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Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”
Commenting on the Budget today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Chancellor says he wants to make Britain ‘fit for the future’ – but his deeply disappointing Budget has left public services gasping for air. “All public sector workers needed a real pay rise today, not yet another let down. Healthcare assistants, care workers, school receptionists and other public servants struggling to get by can’t survive on wages that bump along at the bottom while prices soar. “This was a Budget to match the dull and gloom of a November day. The hopes of NHS ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis NHS pay public services Source Type: news

Chancellor commits to ‘additional funding’ for nurse pay rises
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will provide “additional funding” to provide nurses with a salary rise, following the completion of the current pay review process. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Uganda:Doctors Demand Written Government Commitment to End Strike
[Monitor] The rift between striking medical doctors and government on their salary and working conditions might soon end if government commits itself through a written agreement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Practice managers work the equivalent of an extra day per week, survey shows
Around 46.63% of practice managers (PM) works from five to eight additional hours per week, with a collective figure pointing at 8.3 extra hours per week, a survey of 1,030 responses has found. The Practice Manager Salary Survey 2017 has shown that 65% of respondents do not get paid to work extra time and that the increase in number of unpaid working hours might be due to‘GP practices now staying open longer and over the weekend’. Only 34.4% of the respondents said they are paid for working longer.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Feature Review: What factors influence the provision of care by skilled birth attendants in low- and middle-income countries?
New Cochrane evidence synthesis highlights the many factors that influence the care provided by skilled birth attendantsIn low- and middle-income countries, many mothers still die during childbirth. Women are encouraged to give birth in health facilities rather than at home so they can receive care from skilled birth attendants. A skilled birth attendant is a health worker such as a midwife, doctor, or nurse who is trained to manage a normal pregnancy and childbirth, and refer the mother and newborn when complications arise.A team of Cochrane authors based in Norway, South Africa,and Uganda worked withCochrane Effective Pr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

New tool can help job searchers better position themselves in market
(Carnegie Mellon University) A novel method, developed by an economist at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, has been created to evaluate a worker's skillset and determine its impact on wages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear
When it comes to austerity, the Conservatives have often argued that “there is no alternative”. When he was Chancellor, George Osborne inflicted painful spending cuts on our country, our communities and our public services. Now, of course, George Osborne has sought to reinvent himself as a small ‘l’ liberal and a newspaper editor. Yet the choices he made – and they were choices – still have a lasting impact. The prime advocate of the “no alternative” doctrine may have left Parliament, but the effect of his cuts will be felt for generations. Yet the brutal approach to public s...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Tax Source Type: news

These 16 occupations in Greensboro earn more than $100,000 per year
Medical occupations bring in the highest pay in the Greensboro-High Point metro, followed by management positions in various roles. To come up with the top salaries, Triad Business Journal used 2016 data on salary averages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Only occupations with at least 50 jobs in the field are included. Click on the photo gallery t o see the 16 occupations in Greensboro that yield more than $100,000 in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Troyer Source Type: news

Immunotherapy biotech BeneVir Biopharm raises $2 million
Gaithersburg-based BeneVir Biopharm Inc. raised has $2 million, according to documents filed this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the Form D, the company said the offering proceeds will be used for working capital, including payment of salaries and bonuses to executive officers. Officials at the company declined to comment further. BeneVir's majority owner, New York City-based HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCHC), has been voca l with analysts in recent months about the progress of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON
  Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON The Treasury would save half the total cost of awarding council workers the pay rise called for in the 2018 claim put to the Local Government Association, according to new research published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The claim, submitted in May 2017, calls for a 5% pay rise and the real living wage for the lowest paid (£8.75 an hour or £10.20 in London). If council employees were given a decent pay rise, they would be paying more in taxes and national insurance, spending more and paying VAT, as well as claiming less in tax cr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget councils heather wakefield local governemnt low pay national insurance pay up now savings New Policy institute tax credits Source Type: news

Colorado university salaries: See who tops the pay list at CU Anschutz
Some of the best doctors and surgeons in the state teach classes and serve as faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora — and they have the salaries to prove it. The highest-paid faculty member is James Jaggers, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-medical director at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Heart Institute.> The DBJ is looking at the highest-paid public university staff and faculty throughout this week. Monday, we examined CU Boulder … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Caitlin Hendee Source Type: news

