Public Health Update
Drug deaths rose sharply in England and Wales last year; read more in BBC link
Starting and Developing Well
Childhood flu programme: information for healthcare practitioners
Public Health England has issued information on the flu vaccination programme for children, the vaccine and how to administer it.
Children and young people’s mental health workforce growth is ‘encouraging’
The last three years have seen the children and young people’s mental health workforce grow by 23%, largely in community based services.
People with learning disabilities in England
Public Health England has updated its 2015 report on people with learning disabilities.
Unpaid carers need more support to cope with financial and emotional stress
NICE has published new draft guidance to improve the wellbeing of adults who provide unpaid care for people over 16 years old.
Sexual and reproductive health
The Local Government Association has published Collaboration and cooperation: sexual and reproductive health commissioning. This report sets out details of councils that have led the way in shaping a modern, responsive and proactive sexual health service through the creation of strong commissioning networks and expert groups.
The government’s loneliness strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the government would take to provide national leadership to tackle loneliness in England.
Best practice in dementia care
A housing networks has published a examples of extra care schemes and other housing-related community services supporting people with dementia to develop meaningful relationships to reduce social isolation and loneliness.
Government response to consultation on the public health outcomes framework 2019/20
The government has published its response to the consultation on the 2016 to 2019 public health outcomes framework.
Public health, prevention and health improvement
The Local Government Association (LGA) has published Public health, prevention and health improvement. This prospectus sets out the programme of sector-led improvement support available through the LGA and partners; signposting to other support and resources available; and the early support arrangements for local authorities with performance challenges in public health.
Guide to improving access at urgent treatment centres
NHS England has published a guide for urgent care providers, commissioners, directory of services (DoS) leads and NHS 111 contact centres on how they can use the DoS to improve access for patients to urgent treatment centre (UTC) services and other services expected to meet the UTC standards.