Australia's next prime minister came from humble beginnings
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese is a politician molded by his humble start to life as the only child of a single mother who raised him on a pension in... #anthonyalbanese #suburbia #primeminister (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Is the BMA representing GPs effectively, why GPs face a pension tax hit, and views on the workload crisis
In our regular news review the team discusses representation of GPs, a new survey of GP trainees, what LMCs want to happen to tackle workload and why more GPs could be hit with pension tax charges. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 19, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

Cost of living: Calls to bring benefit and pension rises forward
Big increases are due next April but charities say soaring prices mean people need the money now. #charities (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising number of GPs face pension tax penalty as inflation set to deepen workforce crisis
Soaring inflation could leave thousands more GPs facing steep tax charges on pensions and deepen the workforce crisis at a time when the profession is under intense pressure, accountants have warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - May 9, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pensions Source Type: news

Employment advisers in improving access to psychological therapies, Department for Work and Pensions and DHSC (updated 5th May 2022)
These reports present the findings from 2 components of the employment advisers in improving access to psychological therapies (EAs in IAPT) evaluation. 5 May 2022Added accessible version of: Employment advisers in improving access to psychological therapies: evaluation of the impact of employment adviser support in Steps2Wellbeing IAPT (Southampton and Dorset), research report 1014. 3 May 2022Added accessible version of: ' Employment advisers in improving access to psychological therapies: client research ' report 1013. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tim Kaine Refuses to Let Long COVID Be an Afterthought
When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine came down with a “blizzard” of allergy-like symptoms in March 2020, he blamed the layer of pollen coating his car. “It was Washington, D.C., in late March,” he says. I thought, “‘Okay, well, this is hay fever gone wild.’” Only when his wife, Anne Holton, developed “textbook” COVID-19 symptoms did Kaine start to wonder if he might have the new virus, the subject of the massive economic assistance bill—the CARES Act—that he and other lawmakers were then working to pass. Testing at that time was hard to come by, even for Hill...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

United Kingdom Proposes 40-Year Asbestos Removal Deadline
The United Kingdom’s Work and Pensions Committee has proposed a 40-year timeline to complete the regulated removal of all long-standing legacy asbestos from public and commercial buildings, potentially setting a new standard for other nations to follow. Its proposal was recently delivered to the House of Commons with a recommendation that the government and Health and Safety Executive incorporate the findings into their approach to asbestos management. The U.K. already is one of more than 60 nations in the world to have banned asbestos, but none have passed this type of regulation for legacy asbestos, which has bee...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 28, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Asbestos Exposure Source Type: news

FDA Takes Heat for Delayed Reviews, Easing Rules on Abortion Pill
(MedPage Today) -- Ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Richard Burr (R-N.C.) laid into FDA officials over what he characterized as two decades of failures to meet user fee commitments, during a committee... (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - April 27, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

‘ This is genocide, ’ Ukrainian union leader tells health conference
UNISON’s health conference rose as one this morning to applaud Iryna Shvets, the deputy leader of the Health Workers’ Union of Ukraine (HWUU), and the people of that nation. Addressing delegates virtually, Ms Shvets, whose union organises 600,000 doctors, nurses and health support workers, in all regions of Ukraine and in more than 90% of health care facilities, said that she would like to have talked “about peaceful health care matters”. However, for the past two months, Ukrainians “have been raging a heroic struggle against the Russian occupiers”. She thanked UNISON members in London for organising a delivery...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 26, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2022 Health Care Service Group Conference Ukraine Source Type: news

Why It ’s So Hard to the Get Birth Control You Want Covered by Insurance
When the Affordable Care Act passed a decade ago, many women rejoiced: the law required most insurers to fully cover birth control, with no out-of-pocket costs whatsoever. But a decade later, the promise of free contraception remains out of reach for many people. The reason is buried in the fine print. The law requires insurers to cover, with no copay, at least one form of each of the 18 Food and Drug Administration-approved birth control methods, such as pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), patches, and rings. If patients have a medical reason for needing a contraceptive that is not fully covered by their plan, insurers mu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes asbestos report
UNSON has broadly welcomed today’s report from the work and pensions committee, which calls for a deadline for the removal of asbestos in all public buildings. With cancers related to asbestos – including mesothelioma – remaining one of the biggest causes of work-related deaths in the UK, the committee highlighted the risk of disturbing the material and exposing workers to it when retrofitting buildings in response to net zero plans around energy efficiency. It also reported on a woeful lack of inspection and enforcement activity by the Health and Safety Executive. The committee made a number of recommendations...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 21, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News asbestos health and safety Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Associate - Liverpool, UK
Salary:£35,326 per annumContract type: Full-time Fixed term until March 2024Closing date: 15 May 2022LSTM ’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health runs the “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It) and contains the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). The CIDG was established in 1995. They are world leaders in evidence synthesis related to public health in the tropics. They have a wide portfolio of Cochrane reviews in malaria and neglected tropical diseases, amongst other topics.Teams are already in place for some of the reviews and they have experienced technical specialists in all ar...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

One week, all-out strike under way at University of Dundee
Members at the University of Dundee took to the picket line on Monday, and started one week of all-out strike action over the employer’s plans to impose changes to the university pension scheme. This is the third round of action taken at the university over the same issue and the initial five-day strike will be followed by selective action in high-impact areas over the coming three weeks. The previous rounds of strike action provoked a u-turn by the employer of the decision to close the defined benefit scheme, but the dispute now centres on the terms with which the scheme remains open – with proposals to increase the r...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 19, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News Dundee higher education strikes and protests Source Type: news

NEC hears how the cost of living is dominating the union ’s work
In a meeting dominated by preparations for the first in-person national delegate conference since before the pandemic, there were still plenty of opportunities to discuss the issues affecting members as UNISON’s NEC met today. General secretary Christina McAnea highlighted the cost of living crisis and the union’s campaigning on it, together with ongoing pay disputes and the need for the union to mobilise at the big TUC march and rally in June. In her report to the NEC, the general secretary said: “We’re campaigning on the cost of the living and the cost of working. Rishi Sunak’s sweeping promises don’t stand u...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article cost of living NDC NEC Source Type: news

Third round of strike action to take place at Dundee University
UNISON members at Dundee University who are part of, or are eligible to be part of the university’s superannuation scheme are taking further strike action over proposed changes to the scheme. This will be the third round of action for members, in response to plans which would affect around 900 staff on grades one to six. Those on higher grades would not be affected as they fall under a different, nationally negotiated, scheme. The university needs to make payments towards the pension deficit and wants to move future financial pension risks to staff. The proposals, which have shifted slightly since the first round of stri...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 5, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Simon Jackson Tags: Article News Dundee higher education pensions Source Type: news