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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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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Progress in implementing end-of-life care co-ordination (EPaCCS)

29 August 2014

An NHS England funded taskforce focused on overcoming barriers to implementation of EPaCCS (Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems) is working with CCGs to provide technical and clinical expertise supported by NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ).

EPaCCS enable the recording and sharing of people’s care preferences and key details about their care at the end of life.

This factsheet details key learning and implementation advice.

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The NHS receives 480 written complaints a day

29 August 2014

New figures on written complaints made against NHS hospitals and community health services in England totalled 114,300 in 2013-14 – a 4.6 per cent rise on 2012-13 (109,300) and the equivalent of an extra 96 complaints each week.

The data is published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and covers complaints made about NHS hospitals and community health services and family health services (GP and dental practices) in 2013-14.

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Remote health advice bulletin

29 August 2014

This update monitors the numbers of people calling NHS 111 for health advice.

It monitors patterns in phone calls to the service each day across England, tracking the spread of infectious diseases like flu and norovirus. The data provides early warning of community-based infectious diseases.

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NHS Health Check quarterly returns: August 2014

29 August 2014

Public Health England has published the NHS Health Check data update for April to June 2014. This update contains data from 152 local authorities for April to June 2014 (quarter 1 for 2014 to 2015).

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