Blog: Universal Credit is creating chaos in family finances
Millions of people on low incomes struggle to get by. They have little in savings. They budget weekly or monthly. They just about manage, but they worry about the cost of living. Any unplanned financial changes – emergency car repairs, broken household appliances or a large gas bill – can throw their finances into complete confusion. The last thing they need is for the government to create added chaos for them. Yet that is precisely what Universal Credit is doing – creating chaos in family finances. People are suddenly finding that their Universal Credit payments either stop completely or fall dramatical...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Universal credit Source Type: news

Northamptonshire County Council cuts will devastate lives, warns UNISON
Cuts confirmed today (Thursday) by Northamptonshire County Council will devastate lives and leave vulnerable people and their families without essential support despite denials from the Council, says UNISON. The Council, which effectively went bankrupt earlier this year, held a meeting today about its on-going budget crisis but failed to reveal any further details. UNISON warns that this lack of transparency is creating an atmosphere of ‘fear and uncertainty’ for residents and for staff. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The situation in Northamptonshire is dire and an utter disgr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea cuts local government local government cuts Northamptonshire County Council Source Type: news

Global extent of rivers and streams
The turbulent surfaces of rivers and streams are natural hotspots of biogeochemical exchange with the atmosphere. At the global scale, the total river-atmosphere flux of trace gasses such as carbon dioxide depends on the proportion of Earth’s surface that is covered by the fluvial network, yet the total surface area of rivers and streams is poorly constrained. We used a global database of planform river hydromorphology and a statistical approach to show that global river and stream surface area at mean annual discharge is 773,000 ± 79,000 square kilometers (0.58 ± 0.06%) of Earth’s nonglaciated la...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Allen, G. H., Pavelsky, T. M. Tags: Evolution reports Source Type: news

Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing of Public Health Services
Site provides information, definitions, CDC activities and resources, and stories about cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS), a growing strategy used at state, tribal, local, and territorial levels to address opportunities and challenges such as tight budgets, increased burden of disease, and regional planning needs. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Northwestern Medicine to lay off 60 IT workers
Northwestern Medicine is laying off 60 information technology employees who helped create a new electronic health records system. The electronic health records system took three years to create and was launched in March, according to the Chicago Tribune. Northwestern Medicine officials said the layoffs will be effective Sept. 1. "Earlier this year, we successfully completed the implementation of a single, system wide elect ronic health record, which was on time and on budget. In anticipation of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Corindus shares fall on Q2 earnings release
Shares in Corindus Vascular Robotics (OTC:CVRS) fell today after the robotic surgical platform maker missed loss per share expectations on Wall Street but met sales consensus with its second quarter results. The Waltham, Mass.-based company posted losses of $9.9 million, or 6¢ per share, on sales of $1.7 million for the three months ended June 30, seeing losses grow compared with the same period last year. Losses per share were just behind the 5¢ per share consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $1.7 million which the company met. “We have made meaningful progress advancing th...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Corindus Vascular Robotics Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gombe - NGO Decries Dearth of Life Saving Drugs in Hospitals
[Leadership] A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Initiative (NMNCHI) in Gombe State, has raised an alarm at the non availability of life saving drugs in public hospitals in the state, following government's refusal to release the sum of N20 million approved in the 2018 budget for the purchase of the drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump Administration Identifies R & D Priorities for Its Next Budget Request
The White House ’s latest annual R&D priorities memorandum again instructs federal agencies to prioritize“basic and early-stage applied research.” It also includes new sections on advanced computing, manufacturing, space exploration, agriculture, and technology commercialization. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - August 7, 2018 Category: Physics Authors: mambrose Source Type: news

NASA Makes Progress Toward Science Priorities Outlined in 2013-2022 Planetary Decadal Survey
Despite significant cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Division budget early in this decade, the agency has made impressive progress in meeting goals outlined in the 2013-2022 planetary decadal survey by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, says a midterm assessment from the National Academies. The report notes that NASA met or exceeded the decadal survey's recommendations for funding research and analysis, and for technology programs. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

