Early data for multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster shows promise, NIHR
The first results of an early trial of a multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster, launched in September 2021 and supported by the NIHR, has released positive data. US-based biotechnology company Gritstone bio, Inc. in collaboration with The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust have announced the initial phase one clinical data shows the vaccine has strong levels of neutralising antibodies. These are similar to approved mRNA vaccines, but up to a 10-fold lower dose in the first 10 individuals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New environment-friendly shield could offer better protection during dental surgery
Dental patients and practitioners could be better protected from COVID-19 and other airborne viruses and bacteria thanks to the development of a new environment-friendly shield by a multidisciplinary team from the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). The shield could also increase the number of patients seen by dentists and help reduce procedure wait times. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 17, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Hospital trust launches as social care provider
A leading acute foundation trust is launching itself as a direct provider of domiciliary social care services, and planning to open care homes, in what is thought to be a first. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New five-drug cocktail to treat deadly bone marrow cancer
Dr Martin Kaiser, consultant haematologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in London said: 'We could take these drugs off the shelves now and give them to people quickly.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London chief executive to lead Dorset trust
A new chief executive has been announced for University Hospitals Dorset Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust confirms new CEO after six-month wait
Ify Okocha has been appointed chief executive of Oxleas Foundation Trust, after six months as an interim. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS leaders accuse ministers of reneging on FT freedom deal
NHS leaders have accused the government of reneging on a deal to safeguard a key freedom for foundation trusts to determine their own capital spending. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS system oversight framework segmentation
These documents outline the segmentation decisions for all integrated care systems (ICSs) and NHS trusts (including foundation trusts). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Boris Johnson unmasked as inept and uncaring | Letters
Readers express frustration at the prime minister ’s recent visit to Hexham hospital, where he failed to wear a face coveringWith regards to Boris Johnson ’s trip to Hexham hospital, the website of the Northumbria NHS foundation trust has advice for those wishing to visit (Boris Johnson seen maskless in hospital as cases among MPs rise, 8 November). To paraphrase, visiting should be kept to a minimum, and masks must be worn when entering the hospital.What was so necessary that Johnson, and presumably a large retinue of advisers and security personnel, had to travel from London to the hospital? Was anything concrete ach...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Boris Johnson Politics UK news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Cancer Health Society NHS Source Type: news

Parents and babies turned away from ‘exceptionally busy’ unit
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust was forced to limit access to neonatal intensive care at the weekend due to exceptional demand. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust fined
The Care Quality Commission has fined West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust £2,500 for failing to comply with the duty of candour regulations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Polycystic ovaries: The best and worst fruits to reduce blood sugar levels
POLYCYSTIC ovarian syndrome increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Many symptoms of the former condition are attributed to insulin resistance, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust confirmed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Workforce disability equality standard
The workforce disability equality standard annual report 2020 is based on analysis from NHS trust and foundation trusts ’ 2019 and 2020 data and presents key findings, recommendations for continued focus and actions to address inequalities in the workplace. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former private healthcare boss chosen to chair integrated care board
A former leader of King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust is one of three new integrated care board chairs who have been selected in the South East. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cheers for Chinyaradzo Children's Home
[263Chat] Chinyaradzo Children's home recently got an early Christmas cheer through an assortment of donated goods from the Dr Bernie Foundation Trust, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news