UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps
Announcement of public meetings of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. 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 - January 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

U.K. rolls out AstraZeneca shots, touts taking lead in global vaccine race
England's National Health Service says a retired maintenance manager has received the first injection of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and drug giant AstraZeneca. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

U.K. health service pushes back interval for delivering second Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to a duration company says is untested
The U.K. National Health Service has pushed back the window for people to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine made by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news

Guidance on the National Health Service (Charges and Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
This guidance sets out the changes, and the implications for contractors and their staff, and staff working in NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams and the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) market entry team. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK to deploy "resuscitation facilities" in coronavirus vaccination centers to treat wave of allergic reactions caused by vaccines
(Natural News) The United Kingdom has confirmed that it will deploy “resuscitation facilities” in coronavirus vaccination centers. The National Health Service (NHS) confirmed the move Dec. 9 after two healthcare workers suffered allergic reactions, following their immunization with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on the first day of its distribution the day before. Pfizer’s BNT162b2 vaccine made... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.K. Blood Donation Rules for Gay and Bisexual Men Will Be Eased
The new policy, which will take effect next summer, was described by Britain ’s health secretary as a landmark and by an activist as “a fundamental shift toward recognizing people are individuals.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Great Britain Blood Donation Discrimination Homosexuality and Bisexuality Men and Boys National Health Service Source Type: news

U.K. to Ease Rules on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men
The new policy, which will take effect next summer, was described by Britain ’s health secretary as a landmark and by an activist as “a fundamental shift toward recognizing people are individuals.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Livia Albeck-Ripka Tags: Great Britain Blood Donation Discrimination Homosexuality and Bisexuality Men and Boys National Health Service Source Type: news

Berliner on trial for threat to blow up British hospital
A 33-year-old Italian man is on trial in Berlin on allegations he threatened to blow up a British National Health Service hospital unless he was paid off with 10 million pounds ($13.2 million) in crypto currency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dental charges increase
The government has announced that the National Health Service dental patient charges in England will increase from 14 December 2020. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK's National Health Service issues precautionary advice on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine after two allergic reactions
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NHS England Starts Pilot Trial of Blood Test for Many Cancers NHS England Starts Pilot Trial of Blood Test for Many Cancers
Patients with head and neck, pancreatic, and other hard-to-spot cancers could soon have their disease picked up early with a simple blood test if a pilot by National Health Service (NHS) England is a success.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The UK Just Approved the Pfizer Covid Vaccine. What Happens Next?
When early results from the final trials began to roll in, scientists were well prepared. Now, they face the logistical challenge of putting the vaccine to work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing Homes BioNTech SE Pfizer Inc National Health Service Belgium Great Britain European Medicines Agency Source Type: news

How the U.K. Approved Pfizer ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Faster Than the U.S. and Europe
The U.K. became the first western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 1, when its medicines regulator gave the greenlight to the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave the authorization at record speed, just three weeks after Pfizer published the first data from the final stage of its clinical trial. Later results showed the vaccine to be 95% effective in preventing illness from COVID-19. The announcement raises expectations for the impending decisions by regulators in the U.S. and the E.U., who are still poring over ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Transitions from healthcare to self-care: a qualitative study of falls service practitioners' views on self-management - Killingback C, Thompson MA, Chipperfield S, Clark C, Williams J.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to understand the views of falls service practitioners regarding: their role in supporting self-management of falls prevention; and a transition pathway from National Health Service (NHS) exercise-based falls intervention... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The clinical need for new diagnostics in the identification and management of patients with suspected sepsis in UK NHS hospitals: A survey of healthcare professionals
Development of a new diagnostic is ideally driven by an understanding of the clinical need that the test addresses and the optimal role the test will have within a care pathway. This survey aimed to understand the clinical need for new sepsis diagnostics and to identify specific clinical scenarios that could be improved by testing. An electronic, cross-sectional survey was circulated to UK National Health Service (NHS) doctors and nurses who care for patients with suspected sepsis in hospitals. Two hundred and sixty-five participants completed the survey, representing 64 NHS Trusts in England. Sixty-seven percent of respon...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THIRD study finds that COVID-19 antibodies fade "very, very quickly," rendering vaccine useless
(Natural News) The third such study in recent days to make this suggestion, a new paper published by researchers from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ National Health Service Foundation Trust in London has determined that the antibodies developed after infection with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) only last a very short time, meaning any future vaccine for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: fears of violence at Italian protests against restrictions
Latest updates:further restrictions loom in Portugal;Belgium ’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of‘difficult months ahead’China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage10.45pmGMTProtests are continuing across Italy against a new round of government coronavirus restrictions, with violence reported in at least two major northern cities, Milan and Turin.Witnesses said a number of luxury stores, including ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray(now); Damien Gayle, Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (before) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Can a 2-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Curb COVID-19? The U.K. May Be About to Try
The coronavirus is having its way with the United Kingdom—a fact that is told starkly by the numbers. The 21st most populous country in the world, the U.K. is 11th in total number of COVID-19 infections—and climbing fast. Its daily infection rate is doubling every seven to eight days in some regions, more people are now hospitalized there than on March 23 (when the country went into general lockdown), and in some regions, hospital beds and intensive care units are at 90% capacity. With cold weather coming on and flu season beginning, things look darker still. “We could sleep-walk into a long and bleak wi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Can a 2-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Curb COVID-19? The U.K. May Be About to Find Out
The coronavirus is having its way with the United Kingdom—a fact that is told starkly by the numbers. The 21st most populous country in the world, the U.K. is 11th in total number of COVID-19 infections—and climbing fast. Its daily infection rate is doubling every seven to eight days in some regions, more people are now hospitalized there than on March 23 (when the country went into general lockdown), and in some regions, hospital beds and intensive care units are at 90% capacity. With cold weather coming on and flu season beginning, things look darker still. “We could sleep-walk into a long and bleak wi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

