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Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

Regarding bute in horsemeat, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said: “Horsemeat containing phenylbutazone presents a very low risk to human health. “Phenylbutazone, known as bute, is a commonly used medicine in horses. It is also prescribed to some … Read more → – Bute in horsemeat: statement from Chief Medical Officer

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Clinicians reminded about accurate recording of healthcare associated infections

Preventing healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), improving the accuracy and transparency of data recording, including instances where HCAIs may have been a primary or contributory cause of death is a top priority for the Department. In October 2007, the Chief Medical … Read more → – Clinicians reminded about accurate recording of healthcare associated infections

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Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

Pregnant women are to be offered whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination in an effort to combat the rise of cases and deaths in young infants. Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures for England and Wales show that in the first eight months … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer announces whooping cough vaccination programme for pregnant women

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Join the fight against flu this season

The winter season is fast approaching, bringing cold weather, seasonal coughs and colds, and an influx of patients through the doors. Winter is considered the busiest season for the NHS; the increase in patient numbers puts pressure on workload and … Read more → – Join the fight against flu this season

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