Friday, April 21, 2017

HPR 11(15): bacteraemia reports and news digest

PHE Health Protection Report

Welcome the latest edition of the Health Protection Report.

Infection reports

News digest

The HPR news section will not be published routinely on the PHE webpages until after the UK general election on 8 June.
In the meantime, a digest of recently-published health protection-related information will be included in this weekly email: see below.

  • NaTHNaC news alerts (19 April)
    Updates on ongoing outbreaks of measles and hepatitis A in Europe have been posted on the Latest News pages of the NaTHNaC website. Also reported are further extensions of the areas of Brazil where WHO recommends yellow fever vaccination for incoming travellers (updating the the situation described in HPR 11(3) in February)
  • UKAP paper on emergency HCWs and exposure-prone procedures (20 April)
    The UK Advisory Panel on Blood Borne Viruses in Healthcare Workers (UKAP) has published a paper describing a conceptual framework to facilitate risk assessment and risk management of the theoretical hazard of iatrogenic transmission of BBVs by emergency HCWs in non-hospital settings.

PHE corporate news

  • PHE Business Plan 2017/18 and its strategic remit and priorities (12 April)
    Public Health England's recently-published Business Plan for financial year 2017/18 sets out the agency's planned actions for the second of the four years covered by the four-year strategic plan (2016 to 2020), published last April. The annual "remit letter", from the public health minister to PHE's chief executive, reiterates the Government's expectations of the agency vis a vis its priorities, in particular in the four critical priority areas of activity: health protection; health and wellbeing; reduction of inequalities; and development of the public health system and the NHS in England.


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