Smith & Nephew warns on first-gen Journey BCS knee revision rate
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) recently released an urgent field safety notice warning of issues with components in the first generation of its Journey BCS knee system that can lead to a higher rate of revisions than expected. The notice, originally sent in June, warned that post-market surveillance data showed that patients implanted with the first gen Journey BCS knee “may have a higher risk of requiring a revision earlier than they or their surgeon had expected,” though it said that the reason for the revisions was the same as for other primary total knee systems. Data from the study indicated a revision...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Smith & Nephew Source Type: news

NHS to launch appointment booking, medical records app system-wide in December
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) will launch a new wide-ranging app in December that allows all patients to book appointments, consult their medical records, and more, the government agency announced last week. Though many of the features are already available online, the new app will bring them together into one mobile access point. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Babies sleep better when they begin solid food early, study says
Both the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies sleep better when they begin solid food early
Both the UK National Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed until about 6 months of age and then begin to introduce solid foods. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Health Service's 70th anniversary inspires protests
Cake. Face painting. Singing. Games. Outside a National Health Service England office in London on Thursday morning were all the elements of a classic children's birthday party. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Health Service's 70th anniversary inspires protests
Cake. Face painting. Singing. Games. Outside a National Health Service England office in London on Thursday morning were all the elements of a classic children's birthday party. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS70: How Has Technology Changed Our Healthcare?
Today the U.K.'s National Health Service turns 70 years old - this article takes a look at some of the technologies that has completely changed healthcare in the U.K. and beyond. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Phee Waterfield, Contributor Source Type: news

Timeline: Britain's National Health Service turns 70
Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service on Thursday, a moment of pride and concern for a country that has nurtured its growth into the largest publicly funded healthcare service in the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK marks 70th birthday of health service with pride, worry
Church services, tea parties and even a medically themed symphony are on the agenda as Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service _ a battered but beloved institution facing an uncertain future (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Happy Birthday to our NHS – the greatest achievement of our movement
Today, our union and our whole country celebrates the 70th birthday of our NHS. I’m so proud to see UNISON members – both those who work in our health service, and those who rely on it – leading the celebrations in hospitals and communities across the country. Our union is so proud of our NHS, not just because we’re the largest health union in the country, but also because the National Health Service embodies our union’s values. A universal public service. Free at the point of use. With health and care as priorities – not profit. For me, the NHS is the greatest achievement of our moveme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS 70 NHS birthday Source Type: news

Timeline: Britain's National Health Service turns 70
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service on Thursday, a moment of pride and concern for a country that has nurtured its growth into the largest publicly funded healthcare service in the world. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness study of risk-based screenings for breast cancer
(JAMA Network) A cost-effectiveness study used a hypothetical group of women in the United Kingdom to compare risk-based breast cancer screening programs with a standard age-based screening program and no screening. Analysis was done from the perspective of the National Health Service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Celebrating 70 years of NHS pharmacy
Today the National Health Service is celebrating its 70th birthday. Ash Soni, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society said:“Pharmacists have played a vital role in providing NHS service (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How has nursing changed since the birth of the NHS in 1948?
Widespread shortages of nursing staff, chronic underfunding and an over-burdened health system struggling to cope – welcome to the new National Health Service in 1948. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nye Bevan: the founding father of the NHS
Nye Bevan’s towering accomplishment was the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. The son of a Welsh coal miner, he displayed a steely determination and hatred of the class system from a young age, becoming one of the most important ministers in the post war Labour government and the chief pioneer of nationalised hospitals and free medical care for all. Emma Dent reports  For all the efforts of many politicians, few have their name indelibly linked with their achievements. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

March for the NHS – how it went down, in pictures
This Saturday thousands of people marched through central London to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, and show that they’re willing to fight for it. This is how the day went down.   It was a bright and early start for the UNISON staff members, who arrived with boxes of placards, flags, purple Hawaiian leis, and birthday cakes for the NHS.     We strapped some young men to purple balloons, to make sure all UNISON members knew where to find the UNISON contingent. They were pleased about it really.   A staff member demonstrated how to hold placards. That is some top-notch placard holding rig...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News health care National Health Service NHS NHS 70 NHS birthday nhs70 Source Type: news

