 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
Alcohol-Related Disease October 2016 'Alcohol-Related Disease: meeting the challenge of improved quality of care and better use of resources' sets out a...
Guidance on preventing listeriosis October 2016 The Food Standards Agency has published a new information sheet on preventing listeriosis in hospitals. Failure to adhere...
NPEU Study on Uterine Rupture October 2016 The results of an NIHR funded national study of uterine rupture showed that although uterine rupture is associated with...
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