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30 August

Guidance: Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

Updated: Change of manufacturer for Vivotif (oral typhoid vaccine).

Chapter 33 update patches archive

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium Salmonella...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 12:01, 30 August
Guidance: NHS Bursary Scheme rules 2015

Updated: Updated mileage rates in table 13 New Scheme and table 15 Old Scheme.

These documents set out the rules and administrative arrangements for the payment of NHS bursaries to students who are considering...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:59, 30 August
Guidance: DH non-executive appointments

Updated: Update includes Member appointments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products.

Details about appointments made to...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:58, 30 August
Transparency data: DH workforce information: 2015

Updated: Updated to include data for June and July

Information about the number of people employed by DH and its agencies during 2015 including:

staff headcount by grade the number of agency workers...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:57, 30 August
Transparency data: MOD: spending over £500 on a GPC for January to December 2015

Updated: Added new files for April 2015.

MOD publishes details of all spending over £500 using a GPC (departmental debit card) on a monthly basis.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:57, 30 August
Transparency data: MOD: spending over £25,000, January to December 2015

Updated: Added new file for May 2015.

MOD publishes details of all departmental spending over £25,000 on a monthly basis.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:56, 30 August
Guidance: Chickerell firing times

Updated: Added updated firing times for August 2015.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry’s, smart phones...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:56, 30 August
Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Updated: Added new firing times for the period 16 to 30 September 2015.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:55, 30 August
Guidance: Covenant Fund: guidance on how to apply

Updated: Added new versions of small grant guidance and large grants expression of Interest guidance.

The guidance contains:

Covenant Fund small grants guidance Covenant Fund large grants guidance...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:54, 30 August
Statistical data set: Ambient Gamma radiation dose rates across the UK

Updated: RIMNET Quarterly Data Summary.

This data is received from fixed gamma radiation dose rate monitors and measures the ambient (or background) gamma radiation dose rate across the UK on an hourly ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:53, 30 August
Guidance: Contaminated land exposure assessment (CLEA) tool

Updated: The Environment Agency has been alerted to a problem with the recent version of the CLEA tool. We are working to correct this and a revised version will be published as soon as possible. Until this time...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:52, 30 August
Guidance: Current list of designated persons, Al-Qaida

Updated: Updated notice due to new list - Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)

UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) and subsequent related Resolutions requires all member states to freeze the assets, prevent...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:49, 30 August
Guidance: Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

Updated: Updated list due to notice Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)

HM Treasury is responsible for the implementation and administration of international financial sanctions in effect in the UK, for domestic designations...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:49, 30 August
Guidance: Influenza: the green book, chapter 19

Updated: Clarification regarding asthma and egg allergy; updated background on the decision to extend vaccination to children, the choice of the LAIV vaccine and the benefit of quadrivalent vaccines.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:47, 30 August

Guidance: SLASC 2016: technical specification

Updated: Updated both the business and technical specification document and the validation rules.

This is technical information about submitting data for the school-level annual school census 2016 Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:47, 30 August

Guidance: Alternative provision census 2016: technical specification

Updated: Updated the validation rules document. Change is described in the document's version history.

This is technical information about submitting data for the alternative provision census 2016 Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:46, 30 August

Guidance: School census 2015 to 2016: technical information

Updated: Replaced the validation rules document. Changes are detailed in the document's version history.

This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2015 to 2016. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:44, 30 August

Statistical data set: Commodity prices

Updated: Cattle compensation prices dataset updated.

Prices for selected agricultural and horticultural produce are published on a weekly or monthly basis in the following spreadsheets. The data source ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:43, 30 August
Research and analysis: Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England and Wales

Updated: Latest invasive meningococcal disease data slideset: 2005 and 2006 to 2014 and 2015 epidemiological years.

These data provide details by age group, region and capsular groups for the period to ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:42, 30 August
Guidance: Meningitis and septicaemia: leaflet for new university entrants

Updated: New version of the MenACWY leaflet for university students includes eligible age group.

