More Covid-19 guidelines from NICE
NICE has published more “rapid” guidelines, this time covering provision of radiotherapy services and bone marrow transplant during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Authors: Seth T, Shankar A, Roy S, Saini D PMID: 32458618 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractNosocomial infections caused by COVID-19 will result in the immediate closure of the infected medical facility due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, further worsening medical shortages. We performed a Delphi consulting study to develop a risk model based on the experience of recently resumed activities in many cancer hospitals in China. Similar method had been used in a Chinese cancer hospital and effectively reduced the nosocomial Infection. We believe that the model can quickly identify COVID-19 cluster risks for medical facilities. The evaluation model could also be integrated into the hospital &rsquo...
Community pharmacies will receive a further £50m of advance funding from the government to help with cash flow pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee has announced.
The company has expanded to include more virtual care options after the coronavirus pandemic.
Pharmacy inspectors may ask to see risk assessments made by pharmacies when they employ pharmacists who are provisionally-registered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the overwhelming nature of COVID-19, people have been stepping up to support their friends and their communities. Here are some heartwarming UNISON members’ experiences of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic. Alison Hann says: “Our branch welfare officer, Aly Thornton, sent small gifts to each member of her work team. “It really lifted spirits and she did it anonymously, so the gift kept giving as people tried to guess who the mystery gift giver was. “So kind, so thoughtful.” Craig Stevens from Telford explains that “the school I work in has been giving us free lun...
Conclusion: The outbreak of COVID-19 affected our daily practice as OPD and ER visits reduced but did not affect the number of surgeries. We believe that this report will be informative to spinal specialists worldwide fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. PMID: 32455517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We’ve published a new training resource to support pharmacists and pharmacy technicians newly deployed to care home settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will help you provide safe and effec
PPE availability has been a big topic during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many health systems didn't have needed equipment available to keep workers safe. Here's how Novant Health is looking to change that.
Authors: Kalaitzaki AE, Tamiolaki A, Rovithis M PMID: 32454425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]