News

Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration January 2017 Childhood obesity is a multifaceted disease that requires sustainable, multidimensional approaches that support change at the individual, community, and systems levels. The Massachusetts Childhood... Read More →
No benefit to shortening ear infection treatment January 2017 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 →
Biomarker in blood may help predict recovery time January 2017 Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely... 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 →
Primary care ‘revolution’ needed to save pharmacies January 2017 Experts are calling for a “revolution” in how primary care is organised with more clinical services being provided by pharmacies in order to survive, according to a new report.

The report... Read More →
Revalidation: compliance to commitment January 2017 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 →
Patient safety - outbreaks in carbapenemase-producing Enterobact January 2017 An NHS England stage-two ‘resource’ patient safety alert has been issued to signpost providers of NHS care to resources developed to prevent the spread of carbapenemase-producing... Read More →
Maternity and Child Health: Personal Demographics Service January 2017 The way the NHS Number is issued for newborn babies is changing. From 1 July 2014 the Personal Demographics Service (PDS) replaced the NHS Numbers for Babies service. Maternity and child health... Read More →
Children and Young People’s Health Benchmarking Tool January 2017 The Benchmarking Tool, developed by the Child and Maternal (CHiMat) Health Intelligence Network, presents a selection of indicators that are most relevant to the health and wellbeing of children and... Read More →
Management of HIV-infected healthcare workers December 2016 The outcome of the consultation on the management of HIV-infected healthcare workers has been published.

The people who responded to the consultation generally agreed with the changes... Read More →

Resources

Health And Care Statistics Website February 2017 The website containing data on all aspects of health care in Wales provides access to the latest statistical releases,...
Brain and Spine Website February 2017 The Brain and Spine Foundation website gives answers to frequently-asked questions on a whole range of neurological...
GP morale damaged by workload, says survey January 2017 A BMA survey, published recently, shows the effect increasing workload is having on GP morale and, in turn, the potential...
Guidance on standards for GP specialty training January 2017 Guidance on standards for GP specialty training have been released by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) and the Committee of...
Child Protection – Information sharing project January 2017 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits...
Launch of the Case Studies Pinboard January 2017 The Case Studies Pinboard, part of The Learning Environment for commissioners, is available. Developed in response to...
Launch of the Case Studies Pinboard January 2017 The Case Studies Pinboard, part of The Learning Environment for commissioners, is available. Developed in response to...
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is...
Rare diseases strategy January 2017 The ‘UK Strategy for Rare Diseases’ Sets out a shared vision for the UK to improve the lives of those with rare...
Tackling obesity December 2016 A report on a Public Health England survey of 136 local authorities and directors of public health on their obesity...
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