Clinical guideline for retained button batteries - Houston R, Powell S, Jaffray B, Ball S.
OBJECTIVE: To design a clinical guideline for the emergency management of retained button batteries (RBBs) through analysis of UK National Health Service hospital guidelines and published literature. METHOD: 49 acute hospitals were contacted, and t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Today we Talked: a novel approach to overcoming barriers to sexual safety on mental health wards - Page S, Davies-Abbott I, Carr T, O'Hara A, Forsyth S, Charles D.
The purpose of this paper is to address the reality that sexual violence on in-patient mental health wards in the British National Health Service may well be a common problem (Care Quality Commission, 2018). Sitting behind that are a number of factors incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

UK man linked to virus spread thanks doctors for recovery
A businessman from England who contracted the new virus from China has thanked Britain’s National Health Service after he recovered (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Programs, OMB No. 0912-0127 Revision
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment on revisions to forms required for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. Comments are due March 4, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

U.K.'s health chief slams Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of Britain's National Health Service, has criticized Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand and show following its recent premiere, warning it carries 'considerable risks to health.' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Entertainment Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ethnicity and mental health: a new beginning - Sashidharan SP, Gul M.
The UK is a high-income country with a publicly funded mental health-care system, which is free at the point of use. The UK's National Health Service (NHS), like other public bodies, is legally obliged to ensure fair and equal services. However, ethnic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Malawi: UK-Based Namwaza Launches Charity to Support Malawians On Mental Health
[Nyasa Times] United Kingdom (UK) based mental health specialist, Gerald Namwaza Banda, who works for National Health Service (NHS) England in East Midlands, has launched Mental Care as a platform to help health professionals and journalists in Malawi to create awareness on improving people's reaction to mental health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The NHS Spends Significantly Less on Pregnancy-Related Research Compared with Other Health Conditions
The National Health Service spends significantly less on pregnancy-related research compared with other health conditions. Funding for pregnancy research totaled£255 million from 2013 to 2017, or about£51 million a year. As pregnancy care costs the NHS£5.8 billion annually, this means that for every£1 spent on pregnancy care, less than 1 penny is spent on research. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - January 14, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Novartis to speed access to $10 billion heart drug via NHS deal
Novartis and Britain's National Health Service (NHS) on Monday announced a pact that will clear the way for accelerated review by the country's health watchdog NICE for heart drug inclisiran, which could make it broadly available as soon as 2021. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) announces the 2020 public meetings for the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC). The NACNHSC provides recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and HRSA Administration on matters related to the National Health Service Corps program. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Victory: Novartis withdraws an abusive patent for an over-priced cancer medication
On 3 July 2019, Doctors of the World and Public Eye, represented by Lionel Vial, filed a patent opposition at the European Patent Office against a patent covering Kymriah®. Kymriah® is a gene cancer therapy from Novartis, for which the French Social Security is billed €320,000 per patient. The aim was to denounce an abusive patent that aimed to strengthen a monopoly, allowing an exorbitant price to be imposed. At the end of November 2019, Novartis announced that it was withdrawing this patent and asked for it to be revoked. Novartis withdraws one of the patent covering Kymriah®, a victory achieved by&nbs...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Fitzhugh Mullan, Foe of Health Care Disparities, Dies at 77
As a doctor, he saw the inequities in the system at first hand; as a writer and administrator, he called them out. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Neil Genzlinger Tags: Mullan, Fitzhugh Deaths (Obituaries) Medicine and Health National Health Service Corps George Washington University Source Type: news

'We are losing nurses. We are losing beds': Why health-care funding is sparking so much U.K. election debate
Funding for the U.K.'s National Health Service is always a key election issue, but with Britain’s planned departure from the European Union looming, it's even more central than usual in the campaign leading up to the Dec. 12 vote. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

UK ’s NHS Will Use Amazon Alexa to Deliver Official Health Advice to Patients in the United Kingdom
Since Alexa is now programed to be compliant with HIPAA privacy rules, it’s likely similar voice assistance technologies will soon become available in US healthcare as well Shortages of physicians and other types of caregivers—including histopathologists and pathology laboratory workers—in the United Kingdom (UK) has the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) seeking alternate ways to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AI Alexa Alexa Skills Kit Source Type: news

