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Updated guidelines provide clarity for healthcare professionals on the care of women with FGM July 2018 Clinical management of women with female genital mutilation (FGM) requires high quality care that is accessible, sensitive and informed, while safeguarding girls at risk, according to revised... Read More →
Choosing to have a caesarean section July 2018 The risks and benefits of a ‘planned’ or ‘elective’ caesarean section are discussed in new Patient Information published recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists... Read More →
Obese people may struggle to reach a healthy weight July 2018 Obese men have just a '1 in 210' chance of attaining a healthy body weight, according to the findings of a study that used a GP records database to look at body mass index (BMI) measurements of... Read More →
Impact of physical activity and diet on health July 2018 A recent paper sets out the Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report on the Impact of physical activity and diet on health. Read More →
Supporting adult carers through community nursing July 2018 Information has been published for district and general practice nurses, other health professionals and commissioners and providers about how community nursing can be used to support adult carers. Read More →
Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app July 2018 A range of resources to encourage people to cut back on their drinking is now available as part of the nationwide Change4Life campaign. They include a new smartphone app and online drinks checker.... Read More →
Sexual and reproductive health within mental illness – e-learning in practice July 2018 The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has launched a unique new e-learning course aimed to address the poor reproductive and sexual health of people with mental illness. The course, SCIE... Read More →
Looked after children Knowledge Skills and Competences June 2018 The Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, of Nursing and of Paediatrics and Child Health has issued their updated Intercollegiate Framework, Looked after children: Knowledge, skills and... Read More →
JCVI summary on the number of doses of flu vaccine for children June 2018 The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) summary provides advice on the number of doses of flu vaccine that children should be offered depending on:

• their age
• whether... Read More →
Measuring patient experience of integration in the NHS June 2018 The NHS Future Forum report on Integration recommended that new patient experience measures should be developed to evaluate patients’ experiences across whole journeys of care.

There is... Read More →

Resources

Rare diseases strategy December 2018 The ‘UK Strategy for Rare Diseases’ Sets out a shared vision for the UK to improve the lives of those with rare...
Needlestick Prevention Tools December 2018 A survey conducted in the UK showed needlestick injuries to surgeons and assisting staff occurred in 5-6% of all injuries....
Largest provider of on-screen British Sign Language December 2018 Signpost, the UK's biggest British Sign Language (BSL) translation-interpreting service.

Staff at Signpost believe...
Pre - Diabetes Test November 2018 Prediabetes means a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of...
The CDC Clear Communication Index November 2018 The CDC Clear Communication Index (Index) is a research-based tool to help you develop and assess public communication...
Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes November 2018 Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Taking small...
Child Protection – Information sharing project November 2018 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) have a series of short films to promote the benefits...
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...
WISER application for first responders October 2018 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
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...
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