A previously inactive software alert has now been turned on to help practice nurses ensure teenage patients are vaccinated against meningitis, after questions were asked by bereaved parents.
The vital role of nurses and midwives in improving public health globally will be placed under the spotlight at a major conference in the North West of England.
Public health experts have called for more action to boost uptake of vaccinations, after it was revealed more than half a million children in the UK missed out on measles jabs in recent years.
The chief executive of Public Health England has called on nurses to continue to “speak confidently” about the importance of vaccinations, as a new survey names health professionals as the most trusted source of information on the topic.
Two measures designed to reduce the incidence of cancer have been announced today by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.
Routine vaccination of girls aged 12 or 13 years with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical disease in later life, according to a UK study.
Any disruption to the flu vaccine supply pipeline sparked by “new and complex” customs arrangements in the wake of a Brexit, could have a negative impact on its time critical process, with implications for public health, a pharmaceutical company has warned.
Community nurse beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new US research.
England’s most senior nurse is urging eligible people to claim their free flu jab if they haven’t already because surgeries and pharmacies are now fully stocked up.
Falling childhood immunisation rates across England risk a resurgence of “deadly and life-changing” diseases of the past, a leading nurse has warned, after new figures revealed a decline in coverage in nine out of 12 routine jabs.