Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Local Health Profiles 2011 for Northamptonshire now available

The Public Health Observatories of England have published the Local Health Profiles for Northamptonshire. The profiles draw together information which includes:
  • An ‘At a glance’ summary description of people’s health in the area, which includes information on locally identified priorities
  • Maps and charts showing how the health of the area compares to the national view and information on health inequalities within the local authority
  • Charts presenting changes in death rates over a 10 year period, compared to rates for England
  • A 'spine chart' health summary showing the difference in health between the area and the regional / England average
The Health Profiles website also provides interactive maps and charts for users to create their own views of the data, and links to further supporting and relevant products.

You can find all of the profiles for Northamptonshire on the Association of Public Health Observatories site.

Alternatively you can find the profiles for individual areas here:

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

NICE launches new guideline for hip fractures

NICE have launched a new guideline for the treatment of hip fractures that calls for surgery to take place no later than the day after hospital admission. The guideline also states that hospitals should deliver a co-ordinated Hip Fracture Programme to help faster recovery.

You can find the full guideline and all associated documentation on the NICE web site.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Places still available for July training courses

There are still some places available on the Library Service training courses in July. Training is free to NHS staff and run at a variety of locations around the county. The links below will give you more information.
Our Basic Introduction to Health on the World Wide Web (a course for people who want to know more about the basics of using the Internet) is now available on demand.

And if you can't make our courses, we can always come to you. The Library Service can deliver our standard courses, more tailored workshops or shorter, specialised sessions at any location around the county. All we need is an NHS network connection and a suitable venue. Contact us for more information.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

RCN launches new sexual health resource

The Royal College of Nursing has launched a new on-line training resource on sexual health. It provides easy-to-understand learning for RCN members to dip into and addresses a wide range of sexual health issues relating to people of all ages and lifestyle choices.

You can find it in the Learning Zone on the RCN web site.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Springer offers free access to research articles on E. coli bacteria

In the light of the current outbreak of E. Coli in Germany, with cases in the UK and beyond, medical publisher Springer have provided temporary free access to over 400 articles on E. Coli for the next 12 weeks (until the 26th of August).
You can find all of the articles on the SpringerLink site.

More information about the outbreak in Germany is also available (in English) on the Robert Koch Institute web site.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Health Promotion Resources has Re-opened at Forest House

The Health Promotion Resources Service has now completed the move out of Westgate House in Northampton and is open for business at it's new home in Forest House, Telford Way Industrial Estate, Kettering (near the General Hospital, for directions click here).

Our full contact details are:

Health Promotion Resources,
Forest House,
2 Riley Road, 
Telford Way Industrial Estate,
Kettering NN16 8NN
Tel: 01536 527403
Fax: 01604 685465 (unchanged)

We look forward to seeing our customers old and new, at our new premises.