Monthly Archives: September 2014

Draft Guidance on the Obesity Risk Factor (NICE Guideline Consultation / BBC News)

Summary The Centre for Public Health at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a public health guideline on “Maintaining a healthy weight and preventing excess weight gain among children and adults”. It recommends children being … Continue reading

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NHS Financial Deficit Rises Towards £500m (BBC News / Monitor / NHS TDA)

Summary The deficit for the NHS in England during the first few months of the financial year was nearly £500m, largely due to rising demand. A total of 86 out of 147 NHS foundation trusts in England are running up … Continue reading

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More on Barriers to Effective Whistleblowing (BBC News / Patients First / Health Select Committee)

Summary Whistleblowers who “speak out” about their concerns concerning care standards in the health service may still face obstacles, problems and intimidation, despite recent progress in the creation of a more open and transparent NHS culture. Patients First has submitted … Continue reading

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September: World Alzheimer’s Month (ADI / World Dementia Council)

Summary September 2014 is the third global World Alzheimer’s Month™. This is an international awareness raising campaign coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). “The theme for World Alzheimers Month 2014 is ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?’, focusing on ways … Continue reading

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Stoptober 2014 Recruitment Campaign (Public Health England)

Summary The 2014 Stoptober Campaign is supported by British comedians, encouraging smokers to “swap fags for gags”. Last year’s Stoptober Campaign helped 250,000 people to take part; 65% of whom stopped for 28 days. Full Text Link Reference Smokers encouraged … Continue reading

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Reducing Dementia Risk Factors: World Alzheimer Report 2014 (ADI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council)

Summary Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has published the World Alzheimer Report 2014, entitled “Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors” which examines the evidence on modifiable risk factors for dementia. It shows that dementia risks can … Continue reading

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Evidence for Local Action on Reducing Health Inequalities (Public Health England / UCL IHE / BBC News)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released a collection of evidence papers on the social determinants of poor health, to support interventions on the social issues which result in health inequalities. Practical advice, and examples of local interventions shown to … Continue reading

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Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

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