Welsh government NHS pay move ramps up the pressure on the PM, says UNISON
Commenting on the pay offer today (Friday) from the Welsh government offering NHS workers an additional 3% this year, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This ramps up the pressure on the prime minister significantly. Political leaders in Scotland and now in Wales are making the Westminster government look decidedly mean and totally out of touch. “Rishi Sunak says he’d love to give health workers a pay rise yet claims he can’t. But he can and he should. If he doesn’t, NHS strikes will continue across England for months. “Staff and patients in England deserve much better treatment ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 3, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Digging in won ’t solve pay dispute, nor get the NHS back on its feet
The NHS won’t be able to deliver the speedier response times and better care the government is promising until ministers try harder to end the growing dispute about pay and staffing, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Later today the health secretary will be asked about the government’s handling of the NHS dispute by MPs on the health and social care select committee, just as UNISON announces its fourth day of strike action on Friday 10 February. This morning, NHS pay review body chair Philippa Hird told the committee the Department of Health and Social Care has yet to submit evidence ahead of the next pay round beginning in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 31, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release ambulance strikes nhs pay nhs strikes Source Type: news

Physiotherapists, 'the quiet NHS miracle workers', walk out
The strike across 30 services in England is the latest action by NHS staff in the pay dispute. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physiotherapists join NHS strike in one-day walkout
The strike across 30 services in England is the latest action by health staff in the pay dispute. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why are NHS staff striking and what should patients do?
Some NHS nurses, ambulance staff and physiotherapists are striking in a dispute over pay. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ongoing disputes make it impossible to submit evidence to NHS pay review body, say health unions  
Health unions won’t be submitting joint evidence to the NHS pay review body for the next wage round while the current industrial disputes remain unresolved, it has been announced today (Wednesday). Instead, the 14 unions – representing more than one million ambulance staff, nurses, porters, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and other NHS workers in England – have called for direct pay talks with ministers. Unions believe the lengthy pay review body process is not able to deliver what is needed right now. That’s a deal that resolves the current pay and staffing dispute and puts in place a settlement needed to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Ongoing disputes make it impossible to submit evidence to NHS pay review body, say health unions  
Health unions won’t be submitting joint evidence to the NHS pay review body for the next wage round while the current industrial disputes remain unresolved, it has been announced today (Wednesday).  Instead, the 14 unions – representing more than one million ambulance staff, nurses, porters, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists and other NHS workers in England – have called for direct pay talks with ministers.  Unions believe the lengthy pay review body process is not able to deliver what is needed right now. That’s a deal that resolves the current pay and staffing dispute and puts in place a settlement needed...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2023 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

' I'm a Trainer, These Are 3 Fat Busting Exercises You Can Do at Home '
I have been interested in health and fitness for as long as I can remember. I began riding horses at the age of 5, which required me to be very fit. I also used to swim and cycle, too. When I was 23, I fell off my horse whilst riding, and it prompted me to begin working as a physiotherapist. Over…#royalmarine #phd #newyear #estherfox (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Rwandan Diaspora Are Impacting Health and Education in Rwanda
[New Times] Steffi Mushayija, a Rwandan physiotherapist originally based in Belgium, decided to stay and continue working in Rwanda after working at the Gisenyi Hospital for six months as part of the diaspora engagement in the health sector programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Universal Health Coverage - Think of Health Workers, Not Just Health Services
[IPS] Washington DC/ Chapel Hill, North Carolina/ Geneva -- Health services don't deliver themselves. It is the nurse who triages in the emergency department, the midwife who delivers babies and cares for mothers, the community health worker who gives babies vaccines, the care assistant who bathes someone at home, the surgeon who performs the operation, the anesthetist who blocks the pain, the pharmacist who matches the script to the medication, and the physiotherapist who restores movement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Universal Health Coverage: Think of Health Workers, not just Health Services
A laboratory technician works at a health and science centre in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a WHO Collaborating Centre for research and training on viral zoonoses. Credit: WHO/P. Phutpheng   Universal Health Coverage Day on 12 December is the annual rallying point for the growing movement for health for all. It marks the anniversary of the United Nations’ historic and unanimous endorsement of universal health coverage in 2012. By Roopa Dhatt, David Bryden and Gill AdynskiWASHINGTON DC/ CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA/ GENEVA, Dec 19 2022 (IPS) Health services don’t deliver themselves. It is the nurse who triages in the e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roopa Dhatt - David Bryden - Gill Adynski Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Midwives will not strike, after ballot falls short
The Royal College of Midwives has not met thresholds required to strike in its vote in England, it announced today, but physiotherapy staff are set to strike at more than 100 trusts in their first ever action ballot over pay. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Physiotherapy telehealth to reduce falls in aged care (TOP UP): trial protocol [conference abstract #405] - Dawson R, Sherrington C, Oliveira J, Pinheiro M.
Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2022) Background Tailored balance and strengthening exercise programs delivered by physiotherapists have been shown to improve mobility and prevent falls in older... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Amputees and stroke survivors are being 'imprisoned at home' due to lack of physiotherapy
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy collected responses from members who reported cuts to services in more than 100 areas, covering more than half of all health boards and trusts across the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Movement 'more important' than posture - physio's tips for desk workers to avoid arthritis
Pairing a target of 10,000 steps a day with strength training can also help "protect" your joints, she said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news