Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions
Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government today (Wednesday), which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body. UNISON head of health and chair of the joint health unions Sara Gorton said: “Dedicated staff have been waiting far too long for a decent pay rise. That the government has moved from the insult of 1% shows ministers realise the damage that’s been done. “But the memory of 1%, combined with lengthy delay, has done lasting damage to morale and the trust staff have in ministers. The g...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

Dutch 3D motion capture company Xsens expands its automatic reporting for movement data
The company now provides automated reports for physiotherapists, health specialists and ergonomic consultants. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Physiotherapists' experiences and views of older peoples' exercise adherence with respect to falls prevention in Singapore: a qualitative study - Teng B, Rosbergen ICM, Gomersall S, Hatton A, Brauer SG.
PURPOSE: To seek physiotherapists' perspectives on patient adherence to exercise prescription for falls prevention/risk reduction in the Singapore setting. METHOD: Three focus groups with physiotherapists (n  = 16) were conducted. An inductive t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Decent pay rise vital to ensure the NHS is fighting fit post-pandemic,  say unions 
Health unions have written to new health secretary Sajid Javid stressing the crucial importance of pay in ensuring the NHS is ‘fighting fit’ to deal with its many post-pandemic challenges. The letter – signed by the heads of UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives – is on behalf of 14 unions representing more than a million NHS staff across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Now the NHS pay review body report is with the secretary of state for consideration, the unions say all eyes are on the government as health workers and the public a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release health sec NHS pay rise pandemic Source Type: news

New NHS flexible working rights to improve work-life balance and retain staff  
An agreement on ​​new flexible working rights aimed at giving NHS staff a better work-life balance is announced today (Tuesday) by health unions and NHS employers. The deal will make it easier for workers to request flexible working arrangements including a right to do so from ​the first day ​staff are employed in the NHS. It is expected to help the NHS recruit and retain health workers. The agreement comes at a time when many health employers and ​their staff are beginning to consider new ways of working. ​The government has ​already promised a consultation on work flexibility for all UK ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release flexible working NHS staff Source Type: news

Effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for injury in ballet dancers: a systematic review - Skwiot M, Śliwiński Z, Żurawski A, Śliwiński G.
BACKGROUND: The unique repetitive nature of ballet dancing, which often involves transgressing endurance limits of anatomical structures, makes dancers prone to injury. The following systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Types of New Therapies are Available for Cystic Fibrosis?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) was identified in 1938 by Dr. Dorothy Andersen who described 49 patients with pancreatic insufficiency. Since that time significant achievements in the knowledge about the disease and treatments for patients have changed the mortality from a few months to patients living into middle adulthood or even later. Quality of life for patients and their families and friends has also markedly improved. CF is the classic Mendelian autosomal recessive genetic disorder which is a worldwide disorder but affects people of north European ancestry more often where the main mutation is more common. There are...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 28, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Disabilities Plague Half of COVID Survivors After Hospital Discharge
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

