Council decision helps mark 20 years of the real living wage
Living Wage Week 2021 will run from 15-21 November and mark 20 years of the ‘real living wage’ (RLW). Through the week, events will be held across the UK to celebrate the successes of the wage over the last year. Currently over 7,000 UK employers voluntarily pay the RLW which currently stands at £10.85 in London and £9.50 elsewhere in the UK. Each year, the Living Wage Foundation publishes the new RLW based on what employees and their families need to live, rather than the ‘national living wage’ (NLW), which is based on the Conservative government’s target to reach 66% of median ea...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article living wage Living Wage Foundation living wage week Source Type: news

For whose benefit? NHS England's contract with the private hospital sector in the first year of the pandemic, Centre for Health and the Public Interest
This report analyses the government's use of the private hospital sector in England as a strategy for alleviating the burden on the NHS during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It uses publicly available information to examine the nature of the contracts between the NHS and the private sector, the potential costs of these contracts and the extent to which NHS patients benefited from this approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allina shuts ER, urgent care at Plymouth's WestHealth campus as nurses strike
Allina Health Systems has temporarily closed its emergency department and urgent care center at its Abbott Northwestern WestHealth campus in Plymouth as nurses there began a three-day strike on Sunday. KSTP has an update on the strike as of last night, talking with nurses walking picket lines outside the medical complex. The strike is expected to last through Wednesday morning. Negotiators at the Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina have been in talks over a new contract for months. The Star … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Valneva says Covid jab yields stronger immune response than AstraZeneca’s
Trial results come a month after UK terminated a contract with the French company (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

We put our child in charge for a day – it was both terrifying and freeing
One day a year our daughter does as she pleases and it ’s always great fun… and a good education for us allWe call it her “in-charge day”. A day when our nine-year-old daughter Flora is in charge, and we are, effectively, hers to command. A day when all the traditional hierarchies between parent and child are reversed, when she can fulfil her fantasies, refuse to do anything she doesn’t want to and experience a t aste of power, authority and absolute freedom.OK, not absolute freedom. There are some ground rules. She can ’t do anything we deem to be unsafe or illegal. She can’t ask...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Ferguson Tags: Family Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Official Wizard of New Zealand fired by city council after more than 2 decades
The Christchurch city council is ending its contract with the official Wizard of New Zealand, who had made about $260,000 over more than... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hollywood crews union reaches a deal with studios, averting a strike
IATSE reaches a deal on a new contract with the Hollywood studios, which would end a months-long standoff that threatened to trigger a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police staff: More needs to be done on pay
Debate on the second day of UNISON’s police and justice conference in Brighton was dominated by emergency motions calling for a fair pay award and opposing the pay freeze for police and probation staff announced by the Westminster government. As one delegate from the East Midlands put it, clapping for public service workers “does not pay my bills. [Home secretary] Priti Patel sends a letter – a letter doesn’t pay my bills.” But there was acknowledgement too that more needs to be done to engage members in consultations to ensure that pressure can be brought on the employer. Karen Pearl from Lan...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 15, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2021 Police and Justice Conference Source Type: news

SEC Tweets About Funds Holding Bitcoin Futures
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has tweeted about investing in funds that hold bitcoin futures contracts. This has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia to SHUT DOWN domestic manufacturing of deadly AstraZeneca vaccine
(Natural News) Australia is set to halt domestic manufacturing of the experimental and dangerous AstraZeneca Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. In Nov. 2020, the federal government of Australia signed a contract with Australian biomedical firm CSL to manufacture 50 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the company’s main manufacturing hub in Melbourne. When the country’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fujifilm gets license in Canada for Aspire Cristalle mammo unit
Fujifilm Canada has received a medical device license from Health Canada t...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Christie inks Fujifilm distribution deal Fujifilm companies merge, executive team named Fujifilm lands DR supply contract from U.S. Navy Fujifilm, ScreenPoint partner on AI for breast cancer detection Fujifilm's chest x-ray AI software gets nod in Japan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thousands of John Deere workers strike over their contract
The action comes amid labor shortages and rising worker activism nationwide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Deere Workers Strike After Failed Contract Talks
The action comes amid labor shortages and rising worker activism nationwide. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: COVID relief funds distributed to cities and states require full compliance with Biden vax mandates; counties can use money to bankrupt and REPLACE local businesses
(Natural News) As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, so-called “Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds” are distributed to states which then deposit those funds into the bank accounts of counties and cities. Those counties and cities, in turn, are using the federal money to award contracts to local contractors. Those contractors have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Help From a Beer Maker, There ’s a New Front Opening in the Battle Over School Masks
Shannon Jensen was diligent about making sure her sons wore masks to school when classes resumed in September. Other parents in Waukesha, Wis., weren’t. And three weeks after school opened, Jensen’s eldest son, who was seated next to an unmasked classmate who had COVID-19 symptoms, fell ill with the virus. Soon, another of her boys had tested positive, according to a lawsuit that marks a new twist in the ongoing battle over what schools should be doing to protect children from the coronavirus. While parents across the country have filed lawsuits against states and school districts to protest mask mandates, Jens...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Education nationpod News Source Type: news

