News

Burger boy and sporty girl June 2018 Burger Boy and Sporty Girl: children and young peoples attitudes toward food in school lifts the lid on a nation of children who accept junk food as the staple school diet and are influenced in... Read More →
Looked After Children: Knowledge Skills and Competences of Health Care Staff May 2018 Produced by the RCPCH, RCN and RCGP, this document demonstrates the importance of meeting the healthcare needs of looked after children and aids health care staff in understanding their role and... Read More →
Local Authority Child Health Profiles May 2018 Updated versions from the national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) of these snapshots of child health and wellbeing for each council in England have been published.

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Revised Policy for Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism (CHT) In Preterm Babies May 2018 The UK Newborn Screening Programme has issued a revised policy for screening for CHT in preterm babies. By targeting babies born before 32 weeks gestation and repeat testing at 28 days postnatal... Read More →
Confidence in Caring: a framework for best practice May 2018 Providing care in hospitals today is more complex than ever before. Healthcare has changed, with more technology involved, more specialist care and more complex patient needs.. But the most... Read More →
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology May 2018 The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) patient website. The site is dedicated to providing knowledge on radiation therapy treatment for people suffering with cancer.... Read More →
Family Nurse Partnership Programme Information Leaflet April 2018 The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme information leaflet has been revised and updated. It covers the main features of the programme, as well as information for commissioners.

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Genetics/Genomics in Nursing and Midwifery report April 2018 A task and finish group, comprising ten senior nurses and midwives was set up to consider the future of genetics and genomics in relation to nursing and midwifery. The purpose of this group was to... Read More →
Infection control advice on Pseudomonas aeruginosa April 2018 The Chief Medical Officer recently issued updated advice to assist healthcare providers in preventing and controlling contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in special care... Read More →
Patient Consent for a Blood Transfusion April 2018 The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) has reported on the importance of patients giving valid consent for a blood transfusion. Consent for treatment is an... Read More →

Resources

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) July 2018 Lund University libraries Directory of Open Access Journals. Supported by the Information Programme of the Open Society...
Anticoagulation Manager June 2018 The Anticoagulation Manager is a mobile application developed through the collaborative efforts of the CDC and the Georgia...
Food for thought: Getting the recipe right June 2018 How can we encourage children to eat healthily when they are confronted by sugary snacks and drinks and fast food almost...
Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children June 2018 The Department of Health and the Department for Education has published revised joint statutory guidance on Promoting the...
Setting Standards for Antenatal Care June 2018 NICE has produced a quality standard on antenatal care to help improve the care that women receive during their...
NHS Information Centre Indicator Portal June 2018 One thousand indicators covering a wide range of population health topics have been brought together in the NHS Information...
Online STD Risk Assessment Tool June 2018 A tool launched in the fight against HPV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The Medical Institute has...
Domestic violence guidance June 2018 A new publication provides primary care professionals with up-to-date advice about dealing with women who are suffering...
The science behind drug abuse June 2018 Knowledge is power, and a NIDA educational product empowers teens to make healthy decisions about drugs. "NIDA for Teens:...
Peritoneal Dialysis Travel “Tool Box” June 2018 Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients now have a comprehensive guide to help prepare for a trip. Published in a recent issue of...
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