News

GPs' reasons for referral of patients with chest pain August 2017 Prompt diagnosis of an acute coronary syndrome is very important and urgent referral to a hospital is imperative because fast treatment can be life-saving and increase the patient's life expectancy... Read More →
GP Care Roles In Severe Mental Illness August 2017 Patients with severe mental illness (SMI) experience distress and disabilities in several aspects of life, and they have a higher risk of somatic co-morbidity. Both patients and their family members... Read More →
Consultation Length Unaffected By GP Exhaustion August 2017 General practitioners' (GPs') feelings of burnout or dissatisfaction may affect their patient care negatively, but it is unknown if these negative feelings also affect their mental health care. GPs'... Read More →
Patient Leaflet on Testing for Proteinuria August 2017 The Department of Health in England has issued a patient leaflet explaining the meaning of proteinuria. It covers signs and tests to identify the condition, as well as information on managing... Read More →
Safeguarding adults: report on the consultation on the review of No Secrets August 2017 The report on the consultation on the review of No Secrets has been published. The consultation was large and we are delighted that some 12,000 people participated. The report analyses the responses... Read More →
Social Partnership Forum August 2017 The Social Partnership Forum (SPF) is a partnership between the Department of Health, NHS Employers and NHS Trade Unions to improve working relationships and involve partners in the workforce... Read More →
Childhood environmental factors associated with snoring August 2017 A study aimed to investigate whether early life environment is associated with snoring later in life.

A questionnaire including snoring frequency in adulthood and environmental factors in... Read More →
Online Games Encourage Kids to Eat Fruit & Vegetables August 2017 Produce for Better Health Foundation?s (PBH) kids? website now features even more fun, educational activities. Visitors will be treated to four new, age-appropriate games.

The new games... Read More →
AHRQ Resource Features 100 Health Care Innovations August 2017 A Web resource that allows users to learn, share, and adopt innovations in the delivery of health services by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

AHRQ's Health Care Innovations... Read More →
Guidelines For GP Electronic Patient Records ref: 2005 August 2017 These remain the latest Department of Health guidelines for the good practice of the General Practice Electronic Patient Records - First Published June 2005. This document not only sets out good... Read More →

Resources

Tools to Raise Awareness of Malnutrition August 2017 The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) has developed the 'Malnutrition Matters Meeting...
Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia August 2017 The identification and management of adults presenting with pneumonia is a major challenge for primary care health...
Management of Obesity Guideline August 2017 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a guideline that provides evidence based...
Child Safety from Domestic Violence August 2017 The Department of Health has published toolkit that provides specific information about children, domestic violence and...
Critical care strategy: managing the H1N1 flu pandemic August 2017 A strategy has been published setting out the Department of Health approach to managing critical care during the swine flu...
Identifying Unhealthy Kidneys August 2017 A patient leaflet has been published which explains the meaning of proteinuria, cases, signs and tests to determine...
Guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment August 2017 NICE guidance on when to suspect child maltreatment. The advice in this guideline covers the alerting features in children...
Drinking, How Does Your Night End? August 2017 For many of us, drinking alcohol is a part of life. But how much do you know about how alcohol affects your body, or how...
Human Rights In Healthcare August 2017 The Department of Health, the British Institute of Human Rights and 5 NHS Trusts have worked in conjunction to produce a...
Accuracy of MMSE in general practice August 2017 The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) has contributed to detecting cognitive impairment, yet few studies have evaluated...
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