Cochrane seeks - Test Automation Engineer
Specifications: Full Time, Permanent  Salary: £55,500 p.a. (approx. 495,000 DKK)Location: Copenhagen, DenmarkApplication Closing Date: 20th March 2020 (At Midnight)Are you passionate about quality software? Do you have a drive to make a difference for health care world-wide? We are a global, independent organization that strives to inform health-care decisions every day. We gather and summarize the best evidence from research to help doctors, nurses, patients, carers, researchers, funders, and policymakers. We do not accept commercial or conflicted funding, and work to minimize risk of bias, in order to generate...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

The Italian Pyramid: Scientific Observatory at the Top of the World
View of the Italian Pyramid, at 5,050 m a.s.l. located 20 minutes awayfrom Lobouche, Nepal. Credit: Valentina GasbarriBy Valentina GasbarriMILAN, Italy, Feb 27 2020 (IPS)   Hello! Are you Italian? No, I’m from Nepal. Ops. Kaji Bista is the staff manager of the Ev-K2-CNR’s innovative Pyramid International Laboratory/Observatory (known as the Italian Pyramid) at 5,050 m a.s.l. located in Lobouche. He usually does not welcome trekkers, unless they stay overnight in the Nepali style lodge, located in the base of the building. When planning the Everest Base Camp Trek, the last thing one would expect to find ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Valentina Gasbarri Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Education Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lords must help stop hundreds of millions of pounds leaving the NHS
Peers are being urged today (Wednesday) to support the relaxing of restrictions to the government’s apprenticeship levy scheme to free-up cash for NHS trusts, says UNISON. Previous UNISON research estimates that trusts in England are missing out on more than £200m. This is because unused cash earmarked to fund apprenticeships can’t be used for anything else, despite health budgets being stretched to breaking point. Hospitals unable to spend apprenticeship funds within two years – because they’re too hard up to take on apprentices says UNISON&nb...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 26, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: Press release Apprenticeship Levy House of Lords NHS People Plan Sara Gorton training Source Type: news

Offering conservative care benefits can attract and retain the workforce of the future
Across the U.S., back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost workdays in a year. Lost work days come with a cost of more than $50 billion in health care expenses, a number that rises to $100 billion when lost wages and decreased productivity are added to the mix. That’s according to the American Chiropractic Association and data from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO reports that 72% of adult low-back pain health care visits are attributable to people under age 64 and still likely… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laura Newpoff Source Type: news

Council cleaners celebrate after seeing off outsourcing threat
UNISON has notched up another victory preventing low-paid workers being outsourced to private firms. Thanks to campaigning and pressure by the union’s Middlesbrough local government branch and Northern region, the local council has dropped plans to hive off the jobs of 140 cleaners, who feared for their pay and pensions if they were transferred. The workers – who are among the lowest-paid staff at the local authority – were told their jobs were to be outsourced to a number of contractors. The branch campaigned against the transfer with strong support from the Labour group of councillors. Their opposition ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article cleaning staff councils local government northern region outsourcing privatisation Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Albertina Kerr's CEO on the housing crisis for caregivers
Caregivers in Oregon need our help. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) – who support the more than 30,000 Oregonians who experience intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) – cannot afford to remain in their jobs due to inadequate wages. Our state’s most vulnerable children, teens, and adults rely on DSPs to pr ovide them with 24 hour residential and in-home care so they can maintain safe, healthy, and independent lives. These highly-trained caregivers perform physically, mentally,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jeff Carr Source Type: news

Immigration plans ‘spell disaster for care sector’, says UNISON
Commenting on government changes to the immigration system announced today (Tuesday), UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “These plans spell absolute disaster for the care sector. Care doesn’t even get a mention in the home secretary’s plans. “Companies and councils can’t recruit enough staff from the UK so have to rely on care workers from elsewhere. But even with these migrant employees, there’s still way too few care workers to meet demand. “Care work is highly skilled, but low paid, so falls foul of the government’s arbitrary immigration threshold. &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 19, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea immigration social care Source Type: news