A catch–up programme offering MenACWY vaccination to all 13 to 19 year olds and new university entrants is...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:42, 30 August
Promotional material: Meningitis and septicaemia: poster for new university entrants

Updated: Meningitis and septicaemia poster for new university entrants: updated to include eligible age group.

A catch–up programme offering MenACWY vaccination to all 13 to 19 year olds and new university...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:42, 30 August
Guidance: Meningococcal disease enhanced surveillance plan

The national surveillance protocol for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in England has been extended in recognition of:

Changes to the meningococcal group C (MCC) conjugate vacciination programme, ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2015

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

For 2014 reports see Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2014 For earlier reports, see the archive of older data.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2015

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

For previous reports see:

Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2014

the British Library National...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Acute Hepatitis B (England): annual reports

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

Annual reports on confirmed hepatitis B infections reported to PHE by laboratories in England and Wales.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2015

Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C reported to Public Health England.

Earlier years’ quarterly data

For 2014 data (and a link to archived reports) see Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Rotavirus immunisation programme: vaccine coverage estimates

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

This report presents data generated by a temporary sentinel surveillance programme. The programme extracts monthly coverage data directly from GP systems for children ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:40, 30 August
Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 9 (2015)

Updated: HPR 9(30) news uploaded; also 9(28) and (29) PDFs

Health Protection Report (HPR) is a weekly bulletin containing a digest of health protection news and regular reporting from Public Health England...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:32, 30 August
Open consultation: Tips, gratuities, cover and service charges: call for evidence

The payment of tips, gratuities, cover and service charges is commonplace. Concerns have been raised about the treatment of such payments in the hospitality sector, particularly in relation to the percentage ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:31, 30 August
Guidance: United Arab Emirates – Help in the UAE including list of lawyers

Updated: Guidance updated - August 2015

The list of English speaking lawyers, Notarial Service Providers, Translators, Counsellors, Charitable Organisations has been prepared for the convenience of British...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:31, 30 August
Guidance: United Arab Emirates – Consular Fees

Updated: Consular fees - August 2015

A full list of Consular fees

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:31, 30 August
News story: Ending the scourge of pointless road signs
Sir Alan Duncan to lead taskforce tackling the overuse of road signs Proposals for ‘remove by’ dates on works signs

The next steps towards obliterating pointless road signs were announced by the Department...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:30, 30 August
News story: New Insolvency Service publications

Updated: Updated to add reference to new publication: Getting a debt relief order

The Insolvency Service has reviewed its guidance publications and will shortly begin the process of replacing the existing...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:30, 30 August
Press release: A27 near Shoreham reopens to traffic

Since 06.40 this morning, two lanes have been open on the eastbound carriageway (towards Brighton) along with one lane on the westbound carriageway. The other lane of the westbound carriageway remains closed ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 11:30, 30 August
Decision: St Mary and St Giles Church of England Junior School

Decision reference: ADA2927

Type of decision: objection to admission arrangements – upheld

School type: voluntary aided

School phase: junior

Local authority: Milton Keynes council...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:58, 30 August
Guidance: Rotavirus: the green book, chapter 27b

Updated: Rotavirus chapter: section on premature infants edited to remove paragraph that is not relevant.

Rotaviruses are ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses that are contained within a protein capsule. Rotavirus...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:58, 30 August
Guidance: Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

Updated: Change of manufacturer for Vivotif (oral typhoid vaccine).

Chapter 33 update patches archive

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium Salmonella...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:57, 30 August
Guidance: NHS Bursary Scheme rules 2015

Updated: Updated mileage rates in table 13 New Scheme and table 15 Old Scheme.

These documents set out the rules and administrative arrangements for the payment of NHS bursaries to students who are considering...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:55, 30 August
Guidance: DH non-executive appointments

Updated: Update includes Member appointments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products.

Details about appointments made to...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:55, 30 August
Transparency data: DH workforce information: 2015

Updated: Updated to include data for June and July

Information about the number of people employed by DH and its agencies during 2015 including:

staff headcount by grade the number of agency workers...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:53, 30 August
Transparency data: MOD: spending over £500 on a GPC for January to December 2015

Updated: Added new files for April 2015.

