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

New treatment destroys head and neck cancer tumours in trial
Exclusive: combination of drugs causes tumours to vanish in some terminally ill patients, study findsA new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients, scientists have discovered.In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients ’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a positive trend in survival”, according to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Cancer Medical research Health Science NHS UK news Source Type: news

New cancer treatment destroys tumours in terminally ill, finds trial
Exclusive: combining immunotherapy drugs may prove effective treatment with fewer side-effects than chemotherapyA new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill patients, scientists have discovered.In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients ’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a positive trend in survival”, according to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust.One patient, who was expected to die four years ago, told the Guardian of the “amazing” moment nu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Cancer Medical research Health Science NHS UK news Source Type: news

Company led medicines recall: Glucose 10%w/v 10ml injection and Trometamol 7%w/v injection 5mL
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MS 12882) is recalling specific batches of Glucose 10%w/v injection 10mL and Trometamol 7%w/v injection 5mL due to limited assurance of product steri (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 5, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

REBUILDING OUR NHS The case for capital funding
This briefing highlights what trust leaders need from the comprehensive spending review, based on a survey of trust and foundation trust finance directors across all sectors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The case for capital funding to rebuild the NHS
This briefing highlights what trust leaders need from the comprehensive spending review, based on a survey of trust and foundation trust finance directors across all sectors. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthcare assistants band together over pay
Healthcare support staff are launching a campaign to demand fair pay for the work they do, in a move unveiled today at UNISON’s special health conference. Maura McKenna, the vice chair of the union’s health service group executive, told delegates: “The Pay fair for patient care campaign can help branches to win pay justice and the respect, recognition and reward that this big group of workers deserve.” Healthcare support staff – mostly referred to as healthcare assistants or HCAs – work as part of the NHS team to deliver quality patient care. Over the years, as roles have evolved an...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News health pay fair for care Source Type: news

Sodexo agrees to pay NHS 3% rise at South Yorkshire trust
UNISON has today welcomed the news that private company Sodexo, working within the Doncaster & Bassetlaw hospital sites, has agreed to implement and honour the NHS 3% pay deal for 2021 for Sodexo staff that were TUPE transferred over to them from the Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2018. UNISON area organiser Margaret Yemm said: “All of our UNISON members working in Sodexo have worked – and continue to work – extremely hard to provide an ongoing catering service to our patients and retail customers in Doncaster, even more so during the global COVID-19 outbreak and restr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News One Team2K Source Type: news

Blog: Why the Health and Care Bill is so important
By UNISON head of health Sara Gorton UNISON was among the earliest and fiercest critics of the 2012 ‘Lansley’ Act, which extended the scope for privatisation of the NHS in England, and made NHS services subject to unwieldy competition and procurement regulations. It also encouraged fragmentation and disrupted the service by creating and moving tens of thousands of people into a series of new ‘arms-length bodies’. Since the 2012 Act, UNISON has lobbied for changes – not just to get us back to pre-2012 standing, but to reinstate the principles of collaboration, social value and integration as we...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Blogs health Source Type: news

