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The Facts about Head Lice

The facts about Head Lice

08/04/14
How to recognise and treat headlice.
 

Get well soon without antibiotics

07/02/14
Resistance to antibiotics is an increasingly serious public health problem not just in Wales or the UK but also in Europe.
 

Review of actions taken under the 'Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984'

07/02/13
Results of the annual independent scrutiny of local authority actions are available to download.
 

Technical guidance on the management of pseudonomas aeruginosa contamination of water systems

08/05/12
The guidance is aimed at healthcare organisations providing patient care in augmented care units.
 

Review of support for Hepatitis C and HIV sufferers in Wales

06/07/11
The support offered to individuals who contracted hepatitis C and HIV in Wales from NHS contaminated blood is to be increased.
 

Welsh Government guidance for model byelaws on acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis

05/07/11
Guidance on the procedure for making byelaws.
 

Model byelaws (Wales) Acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis

05/07/11
Model byelaws for use by local authorities in Wales.
 

Blood borne viral hepatitis action plan for Wales 2010 - 2015

26/02/10
Following a period of consultation, this strategy has been developed to tackle viral hepatitis in Wales.
 

Report on the consultation undertaken in Wales

13/11/09
This document provides a summary to the consultation on the Welsh model byelaws and the action the Welsh Assembly Government has taken as a result of these comments.
 
Healthcare associated infections - a community strategy for Wales

Healthcare associated infections - a community strategy for Wales

21/01/09
This strategy has been developed to highlight best practice in community settings.
 
Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile

04/12/08
What you need to know
 
Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

20/10/08
Information on stopping the spread of germs
 
Norovirus: information leaflet

Norovirus: information leaflet

30/09/08
What you need to know on the cause and symptoms of Norovirus
 
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: what you need to know

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: what you need to know

30/09/08
This leaflet aims to answer some of the more frequently asked questions
 
Teach germs a lesson!

Teach germs a lesson!

29/09/08
Infection control guidance for Primary and Secondary Schools
 
Mind the Germs!

Mind the Germs!

29/09/08
Infection control guidance for nurseries, playgroups and other childcare settings.
 
Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospital Acquired Infections

29/09/08
Hospital acquired infections refer to any infection that occurs during a patient's stay in hospital.
 
Healthcare Associated Infections - A Strategy for Hospitals in Wales

Healthcare Associated Infections - A Strategy for Hospitals in Wales

29/09/08
This strategy is primarily aimed at reducing healthcare associated infections in acute hospitals.