Getting my life back: occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing
The current situation: About one in six people experience a common mental health problem each week and over 85% of people first disclose their problem to their GP. Despite this only 5% of mental health professionals, such as occupational therapists, work in GP services, with the majority of mental health services based in secondary and acute care. This makes services difficult for people to access when difficulties first become apparent. What needs to change: By prioritising prevention and early intervention in mental health services people can be helped to recover before problems escalate. Our report demonstrates the ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack of paid sick leave increases poverty
(Florida Atlantic University) A new study has quantified, for the first time, the relationship between lack of paid sick leave and poverty in the US. The data indicates that, even when controlling for education, race, sex, marital status and employment, working adults without paid sick leave are three times more likely to have incomes below the poverty line. People without paid sick leave benefits also are more likely to experience food insecurity and require welfare services. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I love working for the NHS – so I ’ m striking against being outsourced
“I love working for the NHS,” says Wigan Infirmary domestic Amanda Grimes (below). “We have won awards for being the cleanest hospital and I am very proud to work here.” And that pride is why Amanda will be on strike tomorrow and Thursday (23 and 24 May), alongside hundreds of her catering, cleaning and portering colleagues at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust in north-west England. UNISON members voted for the strike to prevent the trust from moving them to a new employer called WWL Solutions – which would be a private company wholly owned by the trust as a subsidia...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health health care hospitals NHS one team for patient care outsourcing wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ngige Warns NMA Against Interfering With Health Workers' Negotiations
[Guardian] Abuja -The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has warned the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to steer clear of negotiations between government and the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This is What the Challenging Life of a Millennial Caregiver Looks Like
Family caregivers provide essential, often unpaid work in the U.S.: they help family members with tasks like bathing and eating, coordinating insurance coverage and managing medications. But what a caregiver looks like in America is changing. Although the typical unpaid family caregiver is a 49-year-old white woman, about 10 million Americans between ages 18 and 34, of all different backgrounds, are now the caregivers for a family member or friend, according to a new report by AARP. One out of four family caregivers in the U.S. is a millennial. And as Baby Boomers age and need more support, this young group is becoming an ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging Baby Boomers caregiving Retirement Source Type: news

Nigeria:Johesu Strike - People Living With HIV/Aids, 11 CSOs Petition Health, Labour Ministers
[Vanguard] People iving with HIV/AIDS, and 11 other groups weekend in Abuja, petitioned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Senator Chris Ngige raising alarm that the ongoing health workers strike was worsening their situations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Arrival of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride Kicks off the National EMS Weekend of Honor
Oxon Hill, MD- On Friday, May 18 at approximately 4:00 p.m. the families, friends, and colleagues of EMS and air medical professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty as well as EMS legacy personnel who have died of natural or non-employment-related causes will gather to cheer the National EMS Memorial Bike Riders as they roll into the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Lower Level Atrium (Waterfront). The riders began their journey in Boston last Saturday and have traveled over 500 miles in the rain in honor their fallen colleagues. They will be led by law enforcement and fire/EMS vehicles as they proc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National EMS Memorial Foundation Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Arrival of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride Kicks off the National EMS Weekend of Honor
Oxon Hill, MD- On Friday, May 18 at approximately 4:00 p.m. the families, friends, and colleagues of EMS and air medical professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty as well as EMS legacy personnel who have died of natural or non-employment-related causes will gather to cheer the National EMS Memorial Bike Riders as they roll into the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Lower Level Atrium (Waterfront). The riders began their journey in Boston last Saturday and have traveled over 500 miles in the rain in honor their fallen colleagues. They will be led by law enforcement and fire/EMS vehicles as they proc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: National EMS Memorial Foundation Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

A Deviance Approach to Understanding Use of Maternal Health Care Services in Bangladesh
CONCLUSIONUnderstanding associations between deviation from community norms and receipt of maternal health care may provide deeper understanding of variation within communities regarding whether women use services. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Research, for Whom?
We presented this finding to the health minister, who praised our work and announced that the government would set up a tribal medical research centre in Gadchiroli. Eventually, though, the centre was set up in Pune (where there are no tribals) because researchers and doctors did not want to come to Gadchiroli.Disappointed, we approached the tribal leaders in the villages and requested them to put some pressure on the government to bring the centre to Gadchiroli. Their response took us unawares: “Doctor, this is your disease, not ours,” they said. “Did we ever tell you that we need help for this?” t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abhay Bang Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Employment Opportunity: Health Programming Coordinator, NNLM MAR
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Employment In the Region Source Type: news

