Latest Update for Breast Surgery Bulletin

Hot off the press: latest update of Breast Surgery Bulletin is published here

Just published! – Critical Care Bulletin

The latest update for the Critical Care Bulletin can be found here


New issue published: End of Life Care Bulletin

The latest issue of the End of Life Care Horizon Scanning Bulletin has been published at

Awards and recognition

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3 – 9th July is Health Information Week 2017

HIW tagMany organisations across different sectors are collaborating for Health Information Week (HIW) (3-9th July 2017). This campaign aims to improve accessibility of high quality health information for the public as well as building on local partnerships between information providers and improving health literacy.

The Library & Knowledge Service has brought together useful resources in their Patient Information Knowledge Hub

We also have a patient information leaflet to aid “Finding Quality Information on the Internet”. This can also befound on the trust website for patient leaflets

Critical Care Bulletin published for June

The latest edition of the bulletin is out now. Access it here 

The safety of antidepressants in pregnancy

Maternal antidepressants are implicated in ADHD, but so is maternal depression

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The safety of antidepressants in pregnancy is controversial, partly because of profound methodological difficulties in separating the fetal effects of antidepressants from those related to maternal depression (confounding by indication). One central concern is the potential impact of these drugs on fetal brain development. Such effects may be subtle and possibly only detectable years after exposure, such as an increased susceptibility to (multifactorial) neurodevelopmental conditions.

Routine use of beta blockers in MI patients without heart failure is questioned

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Patients who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) but do not have heart failure or left ventricular systolic dysfunction do not seem to benefit from beta blockers, a large UK study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found

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Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS report – Adult Social Care

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS published a report on adult social care in April 2017. The post Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS report – Adult Social Care appeared first on Equality and Diversity Forum

The full report can be found here.

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The Breast Surgery Bulletin out for April

The latest update has been published on the Breast Surgery blog 

Critical Care Bulletin update – April

The latest update has been uploaded to the blog here

Research by East Cheshire NHS staff

Latest update on research articles published by East Cheshire NHS Staff:

Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava  and Prucalopride for the treatment of ileus


Health in Pregnancy Research – Themed Reviews from NIHR

midwifery examThe National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)  publishes themed reviews providing the latest evidence and research aimed at healthcare professionals, clinicians and commissioners.

Of interest to midwives, clinicians and public health professionals will be the themed review in health and wellbeing called “Better Beginnings – Improving Health for Pregnancy”

You can access all the NIHR themed reviews here

Easter opening

Easter opening

NHS England to issue new guidance on low value prescription items

medsNHS England will be leading a review of low value prescription items from April 2017 and introducing new guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), with a view to substantially saving NHS expenditure in this area. See more information here

Breast Surgery Bulletin- now published

Our Breast Surgery bulletin for March is now published here

Critical Care Bulletin – March

Our latest bulletin for Critical Care is now out – visit the bulletin here

East Cheshire NHS staff can find more information about staying up to date on the library website at 


A great new sepsis bulletin has been published:

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Sepsis should be treated within one hour, says NICE


People with life threatening symptoms of sepsis should be reviewed and treated within an hour, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended. Read the news article here  and see the new draft quality standard along with guidance recently published.

All emergency departments must have GP led triage by October

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Every hospital in England must have a “comprehensive” GP led triage system in emergency departments by October 2017 in a bid to avoid a repeat of the winter crisis that gripped the service this year, NHS leaders have said.

The requirement is one of several “concrete changes” demanded by NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, and the chief executive of NHS Improvement, Jim Mackey, in a letter sent after the chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget pledge to give the NHS an extra £100m (€115m; $120m) in 2017‑18 to spend on easing pressures in accident and emergency departments.

NICE recommends ixekizumab for persistent severe plaque psoriasis

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in its final draft guidance issued this week, has recommended ixekizumab, an antibody that inhibits interleukin-17A, as an option for treating adults with severe plaque psoriasis that doesn’t respond to standard therapies.

General practice opening hours to be scrutinised

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From October general practices in England will be financially penalised if they close during core working hours during the week, the chief executive of NHS England has said.

Simon Stevens told MPs on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that changes to the GP contract, which will be introduced in October, will allow NHS England to scrutinise GP opening hours more closely and take action where necessary.

New website address!

We now have a new (more memorable!) website address  ~ find a wealth of information at .

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