Colorado university salaries: See who tops the pay list at CU Anschutz
Some of the best doctors and surgeons in the state teach classes and serve as faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora — and they have the salaries to prove it. The highest-paid faculty member is James Jaggers, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon and the co-medical director at the Children's Hospital Colorado's Heart Institute.> The DBJ is looking at the highest-paid public university staff and faculty throughout this week. Monday, we examined CU Boulder … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Hendee Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberian Health Workers Threaten Nationwide Strike Over Delayed Salaries
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Surveillance of diseases throughout the country is about to be halted - a move that would be very devastating to the country's feeble health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medtech Employers Need to Keep Pace with Job Market
The medical device and diagnostics industry is a smart place to build a career. Professionals working in the field say they enjoy the work for the chance to pioneer new medical advances, to solve challenges, and to make a positive impact for patients. For the past few years, medtech employees have been able to call the shots, with an abundance of well-paying, meaningful roles and continued growth in the sector. As the trend toward crossover with consumer tech continues and as other industries piles on cool perks, high salaries, and prestige, leading medtech recruiters are urging medtech companies to keep an eye on their ke...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks new Community Support team - Flexible location
Posts: Community Support Officers and Senior Community Support OfficerLocation: FlexibleSpecifications: Full time/part time. Multiple positions. Permanent contract (subject to probationary period and location). Secondments welcome.Closing date for applications: Friday, 8th December 2017ContextExperienced and friendly support staff are invited to be part of Cochrane ’s new Community Support team. This team will present a friendly, supportive and efficient point of contact for the Cochrane community, responding to queries covering a broad range of areas including software (e.g. Archie, RevMan), membership, training, we...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Afya Elimu Fund Is Boosting Kenya ’s Health Workforce—and Reigniting a Young Mother’s Dream
November 09, 2017Affordable loans are helping students like Beatrice stay in school.For 19-year-old Beatrice Mudhai, the youngest child in a family of 10, money has always been stretched. So much so that she had to wait three years before joining college. During the gap years, Beatrice conceived her first child, Norelle.“It was one of the most difficult times in my life, a mixed bag of joy and gloom,” Beatrice says. “I was glad to be a mother, but not ready to marry the father of my child, as we were both very young with no means to support the child.”At this time, Beatrice was living inLandi Mawe i...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON ’s Pay Up Now! campaign
A new UNISON film, featuring former Dynasty actor Stephanie Beacham, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at why the government should give teaching assistants, paramedics, refuse collectors and other public service workers a pay rise. The two-minute satirical Pat on the Back film highlights the government’s hypocritical attitude to public servants – commending their dedication and hard work, yet refusing to lift the public sector pay cap, says UNISON. But behind UNISON’s spoof film is a serious message. Low pay not only harms individual employees and their families, it means services are run down as staff desert...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis government pay pay up now public servants public services Source Type: news

Doctors in Uganda's Public Hospitals Strike Over Pay and Supplies Doctors in Uganda's Public Hospitals Strike Over Pay and Supplies
Doctors working in Ugandan public hospitals went on strike on Monday to protest low salaries and shortages of essential supplies, a spokesman for their union told Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Blog: The time for kind words is over, it ’ s time for decent pay
It’s Living Wage Week, which means new rates have been announced for the real living wage (£8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 in London), and it’s when organisations throughout the country take time to celebrate the value and importance of paying workers a basic salary they can live on. That’s what the living wage is all about – being able to live on what you earn. It should be a simple ask. In fact, in 2017, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it should be a given. Yet every year unions are forced to demand – once again – that businesses pay decent wages and...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 7, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Uniabuja Hospital Staff Protest Over Unpaid Salaries
[Daily Trust] Activities at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, were disrupted yesterday as contract staff protested over the nonpayment of six months salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS Providers ’ report “hits the nail on the head”, says UNISON
This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably attracted to jobs where the pressures are less extreme and the wages more competitive. “Poor pay and the image that the NHS is a stressful place to work put off potential recruits, increasing the strain on remaining health staff. And so the workforce problems deepen. “The government must listen to those that know the NHS best, and stop making it so hard for them to care for the injured and ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget government low pay NHS public services Source Type: news