We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism
Boko Haram has killed over 5,000 and displaced more than 300,000 people, according to US-based think tank Council on Foreign Relations. Credit: Stephane Yas / AFPBy Ambassador Amina Mohamed and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 2018 (IPS)Consider this. Boko Haram, the ISIS-affiliated insurgent group has sent 80 women to their deaths in 2017 alone.The majority of suicide bombers used by terror group Boko Haram to kill innocent victims are women and children, US study reveals. The incident only highlighted a growing trend of young girls joining extremist groups and carrying out violent acts of terrorism globally.In ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ambassador Amina Mohamed and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Civil Society Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva Unit Source Type: news

HEE accepts it is an employer of junior doctors
Health Education England has accepted it is a joint employer of junior doctors alongside NHS trusts, an employment tribunal was told today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sustainable Food Systems; Why We do Not Need New Recipes
By Doaa Abdel-MotaalROME, May 14 2018 (IPS)Many believe that the food and agricultural sector is different to all other economic sectors, that it is unique, and that it requires special economic models to thrive. After all, we expect the global food and agricultural system to respond to many different goals. It needs to deliver abundant, safe, and nutritious food. It needs to create employment in rural areas while protecting forests and wildlife, improving landscapes, and preventing climate change through lower food production emissions. Well-functioning food systems are also considered essential for social stability and c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Doaa Abdel-Motaal Tags: Climate Change Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investme Source Type: news

Forming Medtech ’s Next Generation of Packaging Engineers
The Packaging Science program at Clemson University often works with packaging industry partners on coursework, presenting real-world challenges to students. “Collaboration, outreach, and service to the packaging industry is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy and takes many forms,” Clemson Associate Professor Robert M. Kimmel told MD+DI. Kimmel serves as director, Packaging Science Program; and director, Center for Flexible Packaging, in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. “Courses in our design curriculum often rely on industry-sponsored projects as vehicles to teach advan...
Source: MDDI - May 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Packaging Source Type: news

State behavioral health redesign results in staff cuts at two nonprofit contractors
A total of 177 behavioral health care employees will lose their jobs, after two nonprofit behavioral health care companies lost contracts with the state. Alternatives Unlimited, which provides residential, employment and day programs for approximately 1,500 adults with developmental or psychiatric disabilities in Central Massachusetts, will let go of 47 people at residential treatment facilities in Grafton, Medway, Milford, Millbury and Uxbridge. F ellowship Health Resources, which provides community-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism
International consensus that work experience, vocational training are important to help obtain job (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Wigan hospital staff vote for strike over outsourcing plans
Nearly 600 hospital caterers, cleaners, porters  other staff at three hospitals in Lancashire are planning to strike for 48-hours later this month over plans to transfer their jobs from an NHS trust to a private company it plans to set up as a wholly owned subsidiary. The proposed action on 23 and 24 May follows an 89% vote for strike action in a ballot which saw 73% of eligible members cast a vote. The ballot came after the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh foundation trust announced plans to outsource the NHS workers’ jobs to a new company called WWL Solutions. The members rejected those plans and asked for a stri...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article health health care hospitals NHS one team for patient care outsourcing wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- There is international consensus as to the importance of work experience and vocational training for helping individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) obtain employment, according to a study presented at the annual... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women
Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The adult social care workforce in England
This report argues that the adult social care sector is underfunded, with the care workforce suffering from low pay, low esteem and high turnover of staff.ReportHouse of Commons Committee of Public Accounts - news (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - May 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Social care Workforce and employment Source Type: news

Lawmakers Mull Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records Lawmakers Mull Privacy Rules for Substance Abuse Records
Members of both parties expressed concerns about jeopardizing people's employment through broader disclosure, while also seeing a need for more tools to fight the national opioid crisis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

University of California wins court order barring 'essential' medical staff from striking
After a more than two-hour court hearing, a judge upheld a legal action by the University of California to prevent some medical employees from going on strike next week. The Public Employment Relations Board filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, following complaints UC lodged with the state administrative agency in late April. Those complaints claimed labor unions planned to include “essential employees” in strikes on Monday and Tues day, which would “pose an imminent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