The physio-psychological effect of forest therapy programs on juvenile probationers - Jeon JY, Kim IO, Yeon PS, Shin WS.
The study aimed to investigate the psychological and physiological effects of forest therapy programs on adolescents under probation. Fifty probationary teenagers from the Ministry of Gyeonggi Justice Compliance Support Center participated in the study. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Indian digital therapeutics firm launches COVID-19 recovery programme for diabetic patients
The digital recovery programme includes consultations with a psychologist and physiotherapist and group therapy and respiratory exercise sessions, among others. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New Study Examines Sexuality of People With Autism
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 5, 2021 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Physiotherapy, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Public want government to  keep promises and give the NHS what it needs, poll shows  
Two-thirds of the public believe the government should try harder to find the money for a decent pay rise for NHS staff in England, according to a Savanta ComRes poll published today (Tuesday). The research for the UK’s 14 health unions shows public support remains strong for a proper wage rise for health staff including nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and hospital porters. The heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM), speaking on behalf of all the health unions, say the findings demonstrate people want the Prime Minister to stand by his prom...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Muscle Weakness and Recovery for COVID-19 ICU Survivors Muscle Weakness and Recovery for COVID-19 ICU Survivors
This study found that a large majority of COVID-19 ICU survivors developed ICU acquired limb muscle weakness, despite early physiotherapy.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rehabilitation of adults who are hospitalised due to acute Covid-19 or long Covid: physiotherapy service delivery, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
These standards cover rehabilitation for adults of 18 years and over who are admitted to hospital with Covid-19. This encompasses people with acute Covid-19 or long Covid. Version 2, updated 1 April. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MARTIN SCURR: Try physio to ease chronic coughing
DR MARTIN SCURR: Bronchiectasis is a chronic, irreversible lung condition, and coping with it must be hard for your wife - especially in the context of her other health problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knowledge, practices and perceived barriers of physiotherapists involved in disaster management: a cross-sectional survey of Nigeria-based and trained physiotherapists - Ojukwu CP, Eze OG, Uduonu EM, Okemuo AJ, Umunnah JO, Ede SS, Onuchukwu CL, Anekwu EM, Ezeigwe AU.
BACKGROUND: Disasters represent substantial health risks to the human population. Proper interventions at all stages of disaster management (DM) are essential for human-related outcomes. The role of physiotherapy in DM should not be underestimated, but unf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Physiotherapists' awareness of risk of bone demineralisation and falls in people living with HIV: a qualitative study - Charumbira MY, Berner K, Louw Q.
BACKGROUND: Recent research has indicated a seemingly increased propensity for both falls and accelerated bone loss in people living with HIV (PLWH). Physiotherapists play a crucial role in optimising function and quality of life of PLWH through prevention... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

'I went from spreadsheets to proning Covid patients'
Thousands of NHS staff, from dentists to physiotherapists, have been redeployed during the pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on pay rise due date, say health unions  
Families and individuals across the UK are being urged by health unions to create colourful window displays in their homes and workplaces today (Thursday) to show support for NHS staff on the day they should have been getting a pay rise. Artworks designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of posters available to download from a campaign page designed by the 14 unions, who between them represent more than a million health workers across the UK. This includes drawings from Nick Sharratt, whose books include Shark in the Park, Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? and the You C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay rise windows Source Type: news

Physiotherapy utilisation and costs before lumbar spine surgery: a retrospective analysis of workers compensation claims in Australia - Zadro JR, Lewin AM, Kharel P, Naylor J, Maher CG, Harris IA.
BACKGROUND: Understanding how much physiotherapy people receive before lumbar spine surgery could give insight into what people and clinicians consider an adequate trial of non-operative management. The aim of this study was to investigate physiotherapy ut... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long Covid and graded exercise therapy | Letter
No trials of graded exercise have shown to harm patients, sayDr Alastair Miller,Prof Paul GarnerandProf Peter White,so those with post-Covid fatigue syndrome should not be discouraged from trying itDr Joanna Herman is right to call out the lack of care being offered to sufferers of long Covid (People with long Covid urgently need help. Why can ’t we access it?, 10 March). The willingness of doctors to speak out as patients has done much to highlight the long-term effects of Covid-19.We know that long Covid is more than one disease, all of which will need different treatments. But we do not know that graded exercise t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome Physiotherapists Source Type: news

South Africa: From Glenara Kitchen to Lecturer - Ntsikelelo Pefile Comes Full Circle
[UCT] University of Cape Town (UCT) physiotherapy lecturer Ntsikelelo Pefile knows that serendipity manifests in many ways - and sometimes serially. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Randomised trial of virtual reality gaming and physiotherapy on balance, gross motor performance and daily functions among children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy - Jha KK, Karunanithi GB, Sahana A, Karthikbabu S.
BACKGROUND: Balance issues and poor gross motor function affect the daily needs of children with cerebral palsy. PURPOSE: The study objective was to examine the effects of virtual reality gaming and physiotherapy on balance, gross motor performance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who ’ve kept us safe in the pandemic, say health unions
Unions representing NHS staff across the UK say the chancellor has let down hard-working health workers by failing to announce a pay rise for them in the Budget. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “The chancellor had a golden opportunity to show the government values exhausted health staff with the pay rise they deserve. But he has let them down, and the public. “They should be recognised and rewarded immediately. Not left waiting for months on a promise. “The NHS faces an exodus after the pandemic as staff leave. A wage increase would boost morale and the ec...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release budget NHS pay rise Source Type: news

