News

Self-Management Programs Help with Epilepsy August 2017 Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy and many different kinds of seizures. Epilepsy can get in the way of life, mostly... Read More →
Commissioning tools published for transitions fromCAMHS August 2017 Two new resources to support commissioning effective, seamless transitional mental health services for young people have been published.

The new Model Specification for Transitions from Child... Read More →
Report on the regulation of herbal medicines and practitioners August 2017 The recommendations of the Herbal Medicines Working Group report are mainly giving advice to the government on how the sector may be regulated to keep the public safe. Read More →
Continence issues for a child with learning difficulties August 2017 An exemplar has been produced which describes a care pathway and the considerations which apply at each stage in supporting a child with continence issues relating to a learning... Read More →
End of Life Care Strategy Second Annual Report August 2017 In July 2008 the Department of Health (England) published the End of Life Care Strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. The second annual report sets out the... Read More →
Pandemic Influenza Flowchart for Triage and Indemnity Cover for Staff August 2017 The RCGP and Department of Health (England) have produced a flowchart to assist GP receptionists in determining which symptomatic swine flu patients should be seen most urgently - particularly in... Read More →
Antiviral medicines in pregnancy, breastfeeding and children under one August 2017 Pandemic influenza: guidance on preparing maternity services. It reinforces and clarifies the advice in the main guidance, and provides advice for the use of antiviral medicines in women who are... Read More →
Putting Patients at the Heart of Care August 2017 In June 2009, the Department of Health brought together patients, third sector representatives, clinicians and managers to look at the role that Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) is already... Read More →
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 →

Resources

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment December 2017 One of the main recommendations from the April 2007 expert working group report was that all hospitalised patients receive...
The Talking Cure December 2017 A trip to the doctor is the start of a conversation that providesthe link between our everyday lives and the medical...
Code Of Conduct For Practice Nurses December 2017 The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has updated its code of conduct, performance and ethics, to reflect the...
Movies That Address Vital Issues December 2017 Over recent months, BrainPOP?s Q&A email service has received many questions from 8-14 year-olds about SARS, asking...
Meducation App November 2017 There are a ton of great medical education resources online but they can be scattered and hard to find. So Meducation does...
Seven Steps to Patient Safety in Mental Health November 2017 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued patient safety guidance for staff working in the area of mental health...
Safeguarding Children In Whom Illness Is Fabricated Or Induced November 2017 A review of how Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (2002) report makes a number of proposals...
Emergency Planning For NHS Organisations November 2017 Guidance on arrangements for service provision during a major incident has been published by the Department of Health. It...
Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 Information on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and details of new ideas to promote clean and...
Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections And Saving Lives November 2017 A document has been published which draws together recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and...
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