Health News Digest 18th April 2019

Covering news from the12th April 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

NIPE: checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2019

Gastrointestinal infections and foodborne outbreaks in humans, England and Wales

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

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2019

High consequence infectious diseases: monthly summaries


Statistics and Surveys

Managing population health – it’s more than just data

Haven’t we been here before?

Primary care networks – an idea whose time has come

PCNs: When are we going to tell the patients?


Latest Health Related News Links

BBC Health News Online

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

A rasher of bacon a day ‘ups cancer risk’

Breech baby scan ‘would save lives’

Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

Is it really worth injecting vitamins?

Sacked and silenced for being pregnant

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The Independent

National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Department of Health and Social Care seeks new Chair to lead NICE Board

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Care Quality Commission (formerly Healthcare Commission)

Nothing to report

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Local Government Association

LGA responds to children securing primary school places

LGA responds to latest figures on teenage pregnancies

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