Research into physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions
This review includes 30 physiotherapy-related published studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which have made a difference to musculoskeletal health and care. It highlights evidence on why research in this area matters, assessment and matching patients to treatment, restoring musculoskeletal health and maintaining musculoskeletal wellbeing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept or reject the proposed pay rise, which would mean a 6.5% increase for most staff over the next three years, with more for the lowest paid. With the results of these consultation exercises and online ballots now in, unions announced at a meeting today that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS nhs pay public services Source Type: news

Better orgasms and no leaks
Physiotherapist and stand-up comedian Elaine teaches women how to sort out their pelvic floors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews June 2018
Improved Automated CPR For more than 15 years, LUCAS has automated CPR compressions and provided consistent rate, depth and release. The upgrades in version 3.1 of Stryker’s LUCAS chest compression system allow you to adjust setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi connectivity with a LIFENET system. Users can set up device readiness notifications, modify setup options and transmit device reports wirelessly. Adjustable parameters include compression rate (between 102 and 120 compressions per minute...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

New surgery for groin pain found to be more effective than physiotherapy
(University of Warwick) As the FIFA World Cup approaches researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.The team led by the University of Warwick has analysed two treatments for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome which refers to a problem with the hip's ball and socket joint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Crestline to Deliver $4.5 Million in Specialized Ambulances to the Department of National Defence
Saskatoon, SK, Canada – Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing and a Canadian supplier of small to mid-sized buses, secured a contract with the Department of National Defence to manufacture specialized ambulances for Canadian Armed Forces military bases, situated coast to coast. The contract is valued at $4.5 million, excluding options. With its rugged design, the Crestline Summit 170 Type 1 is custom tailored to meet the precise specifications required by the Department of National Defence. Designed with robust off-road capabilities, the ambulances are built on Ford F450 4X...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Crestline Coach Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Injured Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki off to U.S. for 'just better' spinal rehab
Ryan Straschnitzki, who has been getting physiotherapy twice a day at Calgary's Foothills Medical Centre, is scheduled to board a medical flight Wednesday for Philadelphia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist
The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on walking and balance function after stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Li Y, Fan J, Yang J, He C, Li S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on walking and balance function in patients with stroke. DESIGN: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and the Physiotherapy Evidence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the family doctor? Only half of us now see the same GP each time
ONE of the privileges of the very privileged is how often they can use the word "my". Ideally there is no provider of life's services for which they don't have a "my" - my solicitor, my architect, my physio, my banker, my psychotherapist, my chef, my personal shopper, my nutritionist, my personal trainer and, oh, most important of all, "my doctor". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System in United States
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Product Bulletin) Today Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, version 3.1. The latest version provides powerful new capabilities for tailored device functionality, wireless reporting and device status notifications sent over email. The latest LUCAS 3.1 version allows professional users to tailor setup options for compression rate/depth, pauses, alerts, timer, and ventilation features to meet local emergency care protocols. LUCAS 3.1 now includes Wi-Fi® connectivity with a LIFENET® Syst...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Physio-Control Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Industry News Source Type: news

Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain
For patients with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP), combining neuroscience education with cognition-targeted exercises is more effective than standard physiotherapy for reducing pain and disability and improving mental and physical functioning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Anatomical distribution of musculoskeletal disorders following a road traffic collision in litigants presenting to physiotherapists within a private-clinic in North-East England - Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R, Stuart S.
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common following a road traffic collision (RTC) in England. Establishing the anatomical distribution of MSDs following RTC that present to physiotherapists may improve understanding and clinical practice. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sword Health lands $4.6M for digital physical therapy
Digital physiotherapy company Sword Health has brought in $4.6 million in a seed funding round led by Green Innovation, Vesalius Biocapital III, and other unnamed US and European investors.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neuroscience Education Seen Improving Chronic Spinal Pain (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Changing pain cognition and confronting movements patients fear bested standard physiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Five years post Nirbhaya: critical insights into the status of response to sexual assault - Bandewar SV, Pitre A, Lingam L.
