Public Health England updates and news

Sep 22, 2021 | COVID-19, News, Newsletter

Vaccination schools programme publications

We have published a simple guide to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination schools programme publications and at risk children with links to order stock or download the resource:

Main COVID-19 vaccination programme collection https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme

COVID-19 resources for parents and schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-schools

COVID-19 vaccination leaflets for children and young people https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people

Easy read guides to COVID-19 vaccination for at risk children https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-easy-read-resources-for-children-and-young-people

Standard and Easy read consent forms for children and young people https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-consent-form-for-children-and-young-people-or-parents

Delivering Better Oral Health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention

Public Health England has published the fourth edition of Delivering Better Oral Health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention. It is the result of a comprehensive review of the published research evidence on prevention to ensure that the guidance is up to date. It draws on a UK wide collaboration of over 100 well respected experts including; frontline dental teams and for the first time patient representatives.

Dental professionals are in a prime position to help promote oral health and prevent oral disease. They recognise the importance of good oral health and this toolkit helps busy dental teams and healthcare professionals have access to the best evidence of what works for oral health improvement all in one place.

Whilst all dental teams across the UK will certainly benefit from this resource, the toolkit will greatly benefit everyone and can be used as a teaching resource and across wider health and social care

It can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-better-oral-health-an-evidence-based-toolkit-for-prevention

Invasive Group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections report

PHE recently published a report into increased reports of Invasive Group A Streptococcal infections (iGAS). The paper examines the increase in the number of iGAS infections in recent years and how it appears to disproportionately affects those who receive community health services delivered at home (CHSDH). Given that those who receive CHSDH are predominantly vulnerable individuals, there are high mortality rates among those with iGAS infections in these settings. In order to reduce iGAS infections, the report’s recommendations include strengthening infection control protocols for care providers and improvements to the systems in place for identifying and investigating outbreaks as they occur. The report was published on Thursday 9 September 2021 and generated limited media coverage.

 

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