NHS England | December 2019 | Implementing routine outcome monitoring in specialist perinatal mental health services
NHS England has released a new publication, which focuses on good practice examples, tools, tips and information to help perinatal mental health (PMH) services embed appropriate perinatal mental health outcomes measures at a local level, using outcome measures that are already part of the Mental Health Services Dataset (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | December 2019| NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds
The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week.
Top medics are concerned about the spread of the winter vomiting bug this year and the impact it is having on hospitals and other services.
They are therefore urging those who catch the virus not to go back to work or school until at least 48 hours after symptoms pass, to avoid passing it on to others.
The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) surveillance showed that the number of positive norovirus laboratory reports during the two weeks in the middle of November (11th-24th) was 28% higher than the average for the last five.
The NHS is responding by launching a new social media campaign to help people avoid catching the bug if possible, and recognise and deal with the symptoms of norovirus at home if they are unlucky enough to get infected.
Health bosses are also encouraging those who need it to seek help from the free, 24/7 NHS 111 phone and online service rather than going to hospital or their GP, where they risk infecting others (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | November 2019| A Guide to Managing Medicines Supply and Shortages
NHS England have produced a guide which aims to support pharmacists, clinicians and other NHS professionals with managing the supply of medicines to their patients and details the national, regional and local management and escalation processes and communication routes for medicines supply issues in order to consolidate existing practice across industry, government and the NHS (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | September 2019 | Social prescribing link worker welcome pack
NHS England has published Social prescribing link worker welcome pack, the pack includes useful information to help link workers in primary care networks find out more about their role and what support is available.