News from NHS Networks

nhs networksFrom NHS Networks
NHS England is to launch a new pilot scheme that aims to help general practitioners assess the care and support needs of people with long-term conditions.
Updated immunisation schedule showing the introduction of the rotavirus vaccination at two and three months of age, the withdrawal of the second MenC vaccination at four months and the introduction of the MenC booster at 13 to 14 years.
A new paper from Community Links looks at the growing issue of an ageing society, noting that by 2025 13.5 million people will be over 65, up from 10.8 million today.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced a new quality standard aimed at helping all healthcare professionals, including GPs, pharmacists and school nurses, to improve the care of children and young people with idiopathic constipation.

BMJ Learning looks at Immunisation

How knowledgeable are you about the current immunisation schedule for children? What are the contraindications for vaccines? Can you reassure parents about immunisation myths? If not, then this module is for you. Childhood immunisation

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