Setting up a voluntary buddying scheme
Building on breakout discussions from NHS Providers' online events, the governor team and non-executive directors at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explain how they introduced a governor to a non-executive director buddying scheme and its benefits. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cellular " hotspots " in the brain may signify the earliest signs of cancer
(King's College London) Researchers at King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology,& Neuroscience, in collaboration with King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, have found small clusters of cells in the brain that identify locations where tumours could become malignant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UNISON wins U-turn over hospital parking charges
Thousands of NHS hospital staff in the West Midlands will receive refunds for car parking charges while at work, after a successful campaign by UNISON. The U-turn by University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust follows a challenge by the union on behalf of its 6,000 members working at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other sites run by the trust. The union says that some could receive as much as £800, backdated to last summer when UHB scrapped a commitment to offer free parking during the pandemic. In March 2020, the Department for Health and Social Care informed all health trusts that they would receive im...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 health care hospital parking West Midlands Source Type: news

UNISON to step up campaigns on pay and social care reform
UNISON’s number one priority remains the support of members who have been delivering public services for over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, general secretary Christina McAnea told the union’s national executive council (NEC) at an online meeting today (Wednesday). But the union is also focussed on what will happen in the post-COVID recovery, particularly in terms of members’ pay, and it will work to ensure public services and the interests of the union’s members are central to the elections taking place across the UK on 6 May. The union also continues to “look outwards”, with the ge...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 7, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News care workers: your rights international NEC Source Type: news

Medical leader made chief exec at trust hard hit by covid
The medical director of a successful foundation trust is being brought in to run Medway Foundation Trust for 18 months. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Achievements and developments during 2020/21 flu season
Letter from Professor Stephen Powis, to NHS trusts, foundation trusts and GP practices and all community pharmacies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS patients to be offered cancer treatment at home
Specialist nurses from top cancer centre The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester are already offering at-home chemotherapy and immunotherapy to 250 patients a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Staff Engagement The Chesterfield Way, NHS Employers
In this case study, we explore how Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust improved its NHS Staff Survey results through a programme of staff engagement. In 2017, NHS Staff Survey results revealed Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as rated a'worst performer'for the second year running with 26/32 negative scores. The trust embarked on a successful mission to engage, improve and change culture and the 2020 survey results showed they had scored above the national average in nine of the survey's eleven themes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volunteers needed for study looking into whether COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be administered at the same time
Researchers at the Bristol Trials Centre (CTEU) at the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) are leading a new study which could set the foundations for how booster COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered in the future. The study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), will determine whether booster COVID-19 vaccines should be given at the same time as flu vaccines. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The NHS hospitals that have suffered the most Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began
NHS England figures show University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs two hospitals, has recorded 2,578 fatalities since March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our Health Heroes: celebrating COVID contributions
On 23 March, more than 300 NHS and social care staff gathered for the virtual Our Health Heroes awards organised by Skills for Health. They were joined by sector and government leaders including Edward Argar, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care. After a year in which the NHS faced its toughest ever challenges, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown was an apt day to be recognising, reflecting, and celebrating the difference to people lives these unsung health heroes continue to make, day after day. Delivered by Skills for Health, with the help of partners UNISON, NHS Employers, SFJ Aw...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article health Our Health Heroes Source Type: news

Covid-19 fallout - addressing the long term psychological impact on our NHS staff, NHS Employers
On 10 March, we held our Regroup, reflect, recharge: Enhancing staff experience in the NHS conference. The event brought together a range of NHS professionals who support the experience of NHS staff. Leading NHS trusts showcased their approaches to facilitate a supportive, compassionate, and positive experience for staff throughout the pandemic, highlighting lessons learned for attendees to take away into their own organisations. As part the event, a breakout session was held by experts from Guy's and St. Thomas'NHS Foundation trust to explore the longer term psychological impact of COVID-19 on NHS staff and the principle...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health workers win two-year battle against privatisation in Frimley
UNISON Frimley health branch members are celebrating after emerging triumphant from a two-year battle against privatisation. Assistant branch secretary Maura Price said: “It’s fantastic news. It’s such a relief for all involved. When I gave the news to a member, she dropped to her knees. People are saying they hadn’t realised what a weight this has been for them to all carry for the past couple of years. We’re all so relieved.” Ms Price described the Frimley Health Foundation Trust in Surrey as being “a family” and adding that “we need to keep all of our staff in o...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 19, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News health workers NHS subcos privatisation Source Type: news

