Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

WAG: A new DVD providing best practice guidance in meeting the needs of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds has been launched by Education Minister, Leighton Andrews. 

The DVD is a new & innovative means of providing good practice guidance of the highest quality to support those working to increase minority ethnic achievement in education. A copy of the DVD has been sent to every school in Wales.
Press release ~ WAG: Schools ~ WAG: Education and skills
NICE: An estimated 3m people in the UK suffer breathlessness, a long-term cough or other symptoms caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  But only around 900,000 are ever diagnosed - and most people don’t know they have the condition until they are in their fifties.  Yet early diagnosis could help many people enjoy a much better quality of life.
New NICE guidance makes a series of recommendations to ensure this happens - and that adults with COPD get the right treatment.  It updates NICE’s previous (2004) recommendations on the condition.
Press release ~ Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care (partial update) ~ Smoking cessation services
FSA: Craft bakers can use a new online calculator to reduce the amount of salt in their bread which could help to improve their customers' health.  A quick guide to reducing salt in bread is also available. Research has shown that bakers can reduce the level of salt in bread by 25% over 6 weeks and customers will not notice the difference.
These tools have been produced following research by the Food Standards Agency, the National Association of Master Bakers and Norfolk County Council that looked at whether the craft bakery sector could reduce salt in bread and meet FSA 2012 salt targets.
Press release ~ Reducing salt in bread ~ Salt in bread calculator
WAG: A 40-point action plan to reduce the risk of people developing a stroke has been agreed, Health Minister, Edwina Hart has announced. In 2008, more than 2,000 people died from a stroke and (according to the Welsh Health Survey) and nearly one in 10 people over the age of 65 have received treatment for stroke.
Press release ~ Promoting cardiovascular health: the stroke risk reduction action plan
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