Travel-associated infections, UKHSA (updated 29th November 2022)
Routine reports on cases of selected travel-associated infections reported in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 29 November 2022Added geographical breakdown of 2021 cases (between England, Wales and NI) for each disease. 25 October 2022First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monkeypox outbreak: epidemiological overview, UKHSA (updated 29th November 2022)
Overview of the current monkeypox outbreak in the UK. 29 November 2022Added report and data for 29 November 2022. 22 November 2022Added report and data for 22 November 2022. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mind the gaps: understanding and improving out-of-hours care for people with advanced illness and their informal carers
This research states that terminally ill people are struggling to access essential care at home during evenings and weekends, which, the charity warns, means people are dying in pain. Among the findings is that out-of-hours emergency department attendance increases in frequency as death approaches, and is more common among people living in the most socio-economically deprived areas. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does the autumn statement mean for public services?
This report sets out the impact of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ' s plans on four service areas: the NHS, schools, the criminal justice system and local government. It warns that while frontloading funding in protected areas shields them from the damaging ' austerity 2.0 ' feared, this is still unlikely to enable key services such as the NHS to return performance to pre-pandemic levels this parliament. It also suggests that unless historic pay cuts are addressed, it may not be enough to improve recruitment and retention or avert widespread strikes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Brexit affected the UK's medical workforce?
How have the numbers of doctors in the NHS who come from the EU and the European Free Trade Association changed since the Brexit referendum in 2016? And do certain specialties face particular problems? Martha McCarey and Mark Dayan take a closer look at what ' s happened since the vote. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 test validation approved products, UKHSA (updated 29th November 2022)
Find out which COVID-19 test products have been approved. 29 November 2022Updated the register. 17 November 2022Updated the register. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights, ONS (updated 29th November 2022)
A live roundup of the latest data and trends about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the ONS and other sources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities: health inequalities
This report finds that there are marked differences in life expectancy between the regions of England, the countries in the UK, and the UK and other wealthy countries. It argues that the austerity measures enacted after the financial crisis of 2008 not only harmed many people directly and unequally, through reductions in public services, but may also have played a role in the anaemic reduction in mortality rates observed for adults after 2010. For policy to improve the health of those left behind to be properly implemented, more and better data is needed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fuel poverty and data infrastructure: report and fuel poverty risk index
This report reveals the sections of society that are most affected by fuel poverty, as well as the areas of the country where the problem hits the hardest. It paints a surprising picture of fuel poverty in England today, with renters, the young, large households, lone parents and those with young children disproportionately impacted. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaking point: securing the future of sexual health services
Commissioners and providers of sexual health services have been making repeated calls to the government to address the long-term funding and capacity challenges across local authority-commissioned sexual health services. The LGA and English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners ' Group (EHSHCG) have produced this report focusing on demand and funding pressures. The report delves into the trends since local authorities took responsibility for sexual health services in 2013, looking at the social and economic context in which they occur. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoping digital support for children and young people's mental health
This report identifies potential digital solutions to support NHS mental health services for children and young people. The audit of 24 digital tools and solutions covered current usage, interoperability, user e xperience and cost, and fit with NHS strategic priorities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Following, not leading: politicians and public opinion on action to support better health
Earlier this month, I interviewed Wes Streeting, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at The King ' s Fund Annual Conference. One of the topics was the recent decision by the government to delay the ban on buy one get one free offers, and the Labour Party ' s support of this delay. It ' s a move that has dismayed many because the evidence of both the scale of the obesity crisis and the impact that the ban could have is so clear. Wes said that politicians care about what the public think and if the public don ' t want the ban, it ' s right to delay. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sliding doors what can we learn from history to improve disabled people's experiences of health and care?
The King ' s Fund has a rich history of disability research spanning the 1970s to the early 2000s. Since that time, disabled people ' s experiences of health and care, and of wider societal access, has changed rapidly. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The health and care workforce: planning for a sustainable future
The workforce crisis engulfing the health and care system is well documented. In the NHS, increases in staff numbers are not keeping pace with demand for staff and services. In 2021/22, for the first time, the number of people working in adult social care in England fell, and there are now 165,000 vacancies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK, ONS (updated 25th November 2022)
Percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in private residential households in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, including regional and age breakdowns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news