Issues Surrounding the Estimation of the Opportunity Cost of Adopting a New Health Care Technology: Areas for Further Research

Office for Health Economics, August 2018

Proposes new approaches in three areas to improve understanding of supply side opportunity costs for the NHS. It explores improving efficiency, production functions and purchaser priorities.

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BJPsych Advances – September 2018

The September edition of BJPsych Advances has been published.  This issue includes articles on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, the science and advice on rapid tranquillisation, and deprescribing antipsychotics.

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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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