How the Diplomatic Community Can Help Solve the Health Workforce Crisis
April 04, 2017Pape Gaye offers  five steps the diplomatic community can take to help more countries invest in health.A few months back, I was in the Dominican Republic, standing before a crowd of government officials, local  IntraHealth International staff members, and many others, as we talked about " ghost " workers.A few years earlier, IntraHealth had worked with the Ministry of Health there, as part of a USAID-funded project, to conduct a payroll analysis. This may sound humdrum, but what we found was quite striking: some 10,000 individuals who were no longer working for the ministry were in fa...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Here's where Kansas, Missouri rank among best and worst states for doctors
Planning to launch a career in medicine? Look no further than Kansas. According to a recent survey by WalletHub, the state ranked as the fifth-best in the U.S. to practice medicine. The survey looked at 14 different metrics, including physicians' average wage, the number of hospitals per capita, the quality of the public hospital system, and how punitive the state medical board was. Though Kansas didn't rank in the top five for annual wages, even adjusted for the cost of living, the state had… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

‘Charter of rights’ needed for social care workforce
A national care workers ’ charter is needed that sets out what social care staff can expect from employers for wages, employment terms and conditions, training and career development, say MPs. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How much of a pay raise did LabCorp's David King get in 2016?
David King, the chairman and CEO of LabCorp (NYSE: LH), got a 2.1 percent bump in total compensation in 2016, according to a proxy statement submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of the company ’s May 11 shareholders meeting. According to the proxy statement, King received $10.85 million in 2016 in total compensation, up about $227,000 from a year earlier when he received nearly $10.63 million. His base salary increased to $1.13 million, up from $1.04 million in 2015. The bulk… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lloyd Whittington Source Type: news

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy
Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas. The Labor Department had planned to raise the pay threshold for salaried workers to be considered exempt from overtime rules, but the issue has been mired in court since late last year. The salary level has been $23,600 a year since 2004. But just before Dec. 1, when the threshold was supposed to jump to $47,476, a federal judge in Texas blocked the change with an injunction. Some employers, including St. Bernards Healthcare in J...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Striving Toward Evidence-Based EMS Performance Measures
The concept of customer satisfaction in medicine has largely been borrowed from the corporate world, but exactly how well it reflects quality in healthcare is a matter of debate. Patient Satisfaction For those who work in hospitals, patient satisfaction isn't just some kind of nicety for physicians, nurses and other staff to strive for; it's now become a compelling focus for hospital administrators as well. Like financial penalties for 30-day readmissions, current hospital reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and third-party insurance payers are directly tied to these scores. The underlying principle is that hospitals sh...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Careerealism: No Shirt, No Sobriety, No Salary, No Problem
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Careerealism Source Type: news

Bio2 Medical raises $1.5m, looking for $6.5m more
Bio2 Medical raised $1.5 million in a new round of debt and option financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. Money in the round came from 1 unnamed investor, with the date of the sale noted as March 18, according to the filing. The company has not yet stated how it plans to spend funds raised during the offering. Bio2 is looking to raise an additional $6.5 million before closing the round. A portion of the proceeds from the round will be used to pay the salaries of certain company officers, according to the filing. Last August, Bio2 Medical pulled in $3 million from a 2nd tranche of financing from O...
Source: Mass Device - April 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters BiO2 Medical Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes U-turn on NHS agency work ban
NHS Improvement has paused plans to ban health service employees from picking up extra work with agencies, following a campaign by UNISON. In a letter to UNISON head of health Christina McAnea, chief executive of NHS Improvement Jim Mackay says the ban is to be paused until further notice. In her initial letter to NHS Improvement, Christina described the ban’s consequences for staff as both ‘immediate and detrimental’. The plans were originally due to take effect tomorrow (Saturday), with the aim of cutting back on agency costs in the NHS. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This was ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release Source Type: news

Government should listen to MPs on social care, says UNISON
A new ‘bill of rights’ recommended today (Friday) by MPs for care workers to end low pay and high job turnover rates has been welcomed by UNISON. This key reform has been proposed by the Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG) in a report into the funding and provision of adult social care. The Committee is urging the government to draw up a charter outlining what care workers can expect from employers such as acceptable wage levels. They want this document to be based on UNISON’s ethical care charter, a set of commitments the union developed for councils aimed at improving homecare. UNISON gener...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis ethical care charter local government Source Type: news

Job Opening: NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Health Professions Coordinator
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. The Health Professions Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evalua...
Source: MCR News - March 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Subway under fire for paying pittance wages to employees
(Natural News) Officials in the United Kingdom have launched a new program that aims to educate more young people and better facilitate their transition into the workforce through paid apprenticeships. But the program is already being exploited by multinational corporations like Subway, which was recently exposed for offering pittance wages to young people willing to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 1% pay rise in England 'bitter blow' to nurses
NHS nurses working in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should receive a 1% pay increase in 2017-18, according to the national body that reviews NHS salaries. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Physician Salaries Appear to Be Flat or Declining
Lack of income growth felt by primary care and specialty physicians (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