GPFV needs ‘urgent overhaul’ and budget boost, RCGP says
The RCGP is calling for a major update of the general practice forward view (GPFV) and for more money to be injected into the programme.  The GPFV was published in April 2016. It is an aid of support for general practice , underpinned by extra money, and identified challenges that needed to be addressed within general practice.   NHS England needs to invest an extra£2.5bn a year by 2020/21 on top of the additional funding of£2.4bn a year already pledged in the GPFV, the RCGP said.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 7, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Health Ministry Budget Approved 1.4b Dollar Budget
[Addis Fortune] Parliament approved the Ministry of Health's 1.4 billion dollar budget for the current fiscal year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

White House Nominates Science Adviser
President Trump has nominated Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist and Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma, to be the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. If confirmed by the Senate, Dr. Droegemeier will serve as the President’s chief science adviser. The Director of OSTP advises the Administration on determining government spending for science and response strategies to challenges, such as public health disasters and climate change. Dr. Droegemeier has expertise in extreme-weather forecasting and has led two National Science Foundation (NSF) funded centers,...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Senate Approves Second Appropriations " Minibus "
The Senate has passed a second appropriations package for fiscal year (FY) 2019, including the funding bills for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. This marked the first time since FY 2010 that the Senate debated and approved an Interior and Environment spending bill without considering it as a part of a year-end omnibus spending package. Lawmakers adopted 58 amendments before approving the “minibus” pac...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NOAA Chief Faces Questions on " Blue Economy " Proposal, Budget Cuts
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Administrator Timothy Gallaudet testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard on July 24, 2018. Lawmakers questioned Gallaudet about NOAA’s plan to triple aquaculture production in the United States to reduce seafood imports. NOAA’s “blue economy” plan is intended to boost ocean farming and mineral extraction, produce more seafloor maps, increase vessel safety at seaports, and promote energy development and tourism opportunities. “One-half of the gl...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Going Through the Motions
If the pharma industry got a dollar for every time it talked about improving relationships with payers, it probably wouldn ’t have a grave pricing challenge on its hands.Looking at it rationally, there is a clear win-win from greater harmony – pharma understands in advance the concerns of payers and can adjust its strategy to ensure effective market access, while payers get a heads-up on drugs are coming through and what impact they will have, and can plan budgets ahead.Yet, the reality is somewhat different. Collaboration – the word de jour for pharma in this decade – does not come easily, and many...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Researchers detail variation in costs of child vaccination program in Indian states
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) Researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) have completed a study which outlines the cost of delivering routine childhood vaccines in seven Indian states. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Global Health, provide useful information to India's Universal Immunization Program (UIP), where the data collected can be used to accurately plan and budget. The UIP is the largest public vaccination program in the world, yet its budget is prepared based on historical expenditure data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UNISON responds to CPAG report on Universal Credit failings
Commenting on a report published today (Monday) by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) on Universal Credit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s wrong that working people are losing money because of flaws in the system. “This is causing chaos as this report starkly highlights. No family should be hundreds of pounds worse off just because of when they’re paid. It means they can’t budget. “The government has created this mess and it needs fixing quickly.” Notes to editors: – UNISON has written to every MP asking them to raise the issue with the secretar...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release Universal credit Source Type: news

Here's the list of the most AFFORDABLE superfoods that can boost your nutrition on a budget
(Natural News) Many misconceptions surround superfoods: cost, convenience, and familiarity. Australian publication Taste.com.au has listed 100 superfoods that can easily found in your local grocery stores and kitchen pantries. These superfoods are also budget-friendly, which means you don’t have to break the bank just to eat healthy. We have listed some of the more affordable superfoods. Top 10 incredibly affordable superfoods Quinoa —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazos Medical needs $2m to get Auracis migraine device to market
American Diversified Holdings’ Brazos Biomedical needs $2 million to take its Auracis Tens migraine therapy system to the market, according to a recently released press release from the company. Houston-based Brazos said that its management met with medtech engineering firms and determined that a $2 million budget would float the device through from prototyping to production over a two year period. The Auracis device is designed to treat headache pain through the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and includes a number of electrodes designed to be placed at key points on the head and neck t...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management brazosbiomedical Source Type: news

The future for parks is not looking rosy
Rose Westall is a UNISON member who contacted us last year to tell us about the demise of her local park. “It’s already isolating being a first-time mum in a village” she says, “now it’s even harder having no play facilities.” “The play area has been closed since December 2016 due to vandalism of a small area, not the whole site. I have chased this up with the clerk and was told it would be sorted by March. It hasn’t. “What makes it especially hard is we live in a rural village and all other parks are at least a 15-minute drive away.” Rose isn’t the only one...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data cuts cuts to local services local government parks Source Type: news

