Administration of Rabies Vaccine & Immunoglobulin – Public Health England

This guidance from Public Health England’s Virus Reference Department is for health professionals whose patients require a course of post-exposure rabies vaccination with rabies immunoglobulin (RIG).  It provides critical information on the correct administration of RIG, and should remain with the product.

Revised Government spending plans for 2017-18: (Briefing Paper Number CBP-8230) – House of Commons Library

Briefing from the House of Commons Library on the procedure for revising government spending plans in-year. It summarises the changes the Government proposes to departmental budgets in 2017-18.

National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training for Registered Healthcare Practitioners – Public Health England and Royal College of Nursing

Document that sets the standards and lists the essential topics which should be incorporated into immunisation training for registered healthcare practitioners.

Revised CCG allocations for 2018/19 and Revised CCG allocations for 2018/19: Accompanying Notes – NHS England

This note supports the publication of additional CCG funding allocations and revised target allocations for 2018/19. It should be read in conjunction with the NHS planning refresh guidance and the detailed allocations sheet.  As set out in the guidance, the resources available to

Housing for older people: Second Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee

Report that calls for a national strategy which brings together and improves the policy on housing for older people.  It calls on the government to recognise the link between homes and health and social care in the forthcoming social care green paper.  Identifies

Healthy homes: accommodating an ageing population – Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers that identifies the use of smart technologies, including smart homes, could make life better for older people, enabling them to retain their independence and relieve the pressure on health and social care services. To facilitate this it

Self-managed care helps men with prostate cancer – NHS England

Case study from the University of Southampton, explaining how the TrueNTH the Supported Self-Management and Follow-Up Care programme, established by the Movember Foundation is improving the lives and experiences of men living with prostate cancer. Finds that patients have benefitted from

How to build lasting support to solve UK poverty – Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This summary explores public attitudes towards poverty in the UK. It recommends a set of tested strategies to build a deeper understanding of how poverty happens and the changes needed to address it.

The ageing process and health: (Postnote Number 571) – Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology that summarises the evidence on the biological basis of ageing and outlines the ways in which public health policy can support better health in later life. It notes: Increased life expectancy

Labelling the Point: towards better alcohol health information – Royal Society for Public Health

Report from the Royal Society for Public Health that identifies alcohol is the third biggest lifestyle risk factor for preventable disease in the UK (after smoking and obesity), responsible for 10% of our total burden of disease and death.  It calls for a new

Stronger Foundations: International Lessons for the Housing-with-Care Sector in the UK – ILC–UK

Appropriate housing options to facilitate ageing in place can be a powerful tool to address the growing need for housing and social care in light of an ageing population. However, the UK lags behind a number of other countries in

NHS Health Check commissioning: Review of commissioner’s current and potential use of weighted financial remuneration – Public Health England

Review that  finds a small number of papers describing case studies where weighting remuneration to providers showed improvements in uptake of NHS Health Checks. Overall, the use of weighted remuneration for NHS Health Checks has weak evidence and remains largely under researched area.

Bradford Healthy Hearts Resource Pack – NHS Right Care

In 2014 Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) had the seventh worst Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) mortality rates in under 75s England. However, local clinical and public health professionals saw a major opportunity to improve outcomes by transforming treatment of the high-risk conditions

Raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women: Technology appraisal guidance [TA160] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women.

Raloxifene and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women: Technology appraisal guidance [TA161] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene and teriparatide for preventing osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis.

Improving physical healthcare for people living with severe mental illness (SMI) in primary care: Guidance for CCGs – NHS England

This guidance highlights the responsibilities of CCGs to commission services that deliver comprehensive physical health assessments and follow up care to people on the severe mental illness (SMI) register in primary care, addressing the premature mortality experienced by people with

Healthy by design: The Healthy New Towns Network Prospectus – NHS England

This prospectus explains the rationale for our Healthy New Towns Network which brings together health providers, commissioners, local government and developers to create healthier places.