New report warns UK Gov failing to tackle health inequalities amongst young people

A report comparing 18 countries led by the Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) suggest that young people in the UK are more likely to develop a long-term condition which may kill them or deny them years of healthy life, compared to European and western nations. Britain is “letting down its side of the bargain” with young

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NICE release new guidelines on prescribing antibiotics for pneumonia

NICE and PHE have published draft guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for hospital-acquired and community-acquired pneumonia, setting out a strategy designed to optimise antibiotic use and cut down on antibiotic resistance. The guidelines advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of an established diagnosis. NICE also provided

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Top Medical Director calls for ban on “Damaging and Misleading” celebrity endorsements

NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and mental health. Leading him to call on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements.

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60% of people in the UK have trouble finding nutritional information when dining out

Diabetes UK has recently called on the out-of-home sector to recognise their responsibility to help consumers eat more healthily. A survey commissioned by the charity found over half of UK adults struggle to find information on nutritional contents of food brought from restaurants, cafes and takeaways. With half of respondents (49%) reporting they eat dinner

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Yvette Cleland: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” …

Clinical Professionals Group CEO, Yvette Cleland, comments on Only Medics activity from last year… The last half of 2018 has seen our most successful trading period in the history on Only Medics. I would like to sincerely thank the many clients and candidates we worked with throughout this period, we never take you for granted.

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