University of California wins court order barring 'essential' medical staff from striking
After a more than two-hour court hearing, a judge upheld a legal action by the University of California to prevent some medical employees from going on strike next week. The Public Employment Relations Board filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, following complaints UC lodged with the state administrative agency in late April. Those complaints claimed labor unions planned to include “essential employees” in strikes on Monday and Tues day, which would “pose an imminent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kayla Webster Source Type: news

Emotional Intelligence Predictors in Radiation Therapists ID ’ d
Predictors include young age, being female, high levels of employment and education (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

UC files suit to block some medical staff from participating in strikes
The University of California filed a legal action to block some medical staff from participating in planned strikes next week at medical centers throughout the UC system. The Public Employment Relations Board filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, following complaints UC filed with the administrative agency in late April. Those complaints claimed labor unions planned to include “essential employees” in their planned strikes next week, which would “pose an imminent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

UC files suit to block some medical staff from participating in strikes
The University of California filed a legal action to block some medical staff from participating in planned strikes next week at medical centers throughout the UC system. The Public Employment Relations Board filed the suit in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, following complaints UC filed with the administrative agency in late April. Those complaints claimed labor unions planned to include “essential employees” in their planned strikes next week, which would “pose an imminent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Health warning for employers: Supporting older workers with health conditions
This report argues that employers are not properly supporting older workers experiencing long-term physical and mental health conditions. This research demonstrates that early access to support, small adjustments to the workplace and working patterns and empathetic management are crucial to enabling people to manage their health at work and remain in employment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jobs report: Tight market spurs unprecedented job gains for Americans with disabilities
(Kessler Foundation) 'People with disabilities seem to be benefiting from the tight labor market as fewer are actively looking for work and more are becoming employed,' according to John O'Neill, Ph.D., director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. 'Despite the past 25 months of positive change, people with disabilities are still striving to reach their pre-Great Recession employment levels,' he noted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPI-HAB to donate $60K to nonprofits
To commemorate 60 years in business, EPI-HAB Phoenix Inc. is donating $60,000 to local nonprofits during the next several months. The Phoenix nonprofit provides employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges, offering fulfillment, assembly and inspection, full-service bulk-mail processing and storage. So far, EPI-HAB’s “Six Decades of Service” celebration has included giving: $6,000 to Lu ra Turner Homes $5,300 to the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona $10,000 in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

The estimated cost of surgically managed isolated traumatic head injury secondary to road traffic accidents - You X, Liew BS, Rosman AK, Dcsn, Musa KI, Idris Z.
This study was design... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What is the value of a driver licence? A contingent valuation study of Australian adults - Angell B, Cullen P, Laba T, Lung T, Shanahan M, Sakashita C, Eades S, Ivers R, Jan S.
Background Holding a driver licence is a vital part of life for many Australians, facilitating social connections and enabling access to employment, education and health services. There is a lack of evidence, however, about the value the community attache... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Practices should be aware of basic employment laws in their state, which vary with number of employees (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Medtronic expands paid family leave benefits for US employees | Personnel Moves – May 1, 2018
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced expanded paid family leave benefits which the company says will “allow for greater employee flexibility while balancing work and family priorities.” The new benefits, which went into effect today, cover full and part-time US employees and allow for a “wide range of family care leave needs,” the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. These include time spent with a new child, caring for sick family members or caring for family after a spouse, child or parent is called to active military duty. “These expanded benefits support our employees and their families...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Admedus Ltd. bectondickinson crbard Medtronic Minnetronix Inc. Zeus Industrial Products Source Type: news

NASEM Report Calls for Reforms to Support Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released a new report entitled “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through,” which examines the policy and programmatic steps to ensure successful and sustained careers for scientists, particularly postdoctoral researchers. The report calls for substantial reforms to “strengthen the U.S. Biomedical Research System for the next generation of scientists” and urges Congress, federal agencies, universities, and other research institutions to take significant steps to empower early caree...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Key executive leaving High Point biotech firm following disappointing trial results
The chief medical officer of VTV Therapeutics Inc., a High Point-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, according to  a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The effective date of Larry Altstiel’s departure will be April 30. In connection with his departure, the company and Altstiel agreed to terminate his employment agreement, and they are continuing to discuss the terms of his separation. Prior to VTV Therapeutics (NASDAQ: VTVT),… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kara McNamee Source Type: news

