Tag Archives: Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

Shingles Questions and Answers for Healthcare Professionals (PHE)

Summary Shingles, caused by herpes varicella zoster, can result in debilitating long-term post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). A herpes zoster vaccination programme for adults aged over 70 years has been in place since September 2013, aimed at reducing the incidence and severity … Continue reading

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Shingles Vaccination Programme for the Elderly (BBC News / Department of Health / Public Health England)

Summary Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, namely herpes varicella zoster. In some elderly persons it can result in long-term and debilitating post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). “People in their 70s across the UK will be offered a vaccine … Continue reading

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NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in … Continue reading

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