Sir James Mackey appointed as elective recovery adviser
Sir James Mackey, the chief executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will spend two days a week supporting NHS England and NHS Improvement to find new ways to address the elective backlog. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 13, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Significant unresolved issues’ at mental health trust years on from scandal
There are still “significant unresolved issues” at Southern Health Foundation Trust which has not “reached the standards expected”, a report has found, six years after its leadership was heavily criticised in relation to major care failings. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 10, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former BBC executive to chair hospital trust
The former chief finance and chief operating officer for the BBC has been appointed chair of the Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust boards take next step towards merger despite governors’ objections
Two foundation trusts in the South East have taken the next steps towards a merger. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust boards take next step to merge despite governors’ objections
Two foundation trusts in the South East have taken the next steps towards a merger. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Approval given to use Coronil as supporting measure in Covid management: MoS Health
​​Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar, in a written reply, said the Interdisciplinary Technical Review Committee (ITRC) setup by the AYUSH ministry reviewed the application submitted by the Patanjali Research Foundation Trust for "updating the AYUSH license for Divya Coronil tablet " from 'immunity booster' to 'medicine for COVID-19'. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid UK: Medics in hotspots of South Tyneside and Sunderland are asked to cancel holidays
Staff at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust - dealing with one of the highest infection rates in the country - are seeing hospital cases doubling week-on-week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FFP3 masks: study shows they significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, RCN
A study by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has found wearing FFP3 face masks can considerably reduce the risk of health care workers becoming infected with COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top trust chief to become full-time ICS leader
Rob Webster is to leave his post as chief executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust to become the full-time lead of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate integrated care system. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Long COVID webinar, NHS Employers (published 23rd June 2021)
On the 22 June 2021, we hosted a webinar which provided information on how NHS organisations can best support colleagues with long COVID. In the webinar you can hear from: the authors of the COVID-19 return to work guidelines, published by The Society of Occupational Medicine legal firm Capsticks, who outlined the legal implications regarding what employers can and cannot do when it comes to supporting their staff with long COVID speakers from Guy's and St Thomas'NHS Foundation Trust, who shared the work their organisation has done regarding return to work and rehabilitation support for colleagues with long COVID. (So...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London ’s detox unit for homeless people
Service, led by Public Health England (London), was set up in partnership with the Greater London Authority, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, borough councils and the City of London Corporation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid UK: Hospitalisations TRIPLE in Indian variant hotspot Bolton
Sources say there are currently 43 Covid patients in Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, compared to 12 that were receiving care on May 10. Experts fear pressure on the trust will get worse as cases climb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How many with Indian variant in UK had been vaccinated?' Hancock reveals details to Marr
INDIAN variant UK: The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust medical director said a majority of the sick patients from the Indian variant in Bolton had not been vaccinated but would have been eligible for the jabs. Matt Hancock discussed this matter further with Andrew Marr revealing the exact number of those with the Indian variant in Bolton who have been vaccinated. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy offers potential cure to children born without an immune system
An experimental form of gene therapy developed by a team of researchers from UCLA and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London has successfully treated 48 of 50 children born with a rare and deadly inherited disorder that leaves them without an immune system.Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID, is caused by mutations in theADA gene that creates the enzyme adenosine deaminase, which is essential to a functioning immune system.For children with the condition, even day-to-day activities like going to school or playing with friends can lead to dangerous, life-threatening infections...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Police launch investigation into patient death
Police are investigating allegations around the death of a patient who was under the care of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The essential guide to provider collaboratives, Good Governance Institute
As part of system working, it is expected that most NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts will belong to one or more provider collaboratives. These are governed arrangements designed to release very specific benefits as part of the NHS integrated care systems (ICS) arrangements. This guide aims to: clarify what is meant by provider collaborative; explain the benefits of provider collaboratives; provide a'how to'guide on how to set up/join a provider collaborative; and highlight common pitfalls and success factors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Troubled trust names interim after appointed chief withdraws application
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed an interim chief executive after its previous candidate was forced to withdraw his application in March after an inquiry about his qualifications. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Guide to provider collaboratives
As part of system working, it is expected that most NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts will belong to one or more provider collaboratives. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Just 6% of beds at England's busiest hospital are occupied by Covid patients
Analysis of the latest NHS statistics by MailOnline shows just 19 beds - or 6.4 per cent - at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were taken up by the virus in the week ending April 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Bristol BRC to benefit from internship programme to tackle underrepresentation of Black people in science
The National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC), a partnership between the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), will host intern Angel Obierozie this summer as part of the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) programme to tackle the underrepresentation of Black people in science. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Cochrane PaPaS seeks full-time Systematic Reviewer - remote
Closing date: 28 April 2021Location: remote (home-working)The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (Cochrane PaPaS) Review Group is looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to undertake high quality, priority Cochrane systematic reviews for publication in the Cochrane Library.The focus of PaPaS is studies of interventions for acute pain, chronic pain, headache and migraine, palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness, and supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness.The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to undertake new priority reviews, o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Patients needed for Parkinson's disease trials
This Parkinson's disease awareness week [10-16 April], researchers at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol are looking to recruit more patients to take part in a number of studies they run in the field of Parkinson's disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

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

Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group dispels myths on podcast
Latest episode of the DementiaResearcher podcastchats about the  work of Cochrane, how we support evidence-informed decision making in healthcare, our work on undertaking systematic reviews, and how you could become involved.TheCochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group create reviews and methods guidance on all aspects of dementia, delirium and other cognitive disorders.   Recent outputs have included a focus on diagnosis of dementia,which have been curated in to a Cochrane Library Special Collection,  and reviews on prognosis and complex interventions.The group Coordinating Editors ar...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit 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