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Yellow fever reported in traveller returning from Brazil

Yellow fever reported in traveller returning from Brazil

A case of yellow fever in England highlights the importance of pre-travel vaccination. Yellow fever does not pass from person to person.

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UK hosts first joint executive committee on healthcare with Saudi Arabia

UK hosts first joint executive committee on healthcare with Saudi Arabia

The meeting allowed minsters to discuss a future healthcare partnership between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

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Public Health England statement regarding events in Salisbury

Public Health England statement regarding events in Salisbury

Summary of public health actions and advice on the ongoing incident involving 2 people in Salisbury.

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Plans to cut excess calorie consumption unveiled

Plans to cut excess calorie consumption unveiled

Steps to reduce 20% of calories in popular foods by 2024 announced to tackle childhood obesity.

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Batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalers recalled

Batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalers recalled

Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers.

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Esmya: no new treatment courses prescribed until further notice

Esmya: no new treatment courses prescribed until further notice

Temporary safety measures have been introduced whilst the EMA review is ongoing following a further case of serious liver injury requiring liver transplant.

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PHE launches opioid treatment quality improvement programme

PHE launches opioid treatment quality improvement programme

PHE will work with drug treatment providers and service users to develop tools to improve the quality of substitution treatment.

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Public Health England urges vigilance about spotting signs of scarlet fever

Public Health England urges vigilance about spotting signs of scarlet fever

Public Health England (PHE) is advising parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever following a substantial increase in reported cases across England in 2017 to 2018.

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Time to Talk about mental health

Time to Talk about mental health

On 'Time to Talk' day, Sellafield Ltd director, Euan Hutton, has talked to our employees about his experiences of mental health.

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Prescribed medicines that may cause dependence or withdrawal

Prescribed medicines that may cause dependence or withdrawal

A review of the evidence on the scale and nature of problems with some prescription medicines and how they can be prevented and treated.

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Improving collaboration to protect public health – MHRA and Health Inspectorate Wales sign MoU

Improving collaboration to protect public health – MHRA and Health Inspectorate Wales sign MoU

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) set out key principles to support their collaboration on improving public health.

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Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

Parents and carers advised to inspect Buccolam oral syringes before use

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has reiterated safety messages on Buccolam oral syringes for parents and caregivers.

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MHRA update to pharmaceutical companies on exit preparations

MHRA update to pharmaceutical companies on exit preparations

An update from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to pharmaceutical companies on preparations for exiting the European Union

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UK flu levels continue to increase according to PHE statistics

UK flu levels continue to increase according to PHE statistics

Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK according to figures published by Public Health England today.

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MHRA streamlines services for devices customers

MHRA streamlines services for devices customers

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a new online service to support customers of the devices division

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PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s snacking

PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s snacking

New Change4Life campaign encourages parents to 'look for 100-calorie snacks, two a day max' to cut children’s sugar intake.

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Behind the headlines: calorie guidelines remain unchanged

Behind the headlines: calorie guidelines remain unchanged

PHE clarifies recent media coverage about an upcoming calorie campaign.

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Behind the headlines: calorie guidelines remain unchanged

Behind the headlines: calorie guidelines remain unchanged

PHE clarifies recent media coverage about an upcoming calorie campaign.

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Changes imminent to how ARSAC licenses research

Changes imminent to how ARSAC licenses research

Deadline for applications for new licences for research involving the use of radioactive substances is 16 January 2018.

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Health secretary urges people to talk to each other about organ donation

Health secretary urges people to talk to each other about organ donation

The government wants people to have their say on a new 'opt-out' system for organ donation in England to help save more lives.

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UK and China agree £70 million of business in health sectors

UK and China agree £70 million of business in health sectors

The agreements will share knowledge and resources to improve healthcare in both countries.

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Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham

Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham

Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England.

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Department of Health appoints new team of non executive directors

Department of Health appoints new team of non executive directors

Five new members join the board at the Department of Health.

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New rules on blood donation come into force

New rules on blood donation come into force

Changes to rules on blood donation will maintain the safety of the blood supply while allowing more people to donate.

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Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

Public Health England issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England.

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Review finds PHE a ‘public health agency that rivals any in the world’

Review finds PHE a ‘public health agency that rivals any in the world’

Public Health England received some positive feedback from an international review of its processes, along with recommendations for future work.

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PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial

PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial

Seven areas to take part in individual placement and support (IPS) trial for drugs or alcohol dependency in community treatment services.

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New licensing system for administration of radioactive substances

New licensing system for administration of radioactive substances

ARSAC to update its approvals process in response to changes in medical radiation exposure regulations.

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Fundraising Event to End Polio in Afghanistan

Fundraising Event to End Polio in Afghanistan

To mark World Polio Day, and to raise money for this worthy cause, the UK Humanitarian Team and The Rotary Club held a cultural event at the British Embassy.

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Pharmacopoeial biological standards assure the quality of biological medicines

Pharmacopoeial biological standards assure the quality of biological medicines

MHRA is releasing the response to January’s consultation on the strategy for pharmacopoeial public quality standards for biological medicines

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Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare

Norovirus: all you need to know to prepare

As winter approaches, Public Health England (PHE) issues advice on how to avoid getting norovirus and what to do if you become unwell.

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Increase in cases of Legionnaires' disease in Palmanova, Mallorca

Increase in cases of Legionnaires' disease in Palmanova, Mallorca

Recent rise recorded in number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who have travelled to Palmanova, in Mallorca, Spain.

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New return on investment tool on musculoskeletal conditions

New return on investment tool on musculoskeletal conditions

Health commissioners can create a localised value for money assessment of 7 approaches to prevent common musculoskeletal conditions.

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New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

The programme will train a million people in basic mental health 'first aid' skills.

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Office for Life Sciences appoints new Director

Office for Life Sciences appoints new Director

Kristen McLeod takes up post of Director of the Office for Life Sciences from 13 November 2017.

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Prime Minister announces review to tackle detention of those with mental ill health

Prime Minister announces review to tackle detention of those with mental ill health

The independent review will look at how the legislation is used and how practice can improve.

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Government announces consultation on organ donation opt out system

Government announces consultation on organ donation opt out system

The consultation will propose changing the current law on organ donation consent whilst also allowing people to opt out if they want to.

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New Deputy Chief Medical Officer appointed

New Deputy Chief Medical Officer appointed

Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.

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Improving collaboration to protect public health – MHRA and Care Quality Commission sign MoU

Improving collaboration to protect public health – MHRA and Care Quality Commission sign MoU

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) set out key principles to support their collaboration on improving public health.

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‘Living medicine’ cancer therapy starts clinical trials

‘Living medicine’ cancer therapy starts clinical trials

Pioneering treatment for multiple myeloma - partially-funded by an Innovate UK grant - reaches clinical stage.

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MHRA statement on Essure devices

MHRA statement on Essure devices

Advice for women following the decision by Bayer to withdraw the Essure device from the European Market.

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MHRA delivers guidance on human factors

MHRA delivers guidance on human factors

In collaboration with key stakeholders, MHRA has produced guidance on the human factors aspects of design for medical devices including those in drug-device combination products.

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Help us understand your needs and priorities: MHRA launches customer survey

Help us understand your needs and priorities: MHRA launches customer survey

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is conducting a survey to better understand how it can support its customers

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PHE experts to aid recovery on storm hit British overseas territories

PHE experts to aid recovery on storm hit British overseas territories

Public Health England (PHE) staff to support health protection work and aid recovery efforts in UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

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New approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes

New approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes

NHS launches new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes.

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