Patients left waiting after specialist trust closed outpost centre 20 miles away
Scores of patients have been left waiting more than a year for treatment and hundreds more making lengthy journeys, after a specialist foundation trust closed its outpost treatment centre based in another trust 20 miles away. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New simulation videos for COVID Oximetry
In partnership with The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, UCLPartners have developed Stop:Start simulation videos to support trusts in setting up COVID Oximetry @home and Virtual Ward services. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heine H. Hansen Award: J. Vansteenkiste and F. Blackhall honored for lung cancer research
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have the pleasure of announcing that the Heine H. Hansen Award 2021 is conferred on Johan Vansteenkiste at the upcoming European Lung Cancer Virtual Congress (ELCC) 2021. The event will also feature the lecture of the 2020 award recipient Fiona Blackhall, Professor of Thoracic Oncology at Manchester Cancer Research Centre, University of Manchester, and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bullying probe at Hancock’s local trust due ‘in spring’
A long-delayed review into West Suffolk Foundation Trust board members’ alleged bullying of whistleblowers is now due to be published “by the spring”, senior figures familiar with the process have told HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One dose of COVID-19 vaccines effective against hospitalisations in over 80s
Interim results presented here show the effectiveness of one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines in preventing hospitalisation of people in their 80s with multiple comorbidities. The AvonCAP study results are reported for the first time today [3 March] by researchers from the University of Bristol, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) and North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Source Type: news

Cumberland Infirmary workers stage second strike
UNISON members at Cumberland Infirmary are taking a second day of strike action today as their private employer refuses to end a decade of missing payments. More than 150 porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff employed at Cumberland Infirmary by facilities company Mitie, took a first day of action on Friday over missing payments for working unsocial hours. Workers directly employed by the NHS receive enhanced rates – such as time-and-a-half and double time – for working at unsocial times such as weekends or through the night. But UNISON has discovered that the Cumberland Infirmary staff have not rece...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Cumberland Infirmary Mitie North West Source Type: news

Ex-Confed chief to lead scandal-hit trust
The former chief executive of the NHS Confederation has been appointed chair of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unions hold last-ditch talks to avert Cumberland Infirmary strike
UNISON and GMB are holding crunch talks with Mitie and North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, in a last-ditch attempt to avoid strike action. More than 150 porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering staff employed by Mitie at Cumberland Infirmary are set to stage 24-hour strikes on Friday 26 February and again on Monday 1 March over missing payments for working unsocial hours. NHS workers receive enhanced rates – such as time-and-a-half and double time – for working at unsocial times such as weekends or through the night. But UNISON has discovered that the Cumberland Infirmary staff have not recei...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Cumberland Infirmary Industrial action North West outsourcing strike Source Type: news

Hospital at Home - Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Confederation
Case study. Patients who are recovering from COVID-19 but need ongoing oxygen therapy can now be cared for at home rather than in hospital, thanks to remote health monitoring. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TAT 2021 Honorary Award: A recognition in cancer drug development to Ruth Plummer
(European Society for Medical Oncology) On the occasion of the ESMO Targeted Anticancer Therapies Virtual Congress 2021, the European Society for Medical Oncology is pleased to announce that Ruth Plummer, Clinical Professor of Experimental Cancer Medicine at the Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Medical Oncologist in Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will receive the TAT 2021 Honorary Award in recognition of her relentless trial activity, which has taken many new cancer drugs into the clinic that have become standard treatments with proven patient benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mental health and housing
Supported housing for people leaving acute hospital for a mental illness may help them to return to independent community living, by offering a bridge between the two. It can provide a supportive environment for people before making the transition to independent living. However, whilst some foundation trusts and housing providers have worked together to create innovative examples, the expansion of supported housing has been unexpectedly limited. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health and Housing: the feasibility of calculating an investment case
This new briefing from the Mental Health Economics Collaborative (MHEC) on supported housing offers:- An evaluation framework which could be adopted by health and housing providers to demonstrate the positive business case for supported housing models - A worked example of an investment case to convey what could be presented with further data. It is based on the methodologies used in previous MHEC projects, such as the evaluation of New Care Models and the Nottingham Psychological Care in Primary Medicine Team. Intermediate care for pati ents leaving acute hospital beds helps them to return to independent community l...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest review shows intensive care mortality from COVID-19 continued to fall in 2020, but improvement is slowing
A meta-analysis of global studies has shown that intensive care morality from COVID-19 has continued to fall since the start of the pandemic, but the improvement is slowing and may have plateaued. The study, published today [2 February] in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists), is by Professor Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor in Bristol Medical School: Translational Health Sciences (THS) at the University of Bristol, and colleagues. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

