Health News Digest

16th August 2019

Covering news from the 9th August 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

Antenatal and newborn screening quality assurance: local visit reports

Reviewing a licensing policy: think local, act local

Health Protection Report: latest surveillance reports

Palliative and end of life care: hospital deaths 2006 to 2017

UK National Screening Committee recommendations: annual report

Gastrointestinal infections and foodborne outbreaks in humans

Health Protection Report volume 13 (2019)

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

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2019

Public health apprenticeships: March 2019 workshop report

Flu immunisation for social care staff

Annual flu programme

Human trafficking: migrant health guide

HIV: migrant health guide

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): migrant health guide

Local healthy workplace accreditation guidance

Workplace health

Preventing offending and re-offending by children

NHS screening programmes: KPI reports 2018 to 2019

Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2019

Notifiable diseases: last 52 weeks

Measles deaths

GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2019

Emergency department: weekly bulletins for 2019


Statistics and Surveys


Please note that hyperlinks to some newspaper articles may be withdrawn or amended during the day or following week.  This is outside the Library’s control.


The Independent

National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Nothing to report

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Care Quality Commission (formerly Healthcare Commission)

Nothing to report

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King’s Fund

Nothing to report

The material featured on this site is subject to King’s Fund copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.


Local Government Association

Making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries

Making decisions on the duty to carry out Safeguarding Adults enquiries: resources

Sector-led improvement in 2018/19

LGA responds to FSB potholes analysis

LGA responds to latest drug-related deaths figures

LGA responds to NHS Health Checks review

Copyright © 2019 Local Government Association



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