HHS Awards Nearly $500 million to Support Primary Health Care Workforce Nationwide
The Health Resources and Services Administration (NRSA) announced $500 million in awards to support, recruit, and retain health professionals and students through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps, and other workforce development programs. Includes a list of HRSA programs and the funding awarded in fiscal year 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

From pay gap to ill-fitting PPE, female workers highlight challenges in U.K. health care
Although women make up 77 per cent of the workforce in the U.K.'s National Health Service, many of them have had to contend with a pay gap, a lack of respect and improper equipment. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
The National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) will hold a virtual meeting on November 5, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern. The agenda and connection instructions to join the meeting will be posted to theNACNHSC website prior to the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latvia: Health System Review.
Authors: Behmane D, Dudele A, Villerusa A, Misins J, Klavina K, Mozgis D, Scarpetti G Abstract This analysis of the Latvian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. After regaining independence in 1991, Latvia experimented with a social health insurance type system. However, to overcome decentralization and fragmentation of the system, the National Health Service (NHS) was established in 2011 with universal population coverage. More recently, reforms in 2017 proposed the introduction of a Compulso...
Source: Health systems in transition - August 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

KEEP ON KILLING: UK health officials ordered care homes to place "do not resuscitate" orders on ALL residents
(Natural News) A chilling new report states the National Health Service — the national healthcare system of the U.K. — ordered care homes across the country to place their residents under “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Queen’s Nursing Institute, officials of the NHS pressured around one in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spill over effects of inpatient bed capacity on accident and emergency performance in England - Friebel R, Juarez RM.
The English National Health Service (NHS) has failed to meet the four-hour waiting time target to admit, transfer or discharge 95 per cent of patients attending Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) since 2013. A growing number of patients requiring inp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 scenario modelling for the mitigation of capacity-dependent deaths in intensive care
Managing healthcare demand and capacity is especially difficult in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, where limited intensive care resources can be overwhelmed by a large number of cases requiring admission in a short space of time. If patients are unable to access this specialist resource, then death is a likely outcome. In appreciating these'capacity-dependent'deaths, this paper reports on the clinically-led development of a stochastic discrete event simulation model designed to capture the key dynamics of the intensive care admissions process for COVID-19 patients. With application to a large public hospital in Engla...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do aggression source, employee characteristics and organisational response impact the relationship between workplace aggression and work and health outcomes in healthcare employees? A cross-sectional analysis of the National Health Service staff survey in England - Cheng S, Dawson J, Thamby J, Liaw WR, King EB.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of aggression in healthcare and its association with employees' turnover intentions, health and engagement, as well as how these effects differ based on aggression source (patients vs colleagues), employee characterist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Neglected, Sacrificed: Older Persons During the COVID19 Pandemic
Credit: United NationsBy Isabel OrtizNEW YORK, Jul 28 2020 (IPS)   Failing to help those in most need COVID19 is devastating on older persons. The numbers are staggering, more than 80 percent of the fatalities due to coronavirus in the US and East Asia occurred among adults aged 65 and over. In Europe and Australia, the figures are even higher, 94 and 97 per cent of the deaths were persons aged 60 and over. However, when contagions spread, older persons were denied access to beds and ventilators, despite being the most vulnerable group. Human rights experts were alarmed by the decisions made around the use of scarce ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz Tags: Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Investigating the deaths of healthcare and social care workers who died after contracting coronavirus, NHS England (published 27th July 2020)
On 29 May 2020 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wrote to the Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee to describe the process for medical examiner review of health and social care worker deaths from COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued emergency Directions under Secretary of State powers conferred by section 253 of the National Health Service Act 2006. These require NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts to co-operate with each other and others providing NHS services to ensure that medical examiners are available to prioritise the scrutiny of health and social care...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHSC New Site Application Deadline Extended to August 4
The deadline for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application has been extended to August 4, 2020. This application is open to eligible healthcare facilities that would like to be NHSC-approved sites, which provide outpatient, primary health care services to people in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Resources and Services Administration's National Health Service Corps New Site Application Cycle - Deadline Extended
The deadline for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application has been extended to August 4, 2020. This application is open to eligible healthcare facilities that would like to be NHSC-approved sites, which provide outpatient, primary healthcare services to people in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Embedding an evidence-based model for suicide prevention in the National Health Service: a service improvement initiative - Brown S, Iqbal Z, Burbidge F, Sajjad A, Reeve M, Ayres V, Melling R, Jobes D.
Despite the improved understanding of the determinants of suicide over recent decades, the mean suicide rate within the United Kingdom (UK) has remained at 10 per 100,000 per annum, with about 28% accessing mental health services in the 12 months prior to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 & Why We Care
This article originally appeared in the UN Academic Impact Weekly Newsletter academicimpact@un.org The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Ramu Damodaran is Chief, United Nations Academic Impact* The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ramu Damodaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UK report: Medical treatments caused many 'avoidable harm'
A scathing review into long-running scandals at Britain's National Health Service has found that hundreds of women and their babies suffered “avoidable harm” because officials ignored serious concerns raised about some medical treatments (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK pays tribute to National Health Service on 72nd birthday
People across the U.K. joined in a round of applause to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the formation of the free-to-use National Health Service, undoubtedly the country’s most cherished institution (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NHS number: How do I find my NHS number?
YOUR NHS number helps National Health Service staff and service providers to identify you. How do I find my NHS number? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news