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 Awards...
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 princ...
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 our family, no matter what pay band. Espe...
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 received the...
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 received the ...
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