General election 2019: 'Election now a fight for survival of NHS' says Corbyn
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says 'this election is now a fight for survival of our National Health Service.' (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting edge or ignored resource: assessing the uptake and content of the NHS e-Learning for healthcare on "identifying and supporting survivors of modern slavery" - Helle S, Steele S.
BACKGROUND: Across the last decade, healthcare emerged as a critical space for combatting modern slavery. Accurate and informative training of healthcare professionals is, therefore, essential. In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) plays a central r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UNISON member wins top health heroes award
Pauline Symington, a service assistant at Ulster Hospital, took the public vote by storm to win national operational services support worker of the year at the prestigious Our Health Heroes awards yesterday. More than 200 guests, including NHS England’s chief people officer Prerana Issar, gathered for the fourth annual Our Health Heroes awards at the Science Museum in London. Organised by Skills for Health and headline sponsor Health Education England, the national awards celebrate unsung healthcare heroes from across the UK. They were hosted by GP and TV presenter Dr Dawn Harper and included a pe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: News health care hospitals National Health Service Northern Ireland Our Health Heroes Awards Sara Gorton skills for health Source Type: news

Infection Hits French Hospital Like It ’s 2017 As Ransomware Cripples 6,000 Computers
The Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle in the north of France has fallen victim to a ransomware attack with consequences reminiscent of the WannaCry attack that hit U. K. National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in 2017. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Davey Winder, Contributor Source Type: news

NHS faces critical drug shortages
England's National Health Service is running short of dozens of lifesaving medicines including treatments for cancer, heart conditions and epilepsy, according to an internal document circulated to doctors. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sliding UK health service performance sparks pre-election war of words
Britain's National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients on emergency wards last month, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's claim that only his Conservatives can safeguard the cherished institution. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UK government to deny health care to people whom it says engage in "hate speech"
(Natural News) Those in charge of Great Britain’s government-run health care system have decided that Brits who are deemed as “racists” or “sexists” will no longer be allowed to receive care, and will instead be left to die. The North Bristol National Health Service (NHS) Trust has announced that “threatening and offensive language,” as well... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Asthma Inhalers Are Choking the Planet
If there is any field of science that understands the doctrine of unintended consequences, it’s medicine. We rely on antibiotics to wipe out infections, and in the process breed a class of superbugs resistant to the drugs. We develop powerful medications that can control chronic pain, and in the U.S., have a nationwide addiction crisis to show for that breakthrough. Now, it appears, we can add asthma control to the list pharmaceutical blowbacks we didn’t see coming. According to a new study published in BMJ Open, the familiar lightweight, pocket-sized aerosolized inhalers that make breathing easier for so many ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized Asthma Carbon Dioxide climate change Environment greenhouse gasses MDI methane Source Type: news

How Asthma Inhalers Are Choking the Planet
If there is any field of science that understands the doctrine of unintended consequences, it’s medicine. We rely on antibiotics to wipe out infections, and in the process breed a class of superbugs resistant to the drugs. We develop powerful medications that can control chronic pain, and in the U.S., have a nationwide addiction crisis to show for that breakthrough. Now, it appears, we can add asthma control to the list pharmaceutical blowbacks we didn’t see coming. According to a new study published in BMJ Open, the familiar lightweight, pocket-sized aerosolized inhalers that make breathing easier for so many ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Asthma Carbon Dioxide climate change Environment greenhouse gasses MDI methane Source Type: news

How One Commonly Used Asthma Inhaler is Damaging the Planet
If there is any field of science that understands the doctrine of unintended consequences, it’s medicine. We rely on antibiotics to wipe out infections, and in the process breed a class of superbugs resistant to the drugs. We develop powerful medications that can control chronic pain, and in the U.S., have a nationwide addiction crisis to show for that breakthrough. Now, it appears, we can add asthma control to the list pharmaceutical blowbacks we didn’t see coming. According to a new study published in BMJ Open, the familiar lightweight, pocket-sized aerosolized inhalers that make breathing easier for so many ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Asthma Carbon Dioxide climate change Environment greenhouse gasses MDI methane Source Type: news

How One Commonly Used Asthma Inhaler is Damaging the Planet
If there is any field of science that understands the doctrine of unintended consequences, it’s medicine. We rely on antibiotics to wipe out infections, and in the process breed a class of superbugs resistant to the drugs. We develop powerful medications that can control chronic pain, and in the U.S., have a nationwide addiction crisis to show for that breakthrough. Now, it appears, we can add asthma control to the list pharmaceutical blowbacks we didn’t see coming. According to a new study published in BMJ Open, the familiar lightweight, pocket-sized aerosolized inhalers that make breathing easier for so many ...
Source: TIME: Science - November 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Asthma Carbon Dioxide climate change Environment greenhouse gasses MDI methane Source Type: news

