New Banksy Artwork Unveiled at U.K. Hospital, Pays Tribute to Health Workers
(LONDON) — A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital. The framed picture, titled “Game Changer,” depicts a young boy sitting on the floor playing with a nurse superhero toy. Batman and Spiderman action figure toys lie in a wastepaper basket next to the boy. The nurse figure, complete with a cape and a face mask, wears an apron featuring a red cross — the only spot of color in the black-and-white work. The piece was placed on display in a corridor at Southampton General Hospital in southern England on Wednesday. Read more: Front L...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Art COVID-19 News Desk United Kingdom wire Source Type: news

New tumour sampling method significantly improves genetic testing for cancer treatment
(The Francis Crick Institute) A wholistic tumour sampling method that more accurately detects genetic alterations in tumours, which are critical in allowing treatment to be personalised to each and every patient, has been developed by researchers from the Crick, Roche and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guidance on risk assessments for staff, NHS Employers (published 30th April 2020)
Understand the specific risks staff that members face from exposure to COVID-19 with our new guidance on risk assessments. It includes actions which employers can take to keep staff safe including staff returning to work for the NHS and existing staff who are potentially more at risk due to race, age, disability or pregnancy. This guidance is designed for statutory NHS organisations (trusts, foundation trusts, CCGs, CSUs). It is of course applicable in other settings, sectors and organisations. Further specific advice for primary care settings is being explored with NHS England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulator approves long-running merger plans
Regulators have approved a merger between two foundation trusts after initially blocking the plans seven years ago. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bristol researchers set to begin COVID-19 vaccine trials
Researchers at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) and the University of Bristol are set to begin trials of a vaccine pioneered in the UK which could protect against COVID-19. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational H Source Type: news

£ 100,000 project will see AI used to speed up ADHD diagnosis in adults
(University of Huddersfield) Over 1.5 million UK adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) leading to a wide range of difficulties, jeopardizing careers and relationships and due to everyday demands on the NHS, ADHD diagnosis among adults is a slow process. Now, the University of Huddersfield is working with the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is using artificial intelligence to speed up diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals are turning to VETS to fill staffing gaps on intensive care wards amid coronavirus
Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust has taken on 150 vets after projecting a 10-fold spike in the coming weeks. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust has also asked vets and dentists for their help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vets recruited to work in hospitals during coronavirus outbreak
They are volunteering with a trust in south-west England and are being invited to apply for jobs in HampshireCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS trusts are recruiting vets to help relieve pressure on health service staff ashospitals struggle to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.About 150 vets are volunteering as respiratory assistants with Torbay and South Devon NHS foundation trust, while Hampshire hospitals NHS foundation trust has invited vets, veterinary nurses and dentists to apply for jobs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique and Sarah Marsh Tags: Veterinary medicine Animals Medical research Science World news NHS UK news Coronavirus outbreak Source Type: news

Back to the scrubs
Paul Pearson is one of many UNISON activists – and staff – who have stepped in to help out in the coronavirus crisis. For the last three years Paul has been on full-time release from his duties at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to concentrate on representing NHS workers as the UNISON Suffolk health branch secretary. But he is an operating department practitioner by trade. And in the current emergency, he has returned to theatres and critical care, helping patients with COVID-19 and those going through emergency surgery and recovery. “It’s been inspirational to see so many people returning to the front lines, cha...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 6, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News college of operating department practitioners coronavirus Covid-19 health care Source Type: news

UNISON wins U-turn for trainee nursing associates
UNISON won an important victory today, after the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reversed a decision to cut the pay of trainee nursing associates and end their training. The trainees received letters on Monday telling them that, because of the coronavirus crisis, their training would be ended, with no resumption guaranteed. They would also be expected to take a pay cut of up to £1,700 – even as they were deployed to the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Nursing associate training primarily involves on-the-job learning. However, after a quick response by UNISON, and with members showing “great ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News coronavirus Covid-19 nursing associates Yorkshire and Humberside Source Type: news

Rachel Dunscombe Joins Visionable
Rachel Dunscombe joined Visionable as its chief technology officer on Monday (30 March). Rachel is one of the best-known health tech leaders in the UK, as a result of her work with the NHS Digital Academy, the KLAS ARCH Collaborative, and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

NHS trust tells staff to work even if a household member has symptoms of the killer coronavirus
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust reportedly emailed staff with the controversial advice. The Government urges anyone to self-isolate if a household member has symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust upgraded from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has been upgraded to “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS medics 'must wear full PPE gear within 3ft of a corona patient'
The Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, in County Durham, issued the diktat to staff last week saying CPR should not be used in an emergency because of the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dramatic increase in bowel cancer in young adults in England
There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of bowel cancer in adults under the age of 50, according to new research from the University of Bristol, UWE Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news