Pyogenic and non-pyogenic streptococcal bacteraemia: annual data from voluntary surveillance

Published 21 November 2014 Last updated 22 December 2020 + show all updates 22 December 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(24). 20 November 2019 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 13(41) annual report and associated appendix. 7 June 2019 Corrected data for Northern Ireland Group B streptococcal bacteramia cases in 2017. 16 November 2018 Added HPR 12(41) annual report and appendix. 17 November 2017 HPR 11(41) report (including appendix) uploaded 28 November 2016 HPR 10(41) report, table 4 corrected. 25 November 2016 HPR 10(41) report uploaded. 18 November 2016 HPR 10(40) Streptococcus pneumoniae annual report uploaded 20 November 2015 HPR 9(41) report uploaded 21 November 2014 First published. Source…

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Hepatitis B: explaining the screening result

Published 9 May 2016 Last updated 21 December 2020 + show all updates 21 December 2020 Updated and reformatted public information leaflet. 12 April 2018 Added personal data and copyright information. 19 July 2017 Updated Hepatitis B screen positive leaflet including new vaccination schedule. 9 May 2016 First published. Source link

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Rabies post exposure risk assessment form and calendar

Published 31 December 2013 Last updated 21 December 2020 + show all updates 21 December 2020 Added updated risk assessment form v33. 2 September 2020 Updated with form version 32. 7 July 2020 Added updated risk assessment form (v31). 26 February 2020 Added updated risk assessment form and updated the details of the current HRIG in use. 30 October 2019 Added new telephone number for the Rabies and Immunoglobulin service. 14 October 2019 Updated with form version 29. 1 May 2019 Updated with version 28, and details of the new batch of rabies immunoglobulin in use from 1 May 2019. 2 January 2019 Updated with form version 27. 30…

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): information about the new virus variant

Main points Data from Whole Genome Sequencing, epidemiology and modelling suggest the new variant ‘VUI – 202012/01’ (the first Variant Under Investigation in December 2020) transmits more easily than other strains. We currently have no evidence that the variant is more likely to cause severe disease or mortality – but we are continuing investigations to understand this better. The way to control this virus is the same, whatever the variant. It will not spread if we avoid close contact with others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance from others, and reduce your social contacts. Is there any evidence that the variant is more serious? We…

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Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP) – GOV.UK

The Immunisation department at Public Health England (PHE) follows up women who have been given certain vaccines in pregnancy (VIP). It analyses the details submitted by GPs and surgeries to better inform: pregnant women who are inadvertently immunised their families health professionals who are responsible for their care Notify PHE If you have patients who have had COVID-19, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chicken pox or shingles vaccine administered during their pregnancy or shortly before conception, notify PHE, which runs UK-wide surveillance on the safety of vaccines given in pregnancy. PHE tracks women who are immunised whilst pregnant or shortly before pregnancy, with the following vaccines: COVID-19 vaccine…

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Newborn blood spot screening: data collection and performance analysis report

Published 1 January 2014 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Added the 2017 to 2018 data report (previously published elsewhere). 22 May 2018 Publication of data report 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. 13 March 2017 Added 2015 to 2016 report. 31 March 2016 2014 to 2015 data collection and performance analysis report added. 26 August 2015 Published 2013 to 2014 data report, and removed interim data update and 2013 to 2013 report. 1 January 2014 First published. Source link

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COVID-19: pre-existing health conditions and ethnicity

Analysis of the relationship between pre-existing health conditions, ethnicity and COVID-19 diagnosis and death Ref: PHE publications gateway number: GW-1740 PDF, 1.06MB, 26 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Pre-existing health conditions, ethnicity and COVID-19 diagnosis and death: technical document Ref: PHE publications gateway number: GW-1740 PDF, 358KB, 16 pages This file may not…

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

Published 9 April 2020 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Updated to include information on designated settings and exemption from re-testing. 30 July 2020 Changes to self-isolation policy for all admitted patients to 14 days; updated section 3 to include the provision of written instructions for ongoing isolation when discharging patients. 20 May 2020 Updated guidance (all sections). 23 April 2020 Added clarifications of testing capacity and strategy and re-ordered the page for improved readability. 18 April 2020 Clarified text and reordered sections. 9 April 2020 First published. Source link

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