News

Data on Female Genital Mutilation May 2017 On 16th October HSCIC published the first data on Female Genital Mutilation from acute hospital providers in England. It shows the incidence of FGM in women being treated for both FGM related or non... Read More →
Better data needed on growing part of the NHS workforce April 2017 Allied health professionals (AHPs) are a growing part of the NHS workforce, accounting for over £2bn of the salary bill, yet there is remarkably little data on the contribution they make to the... Read More →
Impact of first infant vaccination programme in England for rotavirus confirmed April 2017 The first full year’s data on the impact of the newly-introduced national infant immunisation programme on rotavirus in England have confirmed the earlier indications that the programme has been... Read More →
Meningococcal C vaccine – updated information about the ‘freshers’ dose April 2017 Further to their announcement in March 2014, Public Health England has now formerly launched the four year Meningococcal C vaccination catch-up programme for new students. ‘Freshers’ between the... Read More →
Health literacy training for resident doctors April 2017 Nearly 50 percent of Americans lack the literacy skills needed to function effectively in today's health care environment, according to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Literacy.... Read More →
LactMed database April 2017 The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new free database on drugs and breastfeeding called LactMed. This database is part of TOXNET and can be searched together with the other TOXNET... Read More →
Please ask about NHS treatment April 2017 A magazine and website are encouraging patients to ask questions and raise concerns about their healthcare.

The Please Ask initiative, launched by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA),... Read More →
Scope early years website April 2017 Scope, the national disability organisation, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2012, also launched its innovative Early Years website.

The interactive website was launched in response... Read More →
Health Information for Far Eastern language speakers April 2017 Tufts University's Health Sciences Library recently announced an unprecedented health resource for Asian Americans whose first language is not English. Dubbed SPIRAL for "Selected Patient... Read More →
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation April 2017 You've just been diagnosed with juvenile (type 1) diabetes, a disease in which your pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone you need to stay alive. All of sudden, you are pushed into a... Read More →

Resources

Supporting Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse June 2017 A Scottish Government booklet offers advice on understanding the needs of people who have experienced childhood sexual...
The Prevention And Treatment Of Head Lice June 2017 A leaflet providing information about head lice including detection, and treatment options has been published.

The...
People in control of their own health and care May 2017 The idea that people should have a stronger voice in decisions about their health and care, and that services should better...
What primary care needs to know about dementia May 2017 NHS England in cooperation with the Royal College of GPs and Hardwick CCG have published Dementia Revealed - What primary...
Website helps children prep for hospital experience May 2017 Lucile Packard Children?s Hospital recently launched a new interactive website for children ages 5 to 12 to learn what to...
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...
Supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities April 2017 The Children and Families Act 2014 introduces a new statutory requirement for local services to work together when...
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...
The Nursing Roadmap for Quality April 2017 The Nursing Roadmap for Quality has been designed help nurses and their teams understand the elements of the quality...
Sick Kids launch resource centre April 2017 Sick Kids is a resource where parents can read about the latest child health news, find in-depth information on complex...
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