Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why

Published 6 August 2015 Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates 14 September 2020Added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Polish, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Yiddish. 31 July 2020Updated English version of the flu leaflet for 2020 to 2021. 23 September 2019Added new translated versions of the document. 6 June 2019Added leaflet for the new flu season 2019 to 2020. 9 August 2018Added new Winter flu leaflet for 2018 to 2019. 12 June 2017Updated flu leaflet for 2017 to 2018. 4 August 2016Updated 2016 to 2017 winter flu leaflet 6 August 2015First published. Source link

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Childhood flu programme: information for healthcare practitioners

Published 8 October 2013 Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates 14 September 2020Added the guidance for the 2020 to 2021 flu season. 7 August 2019Updated links relating to vaccines and porcine gelatine. 11 July 2019Updated guidance document and slideset link for the 2019 to 2020 child flu vaccination programme. 24 July 2018Added revised guidance for the 2018 to 2019 flu season. 15 August 2017Added link to slideset for the 2017 to 2018 national childhood flu immunisation programme; for viewing and downloading. 7 August 2017Revised guidance for the 2017 to 2018 flu season. 13 September 2016Updated to included more information on vaccine effectiveness and viral shedding. 25…

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High temperatures forecast for parts of England prompts heat-health warning

With high temperatures forecast for London, the Southeast of England and the East of England, Public Health England (PHE) has asked people to remember to check up on those who are vulnerable in hot weather. Over the next few days, temperatures in parts of the affected regions could reach close to 31°C. Older people who live alone, those self-isolating and people with underlying health conditions are at greater risk in spells of hot weather. Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Consultant in Public Health at PHE, said: “Temperatures will feel very warm in the Southeast of England, London and the East of England, with localised pockets of high temperatures in some parts.…

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Breast screening: the Sloane Project

The Sloane Project gathers information about non-invasive carcinomas and atypical hyperplasias of the breast found through screening. It is named in memory of the highly regarded pathologist Professor John Sloane. All NHS breast screening units in the UK are invited to send in data for the Sloane Project. The project aims to: increase understanding of early developing conditions which can lead to breast cancer if left untreated assess the relative benefits of different treatment options The project records: characteristics of radiological and pathological appearance of breast cancers details of surgery and treatment to suppress secondary tumour formation We are no longer collecting data on new patients with primary…

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COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Published 29 March 2020 Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates 14 September 2020Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020Added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. 16 June 2020Added guidance on support bubbles. 21 April 2020Updated guidance. 30 March 2020Added easy-read guide. 29 March 2020First published. Source link

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