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights
If it’s June, it’s the seaside. If it’s 2018, it’s Brighton. Once again, UNISON activists gathered in the south coast resort last month for our national delegate conference – the annual parliament that sets the priorities for the year ahead and decides policies for the union. And there was a special theme to this year’s conference – our 25th. Yes, UNISON was formed on 1 July 1993 and conference saw the start of our 25thbirthday celebrations. Those first 25 years, and the values that will remain key to UNISON for the next quarter century and beyond, were summed in a specially commis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health pay National Health Service NHS NHS 70 violence at work wholly owned subsidiaries Windrush Source Type: news

UK's National Health Service making post-Brexit plans
Britain's National Health Service is making plans to ensure that medical supplies will be available if Britain leaves the European Union next March without a deal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments
Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on treatments including breast reductions and operations to stop people snoring as part of plans to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky procedures." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Blog: Say no to Subcos
Today I’ve been on the picket lines in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh, where NHS workers are on strike. They want to stay part of our National Health Service, but their employer wants to turf them out into a subsidiary company – a “subco”. We know what a threat subcos are. They’re a threat to jobs and terms and conditions. They’re a slippery slope towards backdoor privatisation. That’s why this strike action – which has so much support amongst staff and the local community – is so important to our union. This is a strategic dispute for our union. We need to knock back s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News NHS subcos Source Type: news

Babylon's AI passes mockup of UK's GP exam, goes head-to-head with doctors
Babylon Health, one of a number of companies working on triage chatbots for health, has already made a name for itself with a high-profile partnership with the UK ’s National Health Service, as well as with an investment round of more than $200 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HRSA: Removing Outmoded Regulations Regarding the National Health Service Corps Program
Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration to remove outmoded regulations related to private practice loans for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program, effective July 27, 2018. NHSC has not made private practice loans available for more than 25 years and does not plan to do so in the future, so the regulations are no longer necessary. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pride and worry, Britain's free health service turns 70
MILTON KEYNES, England (Reuters) - Free, good quality healthcare for everyone, from cradle to grave. That was the mission of Britain ’s National Health Service when it was founded on July 5, 1948. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coming together to celebrate our NHS
From the very outset, our movement had a dream – healthcare for all, at no cost, available to everyone. Seventy years ago that dream became a reality, with the establishment of the National Health Service. Fathered by Nye Bevan, but built and maintained by the hands of millions health workers, the NHS – not the buildings, but the people – is the crowning achievement of the labour movement, a clear example of socialism in action and the envy of the world. Next week, our NHS reaches its latest major milestone – 70 years. Generations have been born and cared for in it. All of us, wherever we live or wo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News demo NHS Source Type: news

Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service (NHS) by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Britain's May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost: reports
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

£20bn funding boost for NHS dismays critics
National Health Service to receive billions more over five years (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UK to Relax Immigration Rules for Non-EU Doctors and Nurses UK to Relax Immigration Rules for Non-EU Doctors and Nurses
The British government will loosen immigration rules to allow more doctors and nurses from outside the European Union to come and work for Britain's National Health Service (NHS), a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages
Britain says it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staff shortfalls in the National Health Service (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More Providers at Your Site May Soon Be Eligible for NHSC
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) received $105 million for future NHSC Loan Repayment Program awards to expand and improve access to quality opioid and substance use disorder treatment in rural and underserved areas. The deadline to opt-in is Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

More Providers at Your Site May Soon Be Eligible for NHSC
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) received $105 million for future NHSC Loan Repayment Program awards to expand and improve access to quality opioid and substance use disorder treatment in rural and underserved areas. The deadline to opt-in is Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Opt-ininstructions are also available. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How effective is the integration of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the English National Health Service for sport related injury treatment and health management? - Pullen E, Malcolm D, Wheeler P.
BACKGROUND: Regular participation in sport, exercise and physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes and form a mainstay of British public health policies. However, regular participation in sport and exercise can result in sport related i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Organizations: Apply for NHSC Assignments by June 20
The deadline is approaching for health care organizations to request a priority listing for assignment of National Health Service Corps scholarship program participants for 2018-2019. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Data: why NHS workers quit
At the end of June hundreds of thousands of people will be marching to celebrate and defend our National Health Service. The NHS is facing many problems because of under-funding, one of those being the decline in pay and working conditions for staff. UNISON is told this by our members on a daily basis, but one way to quantify it is to use the government’s own published data on why NHS staff are quitting. The latest data tracks reasons for leaving from quarter one in the financial year 2011/12 to quarter three in 2017/18. During that time the total number of leavers increased by 6%, but the data reveals that some of t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data health NHS nhs70 Source Type: news

