Public Health England provides the service of the UK’s national reference laboratory (NRL) for food microbiology for the following work areas: Listeria monocytogenes coagulase-positive staphylococci Escherichia coli (including VTEC) campylobacter salmonella antimicrobial resistance Theis annual report summarises the activities of
Food, Farming and Countryside Commission report that argues that action must be taken in the next ten years, to stop ecosystems collapse, to recover and regenerate nature and to restore people’s health and wellbeing. It looks at the costs of
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
Document published byThe Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration calling for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK, with a greater focus on prehabilitation
The purpose of this Statutory Instrument is to ensure Northern Ireland legislation relating to food and feed hygiene and safety continues to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU. This Statutory Instrument revokes The Food and Feed Hygiene and
The purpose of this Statutory Instrument is to ensure Northern Ireland legislation relating to food and feed hygiene and safety continues to operate effectively after the UK leaves the EU. The government withdrew this statutory instrument from consideration.
The withdrawal of the UK from the EU means that new regulations must be put in place to govern the supply of sugar and other agricultural commodities. In light of this, this briefing looks at five policy options that could
The time preparing for, undergoing and then recovering from an operation is known as the perioperative period and the College believes that tailored care throughout this time will improve long-term outcomes for patients after surgery. It suggests exercise and nutritional
This paper considers four of the proposed regulatory policies that are being targeted at the population in the retail and out-of-home environment, aiming to influence consumer behaviour. It looks at the possible interactions between these proposed policies with three Chapter 1
The purpose of this report is to illustrate the contribution of health visitors to the Healthy Child Programme (0-5) and school nurses to the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and to describe areas where health visitors and school nurses have a significant impact on health
This guidance statement from the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC) explains how biomarkers are utilised within the individual components of the risk assessment process.
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
British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition report considering why malnutrition costs so much and highlights the importance of identifying and appropriately managing malnutrition and the cost savings that can be achieved by better management of malnutrition.
Report giving a detailed assessment of radioactivity in food and the environment and the public’s exposure to radiation during a 2017. It shows that the public’s exposure to authorised discharges and direct radiation around the 39 nuclear sites in the
Supporting guidance for CCGs, which is intended to communicate changes in regulations, and to support CCGs with their development of their local Gluten-Free food prescribing policies. Additional Item
Supporting guidance for CCGs, which is intended to communicate changes in regulations, and to support CCGs with their development of their local Gluten-Free food prescribing policies. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also available. Additional Items
A growing body of independent monitoring and research indicates that existing policies and regulations are markedly insufficient to address the continuing challenges in this field. Policies and regulations tend to use narrow definitions and criteria (they frequently apply to pre-digital
This is the seventh in the series of synthesis reports, produced by the North West Public Health Observatory, that aim to bring together policy, evidence and intelligence on specific topics. This report examines weight issues in the North West population.
The North West regional lifestyle survey – the largest ever survey in the region – took place between June and December 2007. The region’s residents were asked about their general health, height and weight, diet and nutrition, physical activity, alcohol
This report provides a summary (for each of the North West local authorities) of 29 measures that have, or are considered to have, an established relationship to weight – covering key themes such as food and diet, physical activity, breastfeeding