News

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 →
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 →
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 →
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

Challenges to finding treatments for dementia July 2018 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Personal Health Budgets: a guide for GPs July 2018 A practical guide to personal health budgets (PHBs) for GPs in England has been published by the Royal College of General...
Sexuality and You July 2018 A popular website on contraception and sexual health spearheaded by Queen's University researchers is ranked among the...
MDLinx Resources July 2018 MDLinx, a free website that provides reliable clinical updates. MDLinx aggregates research by disease and therapeutic...
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...
NHS Choice Framework Update and Easy-Read Leaflets June 2018 The Department of Health published an updated version of the NHS Choice Framework. The framework sets out a patients’...
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...
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