Oxford University seeks Senior Systematic Reviewer (Cochrane)
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Kadoorie Critical Care Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, OxfordSpecifications: Full-time, fixed-term (12 months)Salary: Grade 8: £41,526 - £49,553 p.a.Application Closing Date: Monday 16 March 2020 12:00 noonWe are seeking a Senior Systematic Reviewer to join Oxford Trauma group, within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) based at the Kadoorie Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of collaborators from a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

North Carolina wins 200-job project over California, Colorado
A genetics medicine company has picked Sanford over competing locations in California, Massachusetts and Colorado for a 209-job manufacturing facility. Audentes Therapeutics' Sanford site will be the second large-scale manufacturing operation for the California-based company — it also operates a facility in San Francisco. And the jobs are expected to be high-paying, with average wages of $83,900. Average wages in Lee County are about $41,800. In exchange for what's expected to be a $109.4 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Sudan: Port Sudan Doctors Strike Over Unpaid Salaries
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan/ Kabkabiya -On Monday, doctors of Osman Digna Hospital in Port Sudan started a strike in protest against the long non-payment of their salaries and other financial dues. In a separate action, employees and workers of the Kabkabiya Hospital in North Darfur started a strike in protest against the transfer of the hospital's medical director to El Fasher. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Five questions with the new CEO of Hilo's Bay Clinic
Christian "Kimo" Alameda recently was appointed CEO of the Bay Clinic, which provides comprehensive health services to Hilo families. The Federally Qualified Health Center staffs about 24 providers with an annual operating budget of about $18 million. Alameda told Pacific Business News one the health center's biggest challenges is recruitment and retention, because keeping physicians and nurse practitioners here in Hawaii, wi th high cost of living and low salaries, is difficult. "We try to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Five questions with the new CEO of Hilo's Bay Clinic
Christian "Kimo" Alameda recently was appointed CEO of the Bay Clinic, which provides comprehensive health services to Hilo families. The Federally Qualified Health Center staffs about 24 providers with an annual operating budget of about $18 million. Alameda told Pacific Business News one the health center's biggest challenges is recruitment and retention, because keeping physicians and nurse practitioners here in Hawaii, wi th high cost of living and low salaries, is difficult. "We try to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

North Carolina wins 200-job project over California, Colorado
A genetics medicine company has picked Sanford over competing locations in California, Massachusetts and Colorado for a 209-job manufacturing facility. Audentes Therapeutics' Sanford site will be the second large-scale manufacturing operation for the California-based company – it also operates a facility in San Francisco. And the jobs are expected to be high-paying, with average wages of $83,900. Average wages in Lee County are about $41,800. In exchange for what's expected to be a $109.4 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

North Carolina wins 200-job project over California, Colorado
A genetics medicine company has picked Sanford over competing locations in California, Massachusetts and Colorado for a 209-job manufacturing facility. Audentes Therapeutics' Sanford site will be the second large-scale manufacturing operation for the California-based company – it also operates a facility in San Francisco. And the jobs are expected to be high-paying, with average wages of $83,900. Average wages in Lee County are about $41,800. In exchange for what's expected to be a $109.4 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

RANKED: Which master's programs stand out among state's nursing degrees for starting pay
If you're looking for a good return on an investment in education, it would be hard to beat the master's degree program at the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing. Graduates of the UNCG nursing master's program earned a median first-year salary of $139,100, far and away the highest among the 10 North Carolina nursing schools that offer master's degrees, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education on the graduating classes of 2015 and 2016. In fac t, the median salary for UNCG graduates… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Cochrane Information Specialist Support Team Member
Specifications: Part time (1 day per week), we anticipate this being a secondment from a Cochrane Group, but we will also consider suitably qualified independent consultants.Salary: £35,000 FTE per annum, will be prorated for 1 day per weekLocation: RemoteApplication Closing Date: 09 March 2020 (Midnight GMT)CIS Support Team members will provide both introductory and ongoing support and training to the CIS community in the areas related to Cochrane editorial processes, information technology, and study identification methods. Support and training will be guided by the needs of practicing CISs and current Cochrane pol...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Rush Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Research Fellowship 2020-2021 - Dr. Cole
Position Title: Clinical Research Coordinator Positions: 2   Duration: 1 year Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Sports Medicine. Chicago, IL. When: Beginning Approx. May/June 2020-June 2021 Salary: A monthly stipend is provided (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Fair pay rise for council staff would be affordable, says UNISON
The pay claim for council workers is affordable and will provide benefits for the wider economy across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to a new analysis published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. UNISON, Unite and GMB are calling for wages to rise to £10 per hour for the lowest paid local government workers, with a 10% rise for other members of staff for 2020/21. New research by Landman Economics, commissioned by UNISON, shows the actual net cost of the claim is less than half (49%) the overall projected cost of £1.6bn. If council workers got a decent pay rise, central government would save hundreds ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay 2014 public sector pay Source Type: news

