Tag Archives: Office of National Statistics (ONS)

Malnutrition on Hospital Wards and in Care Homes? (BBC News / ONS / JGCR)

Summary Data from the Office for National Statistics indicates that malnutrition and / or dehydration were factors contributing to the deaths of 828 patients in hospitals and care homes in England and Wales during 2015. The following piece explores the … Continue reading

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More on the Avoidable Costs of Lifestyle Risk Factors (BBC News / PHE / Lancet)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has estimated that health problems associated with unhealthy lifestyle practices – such as poor diet, obesity, physical inactivity, drinking and smoking – cost the NHS in England approximately £11 billion per year. A new approach … Continue reading

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Increase in Deaths in England and Wales in 2015 Accountable to Dementia and Flu? (BBC News / BMJ / ONS)

Summary Last year’s unexpected increase in the number of deaths, in England and Wales, appears to have resulted from the increase in dementia and respiratory diseases such as influenza among older people. Full Text Link Reference Spike in deaths ‘due … Continue reading

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Two Additions / Re-Locations to the Department of Health’s New Engagement Platform (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health’s Dementia Challenge website has been archived and replaced by the new Dementia Challenge site on the Engagement Platform. The archived site can still be accessed, but it won’t be updated. The Department of Health’s new … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Plan for England 2014 (PHE)

Summary The Cold Weather Plan for England 2014 has been updated by Public Health England (PHE). In addition to the main reports / guides, there is a range of supporting quick-reference documentation, including action cards based on the plan for … Continue reading

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Impact of Cause of Death Coding Changes on Dementia Mortality Statistics (ONS)

Summary Recent changes to the coding of chest infections in the collection and processing of mortality statistics has contributed to a (virtual, non-veridical) reduction of 2.5% in deaths given the underlying cause of respiratory disease and an increase of 7.0% … Continue reading

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Big Data and Public Health (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology POST Note PN 474 / PN 468)

Summary This Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) note on “Big Data and Public Health” considers the growing use of patients’ health records and large-scale medical and administrative datasets as valuable sources of information for the study and improvement … Continue reading

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