Democrats Need Rural Voters. Can They Win Them Over By Fixing Rural Healthcare?
Javius Lamar Mitchell was a typical 11-year-old kid: he loved watching the Walking Dead on Netflix, playing Madden NFL 2019 on his PlayStation 4, and going to after-school football practice in his small, rural town of Hughes Springs, Texas. But there was one key difference between Mitchell and his tween compatriots in cities and suburban areas around the country: how far he lived from a hospital. While the average distance to an emergency room is 5.6 miles in suburban areas, and 4.4 miles in urban ones, according to a 2018 report by Pew Research Center, the closest hospital to Mitchell’s house was 24 miles away. That...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Healthcare rural America Source Type: news

Accreditation of NHS Inpatient Diabetes Care'On Its Way'Accreditation of NHS Inpatient Diabetes Care'On Its Way '
The numerous methods of assessing the quality of inpatient diabetes care on the National Health Service will soon be superseded by a national accreditation system, paid for by hospitals, say experts.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Our members ’ experience of racism in the NHS
Equality is at the heart of everything UNISON does – which is why our healthcare group launched the Race for Equality campaign during Black History Month in October. To prepare for it, the service group asked members for their experience of ‘unacceptable behaviour’, including their experience of racism in the workplace. In all, 10,362 people completed the survey, with 8,047 answering the question of whether the unacceptable behaviour they experienced related to race. Of those, almost 11% – 879 in total – reported experiencing racist behaviour in the workplace in the last year. This compares to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article anti-racism data health care National Health Service NHS race discrimination Source Type: news

Up to $120K in Loan Repayment for Graduating Medical and Dental Students
Announces the deadline for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) has been extended until November 21, 2019. This program provides up to $120,000 in loans to medical and dental students in their final year of school who commit to working at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 31, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Vertex, NHS England finally agree on Orkambi price
The National Health Service in England has finally approved Vertex's Orkambi to treat people with cystic fibrosis, after four years of deadlock over the price tag. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HHS Awards $319 Million to Support Health Workforce Providers Caring for the Underserved
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $319 million in scholarship and loan repayment awards for providers and students in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). This year's awards allow the NHSC to focus on providing care in rural and underserved communities as well as expand efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 23, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Climate Activists Block Central London Streets as Boris Johnson Derides Them as ‘Uncooperative Crusties’
(LONDON) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government’s Department of Transport building as police working to keep streets clear appealed to protesters to move to Trafalgar Square. Cities in Australia, elsewhere in Europe and other parts of the world also had climate change protests for a second day. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Monday to the protesters to stop blockin...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: DANICA KIRKA and TRISTAN LAVALETTE / AP Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Free Training Resources Help Clinicians Combat the Opioid Epidemic and Secure Loan Repayment Awards
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces a free medication-assisted treatment training opportunity for current and prospective National Health Service Corps (NHSC) providers. Includes information on the waiver for eligible clinicians to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine and the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (SUD Workforce LRP). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 7, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Awareness: Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals in England
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 10/7/2019. These materials provide guidance to help the National Health Service (NHS), local authorities, and others support European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the Antibiotic Guardian campaign, to encourage responsible use of antibiotics. Documents are a toolkit for healthcare professionals in England, a toolkit healthcare students and pre-registration professionals, an NHS Supply Chain Printing PowerPoint presentation, and a PowerPoint presentation for healthcare professionals. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

With eye on executive health, Mayo Clinic teams with Oxford University on clinic
Mayo Clinic is teaming with Oxford University Clinic to open a new facility in London aimed at health screenings for executives and other personalized care. The Star Tribune has a story on the new clinic, Mayo's latest move to expand overseas. The facility, which will operate outside of Britain's National Health Service, will be based on Mayo's established program in the United States that offers executive health screenings. RELATED: Ranking says Ma yo Clinic is top hospital in nation Fierce Healthcare… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Is Less Red Meat Better For You? Controversial New Guidelines Say No
(CNN) — Leading nutritional experts in the United States and the UK are fired up about new dietary recommendations claiming there’s no need to reduce your red and processed meat intake for good health. “This is a very irresponsible public health recommendation,” said Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new guidelines and five corresponding studies are part of a systematic analysis of existing research done by NutriRECS, a recently formed international group of nutritionists and health researchers. NutriRECS says its mission is to &l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

The NHS, its patients and its staff all need a Labour government, says UNISON
Speaking in the health debate at the Labour Party conference in Brighton today (Sunday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The NHS is our party’s greatest achievement, the jewel in the crown of the welfare state. It’s still free at the point of need, and a beacon of humanity and human decency. “But Boris Johnson is a total disgrace. Last week he shamefully used the NHS as a cheap backdrop for a cheap stunt, posing for pictures and prancing through wards. Displaying incredible hypocrisy after a decade of Tory neglect, cuts and crises. “It’s no wonder Omar Salem confronted the P...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News dave prentis labour conference labour leadership NHS Source Type: news

