NewsNews in numbers: March/April 2023

News in numbers: March/April 2023

A breakdown of recent community health news, in numbers. Download the PDF, here.

In a study of 286,732 people, the rates of those who have reported experiencing abuse, assault or bullying in childhood is 3 to 5 times higher in the youngest generation of adults (18-24) compared with their parents and grandparents (55+).

The survey was taken across the internet-enabled population of 27 countries, including the UK

46 % of nurses and healthcare workers have faced physical and verbal abuse at work.

Of 463 qualified workers within nursing, social care, elderly care, mental health and the NHS, 42% had experienced racist abuse, and 7% sexist abuse, according to a survey.

29% received verbal, physical or online abuse at work at least once a week, with 7% suffering abuse as often as once a day

81% of young people have no access to regular toothpaste, a survey of 260 UK state secondary school teachers found. This is leading to 1/3 of children being bullied, and 40% being socially excluded by their peers.

Only 44.8% of young people saw their dentist last year, down 13.9% year-on-year

6 year study trialling on-site pharmacies in 49 care homes across the UK has found it safer for residents, with a ‘significant reduction in potential future harm from medicines’.

The study involved 25 specially trained pharmacist independent prescribers integrated into homes to improve management and safety

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Harby J. (2023) Pharmacists make care homes safer, research suggests. See: (accessed 21 February 2023).

Kelly R et al. (2023) Associations between types and sources of dietary carbohydrates and cardiovascular disease risk: a prospective cohort study of UK Biobank participants. See: (accessed 21 February 2023).

Loganbill J. (2023) Ready to quit: 46% of health and social care staff experience abuse at work. Florence. See: (accessed 21 February 2023).

Sapien Labs. (2023) Rapid report: adult mental wellbeing after abuse and assault in childhood. See: (accessed 21 February 2023).

Warn G. (2023) Oral health epidemic: New report highlights the effect of rising costs on children’s teeth. See: (accessed 21 February 2023).

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