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Tuesday 31 March 2015

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24.03.15: A meningitis vaccine that is the subject of price negotiations should be introduced as soon as possible “to save lives”, a charity has warned.
24.03.15: Latest Public Health England (PHE) annual data shows an increase in the viral illness chikungunya in the Caribbean and South America.
25.03.15: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued three new quality standards to encourage healthy living and reduce harm from smoking, alcohol and physical inactivity in local areas.
25.03.15: NHS Employers responded to BBC reports that mental health issues and pressure are causing more NHS staff to take sick leave.
20.12.12: The Chief Nurse for England has given us a strategy on which to base the care we give our patients, ensuring quality is at the core. Do you know what they stand for?
20.03.15: Switching to a healthy diet that meets current UK guidelines can reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the over-40s by up to a third, research has shown
16.03.15: A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14 to18-year-olds in England and Wales after a spike in a rare strain of the disease.
04.03.15: NHS England has announced details of a major review of the commissioning of NHS maternity services, as promised in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Soapbox

Daloni Carlisle
When I was diagnosed with womb cancer and started out on the roller coaster described by Tracie Miles, one of the first things I did was to visit my GP to ask who did what.
George Coxon
I feel ashamed to admit it has taken some time to memorise the 6 Cs as promoted by our senior nurse figures at NHS England.
Margaret Stubbs
Many of you will no doubt have heard of the 13year old boy in Cardiff Wales who was admitted to hospital on New Year’s day and died early in January, due to a chest infection and virus, which masked the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes.
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