Health matters: health and work

Public Health England, January 2019

This guidance brings together in one place data, toolkits and evidence of what works in addressing and removing health-related barriers to gaining and retaining employment. It focuses on the actions that can be taken by employers in general, local authorities and the NHS workforce with regards to health and work.

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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry – February 2019

The February issue of The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has been published.  This issue includes articles on the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage, the effects of cesarean delivery and antibiotic use in early childhood on risk of later attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and developmental changes in longitudinal associations between academic achievement and psychopathological symptoms from late childhood to middle adolescence.

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Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica – February 2019

The February issue of Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica has been published.  This issue includes articles on placebo effects in adult and adolescent patients with schizophrenia, a systematic review of serotonin and aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents, and the association of religiosity with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in the United Kingdom.

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UK 20-year vision for antimicrobial resistance

Department of Health and Social Care, January 2019

This report sets out how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by 2040.  The vision and plan were developed across the government, its agencies and administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with support from a range of stakeholders.  It is supported by the UK 5-year action plan for antimicrobial resistance 2019 to 2024.

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State of Child Health: Two Years On

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, January 2019

This report provides and update on progress made against the policy recommendations in the RCPCH State of Child Health 2017 report.  The RCPCH congratulates the Government on its commitment to child health, commending them on bold pledges in areas such as obesity, mental health and the integration of children’s health services.  However, the report also shows that England continues to lag behind other Western European countries on a range of child health outcomes including reducing child poverty and inequality, infant mortality, tobacco and alcohol control, and breastfeeding.

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