Health News Digest 21st June 2019

Covering news from the 14th June 2019

This weekly digest contains details of the latest health-related news/articles in the general media, new publications of interest and press releases from the Department of Health.  The digest has 6 key sections,

•  Public Health England
•  Practice Based Commissioning
•  Legislation
•  Latest Health-related News Links
•  Newspapers
•  ‘Other Sources’ which are less frequently updated

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Public Health England

Death in people aged 75 years and older in England in 2017

ACMD report: ageing cohort of drug users

Common animal-associated infections quarterly reports: 2019

High consequence infectious diseases: monthly summaries

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2019

Hospital norovirus outbreaks (suspected and lab-confirmed): 2019

Gastrointestinal infections and foodborne outbreaks in humans, England and Wales

Health Protection Report volume 13 (2019)

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2019

Measles: post-exposure prophylaxis

Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2019

Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Enterovirus: strain characterisation

Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire

Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2019

Emergency department: weekly bulletins for 2019

Syndromic surveillance: weekly summaries for 2019

GP out-of-hours syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins for 2019

GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2019




Nothing to report

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The Independent

National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Innovative treatment for inflammatory eye condition recommended for use on the NHS

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Care Quality Commission (formerly Healthcare Commission)

Confidence and trust in hospital staff high but overall improvements in people’s inpatient experience have stalled

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King’s Fund

Nothing to report

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Local Government Association

LGA responds to extension of Blue Badge scheme

LGA responds to local government homelessness commission report

LGA responds to suicide prevention plans report

Impact of government policy on knife crime, House of Lords, 27 June 2019

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