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National Library for Public Health e-Newsletter

NHS Evidence Public health news The National Library for Public Health is part of NHS Evidence and is managed by the North Eastern Public Health Observatory (NEPHO) in the United Kingdom http://www.nepho.org.uk/. Each month the Library publishes an e-news ...

World health report 2007

The World Health Organisation has published its annual report entitled 'The world health report 2007- A safer future: global public health security in the 21st century'. The report shows how the world is at increasing risk of disease outbreaks, ...

The further evaluation of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The Department of Health has published 'The further evaluation of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme'. The Department of Health (DH) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), in partnership with nutritionists at th ...

The National Child Measurement Programme: guidance for PCTs- 2007â?"08 school year

The Department of Health has published 'The National Child Measurement Programme, guidance for PCTs 2007/8 school year'. This guidance has been developed following wide consultation with PCTs and schools. It provides advice to PCTs on: arrangeme ...

Patient and public experience of the NHS

The Health Foundation has published â?~Patient and Public Experience of the NHSâ?T. The report uses over 40 different charts to give a comprehensive assessment of the Governmentâ?Ts efforts to create a patient-led NHS by bringing together evidence on pati ...

NHS Immunisation Statistics, England: 2006-07

The Information Centre has published "NHS Immunisation Statistics, England: 2006-07". This bulletin covers childhood immunisation uptake at ages 1, 2 and 5 and persons aged 65 and over immunised against influenza for all PCTs. refer to the resou ...

Centenarians Are the Fastest Increasing Age Group

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that centenarians are the fastest increasing age group. The major contributor to the increasing number of centenarians is increased survival between age 80 and 100 due to improved hygiene and sa ...

Breast Cancer Statistics

The Office for National Statistics has published figures that show that breast cancer incidence is rising but deaths continue to fall. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in England and in 2004 there were around 36,900 new cases diagnosed. This repres ...

ONS report on Knowledge of Chlamydia

This report from ONS states that knowledge of chlamydia increased sharply between 2000/01 and 2006/07. 84% of men in 2006/07 recognised that chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI), compared with 35% in 2000/01. For women, the figures were 92% ...

NHS Cancer Plan largely ineffective?

A report by the think-tank Civitas 'NHS Cancer Plan largely ineffective?' suggests that although improvements have been registered in avoidable mortality from cancer and circulatory disease, the biggest 'killers' in England & Wales ...

Smokefree England- The first three months

Smokefree England have published a three-month report ' Smokefree England- The first three months' which has found that the top benefits people had noticed since England became smokefree were that, clothes and hair don't smell of smoke afte ...

People registered deaf or hard of hearing

The information Centre has published statistics on people registered as deaf or hard of hearing, year ending 31 March 2007 in England. refer to the resource refer to the resource The information Centre has published statistics on people registered as deaf ...

Obesity and cancer in women

The Million Women Study, funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the British Medical Journal has found that half of all cases of womb cancer and a type of oesophageal cancer in women are caused by being overweight or obese. Over one million UK women ...

Child measurement programme

The Department of Health has published information about legislative changes to the National Child Measurement Programme and also the results of research into parental attitudes towards the routine measurement of children's height and weight. refer t ...

Health Statistics Quarterly

Health Statistics Quarterly No 36, Winter 2007, has been published by the Office for National Statistics. It includes reports on:- Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales 2002â?"06- Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas ...

Health Statistics Quarterly

Health Statistics Quarterly No 36, Winter 2007, has been published by the Office for National Statistics. It includes reports on:- Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales 2002â?"06- Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas ...

NICE guidance on preventing alcohol use by children

Public Health intervention guidance: Interventions in schools to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people (PH007) refer to the resource refer to the resource Public Health intervention guidance: Interventions in schools to prevent an ...

Publication of the Indices of Deprivation 2007

The Indices of Deprivation 2007 have been published by the Indices of Deprivation Team at the Department for Communities and Local Government. The indices are available at: http://www.communities.gov.uk/communities/neighbourhoodrenewal/deprivati... refer ...

Changing Demographic Picture of the UK

The Changing Demographic Picture of the UK National Statistician's Annual Article on the Population has been published. This is an overview of how the size and structure of the UK is changing over time, latest trends in fertility, and work undertaken ...

Focus on families 2007

The Office for National Statistics has published 'Focus on Families 2007'. The report contains a comprehensive description of todayâ?Ts families, illustrating changes over time and the demographic forces driving these trends. The report also loo ...

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