Rabies post-exposure treatment: management guidelines
A practical guide to undertaking a risk assessment of potential rabies exposures and the correct use of post-exposure treatment (PET). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health inequalities from evidence to action
The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare deep-seated health inequalities and the issue is now at the forefront of the minds of people across the health and care system, as they seek to develop strategies aimed at reducing health inequalities at a regional, integrated care system (ICS) and place level (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities
An estimated 1.3 billion people – or 16 per cent of the global population – experience a significant disability today. Persons with disabilities have the right to the highest attainable standard of health as those without disabilities. However, this report on health equity for persons with disabilities demonstrates that while some progress has been made in recent years, the world is still far from realising this right for many persons with disabilities who continue to die earlier, have poorer health, and experience more limitations in everyday functioning than others. These poor health outcomes are due to unfair condit...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Putting health at the heart of convenience
This report shares insights from the Good Food Wholesale and Retail pilot. The pilot was set up to improve access to healthier food options in the London Borough of Southwark, by increasing the range of healthier products sold in the borough ' s local convenience stores. The project was co-funded by Impact on Urban Health and Southwark Council and delivered by Rice Marketing – a marketing agency specialising in local retail. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu cases up almost half in a week as NHS answers near record 111 calls
NHS England report that there are now 336 patients with flu in critical care and an average 9390 patients in hospital each day with COVID. It is also reported that NHS 111 answered over 410,000 calls last week, the second busiest week on record. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of reorganising NHS services on patient safety
An overview of incidents investigated by HSIB in which service reorganisation has impacted adversely on patient safety. The authors provide a short list of positive actions that can be taken to help mitigate against those risks. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New partnership to boost research into vaccines for cancer
New cancer trials to begin using personalised treatment to save lives (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record numbers of doctors and nurses working in the NHS to ease pressure over winter
Data shows there are almost 4,700 more doctors and over 10,500 more nurses working in the NHS compared to October 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugdrug interaction between dexamethasone and direct-acting oral anticoagulants: a nested casecontrol study in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), BMJ Open
Conclusion: This nested case –control study did not find evidence of an association between concomitant exposure to dexamethasone and a DOAC with an increase in risk of TEE. Due to small sample size, an association cannot be completely ruled out. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Principles for mpox (monkeypox) control in the UK: 4 nations consensus statement
A consensus statement outlining principles for the control of mpox in healthcare and other settings in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emerging infections: characteristics, epidemiology and global distribution
Information on the reasons behind human infectious disease emergence, including a timeline and a global map. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe vitamin D deficiency in patients admitted to the emergency department with severe sepsis is associated with an increased 90-day mortality
Background The role of vitamin D in the response to infection has been increasingly acknowledged. However, the influence of severe vitamin D deficiency on the outcome of patients admitted for severe sepsis is unknown. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the association between severe vitamin D deficiency and sepsis-related outcomes in patients presenting to the ED. Methods This single centre prospective study included patients presenting to the ED with severe sepsis from April 2014 until December 2017. 25-Hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured in a blood sample drawn within 24 hours of admission to the ED, and severe ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the burden of clinical documentation
Nuance Communications has commissioned an independent research consultancy to study the challenges of clinical documentation for NHS trusts in England. Almost 1,000 doctors, nurses and allied health professionals participated in the survey, which ran between April and July 2022. The results of this survey find that health care professionals are spending an average of 13.5 hours per week generating clinical documentation, a 25 per cent increase in the past seven years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19), DHSC (Updated 3rd January 2023)
Check the COVID-19 rules for travel to England, including whether you need to take any tests. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid NHS rollout sees 200,000 diabetes patients get lifechanging devices
Around eight in ten people with Type 1 diabetes now have access to life-changing technology, thanks to cost-effective deals secured for patients and rapidly rolled out by the NHS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news