Independent High Risk AGP Panel: summary of recommendations

SARS-CoV-2 AGP panel systematic review: background paper Ref: PHE publications gateway number: GW-1763 PDF, 1.12MB, 24 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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Statement to Parliament: Update on the government’s response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

The report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (IMMDS Review) was published on 8 July last year. I would like first to sincerely thank Baroness Cumberlege and her team for their work on the review. I also pay tribute to the women and their families who bravely shared their experiences and brought these issues to light. Without their tireless efforts to have their voices heard, this review would not have been possible.The overriding question investigated by the review is how the health and care system listens and responds to patient concerns raised by patients, and women in particular. We must not forget that the Cumberlege…

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Independent report: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020

Published 30 December 2020 Last updated 6 January 2021 +show all updates 6 January 2021 Update to footnote 2: the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorised in those aged 16 years and over. The AstraZeneca vaccine is only authorised for use in those aged 18 years and over. 30 December 2020 First published. Source link

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Independent report: Transplantation of organs from donors with a history of cancer

Department Of Health Transplantation of organs from deceased donors with cancer or a history of cancer PDF, 252KB, 14 pages Details The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) reviewed evidence including the outcomes of transplants in the UK of organs from donors who had cancer or a history of cancer. They drew up a series of recommendations, and categorised a number of cancers according to their risk of transmission to the recipient of an organ transplant.SaBTOs findings and recommendations will help transplant surgeons to decide whether transplanting a particular organ would be in their patients best interests. It could enable surgeons and…

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Independent report: Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2020: health trends and variation in England

Professor Chris Whitty highlights the importance of health surveillance in monitoring trends and prioritising areas for action.After a brief section on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in England, the main report consists of a collection of charts that present a broad and high-level overview of the nations health across a range of health outcomes and public health indicators. A key theme is the variation in health that exists across different dimensions: over geographies, over time, and between groups of people.The main report is divided into 6 chapters: Life expectancy and population change Mortality and morbidity Children and young people Wider determinants of health Risk factors and health promotion Preventative…

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Independent report: Blood transfusion: patient consent

This report updates SaBTOs recommendations to NHS trusts on patient consent for a blood transfusion. It follows a stakeholder consultation in June 2020.These guidelines were approved by SaBTO on 13 October 2020 and supersede the previous SaBTO Patient consent for blood transfusion guidelines (October 2011).They are due to be reviewed in October 2025. Source link

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