MOD publishes details of all spending over £500 using a GPC (departmental debit card) on a monthly basis.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:53, 30 August
Transparency data: MOD: spending over £25,000, January to December 2015

Updated: Added new file for May 2015.

MOD publishes details of all departmental spending over £25,000 on a monthly basis.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:52, 30 August
Guidance: Chickerell firing times

Updated: Added updated firing times for August 2015.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry’s, smart phones...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:52, 30 August
Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Updated: Added new firing times for the period 16 to 30 September 2015.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:52, 30 August
Guidance: Covenant Fund: guidance on how to apply

Updated: Added new versions of small grant guidance and large grants expression of Interest guidance.

The guidance contains:

Covenant Fund small grants guidance Covenant Fund large grants guidance...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:51, 30 August
Statistical data set: Ambient Gamma radiation dose rates across the UK

Updated: RIMNET Quarterly Data Summary.

This data is received from fixed gamma radiation dose rate monitors and measures the ambient (or background) gamma radiation dose rate across the UK on an hourly ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:49, 30 August
Guidance: Contaminated land exposure assessment (CLEA) tool

Updated: The Environment Agency has been alerted to a problem with the recent version of the CLEA tool. We are working to correct this and a revised version will be published as soon as possible. Until this time...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:48, 30 August
Guidance: Current list of designated persons, Al-Qaida

Updated: Updated notice due to new list - Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)

UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) and subsequent related Resolutions requires all member states to freeze the assets, prevent...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:45, 30 August
Guidance: Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

Updated: Updated list due to notice Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)

HM Treasury is responsible for the implementation and administration of international financial sanctions in effect in the UK, for domestic designations...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:45, 30 August
Guidance: Influenza: the green book, chapter 19

Updated: Clarification regarding asthma and egg allergy; updated background on the decision to extend vaccination to children, the choice of the LAIV vaccine and the benefit of quadrivalent vaccines.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:44, 30 August

Guidance: SLASC 2016: technical specification

Updated: Updated both the business and technical specification document and the validation rules.

This is technical information about submitting data for the school-level annual school census 2016 Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:44, 30 August

Guidance: Alternative provision census 2016: technical specification

Updated: Updated the validation rules document. Change is described in the document's version history.

This is technical information about submitting data for the alternative provision census 2016 Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:44, 30 August

Guidance: School census 2015 to 2016: technical information

Updated: Replaced the validation rules document. Changes are detailed in the document's version history.

This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2015 to 2016. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:41, 30 August

Statistical data set: Commodity prices

Updated: Cattle compensation prices dataset updated.

Prices for selected agricultural and horticultural produce are published on a weekly or monthly basis in the following spreadsheets. The data source ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England and Wales

Updated: Latest invasive meningococcal disease data slideset: 2005 and 2006 to 2014 and 2015 epidemiological years.

These data provide details by age group, region and capsular groups for the period to ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:39, 30 August
Guidance: Meningitis and septicaemia: leaflet for new university entrants

Updated: New version of the MenACWY leaflet for university students includes eligible age group.

A catch–up programme offering MenACWY vaccination to all 13 to 19 year olds and new university entrants is...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:39, 30 August
Promotional material: Meningitis and septicaemia: poster for new university entrants

Updated: Meningitis and septicaemia poster for new university entrants: updated to include eligible age group.

A catch–up programme offering MenACWY vaccination to all 13 to 19 year olds and new university...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:39, 30 August
Guidance: Meningococcal disease enhanced surveillance plan

The national surveillance protocol for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in England has been extended in recognition of:

Changes to the meningococcal group C (MCC) conjugate vacciination programme, ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:39, 30 August
Research and analysis: Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2015

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

For 2014 reports see Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2014 For earlier reports, see the archive of older data.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:39, 30 August
Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2015

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

For previous reports see:

Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2014

the British Library National...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Acute Hepatitis B (England): annual reports

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

Annual reports on confirmed hepatitis B infections reported to PHE by laboratories in England and Wales.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2015

Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C reported to Public Health England.