A win for employees at Nottingham City Council
The Court of Appeal has ruled that Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny hundreds of employees the right to incremental pay increases. In 2011 the council decided to deny staff pay rises as they moved up salary scales linked to their jobs. The workers, backed by UNISON, have now successfully challenged that decision. The case, which has been running since July 2013, saw the East Midlands council staff initially take their case to an employment tribunal in Nottingham. UNISON claimed the council was guilty of the unlawful deduction of wages because staff had a contractual right to incremental wage progression, and theref...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News employment tribunal local government Source Type: news

Growing 'dead zone' confirmed by underwater robots in the Gulf of Oman
(University of East Anglia) New research reveals a growing 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Oman. Little data has been collected in the area for almost 50 years because of piracy and geopolitical tensions.The area devoid of oxygen was confirmed by underwater robots. Reasearchers found an area larger than Scotland with almost no oxygen left. The environmental disaster is worse than expected with dire consequences for fish and marine plants, plus humans who rely on the oceans for food and employment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Received Influenza Vaccine in the Past 12 Months, by Employment Category — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2012 and 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Withdraw Court Challenge of Purported Dismissal
[Kubatana.net] Zimbabwe Nurses Association has withdrawn its application challenging the termination of employment contracts for some striking nurses employed at state-run hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Facing the future audit 2017: standards for acute general paediatric services
This report highlights the struggle hospitals face to meet standards that provide children with high quality, safe and consistent healthcare. It calls on the government to expand the consultant workforce to help units increase consultant presence at peak times and improve the standard of hospital care.ReportRoyal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - news (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - April 26, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient safety Quality of care and clinical outcomes Workforce and employment Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2018: Day 1
April 26, 2018Day 1 of SwitchPoint 2018 focused on fake news, true stories, and the power both have over how we do good —and how we do evil.If you ’ve been within shouting distance of the news lately, you know that privacy and data are on a lot of people’s minds.Who has access to your digital life? What should they be allowed to do with it? What power are our facts giving to those with the resources to aggregate them?And what about when the facts aren ’t really facts?Fake news is doing more than influencing elections and making your in-laws post troubling memes on their timelines. It ’s puttin...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Namibia:Health Ministry Freezes Nurses' Jobs
[New Era] Windhoek -The budget cut of 6.10 percent for the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) for 2018/19 has negatively impacted the job prospects of over 343 nurses who were awaiting employment - after health minister Bernard Haufiku confirmed that no new intakes are on the cards during the financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding health exposures and vulnerabilities of women workers and their work changes - Mohanty S.
The paper looks at employment shifts of women construction and domestic workers and explores whether social and economic factors as well as processes are adequate in explaining and understanding the reason of health for work changes. It uses the gender mod... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Former CCG chief was disciplined for trying to sway contract tender
A former clinical commissioning group accountable officer was formally reprimanded after he pressured a colleague to try to sway a contract tender in an ambulance trust’s favour, an employment tribunal has heard. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Court of Appeal pay victory for Nottingham City Council employees
Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny several hundred of its employees the right to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011, says a judgment handed down at the Court of Appeal. The local authority workers, backed by their union UNISON, successfully challenged the Council’s 2011 decision to stop them receiving pay rises as they moved up salary scales linked to their jobs. The case, which has been running since July 2013, saw the East Midlands council staff initially take their case to an employment tribunal in Nottingham. UNISON claimed the City Council was guilty of the unlawful deduction of wages b...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis Legal local governemnt nottingham Source Type: news

This science will make your jaw drop (and may one day make it, too)
Beyond advancing mind-blowing science, the Institute of Regenerative Medicine has seen employment surge from 20 researchers to 450 people over 14 years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Change in depression symptoms through emerging adulthood: disentangling the roles of different employment characteristics - Domene JF, Arim RG, Law DM.
Existing research suggests there may be important association between mental health and the employment that emerging adults obtain during the transition into the workforce. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was used to examine the trajectories of emerging... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mass. medical device industry sees growth in VC funding, PMA approvals
Venture capital funding, PMA approvals and granted patents grew for Massachusetts-based medical device companies last year, according to a new report from firm Grant Thornton. The report, presented by managing principal George Serafin at MassMedic’s annual meeting, found that the Bay State’s medical device sector is second only to California for VC funding – reeling in $3.7 billion between 2014 and 2017. Massachusetts is also ranked just behind California for the most approved medical device patents, garnering 7% of total approvals in the U.S. The number of 510(k) applications approved in the Commonwealth...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat MassMEDIC Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight on wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. They warned that the “backdoor privatisation” of health services – put at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the biggest...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news