Nigeria: Protesting Health Workers Shut Down Imo Specialist Hospital Over Salary Cut
[Vanguard] The Medical and Health Workers of Imo Specialist Hospital has embarked on industrial action to protest against the alleged 30 per cent cut in their salary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moffitt gives $1M back to Florida over China ties
Moffitt Cancer Center officials returned more than $1 million that is suspected to be connected to Chinese conflicts of interest. The money was from salaries related to Dr. Howard McLeod, medical director of the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at Moffitt, and Chinese scientist Dr. Yijing He, according to a letter sent to Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis from Moffitt Administrative Officer and CFO Vice President Yv ette Tremonti. “Out of an abundance of caution, Moffitt is refunding… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Pay Is Higher for Rural Physicians, New England Journal Article Says
Summarizes a study which showed that rural doctors have salaries approximately 5 to 10 percent higher than doctors practicing in urban areas. Describes the importance of offering higher salaries, tuition assistance and other incentives to recruit healthcare professionals to work in rural communities. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 11, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Increases in minimum wage may not have anticipated positive health effects, study shows
(University of Washington) A new study by researchers at the University of Washington found that increases in minimum wages primarily had no effect on health overall. However, they did find a mix of negative and positive effects associated with the health of certain groups of working-age people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immigration salary changes could boost NHS recruitment
Ministers propose a drop in threshold from £30,000 to £25,000 Related items fromOnMedica Nurses demand action to tackle staff shortages RCN urges members to mount twitter campaign to boost training funds Home Office woes Rising NHS staff shortage figures spark alarm Three-year pay deal agreed for NHS staff in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts say UK must maintain EU ties to combat pandemics
Tackling global outbreaks will be harder without access to EU early warning systems Related items fromOnMedica Brexit could disrupt supplies of medicines in UK Government issues contingency measure for 'no-deal' Brexit Trump will ‘absolutely’ include NHS in Brexit trade deals Reducing migrant salary threshold ‘right step’ says BMA NHS lagging on preventing cancer and heart deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Centre ’s health outlay woefully off course for 2.5% of GDP target
With economic slowdown, there are apprehensions that allocations for sectors like health could fall even further short in the coming years as the government struggles to meet expenditures it cannot cut back on like salaries and pensions. In such a scenario, even maintaining the current level of health spending as a percentage of GDP could prove to be a challenge. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what Atrium Health's top executives earned in 2019
Atrium Health's top 11 executives made a combined $27.6 million in 2019, the Charlotte-based health system said on Friday. That's a nearly 15% jump from a combined $24.05 million in 2018. Atrium CEO Gene Woods was at the top of the list with $7.25 million in compensation in 2019. That includes: $2.67 million in base salary; $2.44 million in bonuses; $1.08 million in incentives; and $1.07 million in other compensatio n. It's a nearly 20% jump from the $6.06 million he earned in 2018. Coming in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Here's what Atrium Health's top executives earned in 2019
Atrium Health's top 11 executives made a combined $27.6 million in 2019, the Charlotte-based health system said on Friday. That's a nearly 15% jump from a combined $24.05 million in 2018. Atrium CEO Gene Woods was at the top of the list with $7.25 million in compensation in 2019. That includes: $2.67 million in base salary; $2.44 million in bonuses; $1.08 million in incentives; and $1.07 million in other compensatio n. It's a nearly 20% jump from the $6.06 million he earned in 2018. Coming in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

