News

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 →
SAMHSA improves usability March 2017 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 →
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 →

Resources

Website Promises Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex July 2017 SexualHealthConnection.com, an online resource uniquely focused on providing women specific clinical information and...
How Much Is Too Much? Drinking And You July 2017 This booklet explains the effects of alcohol on health and on social, home and work life. It tells the number of units in...
Managing Head Injury July 2017 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Specialist guidance on the management of patients with VHF May 2017 The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) produces specialist guidance on the management of patients with a...
Late cancer diagnosis costing lives and money April 2017 The late diagnosis of almost all types of cancer usually means the disease has already spread within the body, making it...
Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles update April 2017 The Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles tool has been updated. Among other developments, PDF report printouts are now...
Ebola guidance for all primary healthcare professionals April 2017 Ebola has featured widely in the news in recent weeks and cases have now been diagnosed in Europe.
Public Health England...
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...
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