NICE e-learning modules

NICE, August 2014

NICE has developed a range of online learning resources in collaboration with partners.Using our e-learning modules can help you keep up to date with recent evidence, apply your newly acquired knowledge in your practice and address any potential barriers, as well as comparing your own practice with the NICE recommendations. Updated modules are now available for:

Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK

The King’s Fund Blog, 21 August 2014

Centre for Social Justice – This report outlines and forecasts addiction problems in the UK and warns that deaths linked to ‘legal highs’ could overtake those linked to heroin by 2016. Amongst some of the recommendations suggested is a ‘treatment tax’ which should be added to the cost of alcohol in shops to fund a new generation of rehabilitation centres…

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A national review of choices in end of life care

The King’s Fund Blog, 22 August 2014

National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) – This independent review seeks information which will outline the kinds of choices that people would like to be able to make at the end of life and information about the funding, systems and processes that would be needed to enable choices to be acted upon. The review focuses on end of life care…

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Reducing the spread of hepatitis B

NICE, 28 July 2014

NICE’s quality standard for hepatitis B can help to reduce the spread of the infection by ensuring that people who are at increased risk are offered testing and vaccination. Testing should be offered in a range of settings such as at GP practices, prisons, drug services, and sexual health and genitourinary medicine clinics.

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Policy alert: Refreshing the NHS Outcomes Framework 2015-2016

The King’s Fund Blog, 26 August 2014

Department of Health This consultation seeks views on how the NHS outcomes framework could be improved. It asks specific questions on 4 main areas of the framework: mental health; children and young people; health inequalities; and patient experience/safety.

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Increased depression risk for mothers who plan to breastfeed but cannot

Mental Health Today, 26 August 2014

Women should be supported more to breastfeed their babies, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge who found new mothers are more likely to develop postnatal depression if they plan to breastfeed their babies but cannot…

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