China wages 'people's war' on coronavirus as cruises, companies hit
Chinese President Xi Jinping declared a "people's war" on Thursday against the fast-spreading coronavirus whose impact has been felt around the world from slowing factory floors to quarantined cruise liners. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Examining the impact of occupational health and safety vulnerability on injury claim reporting in three Canadian provinces - Nadalin V, Smith PM.
INTRODUCTION: The workers' compensation system covers wages and health care costs associated with work-related injuries or illnesses. We explore if dimensions of occupational health and safety vulnerability are associated with differences in reporting work... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unions reject ‘disappointing’ council pay offer
The three unions representing council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday) rejected the 2% initial pay offer made by the local government employers. Last summer UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members – submitted the pay claim for 2020/21. If accepted, this would mean that £10 an hour would be the lowest rate for council staff from this April. Everyone else would receive a 10% wage rise. The three unions have now called on the local government employers to think again and come up with a better offer so talks can continue...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release council pay Jon Richards local government pay claim Source Type: news

University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Fellowship - Dr. Austin V. Stone
Position: Sports Medicine Research Fellow Positions: 1 Years: 1 Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Time: Approximately June 2020 - June 2021 Salary: A monthly stipend is provided.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Job Opportunities News Source Type: news

Reflections on 2020 from a Nurse and a Midwife
By Stembile Mugore, Senior advisor for health sector performance and sustainability, IntraHealth International Stembile Mugore presents at IntraHealth's annual SwitchPoint conference. Photo by Ted Richardson for IntraHealth International.February 04, 2020In Florence Nightingale’s day, nursing was a lowly job—but she elevated it. Her working conditions during the Crimea war were deplorable, yet she left a legacy of patient-centered care.In honor of her 200th birthday this year, nurses should bring about the change we want in order to be proud of our profession and to show the world that we deserve recognitio...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Nursing & Midwifery Midwives Nurses Source Type: news

Would Your Wages Rise Under ‘Medicare for All’?
Research suggests the answer is yes, but not in all cases, and with significant differences across jobs and labor markets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Wages and Salaries Employee Fringe Benefits Medicare Source Type: news

‘Getting actively involved with UNISON … got me out of the abyss’
Delegates applauded Charmaine Blaze at the Black members’ conference today, when she movingly described how UNISON helped her secure a managerial role at NHS Scotland after years of being under-employed, under-valued and lacking career progression. She observed that, for Black women in particular, the gender pay gap is “less of a gap and more of an abyss or chasm”. Ms Blaze (pictured) said: “Many times they offer us employment and, when we come to the table, they give us crumbs while they feast on the key roles – the important roles, the leadership roles, the management roles.” Some two ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2020 Black Members Conference low pay Source Type: news

'It's not worth the gamble': Wuhan coronavirus shifts Bay Area companies' plans in China
From lost wages to missed face-to-face time, Bay Area companies and their employees are feeling the sting of the outbreak of a deadly virus in China. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Reducing migrant salary threshold ‘right step’ says BMA
But some NHS and care staff will still be excluded Related items fromOnMedica NHS severely impacted by UK skill shortage Doctors believe patient care has worsened Safer staffing should be enshrined in law, says RCN Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland Ageing medical workforce - a growing trend (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- The gender gap in starting salary for physicians persists, although it is unclear which factors account for this gap, according to a report published online Jan. 22 in Health Affairs. Anthony T. Lo Sasso, Ph.D., from DePaul... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Barriers to overseas recruitment will disrupt care, says UNISON
Commenting on the report from the Migration Advisory Committee published today (Tuesday) on the UK’s future immigration system, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The immigration system has got to work for social care. But reducing the salary threshold by £4,400 won’t allow a single care worker to come to the UK. “The sector is already in crisis. Placing barriers to recruitment from overseas would cause it huge difficulties. “Nor would the government’s idea of a one-year visa be any better. By the time care staff have arrived and settled into their jobs, it&...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release immigration one-year visa recruitment social care Source Type: news