NHS Providers ’ report ‘hits the nail on the head’, says UNISON
This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably attracted to jobs where the pressures are less extreme and the wages more competitive. “Poor pay and the image that the NHS is a stressful place to work put off potential recruits, increasing the strain on remaining health staff. And so the workforce problems deepen. “The government must listen to those that know the NHS best, and stop making it so hard for them to care for the injured and ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget government low pay NHS public services Source Type: news

Ghost Workers Aren ’t Spooky—They’re Expensive
November 06, 2017The Democratic Republic of the Congo found $2 million in savings when they used data to uncover absent health workers.When a country uses theiHRIS software to manage their human resources for health, they sometimes get a bonus.Because iHRIS can connect with other software, it can provide data connections that offer unexpected benefits for the managers and leaders of a health care system. Sometimes, just connecting data between iHRIS and another system can save money —a lot of money.But it takes some detective work.Oh, not the kind that involves trench coats and fedoras. The kind that takes patience a...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Why making a lot of money won ’t necessarily make you happy
Study shows your happiness and satisfaction levels won't noticeably increase once your salary passes a certain point. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - November 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON
Commenting on the government’s new scheme for social care employers that sets out to address the problems where sleep-in staff have not been paid the minimum wage, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme helps no-one. The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis. But without sufficient numbers of care workers and a substantial injection of cash from the government that’s exactly what will happen. Then elderly people and vulnerable adults will be left with no-one to look after them. “Care workers who have been paid ill...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release care workers Christina McAnea homecare workers pay Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

Big tech firms' AI hiring frenzy leads to brain drain at UK universities
High demand at companies such as Google could leave fewer talented scientists to teach next generation, academics fearBritish universities are being stripped of artificial intelligence (AI) experts in a brain drain to the private sector that is hampering research and disrupting teaching at some of the country ’s leading institutions.Scores of talented scientists have left or passed up university posts for salaries two to five times higher at major technology firms, where besides getting better pay, new recruits can take on real-world problems with computer power and datasets than academia cannot hope to provide.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Technology Higher education UK news Source Type: news

25 over $1 million: The highest-paid St. Louis hospital executives
Executives at SSM Health, Mercy, BJC HealthCare, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital and St. Anthony's make seven figures. All 25 of the highest-paid employees at St. Louis' hospitals make above $1 million. Of the highest-paid 253 employees, the average salary was $584,398. The median salary for those was lower at $451,348. The Business Journal analyzed tax filings from the major hospital networks in the St. Louis re gion to determine the highest-paid hospital executives in the region. The major networks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katlyn Keller Source Type: news

25 over $1 million: The highest-paid St. Louis hospital system executives
Executives at SSM Health, Mercy, BJC HealthCare, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital and St. Anthony's make seven figures. All 25 of the highest-paid employees at St. Louis' hospital networks make above $1 million. Of the highest-paid 253 employees, the average salary was $584,398. The median salary for those was lower at $451,348. The Business Journal analyzed tax filings from the major hospital networks in the St. Louis region to determine the highest-paid hospital executives in the region. Some of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Katlyn Keller Source Type: news

2016 JEMS Salary Survey
A look across two years of data We're excited to present the results of this year's JEMS Annual Salary Survey, based on calendar year 2016 data. This annual nationwide salary data collection and analysis has become an important industry tool. For consistency of thought and data, JEMS engaged the same authors from various industry backgrounds and experience to help analyze and summarize findings and to start a more structured year over year trending approach. We're happy to report that these efforts have continued to pay great dividends for the annual survey, with another benchmark set. We had the highest engagement rate ev...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan D. Washko, MBA, NREMT-P, AEMD Tags: Special Topics Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

