News

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 →
Better value in the NHS - The role of changes in clinical practice July 2018 In a time of severe financial constraint, the NHS is being asked to make productivity savings of £22 billion by 2020/21. However, this report argues that, rather than looking at efficiency and... Read More →
Maternal Mental Health July 2018 The Maternal Mental Health Alliance - Everyone's Business Campaign has published their latest e-bulletin featuring perinatal mental health news. 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 →
Alcohol-Related Disease July 2018 'Alcohol-Related Disease: meeting the challenge of improved quality of care and better use of resources' sets out a practical plan for implementing a national strategy to improve services for... 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 →
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 →
Research reveals link between obesity and sight loss July 2018 The ten million adults and two million children in the UK who are obese are at double the risk of losing their sight, according to a new report published by the Royal National Institute of the Blind... 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 →

Resources

National Hip Fracture Database September 2018 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers September 2018 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their child’s medicines...
Guidance for health professionals on domestic violence September 2018 This guidance helps health professionals to recognise factors that may indicate domestic violence and abuse and describes...
NHS Primary Medical Services Directions September 2018 Newly issued directions relate to the NHS Primary Medical Services Regulations, which came into force on 1st April 2013....
Guidance for Health Staff on Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking September 2018 Guidance has been published which provides guidance and sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that their...
Updated STI guidance for Primary Care September 2018 With growing numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, being diagnosed in general practice in the...
Improving children and young people's health results September 2018 The Children and Young Peoplefs Health Outcomes Forum has published its proposals on how health-related care for children...
Web-Based Primary Care Journal September 2018 London Journal of Primary Care, a web-based journal for primary care professionals working in London - sponsored by the...
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu September 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
Harm Reduction September 2018 Harm Reduction International's mission is to promote harm reduction on a global basis through an integrated programme of...
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