NHS hospital in Bolton begs patients seeking Covid-19 tests to stay at home
The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said in a desperate message they are 'managing a high volume of patients who have arrived requesting a #Covid19 test'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single trust accounts for one in three covid hospital deaths
A third of those who died with diagnosed or suspected covid-19 in English hospitals did so at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust in the seven days to 10 September. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Introducing our 2020 Leadership and Development Programme Awardees
We are excited to announce the 2020 Society Leadership and Development Awards Programme Awardees. This ambitious programme, pioneered by former Society President, Graham Williams, aims to recognise and nurture emerging talent in endocrinology, to help the Awardees become the future leaders of our discipline.  Clinical Academics Alexander Comninos, Imperial College LondonJulia Prague, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and University of ExeterPeter Taylor, Cardiff University and the University Hospital of WalesClinicians-in-PracticeSafwaan Adam, The Christie Hospital, ManchesterJ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prevention of suicide/self-harm in the context of COVID-19, NIHR
Please note all questions within each section are linked to each other and should be read in conjunction. Below each question is the weblink to the source of evidence to support the guidance recommendation. Readers can, of course, focus only on areas of interest, but we would suggest that you read the answers to all questions within a group as the answers complement and overlap with each other. The tables were created with input and guidance from Professor Keith Hawton (Professor of Psychiatry, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford; Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust), Dr Alexandra Pit...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CQC steps in at troubled trust over covid infections
The Care Quality Commission has taken immediate enforcement action at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust citing “serious concerns” over patient safety. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers extend recruitment to COVID-19 vaccine trial
Researchers at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and the University of Bristol have begun a new round of recruitment to a clinical trial of a vaccine pioneered in the UK which could protect against COVID-19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Bronchitis can be treated with a 'flash-freeze' icy blast to the lungs in new 30 minute procedure
The RejuvenAir procedure is being offered as part of a trial at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Trust CEO subject to ‘fit and proper person’ review
The chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust is facing a fit and proper persons review following a critical employment tribunal hearing, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Whistleblower chief executive placed on extended leave
A joint director employed by a foundation trust and local authority has been put on ‘extended leave’ by the council, after warning elected members about alleged wrongdoing. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network seeks Network Support Fellow
Contract: Fixed-term, 12 monthsHours: Full time, 37.5 per week (part time considered)Salary:  £31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience)Position Closing: 20 August 2020Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network is seeking a Network Support Fellow. Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

HMRC strengthens grip on NHS tax bills after trust’s legal challenge fails
The NHS could face stronger enforcement over wrongly VAT claims after a foundation trust lost an unusual legal battle with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public want  NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise
A majority of the public (69%) think all NHS staff should get an early pay rise before the end of this year, according to a UNISON/Savanta ComRes poll published today (Wednesday). The findings also highlight how two thirds (66%) of the public believe a wage increase for employees – including healthcare assistants, nurses, hospital porters, midwives, paramedics and cleaners – should be significant in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The results send a clear message to the government that there’s substantial public support for a new pay deal to be agreed now for health service workers, many of whom have risk...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release fair pay NHS Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Investigating the deaths of healthcare and social care workers who died after contracting coronavirus, NHS England (published 27th July 2020)
On 29 May 2020 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wrote to the Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee to describe the process for medical examiner review of health and social care worker deaths from COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued emergency Directions under Secretary of State powers conferred by section 253 of the National Health Service Act 2006. These require NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts to co-operate with each other and others providing NHS services to ensure that medical examiners are available to prioritise the scrutiny of health and social care...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus England: 10% July hospital deaths at Kent NHS trust
Some 37 patients died from coronavirus at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust last month - 10.8 per cent of the 340 Covid-19 deaths across England in July. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news