Consensus on NHS workforce plans encouraging but need for extra funding mustn ’t be forgotten
Commenting on a speech on the NHS workforce made today at the Royal College of Physicians annual conference (Thursday) by NHS Improvement chair Dido Harding, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s good to see NHS leaders acknowledging that working for the health service isn’t what it could be and much more needs to be done if experienced staff aren’t to be lost to other parts of the economy. “Holding on to staff is probably the biggest challenge facing the NHS. All workers across the health service need to know they’re valued and must be given the right training opportunities to use their skills and experience to move into more senior roles. “But these urgently needed changes won’t happen on their own. New funding must allow existing staff to develop their careers and a comprehensive and rewarding apprenticeship programme is needed to bring new recruits into the NHS. “Plans to work with health unions to find solutions so the NHS becomes a much better place to work are encouraging. Proposals for flexible working would make a real difference to the lives of staff juggling commitments outside work. But delivering this would be a major challenge without funding for extra staff. “Staffing shortages in social care also have a real impact on the ability of the NHS to look after those in need. Unless retention issues in care are addressed, the good work planned for the health service could come undone, so it...
ConclusionsCompressed sensing reduced the acquisition time of conventional MR imaging of the ankle by 20% without decreasing diagnostic image quality, SNR and CNR.
Hilary Nickols, MD, PhDFrom time to time, I feature neuropathologists who exhibit talents beyond the strict confines of neuropathology. For example, I recently features the inimitableMark Cohen and his prodigious classical guitar skills. I discovered another neuropathologist/artist during the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists: Hilary Nickols, MD, PhD, of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Nickols shared with me her detailed drawing of a craniotomy surgical field which she recently witnessed during a visit to the operating room.The scene in the operating room, including ...
Conclusion. This kind of procedure should be kept in the therapeutic armament in the current setting of costly targeted systemic treatments of spondyloarthritis. However, definition of a clear position in the treatment strategy needs further well conducted studies.
ConclusionsPamidronate is a safe and efficient method of CRMO therapy, particularly in cases refractory to NSAIDs treatment. Treatment with pamidronate provides both symptomatic relief as well as normalisation of bone morphology.
Publication date: Available online 16 June 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Pierre Letellier, Florian Bailly, Marina Assadourian, Antoine Potel, Violaine Foltz, Sophia Ascione, Laetitia Morardet, Myrianne Le Ralle, Bruno Fautrel, Arnaud Dupeyron, Nada Ibrahim-Nasser, Isabelle Griffoul-Espitalier, Bernard Duplan, Johann Beaudreuil, Laure Gossec
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