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08/02/2019
Source: WHO
This is a WHO global survey on the current level of progress of infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes and hand hygiene activities in health care facilities in the context of the annual WHO hand hygiene global campaign (5 May 2019).This survey will be open for four months from 16 January to 16 May 2019. Any acute health care facility around the world can participate and this participation is entirely voluntary, the objectives of this survey are:- - To encourage and support local assessments of IPC and hand hygiene activities using standardized and validated tools, in the context of the regular work of the IPC teams/committees and the development of local improvement plans. - To gather a situational analysis on the level of progress of current IPC and hand hygiene activities around the world and inform future efforts and resource use improvement.
08/02/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The plans outline the UK's contribution to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in health, animals, the environment and the food chain
31/01/2019
Source: GOV.UK
The latest Public Health England (PHE) report published at 2pm today, Thursday 24 January 2019, shows that seasonal flu continues to circulate across the UK, with early signs that activity is starting to peak. GP consultations with flu-like illness and intensive care admission rates remain at similar levels to last week (19.6 from 19.2 per 100,000 in England and 0.54 from 0.55 per 100,000 respectively), while there has been a slight increase in hospital admissions rates from 4.8 to 5.04 per 100,000. The report also shows that in week 3, 2019 no statistically significant excess all-cause mortality by week of death has been seen yet overall or by age group in England this season.
31/01/2019
Source: GOV.UK
A joint report on antibiotic use in animals and humans and antibiotic resistance in the UK between 2013 and 2017 The second UK One-Health Report is a cross-government initiative that brings together UK data (2013-2017), on antibiotic resistance in key bacteria that are common to animals and humans, and isolated in meat at retail. The report also includes details on amount of antibiotics sold for use in animals and antibiotics prescribed to humans.
09/08/2018
Source: Department of Health (DH)
The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer Boys aged between 12 and 13 in England will be given a vaccine to protect them against HPV-related cancers
24/05/2016
Source: GOV.UK
This leaflet explains to parents the changes to the vaccination programme for meningococcal C.
07/04/2015
Source: ECDC
30/03/2015
Source: WHO
29/03/2015
Source: BBC News