Intelerad targets cloud in acquisition of Ambra Health
Enterprise imaging and software developer Intelerad Medical Systems has acquire...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad inks deal with Strategic Radiology Intelerad buys U.K. enterprise imaging firm Insignia Ambra forms partnership with Health Gorilla Intelerad signs contract with LifeBridge Health Ambra adds deeper integration with Box RADxx changes name to RAD= to reflect more inclusive mission (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Health Partners Plans adds large hospital and big health system to its network
Jefferson Health is about to acquire full ownership of Health Partners Plan, but until a few weeks ago its flagship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was not part of the Philadelphia managed care company's provider network. That changed with the signing of a contract last month that added all 18 Jefferson hospitals to the health insurer's network. Health Partners Plans, which has 291,000 Medicaid and Medicare members, also recently added Tower Health to its list of providers. “We are excited… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

New Landmines in Your Next (and Even Current) Employment Contract New Landmines in Your Next (and Even Current) Employment Contract
Physicians getting a new employment contract -- or even those asked to renegotiate their current contract -- may face some tough clauses. Here's what you need to watch out for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Alphapointe continues string of wins with new manufacturing deal
One of the nation's largest employers of blind or visually impaired people, Alphapointe expanded a contract with Express Scripts that will add more jobs. The new deal becomes just the most recent success for the Kansas City nonprofit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

For Whose Benefit? NHS England's contract with the private hospital sector in the first year of the pandemic, Centre for Health and the Public Interest
This report examines the nature of the contracts between the NHS and the private sector, the potential costs of these contracts and the extent to which NHS patients benefitted from this approach during the first year of the COVID 19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Jon Gruden's resignation from Raiders amid email scandal will mean for his $100M contract
Jon Gruden resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday after a New York Times report exposed racist, misogynistic and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedCurrent integrates CDS software with Epic EHR
Clinical decision-support (CDS) software developer MedCurrent has integrate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IDS partners with MedCurrent MedCurrent wins CDS contract from Emory Healthcare ScriptSender, MedCurrent team up on CDS software RCR, MedCurrent unveil decision-support software Intelerad joins forces with MedCurrent (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Children, adults, equally likely to contract Covid - kids nearly 4 times likely to be asymptomatic
A Belgian research team from Liège University found that children and adults contract Covid at equal rates, though children are four times as likely to be asymptomatic that adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What we know about Jon Gruden's abrupt resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach
Jon Gruden stepped down as Raiders head coach less than four seasons into a 10-year, $100 million contract he signed after leaving the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP Contract changes - October 2021
The following amendments were made to the GP contract from 1 October 2021: (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospital covid outbreak saw many deaths among fully vaccinated, only minor symptoms among unvaccinated
(Natural News) The journal Eurosurveillance published a paper recently that debunks the myth of “vaccine-generated herd immunity” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). As it turns out, the fully vaccinated are producing vaccine-generated herd anti-immunity as they contract and spread new “variants” of the disease to other people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. A Chinese Virus outbreak... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parent Sues School District After Child Contracts COVID-19 Parent Sues School District After Child Contracts COVID-19
A parent has sued a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parent sues school district after child contracts COVID-19 - Channel3000.com
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Waukesha School District and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Central stocks of extra flu vaccine available to GP practices from mid-October
GP practices will be able to place orders for central stocks of additional flu vaccine from 18 October in a bid to boost uptake rates this winter, the government has announced. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 11, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Australian scientists fear job insecurity as morale plummets amid Covid, survey finds
Professional Scientists Australia chief points to problem of short-term contracts, as one in five say they intend to leave the professionFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode – check your suburbNSW restrictionsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data tracker5km and 10km from home map: check your travel radiusGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe coronavirus pandemic has had a stark impact on scientists, with widespread job insecurity, worker fatigue and plummeting morale prompting warnings many may leave the profession without more governme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases Higher education Medical research Health Source Type: news

