Salmonella outbreak hits Jersey

More than 60 people on Jersey have developed symptoms of salmonella in the past  week in a suspected outbreak.The food poisoning can last up to seven days and can be very serious for young people, the elderly and people with a poor immune system. Jersey health officials said anyone who suspected they had salmonella should take plenty of fluids. Continue reading

Sharp increase in suicides shows the need to improve mental health crisis care

The number of suicides by patients with mental health problems who are receiving home treatment has increased significantly according to findings reported today in the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCI) produced by The University of Manchester. Continue reading

Is London Prepared for an Emergency?

London is generally a very safe place – however there are a number of hazards and threats that could impact the city, and the people and businesses based here. This includes outbreaks of infectious disease, extreme weather and terrorism. Every few months representatives from the emergency services, local authorities, health services and other emergency responders in London gather at City Hall to review the risk of emergencies. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places duties on emergency responders to carry out and publish risk assessment; in London this is coordinated by the London Resilience Team. Continue reading