It is five years since the fatal gang rape of Jyothi Singh (Nirbhaya), a physiotherapy student, on December 16, 2012, in New Delhi, the capital of India. The legal and policy reforms triggered by the Nirbhaya case will remain a watershed moment in the hist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Kent physiotherapist contributes to guidelines for knee cartilage treatment
(University of Kent) A Kent physiotherapist contributes to international guidelines for knee cartilage treatment.Thousands of people worldwide with knee cartilage problems are expected to benefit from updated international guidelines on how to manage the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol research with transgender populations: a systematic review and recommendations to strengthen future studies - Gilbert PA, Pass LE, Keuroghlian AS, Greenfield TK, Reisner SL.
BACKGROUND: There is a recent and growing research literature on alcohol use and related harms among transgender and other gender minority populations; however, current definitions and measures of hazardous drinking do not consider the complexity of physio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital caterers, cleaners, porters and other staff on the lowest pay grade would get an immediate pay rise of over £2,000 this year (an increase of between 11 and 13%). This would mean that from 1 April every NHS worker in England is...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Occupational hand injuries: a current review of the prevalence and proposed prevention strategies for physical therapists and similar healthcare professionals - Gyer G, Michael J, Inklebarger J.
Hand injury is the second most common work-related musculoskeletal injury among physical therapists (PTs) and other manual therapy professionals such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists. However, the nature... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Women Who Are in Shape Are 90% Less Likely to Develop Dementia
Many factors contribute to dementia — some of which are within your control, and others that are not. In the latest study published in Neurology, researchers focused on one thing that people may be able to do to lower their risk of developing dementia later in life: staying fit. In the study, which involved nearly 1,500 women in Sweden who provided information on their physical activity levels and took cognitive tests for up to 44 years, scientists found that women with higher fitness levels were 88% less likely to develop dementia compared to women with average fitness. Women with lower fitness had a 41% higher risk...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Interrater reliability of the injury reporting of the injury surveillance system used in international athletics championships - Edouard P, Junge A, Kiss-Polauf M, Ramirez C, Sousa M, Timpka T, Branco P.
OBJECTIVES: The quality of epidemiological injury data depends on the reliability of reporting to an injury surveillance system. Ascertaining whether all physicians/physiotherapists report the same information for the same injury case is of major interest ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Recovering after a hip fracture: helping people understand physiotherapy in the NHS
This report outlines the finding of the Physiotherapy Hip Fracture Sprint Audit (PHFSA) in the UK. It argues that frail and older people recovering from a hip fracture require multidisciplinary rehabilitation, with personalised therapy that isn't disrupted as patients move away from the acute ward. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neighborhood environmental factors are related to health-enhancing physical activity and walking among community dwelling older adults in Nigeria - Oyeyemi AL, Kolo SM, Oyeyemi AY, Omotara BA.
This study investigated associations between neighborhood environmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Role of physiotherapy in recovery from hip fracture
A report from the Royal College of Physicians outlines the findings of an audit of physiotherapy in the UK. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physio-Control initiates select recall of Lifepak 20e defibs, monitors
Physio-Control is recalling select Lifepak 20e defibrillators and monitors over issues with power failures, according to a recall notice posted this month. The voluntary recall affects Lifepak 20e units built between September 2016 and June 2017, the company said. Physio-Control said it received reports from customers of power-related failures with the devices during initial deployment and during use within the first year of distribution. Failures included unexpected powering on and off, device lock-ups or failures to power on and off. The company said that the reported issues have “the potential to result in a failu...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Recalls physiocontrol Source Type: news

Angola:Specialists' Shortage Cripples Services in Menongue Hospital
[ANGOP] Menongue -The services provided in the areas of neurology, stomatology, cardiology, physiotherapy, gastrointestinal and hemagiology have been out of service for four months in Cuando Cubango General Hospital due to shortage of physicians, specialists and other echnicians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Video games to improve mobility after a stroke
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A joint research by the Basque research center BCBL and the London Imperial College reveals that, after a cerebral infarction, injuries in areas that control attention also cause motility problems. The authors propose to complement physiotherapy with another type of cognitive training, such as video games. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's how to fix body pain by adjusting how you sleep
