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5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 September 2018 Recent guidance sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antibiotics.

Increasing resistance and a lack of new drugs means a greater risk... Read More →
Longer lives September 2018 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 →
National health visitor plan: progress and future implementation September 2018 The ‘National Health Visitor Plan’ is a joint Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England and Health Education England document. It sets out how these partner organisations will work... Read More →
Changes to the Meningococcal C conjugate (MenC) vaccine schedule September 2018 From summer 2013, changes to the meningococcal C vaccine schedule will offer better protection to teens and young adults.

Studies show that vaccination against meningococcal C (MenC) disease... Read More →
Maternity and Child Health Datasets will drive improvements in the provision of services September 2018 How many children across England are seen by NHS child and adolescent mental health services? How many of these are young carers? How many women who are obese in their first pregnancy continue to... Read More →
A six-step guide to commissioning end of life care September 2018 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 →
NHS Friends and Family Test: publication guidance September 2018 The Department has published guidance for providers of NHS funded services on calculating and publishing the NHS Friends and Family Test results. Read More →
Medical bodies unite to combat addiction to medicines September 2018 The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) have published a signed consensus statement aimed at reducing patient addiction to medicines such... Read More →
Helping families get more help August 2018 A report on school nursing sets out an ambition for visible, accessible and confidential services that provide early help and extra support to children and young people. School nurses have a crucial... Read More →
GPs face 'unprecedented' pressure - Future Of Primary Care July 2018 Primary care services face ‘increasing and unprecedented pressures’ because of increasing workload, an ageing population and lack of investment, a report concludes.

The Future of Primary Care... Read More →

Resources

Suicide prevention report October 2018 The Department of Health has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England. The annual...
Information service for parents: evaluation report October 2018 The NHS ISP was launched in May 2012 to provide trusted, high-quality information to new and expectant parents.

A...
Hospital2Home discharge pack to support care of older people October 2018 The Hospital 2 Home resource pack, designed to support older patients returning from hospital, has been...
RCGP TARGETs antibiotics prescribing October 2018 The RCGP has launched a toolkit containing new guidance for GPs and their patients on the appropriate prescription of...
Managing Head Injury October 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records October 2018 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
Journal of Medical Internet Research October 2018 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Molehill Mountain September 2018 Molehill Mountain is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approaches adapted for autistic people. The app was...
inPractice® Oncology September 2018 inPractice® Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Allergy Action Plans for Children September 2018 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
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