Monthly Archives: August 2015

Shortage of Male Care Workers? (BBC News / Care England)

Summary Given that an increasing number of men are surviving to an older age, more men are likely to be needed to meet their personal care requirements and preferences. The majority of carer workers tend to be women. Some men … Continue reading

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Local Variations in Neurology Outpatient Services in England (PHE)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) Neurology Intelligence Network (NIN) has published a statistical briefing concerning neurological outpatient activity in England. This concentrates particularly on local CCG services. Quality improvements may be achievable by examining variations in local service provision, … Continue reading

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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: NHS DPP (BBC News / PHE / NHS England)

Summary The latest estimates from Public Health England (PHE) indicate that up to five million people in England could be at risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes (which is related to obesity and diet) costs the NHS between … Continue reading

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Care and Treatment Reviews: Soon to be Mainstream? (NHS England)

Summary Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) were introduced, as a means to reduce unnecessary admissions and avoid lengthy stays in hospital, within NHS England’s commitment to improving the care of people with learning disabilities. The underlying philosophy behind CTRs is … Continue reading

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Unsafe Drinking Among Elderly People? (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary Analysis of health records in London indicates that around one in five people aged over 65 who drink may be consuming alcohol at unsafe levels. Men were 60% of the drinkers recorded, but they made up 65% of the … Continue reading

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Public Health England Research Prioritisation Workshop Briefings (PHE / BBC News)

Summary Public Health England (PHE)’s Research, Translation and Innovation Division held four Research Prioritisation Workshops. These events have resulted in a series of five reports exploring some issues in research, barriers and gaps in knowledge. The Research Prioritisation Workshop series … Continue reading

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Public Health England’s Research and Innovation Strategy (PHE / NHS IQ)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) have released their strategy for research, development and innovation, following a consultation. The set of seven PHE priorities have been resolved across five broader high level strategic constructs. Topic headings in this report comprise: The … Continue reading

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Medical Research Council: Some Success Stories (MRC)

Summary The Medical Research Council (MRC) has released a collection of summaries about UK research achievements across a number of fields. In the area of research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, MRC research is reported to have influenced the … Continue reading

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The Information Standard: Identifying Trustworthy Health Information (NHS England)

Summary The Information Standard is a certification process which is intended to ensure that members of the public can identify reliable sources of high quality, evidence-based information. The Information Standard uses a quality mark (the “Information Standards Quality Mark” logo), … Continue reading

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