New vaccine offers babies protection against rotavirus Rotavirus infection is the most common cause of gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhoea) in children under 5. Nearly every child will develop rotavirus gastroenteritis by 5 years of age. Rotavirus gastroenteritis is responsible for 130,000 visits to the GP and 13,000 hospitalisations for dehydration every year.
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
NHS England publishes details on how to apply for 260m Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund NHS England has today published further details on the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund which sets out the details on how NHS Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts can access the new £260 million technology fund.
'Surgeons could avoid high-risk patients after death rate data release' Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's decision to publish performance data and mortality rates for thousands of surgeons across the country has come under attack Public Service
Concerns raised about bovine TB-infected meat “Tens of thousands of diseased cattle, slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), are being sold for human consumption by Defra, the food and farming ministry,” reports The Sunday Times.
Following an investigation, the paper says it found that the meat is being sold to caterers and food processors by the government’s food and agriculture department, despite being banned by most supermarkets and burger chains.
It is important to note that your risk of catching TB from eating meat from an infected animal is minimal.
Commissioning treatment for dependence on prescription and over-the-counter medicines: a guide for NHS and local authority commissioners
This guidance sets out PHE’s expectation that support should be available in every area for people with a dependency on prescription or over-the-counter medicines, based on a full assessment of local need. It has been produced with input from experts on addiction to medicines, and outlines a number of sources that commissioners can use to identify the scale of misuse or dependence, and in relation to what medicines in their area.
Patients will be able to compare the death rates of surgeons at every NHS hospital by next year, the national medical director has said, amid criticism that data published so far does not allow the public to make a meaningful choice.The Daily Telegraph
A generous new contract for hospital consultants provided “poor value for money” because it did not require them to work in the evenings and at weekends, public spending watchdogs said on Tuesday. The Independent