NHS staff are giving 100%, but getting just 1% in return, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement from the NHS pay review body (PRB) today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Health service employees go above and beyond caring for patients and keeping the health service running – often in very challenging circumstances. “The government insists it values them, but after endless pay freezes and wage caps, they feel taken for granted. Day after day NHS staff are giving 100%, but getting just 1% in return. “As the gap grows between take-home pay and household expenditure, NHS staff can’t stretch their money far enough. And as wages increase el...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis health NHS pay review body Source Type: news

Latest NHS pay award is ‘ derisory ’ , say health unions
Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) from the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) of its proposals for 2017/18, Christina McAnea, the spokesperson for unions representing staff working in the NHS, and head of health at UNISON, said: “This deal amounts to less than five pounds a week for most midwives, nurses, cleaners, paramedics, radiographers and other healthcare staff. “It’s a derisory amount in the face of soaring fuel bills, rising food prices and increasing transport costs. “The government’s insistence on the one per cent cap has tied the PRB’s hands. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay review body Source Type: news

DOCAS and facility time changes brought forward
New rules around trade union subscription payments and facility time will come into effect earlier than previously expected, the government has announced. Extensive lobbying from UNISON and the TUC significantly watered down the original government proposals in the Trade Union Act, but there are still changes to the way the DOCAS (or “check off”) will operate in public service employers and new requirements on reporting facility time. From 10 March 2018, new DOCAS agreements have to be in place to ensure a “reasonable fee” is being paid wherever employers deduct union subs directly from staff wages....
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article activists branches docas facility time South east subscriptions TU Bill unison south east Source Type: news

8 Stupid Office Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy
Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order. I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many instances where someone crossed a line, and we were tempted to respond with a new rule that applied to everyone. But that’s where most companies blow it. In just about every instance, upon closer inspection, we realized that establishing a new rule would be a passive and morale-killing way to address the problem. The vast majority of the time, the problem ne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Diabetes The Disease Or The Symptom?
Earlier this week I was told I was diabetic. When sharing it with people, some felt maybe this was not the type of news the founder of Less Cancer should broadcast. I am sure that it is exactly the kind of thing to share. Since founding the organization in 2004, I have always been open about some of the lifestyle challenges and risks I have engaged in; from being a chain smoker as a child to having a diet so poor that as a college student at 6’6.5” and 168 lbs, I was diagnosed with malnutrition. Since that time I have been far from saved. I did quit smoking 21 years ago when my son was born, as he had a respira...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BayCare CEO: Obamacare repeal may cause pain, but system's economic impact is undeniable
BayCare Health System has a $6.6 billion economic impact on the Florida economy and four Tampa Bay counties that it serves. A new study by The Washington Economics Group Inc. on behalf of the Clearwater-based health system — with 14 hospitals and about 340 other facilities throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties — breaks down the impact of the salaries BayCare pays, the money it spends on capital improvements and the contributions it makes in taxes. “Health care is in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Kenya: Governors Say They Won't Pay Doctors for Strike Period
[Nation] Governors on Thursday vowed not pay doctors' salaries for the period they were on strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Doctors Issue Fresh Threat Over Salaries
[Nation] Doctors have given the Health ministry up to Friday to withdraw its communication to county governments that those who participated in the strike should not to be paid for the days they were away. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Principal Secretary's Order Not to Pay Doctors in Bad Faith
[Nation] Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri's directive to counties not to pay salaries to doctors who went on the recently-ended three-month strike is a mark of bad faith and undermines efforts to restore harmony in the public health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world ’s elite
According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index dropped by 6% between 2012 and 2016. Furthermore, while China’s rapid growth has meant that other leading nations – including the US – have also experienced a relative decline, Japan’s output has also fallen in absolute terms. Publications by its authors in high-q...
Source: News from STM - March 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

CCG pays ambulance staff wages following private provider dispute
Commissioners in Sussex paid a total of £642,000 in wages to former NHS staff after their private company employer ceased trading, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NuVasive wins UK NICE support for XLIF procedure
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today that the U.K.’s National Industry for Clinical Excellence issued updated guidance which supports the use of lateral interbody fusion in the lumbar spine, including its eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion procedure. The San Diego-based company touted that the majority of the evidence submitted to NICE to support the guidance change came from peer-reviewed journal articles covering over 14-years of data from the company’s XLIF procedure. “Our continued investment into clinical research and outcomes data from our XLIF procedure was supportive in NICE releasing updated g...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Express Scripts CEO's compensation tops $14 million
Tim Wentworth, president and CEO of Express Scripts Holding Co., earned total compensation of $14.5 million in 2016, up 71 percent from his earnings in 2015. Wentworth, 56, was named president and CEO of Express Scripts, the region's largest public company, in May 2016. He had served as president of the company since February 2014. His 2016 compensation included a base salary of $1.2 million, stock awards of $7.3 million, option awards of $3.7 million , non-equity compensation of $2.2 million and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Blog: Work in local government in Scotland? Vote to reject this pay deal
Years of austerity and cuts have placed our public services – and those who work within them – under unprecedented pressure. Local government has been hit particularly hard, with many local authorities struggling to provide key services in a climate where much more is expected with much less. At the same time, local government workers aren’t being paid the wages they deserve for their vital work. Council staff in Scotland are fighting against another below inflation pay offer from the employers. Living standards have been squeezed whilst pay has not risen in line with the cost of living. That’s why ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News local government Scotland Source Type: news

