How can nurses help patients report neutropenic sepsis? People's reluctance to report sepsis can be overcome by building therapeutic relationships
Neutropenic sepsis occurs in about 20% of people receiving chemotherapy (Smith et al 2006, Aapro et al 2011). There are about 4,000 neutropenic sepsis admissions and 700 deaths annually in the UK (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2012). Delivery of intravenous antibiotics within one hour of presentation saves lives but patients often delay reporting the symptoms to acute oncology services (AOS) (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) 2008, Oakley et al 2016). Delays can lead to distress, hospital admission, greater risk of treatment interruptions that affect prognoses ...
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MenB risk groups: patient group direction template
Patient group direction (PGD) template to support the provision of MenB vaccine to individuals with underlying medical conditions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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MenB vaccine (Bexsero ® ): patient group direction template
PGD template to support the national meningococcal group B (Bexsero ® ) vaccination programme and public health management of meningococcal disease. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Fact sheet Role of general practice teams in supporting patient access to COVID-19 treatments, NHS England
This factsheet has been created to help GP practices ensure potentially eligible patients receive an urgent triage call or review with the practice clinical team and where appropriate, referral to COVID-19 medicine delivery unit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Diphtheria: cases among asylum seekers in England, 2022 and 2023
An increase in cases of toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae has been identified among asylum seekers arriving into England in 2022 and 2023. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Our support for adult social care this winter
This document sets out how the Department of Health and Social Care is supporting the adult social care sector during winter 2022 to 2023. It is aimed at care providers, local authorities, integrated care systems, carers and social care staff. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccination: women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, UKHSA (Updated 10th January 2023)
Information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources, UKHSA (Updated 10th January 2023)
British Sign Language (BSL) videos on COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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UKHSA begins testing arrivals from China to enhance detection of new variants, UKHSA
From this week, UKHSA launches a new COVID-19 surveillance programme, sequencing positive COVID-19 tests from a sample of passengers flying in from China to Heathrow. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Technical report on the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, DHSC (Updated 10th January 2023)
A technical report for future UK Chief Medical Officers, Government Chief Scientific Advisers, National Medical Directors and public health leaders in a pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Enterovirus: strain characterisation
Graphs showing cumulative strain characterisation data for enterovirus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Oral statement on new discharge funding and NHS winter pressures
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Steve Barclay updated on what the government is doing to help the NHS deal with immediate winter pressures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources, UKHSA (Updated 9th January 2023)
British Sign Language (BSL) videos on COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake (GP patient survey) data collection
Details for the influenza vaccine uptake data collection (GP patient survey) from GP practices for the 2022 to 2023 flu season. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Adolescent vaccination programme in secondary schools
Information on the adolescent vaccination programme delivered in secondary schools and the role that schools play. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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