• Measles outbreaks across England

    13 June 2018

    Public Health England is advising the public to ensure they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed across England.

    Between 1 January 2018 and 31 May 2018 there have been 587 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England. Cases were reported in most areas with London (213), the south-east (128), West Midlands (81), south-west (62), and Yorkshire and Humberside (53) reporting the most cases.

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  • Develop your skills in your own time

    12 June 2018

    PCC e-learning courses allow you to cultivate your expertise in your own time without having to leave your desk or office.

    Our courses are easy to access through our user friendly online platform and cover a variety of topics.

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  • Mythbusters and tips

    12 June 2018

    The Care Quality Commission has updated mythbusters and tips for general practice and dentistry. They are designed to help providers with the CQC inspection process and share agreed guidance and best practice.

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  • Therapy offered within one month to prevent PTSD, says NICE

    12 June 2018

    People who have suffered trauma and are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should be offered therapy within one month, NICE says in new draft guidance.

    The updated guidance gives recommendations on preventing and manging PTSD. Adults who are at risk of PTSD should be offered individualised cognitive-behavioural therapy within a month of experiencing a stressful event. Children can be considered for group therapy after shared trauma to reduce the risk of developing PTSD, the guidance says.

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  • Investigation into NHS spending on generic medicines in primary care

    12 June 2018

    This investigation looks at the 2017-18 increase in NHS spending on certain generic medicines, possible causes of the price increases in the market for generic medicines, and how the Department of Health and Social Care responded to the price increases.

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