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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Know your rights: Access to children

My ex-partner has custody of our children and I have access to them at weekends. During the COVID-19 emergency, can they travel to my home? ...

Risk of 'serious consequences' if non-COVID conditions unmanaged or untreated, warns College

Commenting on the dangers of non-COVID conditions or illnesses being unmanaged or untreated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and urging patients who are seriously ill to seek medical care, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has sai ...

College calls for temporary relaxation of medication rules for end of life care patients during pandemic

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Patients rely on medication at all stages of their lives, but when they are at or nearing the end of their lives, the medication patients receive is vital to ensure they remain comf ...

Know your rights: Shopping safely during the coronavirus restrictions

Is it safe to go shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic? During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have a lot of questions about how to shop safely. First of all, you should not leave your house to shop if you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus or if you a ...

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for stepdown in hospital or discharge to home or residential settings. ...

Dáil Business Committee approves use of Convention Centre for occasions on which all TDs need to be present and voting

At its meeting today the Business Committee considered proposals from the Houses of the Oireachtas Service Business Continuity Working Group regarding alternative venues for sittings of Dáil Eireann. The context of those proposals was the necessity to mai ...

Official Statistics: Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Surgical Tumour Resections in England

Population-based statistics on cancers treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical tumour resection which were diagnosed between 2013 and 2016 in England. ...

RCGP statement on updated advice on 'shielding' patients

Commenting on updated advice on caring for vulnerable patients published by NHS England, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Thinking and evidence around COVID-19 is evolving at pace and guidance for both healthcare p ...

Guidance: Adults on probation: health and social care needs assessment

Guidance for commissioners about doing a health and social care needs assessment of adults under probation service supervision in the community. ...

Official Statistics: Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE): April 2020 update

Update of Indicators in the Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) interactive tool. ...

Official Statistics: Dementia profile: April 2020 data update

Updated statistics on dementia prevalence, care and mortality, at the national and subnational geographical areas in England ...

Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects, 4th Edition

  An Updated Reference on Human Exposure to Environmental Toxicants and A Study of Their Impact on Public Health With the 4th edition of Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects, readers have access to up-to-date information on th ...

Advanced Safety Management: Focusing on Z10.0, 45001, and Serious Injury Prevention, 3rd Edition

  Establishes sound safety management principles and focuses on the revised Z10.0 safety standard, the new 45001 safety standard, and serious injury prevention Filled with updated chapters and information throughout, this book covers the provisions of ANS ...

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance including Outbreak Control in Residential Care Facilities (RCF) and Similar Units for pandemic COVID-19 [v2.0]

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance including Outbreak Control in Residential Care Facilities (RCF) and Similar Units for pandemic COVID-19 [v2.0] Health Protection Surveillance Centre This guidance document replaces the previous issued docum ...

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Centres (CTCs) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [v1.0]

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Centres (CTCs) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [v1.0] Health Protection Surveillance Centre Contact tracing is when health services identify who has been in close contact with someone who has an infection to see who may be at ris ...

Interim guidance for healthcare professionals in relation to the management of individuals with suspected COVID-19 infection presenting to community health care settings other than general practice. [V2.0]

Interim guidance for healthcare professionals in relation to the management of individuals with suspected COVID-19 infection presenting to community health care settings other than general practice. [V2.0] Health Protection Surveillance Centre This interim ...

ASO April Email Update

ASO's April email update was sent to members and subscribers on 6 April 2020. You can read the update, with a focus on COVID-19, here. If you are a member or subscribe to ASO's emails and didn't receive it to your inbox, please let us know. ...

GPs continue to deliver care to patients in care homes, says RCGP

Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs are committed to delivering the best possible care to our most vulnerable patients, many of whom live in care homes, during the COVID-19 pandemic. "GPs continue to deliver ...

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual for Healthcare Practice, 5th Edition

  Now in its fifth edition,  Care of People with Diabetes  is a comprehensive clinical manual for nurses, healthcare professionals and students alike, providing an extensive summary of the most up-to-date knowledge in a rapidly developing field, as well a ...

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