Earlier years’ quarterly data

For 2014 data (and a link to archived reports) see Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Rotavirus immunisation programme: vaccine coverage estimates

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

This report presents data generated by a temporary sentinel surveillance programme. The programme extracts monthly coverage data directly from GP systems for children ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 9 (2015)

Updated: HPR 9(30) news uploaded; also 9(28) and (29) PDFs

Health Protection Report (HPR) is a weekly bulletin containing a digest of health protection news and regular reporting from Public Health England...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:31, 30 August
Open consultation: Tips, gratuities, cover and service charges: call for evidence

The payment of tips, gratuities, cover and service charges is commonplace. Concerns have been raised about the treatment of such payments in the hospitality sector, particularly in relation to the percentage ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:31, 30 August
News story: Ending the scourge of pointless road signs
Sir Alan Duncan to lead taskforce tackling the overuse of road signs Proposals for ‘remove by’ dates on works signs

The next steps towards obliterating pointless road signs were announced by the Department...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:30, 30 August
News story: New Insolvency Service publications

Updated: Updated to add reference to new publication: Getting a debt relief order

The Insolvency Service has reviewed its guidance publications and will shortly begin the process of replacing the existing...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:30, 30 August
Press release: Business Secretary orders investigation into tipping

The Business Secretary has launched an investigation into abuse of tipping, as part of the government’s commitment to making sure everyone is paid fairly.

Delivering fairness for everyone is at the heart...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 10:30, 30 August
Decision: St Mary and St Giles Church of England Junior School

Decision reference: ADA2927

Type of decision: objection to admission arrangements – upheld

School type: voluntary aided

School phase: junior

Local authority: Milton Keynes council...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:58, 30 August
Guidance: Rotavirus: the green book, chapter 27b

Updated: Rotavirus chapter: section on premature infants edited to remove paragraph that is not relevant.

Rotaviruses are ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses that are contained within a protein capsule. Rotavirus...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:58, 30 August
Guidance: Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

Updated: Change of manufacturer for Vivotif (oral typhoid vaccine).

Chapter 33 update patches archive

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium Salmonella...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:58, 30 August
Guidance: NHS Bursary Scheme rules 2015

Updated: Updated mileage rates in table 13 New Scheme and table 15 Old Scheme.

These documents set out the rules and administrative arrangements for the payment of NHS bursaries to students who are considering...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:55, 30 August
Guidance: DH non-executive appointments

Updated: Update includes Member appointments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products.

Details about appointments made to...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:55, 30 August
Transparency data: DH workforce information: 2015

Updated: Updated to include data for June and July

Information about the number of people employed by DH and its agencies during 2015 including:

staff headcount by grade the number of agency workers...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:54, 30 August
Transparency data: MOD: spending over £500 on a GPC for January to December 2015

Updated: Added new files for April 2015.

MOD publishes details of all spending over £500 using a GPC (departmental debit card) on a monthly basis.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:53, 30 August
Transparency data: MOD: spending over £25,000, January to December 2015

Updated: Added new file for May 2015.

MOD publishes details of all departmental spending over £25,000 on a monthly basis.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:53, 30 August
Guidance: Chickerell firing times

Updated: Added updated firing times for August 2015.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry’s, smart phones...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:52, 30 August
Guidance: Otterburn firing times

Updated: Added new firing times for the period 16 to 30 September 2015.

The firing times are presented in 2 file formats. The PDF format is web browseable and accessible on mobile devices such as Blackberry...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:52, 30 August
Guidance: Covenant Fund: guidance on how to apply

Updated: Added new versions of small grant guidance and large grants expression of Interest guidance.

The guidance contains:

Covenant Fund small grants guidance Covenant Fund large grants guidance...
Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:51, 30 August
Statistical data set: Ambient Gamma radiation dose rates across the UK

Updated: RIMNET Quarterly Data Summary.

