Scarlet Fever

There has been an increase in notifications of scarlet fever recently. Public Health England has published guidance on recognising and notifying the condition; it is in the guidelines section.

Prescribing during Passover

You may be aware that Passover is coming up for the Jewish community (it is usually around the same time as Easter). During this time the rules around what can be consumed, including medicines, become stricter. I have added a guide to prescribing at this time to the guidelines section of the handbook.

Measles Alert

We have been informed that measles is doing the rounds again. Please ensure you are familiar with the alert in the Measles section> If you do suspect measles please notify it immediately using the Measles Notification form in the Forms section.