2016 JEMS Salary Survey
A look across two years of data We're excited to present the results of this year's JEMS Annual Salary Survey, based on calendar year 2016 data. This annual nationwide salary data collection and analysis has become an important industry tool. For consistency of thought and data, JEMS engaged the same authors from various industry backgrounds and experience to help analyze and summarize findings and to start a more structured year over year trending approach. We're happy to report that these efforts have continued to pay great dividends for the annual survey, with another benchmark set. We had the highest engagement rate ev...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan D. Washko, MBA, NREMT-P, AEMD Tags: Special Topics Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Earning Power for Advanced Practice Nurses Keeps Growing Earning Power for Advanced Practice Nurses Keeps Growing
Six-figure pay is now the norm, and CRNAs are closing in on $200,000 a year, according to the 2017 Medscape APRN Salary Report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

‘Significant’ pay rise for NHS staff ‘affordable for government’
Analysts have called on the lifting of the public sector pay cap to result in a “significant” real terms salary increase for NHS staff, which would make up for years of pay freezes and also benefit the economy. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 30, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NM's highest-paid employees: See the top-paid hospital executives (slideshow)
It would take about 45 years for the average Albuquerque worker to make what New Mexico's highest-paid hospital executive makes in one year. That executive is Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Director Randy Safady. According to research by Albuquerque Business First, his annual salary is $2,120,989, according to the hospital's 2014 Form 990 on Guidestar, the most recent data available. The average salary in Albuq uerque is $47,759, according to PayScale. Christus is the fifth-largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

NM's highest-paid employees: See the top-paid hospital executives (slideshow)
It would take about 45 years for the average Albuquerque worker to make what New Mexico's highest-paid hospital executive makes in one year. That executive is Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Director Randy Safady. According to research by Albuquerque Business First, his annual salary is $2,120,989, according to the hospital's 2014 Form 990 on Guidestar, the most recent data available. The average salary in Albuq uerque is $47,759, according to PayScale. Christus is the fifth-largest… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Spectacular Images Show How Our View of the Universe Has Evolved
Unveiling The Universe NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team The human species is ever-changing and with it our view of the universe. By Jeffrey Kluger It’s easy to laugh at the ancient humans who thought of the nighttime sky as a sort of cosmic colander, but the idea made an intuitive kind of sense. In the evening, a gigantic bowl with thousands of pinprick holes is inverted over the Earth—or so the thinking went. The sun, suspended above it all, streams through in a brilliant scattering of starry points. Over the centuries, we slowly came to a clearer understanding of the structure and workings of the universe,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Eclipse jeff kluger NASA space universe Source Type: news

Seeking Covidence Community Manager - flexible location in North America
Specifications:0.4 – 0.8 Full Time Equivalent. Secondment or contracted engagements are able to be negotiated.Salary: D.O.ELocation: Flexible (remote)Application Closing Date:Friday November 3rd, 2017  Covidence is seeking to grow our user engagement and support team with a North American based Community Manager. For more details and to apply, please go tohttp://bit.ly/2ifBldq or emailhello@covidence.org.   You will work to understand user needs, support users in their experience using Covidence, manage major institutional accounts, and contribute to the design and development of Covidence. Working wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 25, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health Back Pays Community Health Workers
[SAnews.gov.za] The Gauteng Health Department has settled salaries worth over R7 million to more than 1000 Community Health Workers (CHW) in back payments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Most Implicated in Life Esidimeni Scandal By Ombud Have Not Faced Disciplinary Action
[Bhekisisa] Eleven Gauteng health employees were singled out for censure. Now, only two have been suspended and garnered an alleged R1.3-million in wages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Gauteng Health On Back Payments and Salaries of Community Health Care Workers
[Govt of SA] Department of Health settles back payments and salaries of Community Health Care Workers (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public Paychecks: The region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees
One million, twenty-six thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one dollars. That's the average compensation of the region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees, so it seems medicine's reputation for sky-high pay is not unwarranted. Click on the images above to see the 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington. And these are all nonprofit organizations, which is why we were able to gather salary data from their 2015 and 2016 fiscal-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Public Paychecks: The region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees
One million, twenty-six thousand, nine hundred and seventy-one dollars. That's the average compensation of the region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees, so it seems medicine's reputation for sky-high pay is not unwarranted. Click on the images above to see the 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington. And these are all nonprofit organizations, which is why we were able to gather salary data from their 2015 and 2016 fiscal-year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Public Paychecks: The region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees
One million, three hundred and eighteen dollars. That's the average compensation of the region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees, so it seems medicine's reputation for sky-high pay is not unwarranted. Click on the images above to see the 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington. And these are all nonprofit organizations, which is why we were able to gather salary data from their annual Form 990 filings with the IRS. Data comes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Public Paychecks: The region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees
One million, three hundred and eighteen dollars. That's the average compensation of the region's 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees, so it seems medicine's reputation for sky-high pay is not unwarranted. Click on the images above to see the 50 highest-paid health system and hospital employees in Oregon and Southwest Washington. And these are all nonprofit organizations, which is why we were able to gather salary data from their annual Form 990 filings with the IRS. Data comes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Physician Employment Contracts: Do Your Benefits Measure Up? Physician Employment Contracts: Do Your Benefits Measure Up?
Employment contracts aren't just about salaries and bonuses--benefits are a crucial component. Are yours fair and competitive?Family Practice Management (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pay Up Now! – a serious campaign and it’s working, NEC hears
People are getting angry, seeing how much they have lost through seven years of the pay cap, UNISON’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. And that is because of the campaign being run by the union, general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting. And he reminded the NEC that the Pay Up Now! campaign has two parts. These include a political campaign, including rallies and demonstrations around the company and pressure on MPs, culminating in the joint union lobby of parliament the day before, with a rally – which Mr Prentis addressed – in the evening. And then there is a an indu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article executive national executive council NEC pay up now Source Type: news

