April in numbers

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April in numbers

14.5m

Almost 14.5 million workers in Europe spend at least 75 per cent of their working time outdoors. According to a report from a group of leading dermatologists, this puts them at increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer. After only five years of outdoor work, the risk of skin cancer has doubled.

 

6,520

There were 6,520 cases of tuberculosis in England in 2014, a rate of 12 cases per 100,000 people, down from the peak of 15.6 cases per 100,000 in 2011. NHS England has allocated £10 million to fund on-going testing and treatment programmes for latent TB infection in new entrants to the UK.

 

£3.4m

Vaccines wasted through failure in the cold chain in primary care had a list price value of £3.4 million last year. Some waste was due to non-avoidable problems, such as power failure, but most occurred as a result of avoidable incidents. Public Health England has launched an updated vaccines guide.

 

£6.6m

Scotland has pushed ahead with plans to fund pharmacists in GP surgeries after the government promised an extra £6.6 million for the scheme. This will allow 140 pharmacists to work in practices. The Scottish government has pledged £16.2 million to improve pharmacy-GP collaboration.

 

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