‘Peace of mind and protection’ – why members are getting the jab
COVID-19 vaccinations are rapidly being rolled out across the UK, and UNISON members are among some of the first people to receive them. UNISON member Sharon Fowler is a third-year student nurse in Plymouth. As a Black woman, she’s been waiting for the vaccine to be available to her. “I’m originally from South Africa, and as an ethnic minority, I am considered high risk. One of the reasons I agreed to have this vaccine was for peace of mind and protection. I’m so relieved I got to have it.” In June last year, a Public Health England report on COVID-19 deaths confirmed the risk of dyi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Covid-19 vaccination vaccine Source Type: news

How to prevent shin splints when running - 4 tips from a physiotherapist
SHIN SPLINTS are a type of pain caused by exercise. Here's how to prevent shin splints when running, according to a physiotherapist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roundup: DNA Script signs contract with French Department of Defence, Octopus Ventures announces new health tech team and more briefs
Also, Raccoon.World raises further €660K for its physiotherapy telemedicine platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Multichannel mixture models for time-series analysis and classification of engagement with multiple health services: an application to psychology and physiotherapy utilization patterns after traffic accidents - Esmaili N, Buchlak QD, Piccardi M, Kruger B, Girosi F.
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) represent a significant burden on health systems globally. Tens of thousands of people are injured in Australia every year and may experience significant disability. Associated economic costs are substantial. There... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Home health care services on rise in India due to Covid-19 pandemic: Experts
Patients who have to undergo dialysis, physiotherapy and chemotherapy are preferring health care services at home and many are also taking telemedicine consultations, they say. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The net Exchequer impact of increasing pay for Agenda for Change staff
This report outlines the economic benefit of giving a substantial pay rise to all staff including health care assistants, nurses, hospital porters, physiotherapists, midwives, dieticians, paramedics, occupational therapists and cleaners. The report, commissioned by NHS trade unions, shows a pay rise for NHS staff is both affordable for the Treasury and would bring about an economic boost to hospitality, retail and other struggling sectors in communities across the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions
Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of all health staff by supporting a decent pay rise. The unions – representing workers including 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, administrators, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics, and other NHS employees – are asking people to share hashtags such as #FairPay, and...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay increase Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Older adults' experiences with the visual physio-feedback technology and peer-led combined group and home-based exercises - Thiamwong L.
This study aimed to explore older adults' experience with an in-home Physio-feEdback and Exercise pRogram and explore whether the Physio-feEdback and Exercise pRogram intervention influenced their physical activity adherence. A qualitative study approach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The effects of green and urban walking in different time frames on physio-psychological responses of middle-aged and older people in Chengdu, China - Li H, Liu H, Yang Z, Bi S, Cao Y, Zhang G.
This study evaluated the physiological and psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Encountering suicide in primary healthcare rehabilitation: the experiences of physiotherapists - Lundin, Bergenheim A.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a serious public health issue and one of the most common causes of death globally. Suicide has long-lasting impact on personal, relational, community and societal levels. Research has shown that patients often seek help in the prim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary patient review in COVID-19 cohort wards, RCP
Five health organisations release new joint guidance today to support teams caring for people with COVID-19. The guidance helps ward based teams to conduct multidisciplinary assessments while maintaining a safe and secure environment that protects both patients and healthcare staff from the risks of cross-contamination. The guidance has been developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Nursing in collaboration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and NHS England& Improvement Emergency Care Improvement Support Team. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Violence toward older adults in the forms of ageism and sexual offense presented in An Old Lady: a film review - Park C.
An Old Lady is a South Korean film released in the summer of 2020. It is based on an incident where a 69-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by her physiotherapist. The film portrays how the woman was victimized by violence in forms of sexual offense and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sport injuries in professional volleyball players - Lesman J, J óźwik M, Domżalski ME, Luceri A, Mangiavini L, Peretti GM, Luceri F.
Recently there has been a considerable surge in interest in volleyball by both physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons. Only few previous studies specified the nature, frequency, and demographics of volleyball injuries. The study was conducted during ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Simple measurement could transform injury rehabilitation
(Edith Cowan University) Researchers from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia have found a simple way to analyse the effectiveness of exercise training that could one day be conducted easily at a local gym or physio.Using vertical jumps as a test activity, the researchers could predict detailed information regarding technique and muscle activation patterns just through a relatively simple analysis of forces produced against the ground during the jump. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: PPE 'is STILL being denied to some NHS workers' despite huge stockpiles
Organisations representing medical staff such as physiotherapists, dietitians and paramedics say they cannot get full access to protective equipment even though they do risky procedures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'PDSAFE' - a multi-dimensional model of falls-rehabilitation for people with Parkinson's. a mixed methods analysis of therapists' delivery and experience - Hulbert S, Chivers-Seymour K, Summers R, Lamb S, Goodwin V, Rochester L, Nieuwboer A, Rowsell A, Ewing S, Ashburn A, PDSAFE Collaborative group.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical reasoning of physiotherapists using PDSAFE; according to disease severity and their experiences of treatment delivery in a large fall-prevention trial for people with Parkinson's (PwP). DESIGN: A descriptive study of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Government must grant NHS staff a wage rise by Christmas, say health unions
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister calling for a pay rise for all NHS staff before Christmas. The letter to Boris Johnson from all 14 health unions warns the second virus wave is already placing hospitals under immense strain. It says staff are “stressed, burned out and fearful” and that asking them to carry on regardless is “increasingly unrealistic”. The letter adds: “Once more NHS staff will be relied upon to protect and care for us all. But health workers are exhausted, with many still recovering from the first virus peak.&rdq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

