Standing up for patient and public safety: England Policy Report – Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Nursingreport that describes the lack of clear roles, responsibilities and accountability for workforce planning and supply in England. In reality, this means that the health and care workforce is not growing in line with increasing population need

Medical Physics Experts Recognition Scheme: Statement on how the DHSC will recognise Medical Physics Experts in radiation safety – Department of Health and Social Care

This document explains how the DHSC will recognise MPEs as competent, as required by medical exposure regulations on radiation safety.  Certificates from RPA2000 are valid for 5 years. Discussion on renewal of certificates is ongoing and will be agreed once transition

Implementation, Impact and Costs of Policies for Safe Staffing in Acute NHS Trusts – National Institute for Health Research

Report that describes the implementation of safe staffing policies in NHS general acute Trusts in England looking at costs and consequences, and examining the factors that have influenced implementation. A mix of qualitative and quantitative methods were used (national survey,

Summary of Results: Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus Scheme: External Quality Assessment for Microbiology – Public Health England

This Scheme provides external quality assessment samples for laboratories that examine food products or waters for hepatitis A virus and norovirus using the reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 sets out specifications for an increased level of

Quality Payments: Guidance for the February 2019 Review Point – NHS England

This guidance document sets out the requirements in order to participate in the Community Pharmacy Quality Payments Scheme. The Scheme will reward community pharmacies for delivering quality criteria in all three of the quality dimensions: Clinical Effectiveness, Patient Safety and

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 1: Tolerance and Perceptions of Drinking – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This Fact Sheet examines public tolerance and perceptions of alcohol and harm before reviewing the evidence on the true alcohol burden. It then highlights the effect of interventions (such as education) that aim to change tolerance and perceptions, which are

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 2: Alcohol Availability to Underage Drinkers – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Preventing alcohol misuse by children is a public health priority. Consumption doubled in the last 15 years with the greatest rise in those under 15 years old. Children who abuse alcohol before 15 years are four times more likely to

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 3: Cheaply Available Alcohol, Irresponsible Promotions and Deep Discounting – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Alcohol sales generate £7.9bn annually for the Government, while £20bn is spent on alcohol-related illness, crime and debilitation. The cost of alcohol has remained relatively constant since 1996, but in reality became cheaper as income increased. This relative decrease is

North West Alcohol Information: Fact Sheet 4: Restricted Drinking in Public Places – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Public drunkenness and rowdiness were perceived as a problem by a quarter of people in England and Wales in their local area in 2006/07, as they can lead to a range of harms experienced both by individuals and communities. Designated Public

Road traffic collisions in Lancashire: an analysis of emergency department and ambulance data, April 2007 to March 2010 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This report provides an indication of the burden of road traffic collisions (RTCs) on emergency departments (EDs), the ambulance service and residents of Lancashire over the three‐year period April 2007 to March 2010. It uses data on RTC call outs from the North West Ambulance

Burns: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Burns from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Safety education programmes Provision of safety equipment Other safety measures