The future of our parks is not looking rosy
Rose Westall is a UNISON member who contacted us last year to tell us about the demise of her local park. “It’s already isolating being a first-time mum in a village” she says, “now it’s even harder having no play facilities. “The play area has been closed since December 2016 due to vandalism of a small area, not the whole site. I have chased this up with the clerk and was told it would be sorted by March. It hasn’t. “What makes it especially hard is we live in a rural village and all other parks are at least a 15-minute drive away.” Rose isn’t the only one to wit...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data cuts cuts to local services local government parks Source Type: news

How flood damages to public infrastructure affect municipal budget indicators - Unterberger C.
Countries' economic activity as well as their fiscal position are vulnerable to climate- and weather related extreme events. Existing research shows that effects on GDP may be either positive or negative, while fiscal implications are clearly negative. Cur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

How to Develop a Federal Grant Budget
July 31, 2018 12:00-1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Trump Attacks, Insurers Boost Obamacare Marketing
Health insurers are increasing budgets for marketing and expansions for Obamacare coverage amid attacks on the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Nasa telescope launch – keep watching this space
Fresh delay to the James Webb Space Telescope, because of test results that need investigating, will bring the cost to $9.6bnThe ambitiousJames Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has a new launch date: March 2021. It had been planned for lift off in October this year, but has suffered numerous delays since the project began in 1996.Back then, its budget was forecast at $500m and the launch date was set for 2007. But the technical requirements for the mission were so challenging that delays started to mount and costs started to spiral.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Space Science Nasa US news European Space Agency Source Type: news

Health matters: health economics - making the most of your budget
Public Health England -This guidance outlines how local authorities, NHS commissioners and health care providers can make better evidence-based commissioning decisions, and get the most from their budget using easy to use health economic tools, resources and core principles.GuidancePublic Health England - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - July 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Commissioning NHS finances and productivity Source Type: news

Cover Story: Lifeline: Billions of dollars flow from NIH to local universities, companies
The new federal budget brought a big boost to the National Institutes of Health, with a $37 billion appropriation for the agency – $3 billion more than the previous fiscal year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Cover Story: Lifeline: Billions of dollars flow from NIH to local universities, companies
The new federal budget brought a big boost to the National Institutes of Health, with a $37 billion appropriation for the agency – $3 billion more than the previous fiscal year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

Seattle Children ’s Research Institute to take over the Center for Infectious Disease Research
CIDR will officially become part of Seattle Children's Research Institute in October, creating an organization with a budget well above $210 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Seattle Children ’s Research Institute to take over the Center for Infectious Disease Research
CIDR will officially become part of Seattle Children's Research Institute in October, creating an organization with a budget well above $210 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

New initiatives expand community benefits of L.A. County Parks ’ innovative nighttime programs
A Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation program called Parks After Dark provides a safe space for the community during evening hours. According to a report by the  UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, new initiatives added to the program in 2017, its eighth year, paid notable dividends.The UCLA report found that the expanded services not only saved the county money, but also provided residents with easier ways to access mental health services, as well as valuable gang intervention and other activities for youth and young adults in at-risk neighborhoods.► Read a brief summary of the reportThe report found that P...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

ICER ’s budget impact threshold: Sounding a false alarm on affordability and access
If a home inspector found “wide and unpredictable variation” in your smoke detectors, would you want to fix them? (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Randy Burkholder Tags: Access Value Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Further education needs an urgent injection of funding
Earlier this month, the joint unions met with the Association of Colleges (AoC) to discuss the pay claim of 5%, or £1500, whichever is the greater, for further education staff. The AoC have asked for the joint unions to support them in demanding a specific pay injection from the government that will be ring-fenced for staff pay. The proposed pay package that has been offered, contingent on this funding offer being accepted, is 5% over two years. UNISON’s committee is now discussing how the union will respond to this offer in light of a recent survey which revealed that members in FE are feeling increasingl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article education further education Source Type: news

