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New and improved NHS LifeCheck tool

NHS Choices has relaunched its three Baby, Teen and Mid-life LifeCheck tools as a single tool, which covers people of all ages and generates an individual health profile with health tips tailored to each person’s needs. It also encourages users … Read more → – New and improved NHS LifeCheck tool

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Updated guidance on common surgical procedures

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has added to its Get Well Soon series of online guidance for patients by publishing information on an extra nine surgical procedures, including mastectomy, total hip replacement and wisdom tooth extraction. The … Read more → – Updated guidance on common surgical procedures

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Heatwave Plan 2011

The DH reissued the Heatwave Plan for England on 26 May 2011 to raise professional and public awareness and enhance resilience in the event of a heatwave. It is an important component of overall emergency planning and will become increasingly … Read more → – Heatwave Plan 2011

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National clinical IT system for prison healthcare

The system has been adopted by all 136 prisons in England and is an important element in the wider drive to reduce health inequalities and improve healthcare for, and the rehabilitation of, offenders. It allows GPs working in prisons to … Read more → – National clinical IT system for prison healthcare

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New practice guidelines on female genital mutilation

New, multi-agency practice guidelines have been published to better safeguard girls and women from the risk of female genital mutilation and to support those affected by the practice’s severe health consequences. The guidelines set out the complex cultural issues around … Read more → – New practice guidelines on female genital mutilation

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