Health News Digest

24th January 2020

(covering news from the 17th January 2020)

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

Emergency department: weekly bulletins for 2020

Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2020

GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2020

GP out-of-hours syndromic surveillance: weekly bulletins for 2020

Syndromic surveillance: weekly summaries for 2020

Health matters: physical activity

HPV prevalence in sexually active young females in England

Vaccine incident guidance: responding to vaccine errors

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2019

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2020

Mental health: needs of gang-affiliated young people

Wuhan novel coronavirus: guidance for clinical diagnostic laboratories



Statistics and Surveys

Don’t wait for permission



Latest Health-Related News Links


Please note that hyperlinks to some newspaper articles may be withdrawn or amended during the day or following week.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

‘I just ignored the pile of letters’: as cervical cancer rates rise why are women avoiding smear tests?

How will new ‘age appropriate’ code protect children online?

What are the laws for sperm donation in the UK?

Alcopops contain as much sugar as four iced doughnuts, experts warn

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