Health News Digest

13th December 2019

(covering news from the 6th December 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

Complete routine immunisation schedule

Pneumococcal vaccination programme

Routine childhood immunisation schedule

Syndromic surveillance: weekly summaries for 2019

Remote health advice: weekly bulletins for 2019

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

Emergency department: weekly bulletins for 2019

GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2019

Spend and outcome tool (SPOT)

Notifiable diseases: causative agents report for 2019

AAA screening: protocol for reporting deaths


Statistics and Surveys

PCNs need transformative approach to premises



Statutory Instruments and Acts of Parliament

Nothing to report

© Crown copyright 2019


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Please note that hyperlinks to some newspaper articles may be withdrawn or amended during the day or following week.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

How to help someone suffering from a mental health issue this Christmas

Sleeping for nine hours a night or taking long naps could increase the risk of stroke, research says

© 2019


National Institute For Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Nothing to report

Copyright © 2019 NICE.  All rights reserved.


Care Quality Commission (formerly Healthcare Commission)

Nothing to report

The material featured on this site is subject to CQC copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.



Local Government Association

Chief executives’ ‘must know’ for children’s services

Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Council Housing Development Programme – Derbyshire Dales District Council

Housing support services for the elderly – Newcastle City Council

Copyright © 2019 Local Government Association



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