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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

GP workforce figures still moving in the 'wrong direction', says RCGP

Responding to the latest NHS Digital data on GP workforce Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GP numbers are continuing to move in the wrong direction with the number of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent GPs falli ...

Guidance: COVID-19: self-isolation for patients undergoing testing

Guidance for how patients should self-isolate while awaiting results of laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2. ...

Official Statistics: Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients: monthly data, 2019 to 2020

Cumulative data showing the number of GP registered patients in England having the seasonal influenza vaccine. ...

College urges patients not to contact their GP for Covid-19 holiday cancellation letters

The RCGP has heard reports of insurers and travel companies requesting GP letters in order for people to cancel holidays due to Covid-19, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Insurers and travel companies should be bas ...

Guidance: Diabetic eye screening: untraceable patients

The publication sets out the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme's processes for when patients are no longer traceable. ...

New surveillance system for early detection of COVID-19

Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS establish a new surveillance system to detect cases of COVID-19. ...

Guidance: COVID-19: decontamination in non-healthcare settings

This guidance covers decontamination and cleaning of environments in the community ...

Research and analysis: Notifiable diseases: weekly reports for 2020

Analysis of data for statutory notifications of infectious diseases (NOIDS) in England and Wales in 2020. ...

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector

Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK. ...

Research and analysis: Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2020

Monthly reports on laboratory confirmed respiratory infections in England and Wales. ...

Independent report: SACN annual report 2019

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) annual report for the calendar year 2019. ...

Guidance: Cervical screening: quarterly coverage data reports 2018

Data for cervical screening coverage by clinical commissioning group and GP practice. ...

Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 14 (2020)

A national public health bulletin for England and Wales from Public Health England. ...

Research and analysis: Child obesity: patterns and trends

Slide sets presenting the latest data on child obesity in England and the 9 English regions. ...

Research and analysis: Adult obesity: patterns and trends

Slide sets presenting the latest data on adult obesity in England. ...

Case study: Designing a smoking cessation intervention

How a smoking cessation intervention for people with common mental health problems in a psychological services setting has been designed. ...

Guidance: Health matters: smoking and mental health

This edition of Health Matters focuses on smoking among people living with a broad range of mental health conditions. ...

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for healthcare providers who have staff with relevant travel, healthcare or household contact history

Recommendations on exclusions and other actions for healthcare staff who have travelled or who have had contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. ...

New Marmot report makes for 'stark reading' – Government must take heed of its recommendations

In response to the 'Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on', Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Where a person lives, their socio-economic status or their background should not have an impa ...

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