Reversing the tide of the UK tuberculosis epidemic

21 October 2013

A primary-care based screening programme could help tackle TB in the UK according to a comment from Public Health England (PHE) published in The Lancet.

London has the highest rate of TB of any western European capital and the UK will have more TB cases than the USA within two years, if current trends continue.

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GP out-of-hours syndromic surveillance bulletin

1 September 2014

Monitors the number of unscheduled visits and calls to GPs every day during evenings, overnight, and on weekends and public holidays. This system complements the existing GP surveillance system that covers daytime consultations.

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No assumptions: a narrative for personalised, co-ordinated care and support in mental health

1 September 2014

This resource describes the critical outcomes and success factors in the care, support and treatment of people who use mental health services, from their perspective. It is aimed at NHS and council commissioners and providers of services to organise person-centred care and recovery-oriented support for mental and physical health and to know when they are achieving it.

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QNI’s Homeless Health Network report

1 September 2014

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has published a new report, Homeless Health Network – National Survey Summary of Findings 2014.

The summary report results from an online survey completed by 184 community nurses and other health professionals working with patients experiencing homelessness. It shows the challenges faced by homeless people in accessing healthcare and by the nurses and other health professionals who deliver their care. 

This report extracts key survey data about the quality of service provision, learning, resources needed to improve services, barriers to access and hospital discharge arrangements. It is intended for use by policy makers, nurses and other health professionals, commissioners and service planners, housing and voluntary organisations and national umbrella bodies.

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PHE bulletin: 29 August 2014

1 September 2014

The latest Public Health England bulletin includes an update on Ebola and Salmonella outbreaks, the cancer survival in England by stage report and PHE’s whole genome sequencing success.

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Self Care Week

29 August 2014

This year’s national awareness campaign from 17 until 23 November has the theme ‘Self care for life – be healthy this winter.’

The campaign aims to support people to take better care of themselves, particularly during winter, when seasonal illnesses are more prolific and people’s health suffers as a consequence.

The Self Care Forum has produced a communications pack that includes information and ideas on what CCGs can do to help support Self Care Week.

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