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All public health marketing to be in partnership with brands

Unveiling its marketing strategy for the current financial year, Public Health England (PHE) says it will never launch a marketing campaign unless in partnership with an external organisation.

08 July 2014
Marketing Week
Complex needs and overlapping vulnerabilities frequently reported by 'high-risk' gay men in Scotland

A quarter of Scottish gay men who are newly diagnosed with HIV or a rectal sexually transmitted infection (STI) report two or more vulnerabilities such as problematic

07 July 2014
Roger Pebody
New ARV prescribing guidelines for London (2014)

The guidelines are the result of a therapeutic tender, which encourages drug manufacturers to offer volume discounts for different stages of the treatment pathway, for example, for preferred use in first-line, second-line and multiple resistant treatment.

01 July 2014
HIV i-Base
Data sharing: HIV status and confidentiality

Dr William Ford-Young explains that confidentiality around HIV is still a concern in the NHS

27 June 2014
GP Online
NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says

The NHS has been declared the world's best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.

18 June 2014
The Guardian
Older HIV patients 'need more support'

The older generation of people with HIV need better support to keep them well, nurses say. About a quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are aged over 50.

16 June 2014
BBC Health
England: New study reveals the costs of low uptake of hepatitis C treatment

While there would be a financial cost to rapidly increasing treatment rates, the increase is not as great as you might think because the costs of managing undiagnosed and untreated hepatitis C are so high. Currently, we are paying a very high price in terms of lives lost and burden placed on future health care resources.

10 June 2014
Public Health England (press release)
‘Appalling service’ provided by Healthcare at Home leaves patients without drugs

Thousands of NHS patients, some seriously ill, have not received vital medicines on time because of problems at the company contracted to deliver the drugs to these patients in their own homes. The failures in the service offered by Healthcare at Home have been described by patient groups as ‘appalling’ and ‘unsafe’, and have left patients with live-threatening conditions frightened about their ability to get hold of their drugs.

03 June 2014
Bureau of Investigative Journalism
New report on drug & alcohol treatment for LGB&T people

‘Out of your mind’ is a new report examining how drug and alcohol treatment services can be improved for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT) people. The report aims to encourage commissioners and providers of drug and alcohol treatment services to be more mindful of the support needs of LGBT people when planning and delivering services.

02 June 2014
London Friend
Immigration Act 2014: what next for migrants' access to NHS care?

The passing of the Immigration Act earlier this month has put in place the legal framework for a new NHS charging regime for migrants in the UK. We look at what this means and, in particular, the implications for vulnerable migrants.

29 May 2014
Migrants' Rights Network
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