Blog: Now is the time to stand strong, stand united and put public services first
Yesterday, thousands of people from our union and other unions came together in London and demanded change, an end to austerity and real pay rises for all public service workers. Both the pay lobby – where Tory MPs were put under pressure by hundreds of people from all over the country – and the rally in Parliament Square this evening, showed our movement at its best. United, single-minded and determined to change our country for the better. We’ve suffered years of brutal austerity, vicious attacks on our public services and 600,000 jobs hacked away – all overseen by a government that does not care...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 18, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News pay up now Source Type: news

The secret to a high salary? Emotional intelligence
People with better social skills tend to out-earn their colleagues, but what can you do to build your emotional IQ?While IQ remains avery strong predictor of career success, our research suggests that people with high emotional intelligence are more likely to have higher wages.The study, published in theJournal of Vocational Behaviour in August 2017, tested US university students for emotional intelligence, or EI, during their studies – and then looked at their career trajectory over the course of 10 years. The results showed us that students who scored highly for EI went on to have better salaries across all industr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Aarti Ramaswami Tags: Career choices Guardian Careers Psychology Work & Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Medical Aid Group Joins Whistle Blower Platform
[The Herald] Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), has joined international whistle-blowing platform, Tip Offs Anonymous, as it continues its re-branding exercise and enhancing transparency in handling public funds. The country's largest medical aid group has been riddled by scandals that first came to the fore in January 2014 when a report showed top management earning at least $1 million in basic monthly salaries at a time the society was reeling under a $38 million debt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New examination of occupational licensing contradicts decades of research
(Northwestern University) From doctors to engineers to carpet layers to massage therapists, more than one in three Americans is required to hold a license to work in their occupation.   Broad consensus among researchers holds that licensure creates wage premiums by establishing economic monopolies, but according to Northwestern University research, licensure does not limit competition nor does it increase wages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specialist Nurse at the Gender Identity Clinic, Hammersmith, London
Band 6 Specialist Nurse Salary:£31,878 to£42,046 per annum (pro rata)Contract: Permanent.  Full time/ part time / hours negotiableTavistock& Portman NHS Foundation Trust currently host the largest adult Gender Identity service in the UK (in Europe) which cares for over 6000 patients from 18 to end of life. The Specialist Nurse plays a vital role together with the Consultant Endocrinologist in monitoring and managing the physical and endocrine needs of the caseload of patients under the care of the Gender Identity Clinic. This work is pivotal in ensuring that hormone regimes are...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news