National Child Measurement Programme: Operational guidance 2019 – Public Health England

The National child measurement programme (NCMP) is part of the government’s commitment to dealing with the public health challenge of excess weight. The NCMP Operational guidance 2018 has been revised and chapter 3 has been updated. this document provides guidance

GUMCAD STI Surveillance System: Clinical guidelines – Public Health England

GUMCAD is the mandatory surveillance system for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and collects data on STI tests, diagnoses and services from all commissioned sexual health services in England.  This guidance is for clinical staff in specialist and non-specialist services commissioned to provide

Best practice in the engagement and empowerment of families and carers affected by eating disorders – Beat Eating Disorders

Guidelines that call for all healthcare providers to adopt eight best practice standards, encouraging them to: Have a policy that ensures optimum involvement of and support for all carers as soon as a loved one starts treatment. Train all service staff

Complete routine immunisation schedule 2019 – Public Health England

Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners. This immunisation schedule includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme suitable for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible teenagers.

Routine childhood immunisations from autumn 2019 – Public Health England

Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations. This routine childhood immunisation schedule (autumn 2019) includes the Infanrix hexa© vaccine for the infant programme for infants born on or after the 1 August 2017 and the universal HPV programme for eligible

National guidance for ambulance trusts on Learning from Deaths: A framework for NHS ambulance trusts in England on identifying, reporting, reviewing and learning from deaths in care – National Quality Board

This guidance document sets out a standardised framework for ambulance trusts to use to develop and implement their local Learning from Deaths policies.

Guidance for recipients of PHE supplied vaccines and other medicines under the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU (FMD) and Delegated Regulation ((EU) 2016/161) – Public Health England

Guidance on roles and responsibilities in the application of FMD and the Delegated Regulation to vaccines and other medicines centrally supplied by PHE.  This document sets out and clarifies roles and responsibilities in the application of Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and

UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations: Investigation of cytomegalovirus infection – Public Health England

Information on UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations for cytomegalovirus infection. The last full scientific review of this document was completed on 26 June 2019. Note that ‘V 28: investigation of cytomegalovirus serology’ is now titled ‘investigation of cytomegalovirus infection’.

Foods and drinks aimed at infants and young children: evidence and opportunities for action – Public Health England

A report setting out the evidence for action on food and drink product ranges targeted at babies and young children, and PHE’s advice to government.  The review considered a range of evidence, including: UK and international recommendations and advice for

Reducing the Need for Restraint and Restrictive Intervention: Children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health difficulties in health and social care services and special education settings – Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Education

Department of Health and Social Care and Department of Education guidance for health services, social care services and special education settings. It sets out how to support children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental health

Healthcare Standards for Children and Young People in Secure Settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

There are about 1,000 children and young people held in secure settings at any one time. They are some of the most vulnerable, often suffering poor physical and mental health. These standards – first published in 2013, and refreshed in

Updated guidelines on post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for varicella/shingles – Public Health England

Guidance on the use and ordering of varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG).  Varicella zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) is a scarce blood product that is offered to individuals at high risk of severe chickenpox following an exposure. Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is offered to

Guidelines on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for measles – Public Health England

This guidance summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for measles and provides advice on the assessment for PEP for high risk groups, in the following order of priority: immunosuppressed individuals pregnant women and infants

Guidance on the High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019 – Department of Health and Social Care

Guidance on directions on safety and security to providers of high security psychiatric services. The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers to make sure they have robust arrangements for safety

Guidance: High security psychiatric services directions 2013: arrangements for visits by children – Department of Health and Social Care

The directions apply to providers of high security psychiatric services. They set out the requirements for providers when arranging visits by children to patients in high security hospitals.

Frequently asked questions on Data Protection in a no deal EU Exit – NHS England

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, there will be no immediate change in the UK’s own data protection standards. The UK would continue to allow the free flow of personal data from the UK to the European

NHS Property: Guidance for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts on requesting transfers of estate in the ownership of NHS property companies – NHS England

Guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts on requesting transfers of estate owned by NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships.  This guidance sets out: the reasons for allowing trusts to request transfers of properties from property companies that are owned