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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Bronchiolitis quality standard

28 June 2016

NICE has published a new quality standard on bronchiolitis. The quality standard says children with bronchiolitis should not be treated with antibiotics, and includes four statements that cover management, key safety and admission avoidance.

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New interactive summary of suspected cancer guidelines

28 June 2016

Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of General Practitioners have launched a new interactive desk easel for GPs, which summarises the NICE referral guidelines for suspected cancer (NG12).

GPs can access the summary from their desktop computer and click through to the recommendations for each symptom group. Recommendations for adults, children and young people are covered, as well as primary care investigations.

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Research reveals people with sight loss face an increased risk of depression

28 June 2016

New research published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust has found that people with sight loss have an increased risk of depression.

A literature review found there was a clear association between visual impairment and increased prevalence of depression. National data available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre also suggests that Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme services are recruiting very small numbers of people with visual impairment for the treatment of common mental health problems.

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Making an important space for hearing loss

27 June 2016

The Ear Foundation has launched a website which brings together a wide range of practical resources and information available on hearing loss in one place.

SoundSpace Online aims to gather accessible information for people of all ages with hearing loss, their families, professionals ,policy makers and funders of services in the sector - or anyone interested in learning more about hearing loss. The website provides good quality, readable and usable information, which will be constantly kept up to date.

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Health matters: preventing bowel cancer

27 June 2016

Public Health England has published a resource on bowel cancer prevention. Aimed at health professionals and local authority public health teams, it includes information about the prevalence of the condition, dietary and lifestyle factors that increase the risks of developing it and advice on early detection.

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