‘ I Am Worried There Will Be Fewer Of Us, ’ Says Campaigner Against Down Syndrome Test
(CNN) — Natalie Dedreux has spent months campaigning against a plan to make a blood test for Down syndrome free in Germany. While its proponents say the prenatal test is a safer alternative to current procedures and should be available to everyone, Dedreux believes it will lead to people like her being “sorted out.” Dedreux, a 20-year aspiring journalist from Cologne, has the condition. “I am worried that if pregnant women find out their baby has Down syndrome, they will decide against us …. because they are scared,” she wrote on her blog. She has attended protests against the plan and ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Down Syndrome Source Type: news

Healthy.io Brings Home FDA Nod for Smartphone-Based Test
Healthy.io has developed an interesting use for smartphones. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based Company is turning the smartphone into a clinical-grade medical device to be used in the aid of diagnosing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Healthy.io’s ACR test has received FDA clearance and in addition, the firm has closed a $60 million Series C funding round led by Corner Ventures with participation by Joy Capital and all previous investors: Ansonia Holdings, Aleph, and Samsung NEXT. The funding round will be used to accelerate Healthy.io’s global expansion and product development. Additionally, the ...
Source: MDDI - September 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Sponsors Rural America Health Corps Act
The Rural America Health Corps Act, legislation recently introduced and co-sponsored by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, is built upon the National Health Service Corp model and would create a 5-year student loan forgiveness program for students who commit to serving in a rural community. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 5, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Axonics Takes on Medtronic in Sacral Neuromodulation for Bowel and Bladder Control
This article really demonstrated and did a very nice job in separating out the different types of anticholinergic medications and, specifically, the anticholinergic medications to treat overactive bladder, which is the primary pharmacological intervention that we have," Noblett said. The researchers analyzed the data by type of burden and level of burden (low, medium, high) and found that the risk of dementia, even in the low burden, went up by 19% and in the high burden was up by 60%.  "And those were just for patients with the overactive bladder anticholinergic,&q...
Source: MDDI - September 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Tonsillitis
-- Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils, with symptoms that can resemble the flu, says the National Health Service. Though symptoms will typically go away after three to four days, there are things you can do to ease symptoms. To treat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A service evaluation of a hospital child death review process to elucidate understanding of contributory factors to child mortality and inform practice in the English National Health Service - Magnus DS, Schindler MB, Marlow RD, Fraser JI.
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel approach to hospital mortality meetings to elucidate understanding of contributory factors to child death and inform practice in the National Health Service. DESIGN: All child deaths were separately reviewed at a meet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

HRSA: National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps Meeting Cancellation
Announcement that the September 17-18, 2019 meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps has been cancelled. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UK's Johnson pledges $2.2B more to public health system
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will pump an additional 1.8 billion pounds into the National Health Service. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Centene invests $50M in British health care startup
Clayton-based managed care provider Centene Corp. is investing $50 million for a stake in British health care technology startup Babylon Healthcare. Founded in 2013, Babylon developed GP At Hand, a chatbot app that helps reduce the burden on doctors and is used by England’s publicly funded health care system, National Health Service. Centene’s investment is part of a funding round for the company that is expected to be announced soon, acc ording to Sky News. Citing information given to Babylon's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

Outsourced NHS staff in Blackpool and St Helens strike over pay and conditions    
Staff employed by the private contractor Compass who work at Blackpool NHS Teaching Hospitals, St Helens Hospital and Whiston Hospital are striking today (Wednesday). The move is in protest at their employer’s failure to match NHS pay rates and working conditions, says UNISON. Hospital cleaners, caterers, porters, receptionists and security workers are among almost 300 employees affected. Most of the outsourced Compass staff involved are only paid the minimum wage rate of £8.21 an hour, yet they work alongside NHS staff in the same role who are paid £9.03 an hour – the NHS’s low...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: Article health care Industrial action National Health Service NHS nhs pay north west region private contractors strike Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of a Stomach Ulcer
-- A stomach ulcer is an open sore that develops on the lining of the stomach, says the National Health Service. The ulcer occurs when the layer protecting the stomach lining from stomach acid breaks down, damaging the lining. Signs of a stomach... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could The NHS Really Sell Its Data For $12 Billion?
A new report by consulting firm EY suggests that if the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) datasets were put to use, their value could be up to £9.6 billion ($12 billion) per year. But how realistic is this valuation? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news