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BACKGROUND Use of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHRs) effectively reduces transmission of pathogenic microorganisms. However, the impact of alcohol concentration and format on product efficacy is currently being debated. METHODS Two novel ABHR formulations containing 70% ethanol were evaluated according to American Society for Testing and Materials E1174… (More)
Background Public Health England (PHE) coordinates a suite of real-time national syndromic surveillance systems monitoring general practice, emergency department and remote health advice data. We describe the development and informal evaluation of a new syndromic surveillance system using NHS 111 remote health advice data. Methods NHS 111 syndromic… (More)
The various problems of the overland traveller are discussed, as are the necessary immunization procedures, the seriousness of falciparum malaria and the various bowel disorders. The necessity for treating minor injuries and abrasions is stressed. Psychological problems, veneral disease and the problem of drug abuse are mentioned.
An attempt has been made to outline briefly the medical problems of the overland route between India or Africa and Europe. Numbers of young people make these journeys, and this paper has been written in an endeavour to help the family doctor in advising the traveller.
Dentists prescribe a limited range of medicines but it is important that they consider the effects of all medicines their patients are taking when providing dental care. In the UK, a national medicines information (UKMi) service funded by the National Health Service is available to advise health professionals on prescribing and to support evidence-based… (More)
Seasonal respiratory illnesses present a major burden on primary care services. We assessed the burden of respiratory illness on a national telehealth system in England and investigated the potential for providing early warning of respiratory infection. We compared weekly laboratory reports for respiratory pathogens with telehealth calls (NHS 111) between… (More)