This data is received from fixed gamma radiation dose rate monitors and measures the ambient (or background) gamma radiation dose rate across the UK on an hourly ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:50, 30 August
Guidance: Contaminated land exposure assessment (CLEA) tool

Updated: The Environment Agency has been alerted to a problem with the recent version of the CLEA tool. We are working to correct this and a revised version will be published as soon as possible. Until this time...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:49, 30 August
Guidance: Current list of designated persons, Al-Qaida

Updated: Updated notice due to new list - Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)

UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) and subsequent related Resolutions requires all member states to freeze the assets, prevent...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:46, 30 August
Guidance: Financial sanctions: consolidated list of targets

Updated: Updated list due to notice Al-Qaida (Reg 2015/1473)

HM Treasury is responsible for the implementation and administration of international financial sanctions in effect in the UK, for domestic designations...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:45, 30 August
Guidance: Influenza: the green book, chapter 19

Updated: Clarification regarding asthma and egg allergy; updated background on the decision to extend vaccination to children, the choice of the LAIV vaccine and the benefit of quadrivalent vaccines.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:45, 30 August

Guidance: SLASC 2016: technical specification

Updated: Updated both the business and technical specification document and the validation rules.

This is technical information about submitting data for the school-level annual school census 2016 Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:44, 30 August

Guidance: Alternative provision census 2016: technical specification

Updated: Updated the validation rules document. Change is described in the document's version history.

This is technical information about submitting data for the alternative provision census 2016 Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:44, 30 August

Guidance: School census 2015 to 2016: technical information

Updated: Replaced the validation rules document. Changes are detailed in the document's version history.

This is technical information about submitting data for the school census 2015 to 2016. Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:42, 30 August

Statistical data set: Commodity prices

Updated: Cattle compensation prices dataset updated.

Prices for selected agricultural and horticultural produce are published on a weekly or monthly basis in the following spreadsheets. The data source ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:41, 30 August
Research and analysis: Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England and Wales

Updated: Latest invasive meningococcal disease data slideset: 2005 and 2006 to 2014 and 2015 epidemiological years.

These data provide details by age group, region and capsular groups for the period to ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:40, 30 August
Guidance: Meningitis and septicaemia: leaflet for new university entrants

Updated: New version of the MenACWY leaflet for university students includes eligible age group.

A catch–up programme offering MenACWY vaccination to all 13 to 19 year olds and new university entrants is...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:40, 30 August
Promotional material: Meningitis and septicaemia: poster for new university entrants

Updated: Meningitis and septicaemia poster for new university entrants: updated to include eligible age group.

A catch–up programme offering MenACWY vaccination to all 13 to 19 year olds and new university...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:39, 30 August
Guidance: Meningococcal disease enhanced surveillance plan

The national surveillance protocol for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in England has been extended in recognition of:

Changes to the meningococcal group C (MCC) conjugate vacciination programme, ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:39, 30 August
Research and analysis: Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2015

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

For 2014 reports see Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2014 For earlier reports, see the archive of older data.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:39, 30 August
Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2015

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

For previous reports see:

Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2014

the British Library National...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:39, 30 August
Research and analysis: Acute Hepatitis B (England): annual reports

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

Annual reports on confirmed hepatitis B infections reported to PHE by laboratories in England and Wales.

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: 2015

Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C reported to Public Health England.

Earlier years’ quarterly data

For 2014 data (and a link to archived reports) see Laboratory reports of hepatitis A and C: ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Rotavirus immunisation programme: vaccine coverage estimates

Updated: HPR 9(30) report uploaded

This report presents data generated by a temporary sentinel surveillance programme. The programme extracts monthly coverage data directly from GP systems for children ...

Read more. (cached), Summary and Comments (0), Email this. First seen at 09:38, 30 August
Research and analysis: Health Protection Report volume 9 (2015)

Updated: HPR 9(30) news uploaded; also 9(28) and (29) PDFs

Health Protection Report (HPR) is a weekly bulletin containing a digest of health protection news and regular reporting from Public Health England...

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Open consultation: Tips, gratuities, cover and service charges: call for evidence

The payment of tips, gratuities, cover and service charges is commonplace. Concerns have been raised about the treatment of such payments in the hospitality sector, particularly in relation to the percentage ...

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News story: Ending the scourge of pointless road signs
Sir Alan Duncan to lead taskforce tackling the overuse of road signs Proposals for ‘remove by’ dates on works signs

The next steps towards obliterating pointless road signs were announced by the Department...

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