Children are just as likely to contract Covid as adults are - but only 50% of kids show symptoms
Researchers from the CDC, University of Utah and Columbia University found that children are just as likely to contract Covid as adults are, but much less likely to experience any symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. The pain management program is Cambridge-based 1910 Genetics' first disclosed target. The grant requires the company to come up with a lead drug candidate by next December, with the option to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Bobby Flay is leaving Food Network after 27 years
Plans for renewing his Food Network contract fell through (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: High Court Clears Corruption Accused Former Health Minister Minister Moyo
[The Herald] FORMER Health Minister Obadiah Moyo yesterday walked out of the High Court a free man after being discharged from prosecution on corruption charges for illegally awarding a multi-million-dollar contract for Covid-19 medical supplies to Drax International without going through a competitive tender process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Build Forward Fairer in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
A view of the city of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Credit: UN News/Vibhu MishraBy Windi AriniJAKARTA, Oct 8 2021 (IPS) Cities have been epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. City authorities have been the frontlines responders—from running testing stations, to managing food distribution, to disposing of corpses. Yet they are often under-resourced, and their critical role in policy implementation is often overlooked. Now a growing movement of Human Rights Cities is charting the way forward through pandemic recovery plans to not only ‘build back better’ but also ‘build forward fairer.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Windi Arini Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Christie inks Fujifilm distribution deal
Canadian distributor Christie InnoMed will offer Fujifilm Canada's Aspire Cristall...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm companies merge, executive team named Fujifilm lands DR supply contract from U.S. Navy Fujifilm, ScreenPoint partner on AI for breast cancer detection Fujifilm Canada forms medical systems division Christie InnoMed taps Roy as new chief executive (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nanox hit with shareholder lawsuits after stock drop
Israeli x-ray developer Nanox has been hit with several shareholder lawsuit...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA asks for more info on Nanox multisource x-ray filing Nanox founder Poliakine to step aside for new CEO Nanox bids for Zebra Medical, telerad firm USARad Technology Focus: Nanox moves new digital x-ray system to market Nanox secures Nigerian contract for 1K systems (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CytoDyn's latest legal battle pits the company against its contractor
The Vancouver biotech company is suing Amarex, which is its contract research organization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Jaylon Smith, Packers Reportedly Finalizing Contract After LB's Cowboys Release
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado Health System Denies Transplants to Unvaccinated Patients Colorado Health System Denies Transplants to Unvaccinated Patients
UCHealth cited studies that show unvaccinated transplant patients are more likely to die if they contract the coronavirus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Mass. biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Mass. biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Pay ballots continue to dominate
General secretary Christina McAnea updated the NEC on a series of pay disputes across the union, and did not disguise how member turnout was still proving to be a major obstacle to future action. Recently, 79% of local government members voted to reject their 1.75% pay offer, with the NJC committee agreeing to move to an industrial action ballot. NHS members in England also voted by a similar margin (80%) to oppose the government over the 3% pay increase, with their SGE deciding to embark on further consultation prior to a strike ballot. The union’s Cymru/Wales NHS pay consultation found that 87% of healthcare worker...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) NEC One Team2K Source Type: news

CCG acts after 111 provider’s poor performance on key measures
Commissioners across a large health system have issued a contract performance notice to its 111 provider and described key aspects of the service’s performance as “well below acceptable levels”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patriots release star cornerback Stephon Gilmore in NFL shocker
Both parties could not agree to terms on a restructured contract. Gilmore had a $7 million base salary this season — the final season of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New England Patriots releasing CB Stephon Gilmore; source says contract talks fell through
The Patriots are releasing four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore, with a source telling ESPN that the sides could not agree to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General practice pay transparency
The general practice pay transparency guidance provides information on the contractual requirement to disclose NHS earnings which was included in the GP contract from October 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Holly Springs plant secures $34.95M contract for flu vaccine development
The federal government has awarded the drug manufacturer a $34.95 million contract to develop two pandemic influenza vaccines. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Aidoc teams up with Riverain in thoracic imaging
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developers Aidoc and Riverain Technologie...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aidoc joins forces with Subtle Medical Aidoc secures $66M in new funding Aidoc and Icometrix pair up for stroke care Riverain signs on LucidHealth as new partner Riverain lands $15M investment from China fund Riverain wins AI contract from SimonMed Imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cochrane UK seeks Public Health Consultant, Oxford UK
Cochrane UK is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, public health consultant with an interest in evidence-based practice to work with us one day per week. You should be on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health (Specialist) Register and be an accredited educational supervisor for public health trainees. The role can be offered as a secondment from your current employer or on a consultancy contract.   You will join the small friendly team at Cochrane UK, supporting the global work of Cochrane and maximizing the use and impact of Cochrane Reviews for the UK and Ireland. You will provide expert public...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news