The national influenza immunisation programme 2018/19: Inactivated influenza vaccine information for health care practitioners

Public Health England, August 2018

This document about the inactivated influenza vaccine is intended for healthcare practitioners and includes detailed information on:

  • the background of the programme
  • vaccine handling, administration and constituents
  • vaccine eligibility and precautions
  • eligibility and resources to implement the programme

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The flu vaccination winter 2018 to 2019: who should have it and why

Public Health England, August 2018

This leaflet explains to patients how they can help protect themselves and their children against flu this coming winter. It includes information for children, eligible adults and pregnant women, and explains why it’s very important that people at increased risk from flu or who care for someone vulnerable to have their free vaccination every year.

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British Journal of Healthcare Assistants – Vol.12, No.8

Volume 12, no.8 of British Journal of Healthcare Assistants has been published.  This issue includes articles on prevention and treatment of surgical site infections, how to prepare and deliver a good presentation, and supporting trafficked young men and boys through trauma.

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International early learning and child well-being study (IELS) in England: Introduction to the research

Department for Education, August 2018

International early learning and child well-being study (IELS) is a study of children’s cognitive and social-emotional development at age 5. The study is being carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2018 for the first time. The research report includes information about England’s participation in the study.

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Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families

Alcohol Research UK, August 2018

This report confirms the need for a focus on families, as well as individual substance users, when planning treatment and recovery interventions. It shows that family members are both a resource to support recovery and people whose own lives can be transformed through recovery. Supporting families is essential to developing an integrated approach to reducing alcohol harms, and understanding the experiences of family members plays a key role in achieving this goal.

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