August2016

Childhood Obesity UK- Plan for Action (August 2016)

On the 18th August the UK Government released a long awaited plan for tackling childhood obesity. The paper represents the government’s intention to tackle obesity by encouraging: industries to cut down the amount of sugar in food and drinks primary school children to eat more healthily and stay active

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A developing NICE guideline to reduce STIs

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have drafted a new guidance due to be revised on the 16th September; it urges local councils across the UK to increase the availability of condoms in an attempt to reduce sexually transmitted infections. Whilst Chlamydia rates have been seen to[…]

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Safe Hands Campaign May 5th 2015

Infection Control nurses and Health Promotion team produced various posters in support of the World Health Organization (WHO) ‘Saving Lives’ campaign promoting hand hygiene. Hand hygiene is an essential part of infection prevention and control in all settings. Hospitals are of particular concern where patient contact, surgery and infections are[…]

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European Antibiotics Awareness Day November 18th 2015

The Antibiotics Awareness Day saw a high profile campaign organised by the Public Health Department with the assistance of Dr Nicholas Cortes a Consultant Microbiologist. It was part of the European Antibiotic Awareness week to promote awareness of antibiotics as a lifesaving resource that unfortunately carries a high risk of[…]

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