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    This is the JSNA chapter on Infectious Disease. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

  • Presentation of quarterly and annual numbers and rates of C.Difficile infections in North West hospital trusts between 2007 and 2011.

  • Presentation of quarterly and annual numbers and rates of MRSA infections in North West hospital trusts between 2007 and 2011.

  • Report from the Health Protection Agency showing recent quarterly trends (up to June 2011) in health care associated infections by region and by NHS hospital trusts of the North West.

  • This Foresight project report looks 10-25 years into the future to consider infectious diseases in humans, animals and plants, praticularly focussing on the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. Its aim is to produce a vision of new systems of disease detection, identification and monitoring, and how they might transform capabilities in managing future risks.

  • Executive Summary of the report intended for policy makers concerned with the changing world of infectious disease. The report uses the UK and sub-Saharan Africa to describe potential changes and future threats.

  • The epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in the North West is provided using routine surveillance data. The report estimates the prevalence and incidence of the infection, before moving on to estimating the burden of treatment and costs by PCT and undiagnosed infections.

  • NICE's formal guidance on identifying and managing tuberculosis among hard to reach groups.

    Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH37

  •  The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on Hepatitis A.

  • The Medicine for Managers briefings are succinct profiles of particular diseases or conditions compiled by Dr Paul Lambden for nhsmanagers.net. They provide a useful overview of the disease, with an explanation of the causes and possible treatments, as well as epidemiological information. This briefing centres on Hepatitis B.

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