ICU mortality from COVID-19 continued to fall in 2020, but improvement is slowing
A meta-analysis of global studies has shown that intensive care morality from COVID-19 has continued to fall since the start of the pandemic, but the improvement is slowing and may have plateaued. The study, published today [2 February] in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists), is by Professor Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor in Bristol Medical School: Translational Health Sciences (THS) at the University of Bristol, and colleagues. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Pandemic’s role blamed for trust’s 1,955 mixed-sex ward breaches
East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust reported 1,955 mixed sex accommodation breaches in November, the month before the new variant of the virus caused a huge increase in covid admissions across the county. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Researchers investigate black elderberry as possible treatment for Covid
CORONAVIRUS vaccinations are one way out of the pandemic. Now researchers are exploring Covid treatments. The researchers at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust wonder if black elderberry could reduce the severity and duration of Covid symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford man, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Dialysis patient Brian Pinker received jab at Oxford University hospital on Monday morningCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn 82-year-old retired maintenance manager has become the first person in the world to receive the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine outside clinical trials.Brian Pinker, a dialysis patient, received the jab at 7.30am on Monday from nurse Sam Foster at Oxford University hospitals NHS foundation trust ’s Churchill hospital.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: PA Media Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases Science Society Medical research Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

Reviewing a decade of research into suicide and related behaviour using the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) System - Bittar A, Velupillai S, Downs J, Sedgwick R, Dutta R.
Suicide is a serious public health issue worldwide, yet current clinical methods for assessing a person's risk of taking their own life remain unreliable and new methods for assessing suicide risk are being explored. The widespread adoption of electronic h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Join the Society's National Obesity Database Steering Committee
Applications are open for the Society for EndocrinologyNational Obesity Database Steering Committee. The Society, in partnership with Somerset NHS Foundation trust has been awarded a Novo Nordisk Healthcare Organisation Grant to develop, set up and rollout a Tier 3 National Obesity Database. The steering committee Chaired by Professor John Wass will meet up to 3 times a year (initially for a 3 year period) to:Oversee the database study management group to ensure that the database is developed, set up and rolled out to Tier 3 NHS services on time.Sign off on the yearly annual report.Deter...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lessons learned in staff engagement during COVID-19, NHS Employers
In this case study, we explore how Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has modified its local tools to gain feedback from staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Board go-ahead for merger to create UK’s largest trust
The merger of two foundation trusts to create the UK’s largest healthcare provider was approved. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination deployment strategy and operational readiness, NHS England
Letter to Chief Executives of all NHS trusts and foundation trusts from Emily Lawson and Sue Harriman on the COVID-19 vaccination programme setting out what the NHS and Government will provide nationally, and what we expect the NHS working with local government and other partners locally to deliver. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supporting and developing community end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic: an example of collaborative working, Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust
Summary on how a local health economy used NICE rapid Covid-19 guideline NG163 to support provision of end of life care in the local community, in order to ensure the service could continue to operate responsively and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination deployment strategy and operational readiness
NHS England has written to chief executives of all NHS trusts and foundation trust about the COVID-19 vaccination deployment strategy and operational readiness. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flexible working enablers in practice
Read how Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has committed to being a flexible employer and the actions they have undertaken to achieve this, framed under the key enablers to flexible working. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staff engagement during COVID-19, NHS Employers
This case study from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust describes how it adapted its staff engagement methods to meet the challenges of engaging during COVID-19. The trust implemented a weekly survey combining real time feedback and using free text comments. This informed decision-making and helped sustain motivation during the challenge of COVID. The survey included fixed questions on key issues and staff could also share free text comments. This enabled staff to share their feelings and raise issues. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIRD study finds that COVID-19 antibodies fade "very, very quickly," rendering vaccine useless
(Natural News) The third such study in recent days to make this suggestion, a new paper published by researchers from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust in London has determined that the antibodies developed after infection with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) only last a very short time, meaning any future vaccine for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust becomes first to see a third of beds filled by covid patients during second wave
Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust has more than a third of its general and acute beds occupied by covid patients, according to HSJ’s analysis of NHS data. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RPS welcomes spotlight on aseptic pharmacy
Jatinder Harchowal, Chair of the RPS Hospital Expert Advisory Group and Chief Pharmacist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, comments on the Government report on Transforming NHS Pharmacy Asept (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news