PHE-CRCE-50: REPPIR 2019 consequence assessment methodology – Public Health England

This report sets out the Public Health England (PHE) recommended methodology for operators, when assessing the potential consequences of radiation emergencies at sites.  The methodology is designed to meet the requirements in schedule 3 of the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and

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

Skins and Needles – Royal Society for Public Health

In the last decade, there has been a big increase in the numbers of people having tattoos, piercings, electrolysis and acupuncture in the UK.  The legislative environment has struggled to keep up with this evolving environment, and despite some parts

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,

Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years – Public Health England

This document sets out three action areas for local authorities and their partners that aim to reduce the numbers of children injured and killed. It also describes four steps local partnerships can take to build robust injury prevention strategies. This

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

20mph Research Study: Process and Impact Evaluation: Headline Report – Department for Transport

In July 2014, Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher of University College London, were commissioned by the Department for Transport to evaluate the effectiveness of 20mph (signed only) speed limits, based on twelve case study schemes in England and various

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

Childhood Injuries: 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 Childhood Injuries from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Adapting the environment Provision and use of safety devices Safety education Skills training Multi-component interventions

Road Traffic Accidents: 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 Road Traffic Accidents from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Adapting the environment Safety education and skills training Addressing drink driving Multi-component interventions Enforcement of legislation

Sports Injuries: 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 Sports Injuries from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Safer sports equipment Use of protective equipment Changing rules of play Training programmes Multi-component programmes

Acetylene: health effects, incident management and toxicology – Public Health England

Updated information on acetylene (also known as ethyne) for use in responding to chemical incidents. The documents provide information on the health effects of exposure, the chemical’s toxicity and material for responding to a chemical incident.

Fatigue and sleep deprivation – the impact of different working patterns on doctors – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the disruptive effects of shift working on the natural sleep cycle are a substantial risk factor for fatigue (particularly working night or early morning shifts, having short recovery times between shifts, rapidly rotating schedules, and

Preventing unintentional injuries: A guide for all staff working with children under five years – Public Health England

This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities: choking, suffocation and strangulation falls burns and scalds poisoning drowning The guidance