Cochrane Heart seeks Assistant Managing Editor - London, UK
Location of position: London, UKHours:Part TimeHours per week (%FTE):18.25 hours per week (50% FTE)Salary:£29,089 - £34,090 per annumCloses: 11 Feb 2020Cochrane Heart aims to prepare, maintain and promote the access of systematic reviews of the effect of interventions for treating and preventing heart diseases.The Assistant Managing Editor will work closely with the Managing Editor to contribute to an efficient editorial process. This varied role will include identifying and communicating with peer reviewers, responding to queries from authors and editors, ensuring the timely completion of conflict of interest ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Fraudsters impersonated four NHS CEOs to steal their salaries
Fraudsters tried to steal the salaries of four NHS chief executives during the last financial year by impersonating them in emails, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local government employers accused of creating “unnecessary” pay delay
The three unions representing council workers have today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the local government employers’ failure to make them a pay offer – more than six months after they submitted this year’s wages claim. UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – are critical of what they see as unnecessary delays to the process. The unions want the employers to hurry up and make an offer, and have already written to Chancellor Sajid Javid urging him to ensure that local authorities have th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Heather Hampson Tags: Article Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Doctors Leave Zim in Droves As Govt Remains Hostile to Wage Demands
[New Zimbabwe] Frustrated Zimbabwean medical doctors are leaving the country in droves as government fails to break its impasse with the health professionals following a four-month strike action late last year over poor wages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Beyond the resource drain theory: salary satisfaction as a mediator between commuting time and subjective well-being - Sha F, Li B, Law YW, Yip PSF.
Introduction Understanding the mechanism between commuting time and subjective well-being is of great importance in formulating policies. In previous research, the negative impact of long commuting time on subjective well-being was mainly explained by the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘Every higher education worker should get the pay they deserve’
Pay in universities has fallen by 15% over the past 10 years, delegates at UNISON’s higher education conference in Milton Keynes heard today. At the same time, universities’ income has risen and is now £38.2bn a year. Conference also pointed out that reserves are at a record £49.2bn – a 300% increase since 2009/10. In the last financial year alone, universities increased their capital spending by 6.4%, while wages for most rose by just 2%. That was the background against which delegates set out UNISON’s plans for this year’s joint pay claim, which will be drawn up with other campus...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2020 Higher Education Conference education services higher education pay universities Source Type: news

Survey: Doctors would take pay cut to reduce burnout
Some 50% of physicians queried in a new survey said they would take a salary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2019: Survey finds high levels of burnout Video from RSNA 2019: How to prevent burnout in radiology Could cash for call be a cure for burnout? Survey finds high burnout levels among radiology staff Report: Burnout is pervasive in U.S. healthcare (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors Strike - No Budget for Teaching Hospital in 2019, Says Ondo Govt
[This Day] Ondo State Government yesterday said resident doctors working at University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH) both in Ondo and Akure complexes were being owed salaries because the hospitals' fund were not captured in the 2019 Appropriation of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How coworkers impact the value of your skills
(Harvard Kennedy School) New research by Harvard's Growth Lab uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers in shaping productivity, earning potential, and stays of employment. The research -- published in the journal Science Advances - analyzed data from Sweden. It found that to earn high wages and returns on education, workers must find coworkers who complement their own skills rather than duplicate them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minimum Wage Raises Could Lower Suicide Rates, Study Says
It was the latest study to suggest that effects of wage increases reach beyond economic welfare, but some experts pushed back on the findings. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mihir Zaveri Tags: Minimum Wage Suicides and Suicide Attempts Research United States Politics and Government Labor and Jobs Wages and Salaries Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Patients Dying At Home As Doctors' Strike Rages On
[New Zimbabwe] Patients are dying at home after being turned away from public hospitals as both senior and some junior doctors remain on strike demanding improved salaries and working conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news