United Kingdom: Health System Review
Health Syst Transit. 2022 May;24(1):1-194.ABSTRACTThis analysis provides a review of developments in financing, governance, organisation and delivery, health reforms and performance of the health systems in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has enjoyed a national health service with access based on clinical need, and not ability to pay for over 70 years. This has provided several important benefits including protection against the financial consequences of ill-health, redistribution of wealth from rich to poor, and relatively low administrative costs. Despite this, the United Kingdom continues to lag behind many other...
Source: Health systems in transition - May 17, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Anderson Emma Pitchforth Nigel Edwards Hugh Alderwick Alistair McGuire Elias Mossialos Source Type: news

Deadline Extended: NHSC New Site Application
Announcement of an extension to the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application cycle, which is now open through June 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Provides information on the application requirements and webinar recordings that provide more information for applicants. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - May 10, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Prescribing Nature Walks
In early April 2022, about two dozen children and their families gathered beneath the redwoods in a regional park near Oakland, Calif. They sat with a physician, Dr. Nooshin Razani, beneath the branches of the ancient giants, breathing the fresh air and discussing the phenomenon of fairy rings—when a mama tree is cut down, the baby trees grow up in a circle surrounding the stump of the parent tree. These families are taking part in a program Razani runs at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. (Marc and Lynne Benioff, who are philanthropic supporters of UCSF Benioff Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jillian Mock Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Can I get a Covid vaccine?
UKRAINIAN refugees in Britain can access the National Health Service free of charge. Can Ukrainians now living in the UK get a Covid vaccine here? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust and experiences of National Health Service healthcare do not fully explain demographic disparities in coronavirus vaccination uptake in the UK: a cross-sectional study, BMJ Open
Members of other than white ethnic groups report inferior NHS healthcare experiences, potentially explaining their lower reported trust in government, scientists and medical professionals. However, this does not fully explain the ethnic gap in coronavirus vaccination uptake. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United Kingdom ’s National Health Service Now Offers Liquid Biopsy Tests to Certain Cancer Patients as a Complement to Anatomic Pathology Testing
Decision is part of UK effort to diagnose 75% of all cancers at stage I or stage II by 2028 and demonstrates to pathologists that the technology used in liquid biopsy tests is improving at a fast pace Pathologists and medical laboratory scientists know that when it comes to liquid biopsy tests to detect cancer, […] The post United Kingdom’s National Health Service Now Offers Liquid Biopsy Tests to Certain Cancer Patients as a Complement to Anatomic Pathology Testing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 21, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine Uncategorized AJMC Ame Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing the dates for public meetings of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) for the 2022 calendar year. The agenda, meeting materials, and instructions for joining meetings in person or remotely will be posted to theNACNHSC website prior to the meetings. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 8, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Trends and characteristics of hospitalisations from the harmful use of opioids in England between 2008 and 2018: population-based retrospective cohort study - Friebel R, Maynou L.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the trends and characteristics of opioid-related hospital admissions in England over 10 years, and its burden for the National Health Service and public finances. DESIGN: Patient-level data from the Hospital Episode Statistics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hospitalisation risk for Omicron cases in England, Imperial College London
Summary To assess differences in the risk of hospitalisation between the Omicron variant of concern (1) and the Delta variant, we analysed data from all PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in England with last test specimen dates between 1st and 14th December inclusive. Variant was defined using a combination of S-gene Target Failure (SGTF) and genetic data. Case data were linked by National Health service (NHS) number to the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) database, the NHS Emergency Care (ECDS) and Secondary Use Services (SUS) hospital episode datasets. Hospital attendance was defined as any record of attendanc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways to Feel Happier During the Pandemic, According to Science
The COVID-19 pandemic has not, to put it lightly, been a happy time. But it has been and continues to be a rich period for scientists who study happiness. Researchers around the world have followed what happens to wellbeing during the biggest collective threat to happiness most of us have ever known. First, an obvious finding: the pandemic has clearly (and understandably) eroded happiness in the U.S. and globally. Since it began, four in 10 U.S. adults have reported symptoms of anxiety and depression, up from about 1 in 10 in 2019, the Kaiser Family Foundation found this year. In the U.K., reports of anxiety and depressio...
Source: TIME: Health - December 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Safeguarding children: are we getting it right? [editorial] - Arthurs OJ, Williams D, Steele A.
Safeguarding children is of paramount importance in modern society. Professionals work hard to identify potential problems in the community, and all National Health Service (NHS) workers, teachers and social workers undergo rigorous safeguarding training t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The NHSC Loan Repayment Programs are Now Open
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) announced that the application deadline for 3 loan repayment programs has been extended to February 3, 2021. Includes application information and links to 4 Q&A sessions. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 21, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news