Retained EU Law Bill: UNISON gives expert evidence in Parliament
In its rush to finalise Brexit, the government plans to axe over 2,400 laws by the end of next year – all because they originated in the EU. Today UNISON, which represents over 1.3 million workers in the UK, gave expert evidence to Parliament on the devastating impact this will have on basic workers’ protections. The controversial Retained EU Law Bill, introduced by Jacob Rees-Mogg, has set a fast-moving conveyor belt in motion, which will see all protections for workers and UK citizens that come from EU law fall off a cliff in December 2023, unless the government decides to produce new and equivalent UK laws. This dea...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: News Retained EU Law bill Source Type: news

The Danger When Doctors Don ’t Get Mental Health Help The Danger When Doctors Don ’t Get Mental Health Help
Physicians are often hesitant to seek mental healthcare for fear of repercussions to employment, medical board licensing concerns, and the stigma associated with treatment. But too many lives are at stake; we must normalize mental healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 7, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Understanding'early exiters': the case for a healthy ageing workforce strategy
This report finds that the UK is the only high-income country that has seen a sustained rise in economic inactivity among this age group since the start of the pandemic. It calls for the first ever Ageing Workforce Strategy: a cross-government approach, including tax incentives to improve access to occupational health, better integration of health and employment support, and more scientific and physiological research to weaken the link between ill health and older age. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Focuses on Mesothelioma Brain Metastasis
Distant metastasis is common with malignant pleural mesothelioma – more than 60% of patients experience it – but rarely is it found around the brain. A new study by a team of radiation oncologists in Great Britain, however, suggests that physicians should increase their focus on potential cerebral metastasis in mesothelioma patients. “Patients will continue to live longer as a consequence of newer, more advanced treatments,” the study authors wrote. “It is critical now to recognize mesothelioma’s metastatic potential, particularly cerebral metastasis, which was previously only an autopsy finding.” T...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 3, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Pleural Source Type: news

Understanding ‘early exiters’: the case for a healthy ageing workforce strategy
This report finds that the UK is the only high-income country which has seen a sustained rise in economic inactivity among this age group since the start of the pandemic. It calls for the first ever Ageing Workforce Strategy: a cross-government approach, including tax incentives to improve access to occupational health, better integration of health and employment support, and more scientific and physiological research to weaken the link between ill health and older age.ReportDemos - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 2, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Workforce and employment Source Type: news

Sexual orientation and gender identity in the medical profession
This report has found that fewer than half (46 per cent) of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer respondents feel able to be open about their sexual orientation where they work or study. The report, based on 2,490 responses from doctors across the UK, suggests a medical workforce that still suffers from and engages in persistent negative stereotypes, derogatory language and social exclusion. It makes several recommendations around improving medical curricula, better training, increasing the visibility of LGBTQ+ role models and enabling dialogue and space to learn.ReportBritish Medical Association - press release (Source: The ...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 2, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Equality and diversity Workforce and employment Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence-related injury in low- and middle-income countries and its association with education, employment, and socioeconomic status: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Blair KJ, Rook JM, de Virgilio M, Torres TS, Myers B, Chichom AM, Ajiko MM, Juillard C, Dicker RA, Nadia F, Delon D.
INTRODUCTION: Interpersonal violence –related injury (IPVRI) is a leading cause of death globally, yet reliable data on risk factors for IPVRI in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are lacking. We analyzed existing literature on association between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Developing Countries Need Monetary Financing
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and DAKAR, Nov 1 2022 (IPS) Developing countries have long been told to avoid borrowing from central banks (CBs) to finance government spending. Many have even legislated against CB financing of fiscal expenditure. Central bank fiscal financing Such laws are supposedly needed to curb inflation – below 5%, if not 2% – to accelerate growth. These arrangements have also constrained a potential CB developmental role and government ability to respond better to crises. Anis ChowdhuryImproved monetary-fiscal policy coordination is also needed to achieve desired structural tran...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

‘ We must be united for battles ahead, ’ says UNISON president
Addressing delegates at UNISON’s national disabled members’ conference in Brighton this morning, the union’s president, Andrea Egan (pictured above), told them: “We face unprecedented times – and we must emerge united for the real battles that lie ahead”. Congratulating delegates on their work in the Year of Disabled Workers, she noted that activists had trained 100 new disabled officers for the union, which she called “a fantastic achievement.” And that was not all: “Your work on the Disability Employment Charter has been inspirational”, said Ms Egan, “and an inspiration for the union’s for...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 31, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2022 National Disabled Members Conference Andrea Egan Covid-19 long covid Source Type: news

Workers ’ protections at risk as EU Law bill moves through Parliament
Last week, the government’s Retained EU Law bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons. The bill, introduced by former business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, has set a fast-moving conveyor belt in motion, which will see essential protections for workers automatically vanish in December 2023, unless the government decides to produce new and equivalent UK laws. UNISON is horrified by the measures included in the Retained EU Law bill. Many core workplace protections – including holiday pay, maternity/paternity leave, protections for part-time workers and equal pay for women and men – come from the European Uni...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 31, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News EU Legal pregnancy and maternity rights Retained EU Law bill women's rights Source Type: news

The IPV-WDA: developing an abusive workplace disruptions assessment using item response theory - Showalter K, Bosetti R.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive public health problem impacting millions of women, families, and employers each year. Abusive partners purposively sabotage survivors' employment to maintain control over them. While previous scales have been ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Colleges brace for the beginning of affirmative action's end
Ending race-conscious admissions policies at colleges could lead to legal attacks on the use of affirmative action in employment. #colleges #attacks (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Disability Employment Awareness Month, but still lots of room for improvement, say advocates
Agata Gawron doesn't know if she should disclose her disability while looking and applying for work. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Levelling up health can keep older workers working
This report finds that a quarter of a million older people could have stayed in paid employment longer had the levelling up health targets been achieved a decade ago. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

OCS workers secure major victory after 26 days of strike action
UNISON members at Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust have secured a major victory after taking 26 days of strike action over four months. In a new deal, announced last week, the workers – who are outsourced to private healthcare facilities firm OCS – have won a pay rise of over 14%, an extra week of annual leave and the same sick pay as their colleagues who work directly for the NHS trust. The 50 workers include porters, catering staff and cleaners at hospitals, mental health units and clinics in Blackburn, Blackpool, Ormskirk, and Preston. The deal also included an agreement from the trust that the next out...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News health NHS OCS outsourcing Source Type: news