• Recommendations from the Kark review

    15 February 2019

    The Kark review, led by Tom Kark QC, has reported back on the effectiveness of the fit and proper persons tests for senior NHS staff.
    The independent review sets out seven recommendations. The recommendations are due to be considered as part of the wider workforce review being led by NHS Improvement.

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  • A critical moment for NHS staffing

    13 February 2019

    A report from think tank the Health Foundation highlights the ongoing deterioration in workforce numbers in critical areas such as primary and community care, nursing and mental health.

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  • New antibiotic prescribing guidance for patients with suspected pneumonia

    13 February 2019

    NICE and Public Health England have issued guidelines to improve antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

    They advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of establishing a diagnosis. Oral antibiotics should be given first-line if the person can take oral medicines and the severity of their condition does not require intravenous antibiotics.

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  • Proton beam therapy guides

    13 February 2019

    The Brainstrust has published proton beam therapy guides for patients.

    These booklets have been written with input from clinicians and patients to answer frequently asked questions, dispel myths and help people to make informed decisions about proton beam therapy.

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  • Continuity of the supply of medicines

    12 February 2019

    Keith Ridge, chief pharmaceutical officer has written to community pharmacists, general practices and other professionals with guidance on continuity of supply of medicines in the wake of Brexit. Public facing messages are also available on DHSC’s website.

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