Public Health

Personal health budgets

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb announced the national rollout of personal health budgets (PHBs), on 30 November 2012, but how has the implementation of PHBs effected NHS staff and patients The introduction of PHBs follows the end of a … Read more → – Personal health budgets

Antimicrobial resistance poses ‘catastrophic threat’, says Chief Medical Officer

Global action is needed to tackle the catastrophic threat of antimicrobial resistance, which in 20 years could see any one of us dying following minor surgery, England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies said today. The stark warning comes … Read more → – Antimicrobial resistance poses ‘catastrophic threat’, says Chief Medical Officer

Guidance on patient-led assessments

Guidance and assessment forms for the new patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) have been published by the NHS Commissioning Board. The new assessment will be introduced in April 2013 and replace the old Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) … Read more → – Guidance on patient-led assessments

Hunt calls for action to save more lives

Health Secretary sets out strategy to tackle mortality and cardiovascular diseases. Improvements in the fight against the five big causes of death, including new plans to tackle cardiovascular diseases, could save 30,000 lives by 2020, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has … Read more → – Hunt calls for action to save more lives

Act FAST shows anyone can be a stroke saver

The Act FAST campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the signs of stroke, will air its TV advert today. The advert shows the symptoms we should look for to identify someone suffering from a stroke, making everyone a potential … Read more → – Act FAST shows anyone can be a stroke saver