New approaches to integrated falls prevention services

This Briefing shares the learning and recommendations from a workshop for members held by the NHS Confederation and the Ambulance Service Network on falls prevention strategies for the older population.

It is intended to help the NHS and local government think about new approaches to the commissioning and provision of comprehensive, integrated falls prevention services. It shows that a focus on prevention and early intervention through joint working has benefits for the whole health and social care system, and that not taking action may soon become unaffordable.

via Falls prevention: new approaches to integrated falls prevention services..

FGDP(UK) publishes new standards book

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) launched its new standards book, Antimicrobial Prescribing for General Dental Practitioners, at the British Dental Conference.

Speaking at the launch, dean of the FGDP(UK) Russ Ladwa said: ‘This is a very timely book. I was at a talk this morning on the non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease, where the speaker talked about the over-prescription and misuse of antimicrobials.

via Dental News | FGDP(UK) publishes new standards book.

NHS deem prostate cancer drug Cabazitaxel ‘too expensive’

A life-extending drug hailed as a breakthrough for prostate cancer sufferers is too expensive to be used on the NHS, watchdogs ruled today.

Cabazitaxel, which is marketed as Jevtana, can extends the life of late-stage patients by an average of three months.

via Anger as NHS deem prostate cancer drug Cabazitaxel ‘too expensive’ – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

New UK obesity centre offers surgery to teens

A London hospital has set up the United Kingdom’s first specialist centre offering extreme weight loss surgery for children and teenagers.

Childhood obesity rates are rising fast in the UK, with latest statistics showing that a third of children aged 10-11 in England suffer from obesity or weight issues.

via New UK obesity centre offers surgery to teens – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.