Blog: One year after the Myanmar coup, we must do more
The 1st February marks one year since the Myanmar military junta staged another coup in Myanmar, or Burma, as the country is also known. A year of relentless and escalating attacks on courageous, striking workers and civilians across the country. For decades, the military have ruled in one way or another. And each year they leave a trail of violence. So it’s not surprising that since the coup over 1,000 thousand people have been killed, and more than 11,000 people have been arrested. Reflecting on the past year, we’ve played our role keeping Myanmar in the spotlight, with news articles and statements. UNISON, and our b...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News international Source Type: news

UNISON pay ballot of Care Quality Commission staff opens
Staff at the Care Quality Commission in England will today (Friday) begin to vote in a strike ballot after being denied a pay rise this year, says UNISON. CQC ​employees – who ​inspect, monitor and regulate hospitals, care homes, GP ​practices and dental surgeries, as well as ambulance and mental health services – have endured years without a significant pay rise, ​says the union. ​Since the start of 2010, the value of their wages has fallen by almost 20%. ​A 5% pay claim ​was submitted last June. Since then, inflation ​has risen to 5.4%, the highest level in nearly 30 years and the cost-of-living...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release care quality commission Matt Egan pay Source Type: news

Economic benefit in treatment of unintentional childhood injuries by implementation of child-to-child approach - Banerjee B, Banerjee R, Mishra P, Ingle GK.
BACKGROUND: Childhood injury has been recognized as a major threat to child survival and health, as well as economic burden, which includes the cost to government and out-of-pocket expenses (OOPE) to families. Child-To-Child Approach is an innovative techn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Magnitude of mortality and its associated factors among burn victim children admitted to South Gondar Zone government hospitals, Ethiopia, from 2015 to 2019 - Tiruneh CM, Belachew A, Mulatu S, Emiru TD, Tibebu NS, Abate MW, Nigat AB, Belete A, Walle BG.
BACKGROUND: Burn is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability every year in low and middle-income countries, which mainly affects those aged less than 15  years. Death from burn injuries carries the most significant losses, which often... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community engagements in road safety: experiences from My Safe Road Programme in Malaysia - Razelan ISM, Ismail A, Rahman RA, Sadullah AFM, Ali NFM, Jawi ZM.
The Malaysian government has initiated many road safety initiatives to reduce road crashes, such as crash prevention, crash reduction, road maintenance, and construction of sustainable roads. However, none of those initiatives have direct contributions fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Epidemiology and patterns of road traffic fatalities in India pre- and post-motor vehicle (Amendment) act 2019: An autopsy-based study - Sahu MR, Mohanty MK, Sasmal PK, Radhakrishnan RV, Mohanty CR, Shaji IM, Naveen A, Parida M.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a preventable cause of death. The government of India enacted the motor vehicle amendment (MVA) act on September 01, 2019, to curtail the alarming trend of RTAs and their associated fatality. The study objectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK Covid efforts should target unvaccinated, says expert
Vaccine expert says focus should shift away from booster programme and be directed to first dosesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEfforts to increase uptake of Covid jabs in the UK should be concentrated on reducing the number of unvaccinated people rather than booster jabs, a leading expert has said.As Omicron spread rapidly around the country towards the end of 2021, health advisers and government ministers stressed that two doses “are not enough” to protect against the new variant, urging those eligible to take up a booster dose as soon as possible.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Omicron variant UK news Science Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid Lessons - Scientists Without Quality Data Are Like Unarmed Soldiers in a War Zone
[The Conversation Africa] Some of the most important lessons for public health from the COVID pandemic are about how the government should share data with the public, how updates about responses should be clearly articulated, and how important the sharing of the insight, the information, and the full relevant data are to the public. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Receives Additional 800,000 Sinopharm Vaccine Doses From China
[Daily News] Tanzania has received 800,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by the Government of People's Republic of China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reforms make consultant awards fairer
The government is reforming the National Clinical Excellence Awards for high performing NHS senior doctors to be more inclusive and accessible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government eases social care restrictions
Restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of Omicron in adult social care will now be eased as Plan B measures are removed following the success of the booster programme. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 27, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More doctors to get bonuses under government’s new scheme
The government has announced reforms to the “clinical excellence awards” bonus scheme for senior doctors, in an effort to make the process more inclusive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Denmark becomes latest European country to lift almost all Covid curbs
Government follows UK, Ireland and Netherlands in easing restrictions despite high number of cases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blog: We can ’t let the government take away crucial legal safety nets
It’s dangerous when any government thinks it can decide who deserves access to human rights and who doesn’t. The UK’s Human Rights Act (HRA) is a safety net and a crucial source of legal protection for people across all UK nations who have been mistreated or failed by the system.   But the government has just launched a consultation on its plan to replace it with a weaker bill of rights. The new bill from the Ministry of Justice would distance UK courts from case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. Human rights legislation is all about people, power, and how they a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea Human Rights Act Source Type: news

COVID jab mandate 'under review' as 77,000 NHS staff unvaccinated
NHS staff have a ‘professional duty’ to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but the government is keeping its mandate ‘under review’ with 77,000 people yet to come forward, Sajid Javid has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 26, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news