Workforce Disability Equality Standard 2020 annual report, NHS Employers

The report published by NHS England and NHS Improvement, provides a summary of the national data and presents key findings and recommendations. This is the second Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) national report for NHS trusts. The data is measured against ten metrics and compares the working and career experiences of disabled and non-disabled staff, presenting a baseline against which future improvements can be measured.
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Conclusions/Implications for Practice In this study, the individualized educational program was shown to be effective in helping alleviate symptoms in patients with chronic low back pain, decrease daily living disability, and improve average back muscle strength. It was further demonstrated that following up with expert medical staffs can motivate patients to incorporate the recommendations of the program into their daily routine, leading to higher patient satisfaction.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
In 2020, an estimated 6.7 million Californians provided care for a family member or friend with a serious or chronic illness or disability.According to a study by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 44.4% of those caregivers reported experiencing some level of financial stress due to their roles, and 13.5% experienced a physical or mental health problem due to their caregiving work.In the study, which used data from the center ’s 2020 California Health Interview Survey, UCLA researchers write that caregivers received little financial support for their work: One in four caregivers in California provided 20 or m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
This report, reviewing the impact of NICE guidance, highlights the lack of progress made in many areas. Data shows high levels of health inequality and limited positive change over time.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ABSTRACTMyelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOGAD) causes major disability as a consequence of recurrent demyelinating events and neuronal loss. Biomarkers identifying different phenotypes of recurrence or tissue damage might be useful to guide individualized therapy. Herein, we evaluated serum neurofilament light chain (sNfL) as a potential biomarker in both adult and pediatric MOGAD patients. Forty-nine patients with MOGAD (37 adults, 12 children) and 71 healthy controls (HCs) (56 adults, 15 children) were enrolled prospectively from September 2019 to April 2021 at the Third Affiliated Hospit...
Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Compared with racism and sexism, classism in pain assessment and management practices (PAMPs) has been less investigated, and its mediating mechanisms are still unknown. Drawing on a social psychological model of dehumanization, this research aimed to test (1) the effect of patient socioeconomic status (SES; a proxy of social class) on PAMPs and (2) whether patient dehumanization and perceived life hardship mediated these effects. Two online experimental studies were conducted, in which patient SES was manipulated (low vs high) within-subjects. One-hundred sixty-two female medical students (study 1) and 105 female nurses (...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
The Westminster government’s proposals for a day one right to request flexible working are both welcome and long overdue. This change will remove one of the immediate barriers to flexibility required by many carers and disabled workers, amongst others. It also changes the narrative from a sense that even being allowed to ‘ask’ is somehow a perk or reward for service rather than a normal employment provision. But it’s not enough. Along with most other organisations we work with, our strong position is that most jobs can be worked flexibly. Employers should think upfront about the flexible working opt...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: General secretary's blog Christina McAnea flexible working Source Type: news
This study aims to explore the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities in Singapore receiving inpatient mental health treatment. To date, there has not been any research that examines the views and experiences of this population in Singapore. The research examines how the participants view their mental health problems and their experiences of the services they received. A qualitative design was chosen to address the research question. Six adult men with intellectual disabilities were recruited from the tertiary hospital and interviewed. The transcripts of these interviews were analysed using interpretative ...
Source: Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
“Flexible working is not a perk, it’s a necessity for a modern, forward-looking economy,” says UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea in response to government proposals. The government’s consultation on ‘making flexible working the default’ closes on Wednesday (1 December), leaving workers just two days to make their voices heard. Have your say on flexible working Sign the petition Use the TUC’s easy responder tool Under the consultation’s current proposals, workers would be granted the right to request flexible working on day one of taking up a job, a move which the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Article News flexible working Source Type: news
CASE section. Zoe is a 25-month-old girl who presented to developmental-behavioral pediatrics with her parents for follow-up after receiving a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder with global developmental delay and language impairment 3 months ago. Zoe was born by spontaneous vaginal delivery at term after an uncomplicated pregnancy, labor, and delivery. She had a routine newborn course and was discharged home with her parents 2 days after her birth. At 7 months, Zoe was not able to sit independently, had poor weight gain, and had hypertonia on physical examination. Her parents described her to tense her arms and ...
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Challenging Case Source Type: research
Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2021 Nov 20:S1090-3798(21)00205-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2021.11.012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSince the ground-breaking work of Gomez in the 1970s and the later epidemiological studies of Webb and Osborne [1], the link between early onset epilepsy, especially infantile spasms (IS), and intellectual disability in tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been accepted. This association raises the question of whether prevention of epilepsy in early life in TSC patients may improve the longer-term cognitive outcome.PMID:34840085 | DOI:10.1016/j.ejpn.2021.11.012
Source: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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