Funding the National Health Service requires higher taxes
Political cowardice obstructs solution as the population ages and costs increase (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Securing Cyber Resilience in Health and Care: A Progress Update
United Kingdom Department of Health. 02/2018 This 11-page report provides an update on the United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care's work to strengthen cyber resilience across health and care. It details actions to make sure the National Health System is as prepared as possible for cyber-attacks; help National Health Service organizations to address infrastructure weaknesses; and provide security toolkits. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Heatwave Plan for England: Protecting Health and Reducing Harm from Severe Heat and Heatwaves, May 2018
United Kingdom Department of Health. 05/29/2018 This 43-page plan, updated in May 2018, is intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health. It aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England. It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for the National Health Service, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies; professionals working with people at risk; and individuals, local communities, and voluntary groups. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

'Working in the NHS, my life-long dream'
Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I was a nurse at the start of the NHS'
Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I was a nurse at start of NHS'
Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Study Finds Late Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer a Worrisome Trend for UK ’s National Health Service
Pathologists around the world will be interested to learn that, for the first time in the UK, prostate cancer has surpassed breast cancer in numbers of deaths annually and nearly 40% of prostate cancer diagnoses occur in stages three and four Early detection of prostate cancer, and the ability to identify its more aggressive forms, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 23, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing breast cancer CDC centers for disease control and prevention clinical laboratory Dr. Ghulam Nabi Has Source Type: news

HRSA: Solicitation of Nominations for Membership To Serve on the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking nominations on a continuous basis to serve as members of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC). Nominations should represent the areas of primary care, dental health, and mental health and demonstrate expertise in the following areas: working with underserved populations, health care policy, recruitment and retention, site administration, customer service, marketing, organizational partnerships, research, or clinical practice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 23, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Beating Cancer With AI Or Achieving Brexit On Time: A Leadership Challenge For Theresa May
Theresa May is struggling with taking Britain out of the European Union by the March 2019 deadline. But Britain's Prime Minister appears to be on more comfortable ground promising that artificial intelligence can transform National Health Service cancer treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Cave, Contributor Source Type: news

I love working for the NHS – so I ’ m striking against being outsourced
“I love working for the NHS,” says Wigan Infirmary domestic Amanda Grimes (below). “We have won awards for being the cleanest hospital and I am very proud to work here.” And that pride is why Amanda will be on strike tomorrow and Thursday (23 and 24 May), alongside hundreds of her catering, cleaning and portering colleagues at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust in north-west England. UNISON members voted for the strike to prevent the trust from moving them to a new employer called WWL Solutions – which would be a private company wholly owned by the trust as a subsidia...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health health care hospitals NHS one team for patient care outsourcing wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

The Stopit! programme to reduce bullying and undermining behaviour in hospitals - Benmore G, Henderson S, Mountfield J, Wink B.
PURPOSE The impact of bullying and undermining behaviours on the National Health Service on costs, patient safety and retention of staff was well understood even before the Illing report, published in 2013, that reviewed the efficacy of training interventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

HRSA: Recruitment of Sites for Assignment of National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program Participants
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces that the listing of eligible entities that will receive priority for the assignment of National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship recipients available for service October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 is posted on theHealth Workforce Connector website. Also includes Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) scores for eligible facilities and instructions on how to submit information in support of a higher priority determination, due by June 20, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 21, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mozambique:No Exodus of Staff From Health Service, Says Minister
[AIM] Maputo -Contrary to claims that the Mozambican national health service is suffering from a massive exodus of staff, in fact less than one per cent of the staff leave the service annually of their own initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps; Notice of Meeting
May 15, 2018 2:00-5:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news