Experts John de Caestecker from University Hospitals Leicester and Chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo give their recommendations for the healthiest ways to sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TheraBracelet could boost weak hands after a stroke
While physiotherapy and hand exercises can help, researchers say the new device, TheraBracelet, could help speed up recovery for stroke patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Doctors Remove Piece of Metal From Lissu's Body
[Citizen] Dar Es Salaama -The Singida East Member of Parliament (Chadema), Mr Tundu Lissu, who is continuing to receive physiotherapy treatment and counselling at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, says his doctors have managed to remove a piece of metal from his body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Physiotherapist’s invention sets patients free
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - January 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Posture and form OUTSIDE the gym: Expert says these everyday activities may be damaging your back
(Natural News) Are you unintentionally harming your back? If you wash dishes or carry objects down the stairs, then you most definitely are — at least, according to physiotherapist Jon Bongcawel. Everyday tasks that we don’t give much thought to are causing us untold damage, and it’s because we’re doing them wrong. As Bongcawel told... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazilian study shows no such thing as 'text neck'
Physiotherapists have said there is no such thing as 'text neck' - the notion that people damage their necks by craning over their phones. A study in Brazil found no association between the two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 ways you're damaging your back with every day tasks
EXCLUSIVE: Leeds-based physiotherapist Jon Bongcawel reveals how to do daily tasks – from loading the dishwasher to carrying your child – to protect your back and heal pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle East
Field newsJordan: Healing Patients Wounded by Conflicts across the Middle EastJanuary 04, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff at the organization's reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman,Jordan, are helping to heal the bodies and minds of war-wounded patients from across the Middle East. A team of surgeons operates on victims of conflict whose often complex wounds were caused by bullets, bomb blasts, and explosions. In addition to providing orthopedic, maxillofacial, and plastic and burn surgery, the hospital offers physiotherapy and mental health counseling. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Don't take arthritic hips or poor posture sitting down
We asked Mr Stace and Sammy Margo, a physiotherapist in North London, to assess a selection. We then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors influencing the overall satisfaction in patients with severe brain injury with physiotherapy services during inpatient rehabilitation - Leung J, Fereday S, Sticpewich B, Stroud K.
OBJECTIVE: To determine what influences the satisfaction of rehabilitation inpatients and their relatives with physiotherapy after severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: A prospective purpose-designed survey of consecutive eligible patients dischar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Insurance workers' and physiotherapists' perceptions of their roles in the management of workers with injuries in the Western Australian workers' compensation system - Beales DJ, Ruscoe GA, Mitchell T.
BACKGROUND: Insurance workers and physiotherapists are important stakeholders in the rehabilitation of workers with an injury and subsequent musculoskeletal pain. Understanding perceptions of roles may facilitate communication between these stakeholders. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Self-Taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients Self-Taught Breathing Retraining Helps Asthma Patients
A randomized trial showed that self-taught breathing retraining exercises showed similar benefits as face-to-face sessions with a physiotherapist in patients with inadequately controlled asthma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Health unions react to NHS workforce strategy draft plans
Health unions are today (Wednesday) renewing their call for a coherent strategy to improve recruitment and retention, equality and diversity, workloads, well-being and career prospects as the government publishes its workforce plans.  Over the last three years unions representing cleaners, nurses, doctors, radiographers, pharmacists, midwives, medical secretaries, paramedics, caterers, dental technicians, as well as porters, managers, and allied health professionals have identified areas of improvement that would give the NHS a more flexible positive workplace culture. Chair of the NHS unions and UNISON head of h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS public services Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Self-taught breathing retraining improves quality of life for people with asthma
The self-taught technique has similar impact on quality of life to training given by a physiotherapist Related items fromOnMedica NICE produces first ever GP asthma guidance Over 55 age group most likely to have asthma flare-ups Yoga may relieve asthma symptoms and boost quality of life Children with asthma prescribed ‘unnecessary antibiotics’ Vitamin D supplements may cut risk of acute respiratory infections (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news