Pay announcements are “robbing Peter to pay Paul”, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcements on public sector pay today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Behind the good news headlines, the government is simply robbing Peter to pay Paul. Without extra money from the Treasury to fund these pay increases, services and jobs somewhere will have to be cut. “Ministers have finally recognised the damage and hardship their ill-thought-out pay policies have inflicted on public services and millions of public servants and their families. “Everyone working tirelessly to deliver services to the public – in increasingly difficult circum...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release pay public services Source Type: news

Bad career choice?
By Rukhsana ShahJul 23 2018 (Dawn, Pakistan)As with so many other professions, nursing remains a neglected line of work, despite its practitioners being responsible for the treatment, safety and quick recovery of patients, as well as post-op management and specialised interventions. Doctors need them because no doctor can care for each patient. Rukhsana ShahAccording to the latest Economic Survey, there are 208,007 doctors and 103,777 nurses in the country. This reflects a ratio of one doctor to less than 0.5 nurses, while the recommended ratio is 1:4. This should not be surprising as 90 per cent of nurses here are females...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rukhsana Shah Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump Administration Proposes Altering Rule on Drug Rebates Trump Administration Proposes Altering Rule on Drug Rebates
The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Winning Value-Based Strategies for Budget Health Care
September 6, 2018 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:President Buhari Pledges to Increase Health Budget
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government is considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fighting tax fraud and evasion
EU-funded researchers are investigating tax evasion and avoidance in Europe. The researchers aim to provide analysis and tools that could help policymakers ensure everyone pays their fair share - providing more money to public budgets that can be used to invest in social and economic priorities. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - July 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Brexit ‘more likely to weaken’ health funding
The government ’s ability to boost health spending through a post-Brexit “dividend” has been called into question, in a report by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trump administration proposes altering rule on drug rebates
The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would scale back protections currently in place that allow rebates between drug manufacturers and insurers and pharmacy benefits managers, according to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic
Inmates at the National Penitentiary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: David BrydenBy David BrydenWASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 2018 (IPS)Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space. Touring the largest prison in Port-au-Prince was part of a research visit I made there in 2106. Two years later, the image of those...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: David Bryden Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NASA Could Have People Living on the Moon in 8 Years. And That ’s Just the Beginning
The moon is a very patient place. It once was a very busy place. Early in its long history, a constant bombardment of space debris left it with great lava bleeds that formed its so-called seas and tattooed it with thousands of craters that endure today. The shooting eventually stopped and the moon fell quiet, and for billions of years it did more or less nothing at all, while the blue-white, watery world just next door bloomed and thrived and exploded with life. And then, for a tiny blink of time, the moon hosted life too. Over the course of four years, from December 1968 to December 1972, nine crews of human beings orbite...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized moon NASA space Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'15% Health Budget Threshold Guaranteed If Mnangagwa Wins'
[263Chat] A Ministry of Health and Child Welfare official has rallied medical doctors to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming harmonized elections saying his victory will ensure the country meets the 15% health budget threshold as required by the Abuja Declaration of 2001. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cancer drug movie strikes nerve in China, becomes box-office hit
A low-budget Chinese movie about a leukemia patient who turns to smuggling cheaper  cancer drugs from India has struck a chord with Internet users and even the country's leaders, spotlighting national anxieties about unaffordable hospital care. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NHS trusts facing leadership crisis as senior posts go unfilled
Financial/performance/demand pressures and 'blame culture' driving shortages Related items fromOnMedica NICE sets out safe levels of nursing staff Mobile technology – the key to service transformation in NHSScotland Scottish Conservatives back bigger share of NHS budget for GPs New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages Thousands of healthcare workers join ‘NHS in Crisis’ march (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, May 22, 2018
  Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Judy Danielson, Dave DeBronkart, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Michael Millenson, Vera Rulon Welcome                                                               Danny Sands Danny announced th...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Cutting Suffolk ’s police community support officers risks public safety, says UNISON
Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON. The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union*. UNISON national officer for police and justice Ben Priestley said: “Cutting frontline PCSOs is short-sighted and reckless. “PCSOs are not only a reassuring, visible presence in communities, they also gather vital intelligence that prevents crime and protects the public. “Axing PCSOs means the work they do to ta...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Clare Santry Tags: News Press release crime eastern region PCSO PCSOs police suffolk Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry Commits to Upgrade Primary Health Care Services
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Ministry of Health said it is allocating 80 percent of its health institutions budget to upgrading primary health care services and creating model health institutions in the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news