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Getting The Best From Neurological Services March 2017 A revised and updated guide has been published for people with neurological conditions and their families living in England. It highlights what support is available and provides answers to... Read More →
A&E departments are experiencing a perfect storm of factors leading to an increase in waiting times February 2017 As hospitals throughout the country increasingly fail to hit A&E targets, patients in England have been warned they could expect greater waits in emergency units.

Days after NHS England data... Read More →
Recommendations for children subjected to sexual exploitation February 2017 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 →
Case study facility on NHS Englandís Learning Environment February 2017 NHS England has launched a new case study Pinboard as part of its on-line Learning Environment. The searchable library of case studies for commissioners has been developed in response to requests... Read More →
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 →
Patient safety alert on risk of associating ECG records with wrong patients January 2017 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 patientís... Read More →
Respiratory protection advice revised January 2017 Guidance on the use of respiratory protection when dealing with patients with an infectious respiratory virus has been revised. This information replaces the previously issued material for dealing... 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 →

Resources

Fifth Of Allergy Sufferers Have Taken Time Off Work March 2017 A fifth of people say they have suffered from a nasal allergy for over 20 years.
55% of those surveyed said their first...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure March 2017 NIHSeniorHealth now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure. Designed especially...
RCPCH and NCB report: Why Children Die February 2017 UK children are at a higher risk of premature death than their Western European counterparts due to the growing gap between...
Procedures for approval of independent sector providers of treatment for termination of pregnancy February 2017 The 2012 Interim Procedures were updated to reflect the CQCís regulatory framework and changes to professional guidance....
QualityWatch report: Access to emergency care February 2017 QualityWatch, the Nuffiled Trustís joint research programme with the Health Foundation, has published new research...
Working with Offenders with Personality Disorders February 2017 A guide for practitioners to working with offenders with personality disorders has been produced by the National Offender...
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...
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