Call for a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to keep older people healthy and resilient
(The Physiological Society) Public health agencies across the UK should launch a National Covid-19 Resilience Programme to support older people through the pandemic and to keep them healthy and resilient over the winter - that's the recommendation from a leading group of scientists and clinicians working in the fields of physiology, nutrition and physiotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physiotherapists' perceptions of challenges facing evidence-based practice and the importance of environmental empowerment in fall prevention in the municipality - a qualitative study - Worum H, Lillekroken D, Roaldsen KS, Ahlsen B, Bergland A.
This study aims... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Saint Thomas and Results Physiotherapy partner to expand access to physical therapy
The move is one in a long line of partnerships Saint Thomas had made in recent years with outside care providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Chief Professions Officers ’ medicines mechanisms programme
NHS England and NHS Improvement would like to hear your thoughts on proposals for greater flexibility to be given to how dental hygienists, dental therapists, biomedical scientists, clinical scientists, operating department practitioners, podiatrist independent prescribers, physiotherapist independent prescribers, and paramedics are able to access medicines for their patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Let ’ s make future Black history a positive one
No doubt, 2020 has been a torrid year for so many reasons. For Black people, the increased incidence of COVID and the continuing fight against racism – highlighted most starkly by the death of George Floyd in the US – has made it a year not to be forgotten. And now we are in the middle of Black History Month, and it’s clear to Kebba Manneh that Black history needs to be seen and heard, discussed and taught, all year round – not just for a single month each year. Back in March, Kebba was elected as the new chair of UNISON’s national Black members’ committee – just as the country fou...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Black history month unison black members UNISON Cymru Wales Black members Source Type: news

Midwives, physios and pharmacists to administer future UK Covid vaccine
Expanded workforce will undergo training programme to immunise as much of population as possibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMidwives, physiotherapists, pharmacists, student nurses and doctors are among those who will be authorised to administer a mass Covid-19 vaccine under new laws that have come into force.They follow a consultation on moves to give emergency approval for a vaccine ’s use across the UK and an expanded workforce, which will be trained to give the injections to immunise as much of the population as quickly possible.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Quinn Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Science Society Health Infectious diseases NHS Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Physiotherapist graduates say their careers have been stalled by regulator's failure to offer COVID-safe exams
Physiotherapy graduates are growing increasingly frustrated by their profession's licensing body, which they say has failed to adapt to a COVID-compliant examination procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Physiotherapy graduates say their careers have been stalled by industry's failure to offer COVID-safe exam
Physiotherapy graduates are growing increasingly frustrated by their profession's licensing exam provider, which they say has failed to adapt to a COVID-safe examination procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news