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HIV cases reduce by 71% among UK gay and bisexual men in six years

HIV transmission has fallen by more than 70% in six years among gay and bisexual men according to a report from Public Health England hailing the success of HIV testing in the UK.

Coronavirus advice issued to practices as UK ramps up airport precautions

Public Health England has issued interim advice to primary care professionals on dealing with potential cases of coronavirus in patients who have visited affected regions of China.

PHE urges GP practices to tackle low flu vaccination uptake following alert

GP practices and pharmacists are being 'strongly encouraged' to continue vaccinating as many people as possible against flu, due to low levels of uptake. 

Nurse-led HIV screening in general practice is ‘effective’, research suggests

Nurse-led HIV screening for new patients is ‘effective’ in routine care within general practice, new research has found.

GP flu consultations continue to rise as influenza hospitalisations increase again

GP consultation rates for flu are continuing to rise in England this winter, as the number of hospitalisations linked to the virus have started to climb again

Practices expected to text parents vaccine reminders under Conservative plans

The Conservatives have pledged to roll out a national vaccine reminder system - delivered by GP practices - if the party wins next month's election. 

CNO urges NHS staff to take up free flu jab in open letter

England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May has called on NHS frontline workers to take up their free flu jab and remind their patients to get the vaccine.

Call in all eligible children for flu vaccine by early December, says PHE

Public Health England and NHS England have advised GP surgeries to call in all eligible children for flu vaccination by early December, following an end to the temporary pause in ordering nasal flu vaccines. 

Antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Scotland falls to lowest level on record

Antibiotic use in primary care in Scotland is at its lowest figure since records began.

England misses targets for almost all preschool vaccines in 2018/19, new report finds

A new report by the National Audit Office found that NHS England missed vaccination targets for nearly all preschool vaccines in 2018/19

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