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HSMC Library Public Health Bulletin Monday 28th November 2011

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Guidance on norovirus updated Helping health visitors and school nurses prepare for the future Personal health budgets update – October 2011 Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year Nutrition and health claims made on foods Fortified foods Publications Publications Substance misuse services in adult prisons in England Using technology to help fight hospital infections

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented Europe this week 18 November 2011

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Using technology to help fight hospital infections 28 November 2011 An evaluation report on a new laundry system using ozone disinfection is available to help reduce healthcare associated infections. Ozone disinfection properties are well recognised and documented but its use for laundry is relatively new.

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Substance misuse services in adult prisons in England 28 November 2011 As part of the government’s October 2010 spending review, responsibility for the funding of non-clinical substance misuse services in contracted adult prisons in England transfered to NHS primary care trusts. Women could avoid having unnecessary caesareans 28 November 2011 Women who have previously been advised to have a caesarean section may be able to avoid having unnecessary surgery, following an update to NICE guidelines. QIPP and lean running dominate the operating framework 28 November 2011 The operating framework under which CCGs will make their way to authorisation in April 2013 contains few surprises, according to a briefing from PCC. National campaign to promote earlier diagnosis of bowel cancer 25 November 2011 Bowel cancer is one of the biggest killers and this tumour is an area where there is scope for improvement in outcomes. RCN warns about loss of nursing posts 25 November 2011 The RCN is warning that more than 56,000 NHS positions across the UK are due to be cut. In England, the pace of post cuts has risen by more than 50 per cent.

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New NICE guidance for the longer-term management of self-harm 25 November 2011 NICE, the healthcare guidance body, has today published a new clinical guideline on the longer-term care of adults, children and young people who self-harm. New NHS operating framework published 24 November 2011 The new NHS operating framework setting out the business and planning arrangements for the NHS in England for the next year has been published today. International report confirms the NHS is performing well for patients 24 November 2011 A major international study published today shows that NHS is performing well for patients in many areas including some aspects of mental health care, vaccinations and preventative care, such as the number of unplanned hospital admissions for people with diabetes. Looking after the carers 24 November 2011 The report, New Approaches to Supporting Carers’ Health and Wellbeing, presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the national carers’ strategy demonstrator sites programme. Community nursing: transforming healthcare 23 November 2011 Report published by Royal College of Nursing talks about community nursing. Project on cancer genetics launched 23 November 2011 A new initiative to develop personalised cancer treatment has been launched. The experimental project has been designed to develop a screening program to test tumours for key genetic changes. It is hoped that in the future the results of such tests would influence treatment


programmes, helping doctors choose the best drug for each person. Generating savings by improving health and wellbeing: experiences in NHS trusts 23 November 2011 This briefing features examples of good practice from across the NHS to help inform the planning of strategies to further reduce sickness absence and highlights the opportunities for financial savings that can be made through the introduction and implementation of new policies. New institute to help narrow the health gap 22 November 2011 A new University College London (UCL) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on social determinants has been launched. Carbon monoxide poisoning sends 4,000 people to A&E each year 22 November 2011 To mark the start of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, the chief medical officer is highlighting the serious health impact of carbon monoxide poisoning. Tough inspections to root out poor home care 22 November 2011 Care services minister Paul Burstow today welcomed the Care Quality Commission’s announcement that it would carry out a programme of inspections of 250 providers of home care services. End of life care news 22 November 2011 National End of Life Care Programme has published issue 39 of the newsletter. New medical revalidation briefing available 22 November 2011 NHS Employers has published a new briefing. Medical Revalidation: What Employers Need to Know and Do'.


Designs help combat hospital bugs 21 November 2011 Four new bedside furniture designs to reduce healthcare acquired infections are available for the NHS to purchase after testing showed positive patient and staff feedback. Getting personal? Making personal budgets work for people with dementia 21 November 2011 This report found that more than three quarters of people with dementia who receive social care support at home are not using direct payments or other personal budgets.

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