Tag Archives: Influenza

Stay Well This Winter Campaign (BBC News / NHS England / PHE)

Summary A campaign backed by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) offers suggestions, particularly for the vulnerable and elderly, to help them “stay well” during the winter and thereby reduce avoidable demand on GP services and A&E. The official … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2014/15 and 2017/8 (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics indicate that there were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales during the Winter of 2014/15. This was not a particularly cold Winter. Most of the excess Winter mortality involved … Continue reading

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Reducing Excess Winter Deaths and Illnesses Associated With Cold Homes: Guideline Consultation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has raised draft guidance on how to reduce deaths and illnesses among elderly people in winter. The advice also covers other groups vulnerable to the cold, including people with respiratory … Continue reading

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Errors Common in Wikipedia Medical Entries? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)

Summary Wikipedia is widely used and loved, without question. US research indicates that 9 out of 10 health-related entries on the Wikipedia online encyclopedia selected for review contain statements which are “contradicted” by recent medical research. Medicine is a quickly … Continue reading

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Excess Winter Mortality in England and Wales: 2012/13 (ONS / NHS Choices)

Summary Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate an estimated 31,100 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2012/13; representing a 29% increase compared with the previous winter. The Department of Health has linked the excess … Continue reading

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Keep Warm Keep Well (Public Health England)

Summary The “Keep Warm Keep Well” document has been updated, as it is a part of Public Health England’s Cold Weather Plan aiming to protect health and reduce harm from severe cold. This guide offers advice for families and carers … Continue reading

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Review of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) in Care Homes (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This review attempts to map the literature generated from research in care homes. The authors performed a systematic mapping review, looking specifically into the evidence-base from randomised controlled trials conducted in care homes. Of the 291 articles reviewed in full, most … Continue reading

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