Inspiring Women
If there ’s one takeaway fromInternational Women ’s Day earlier this month, it ’s that creating a more gender-inclusive world will take sustained effort over many years, and not just a token day once a year.Companies right across our industry are doing just that, tackling issues of diversity, especially gender diversity, with activities ranging from informal networks to full-time senior leadership positions to champion the cause. We spoke to two companies with different approaches but shared goals – Bristol-Myers Squibb and Takeda.Catherine Ohura took a calculated risk when she moved from heading up...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Women in Pharma Source Type: news

Don’t Blame The Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion
By Tim Moynihan for WIRED. Lithium-ion batteries have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest marquee moment involved a pair of exploding headphones on a plane. That incendiary incident came hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (double) recall and major issues with “hoverboard” batteries. You can’t chalk it all up to incompetence, either. Even rocket scientists have trouble keeping lithium-ion batteries in check. By nature, lithium-ion batteries are dangerous. Inside, the main line of defense against short circuiting is a thin and porous slip of polypropylene that keeps ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Lack of money' prompts care firms to end council contracts
Care companies say the amount local authorities pay is not enough to cover wages and other costs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Template letter to request better terms and conditions
The inconsistencies in the way practice nurses are paid can make it difficult to ask for a higher salary or improvements to contract agreements.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 16, 2017 Category: Nursing Authors: aharrold Tags: Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

2017 Salary Survey Now Open
Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

The impact of financial incentives on dental x-rays
AbstractThis paper assesses the impact of dentist remuneration on the incidence of potentially harmful dental x-rays. We use unique panel data which provide details of 1.3 million treatment claims byScottish NHS dentists made between 1998 and 2007. Controlling for unobserved heterogeneity of both patients and dentists we estimate a series of fixed-effects models that are informed by a theoretical model of x-ray delivery and identify the effects on dental x-raying of dentists moving from a fixed salary to fee-for-service and patients moving from co-payment to exemption. We establish that there are significant increases in x...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

2017 Salary Survey Now Open
Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Centene CEO sees pay rise 6 percent in 2016
Centene Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Michael Neidorff received nearly $22 million in total compensation in 2016, up nearly 6 percent from 2015, including hefty performance-based stock awards. Neidorff's salary rose to $1.5 million last year from $1.2 million in 2015, according to the Clayton-based company's annual proxy filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2016, Neidorff received nearly $7.7 million in performance based stock awards and $5.1 million in service -based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Your Employer-Provided Health Care Could End With The GOP's Plan
If the GOP’s proposed American Health Care Act were to pass, companies with 50 or more employees will no longer have to offer health insurance ― the most common source of coverage for people under age 65. Even if this iteration of a so-called replacement for Obamacare goes nowhere in Congress, the employer health care provision could creep back into a final version. This has barely been mentioned so far in the heated conversation about the Republican plan. But it’s worth examining, because it could cause a sea change in how the nation’s health care delivery system operates, according to industry ex...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Illinois Official's Pay Tied to Health Fund Meant to Pay Ambulance Services
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration had arranged to pay a new deputy governor out of an employee health care account that is more than $4 billion behind on its bills due to the state's budget crisis, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. After the AP reported Thursday that half of Leslie Munger's $138,000 salary was scheduled to come from a pool of insurance premiums, a spokeswoman for the governor said an agency "mistakenly" designated the wrong fund and that Munger's pay would come from elsewhere. Munger, Rauner's hand-picked choice to fill a vacancy in ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOHN O'CONNOR, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Illinois Official's Pay Tied to Health Fund Meant to Pay Ambulance Services
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration had arranged to pay a new deputy governor out of an employee health care account that is more than $4 billion behind on its bills due to the state's budget crisis, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. After the AP reported Thursday that half of Leslie Munger's $138,000 salary was scheduled to come from a pool of insurance premiums, a spokeswoman for the governor said an agency "mistakenly" designated the wrong fund and that Munger's pay would come from elsewhere. Munger, Rauner's hand-picked choice to fill a vacancy in ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOHN O'CONNOR, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Blog: Hammond ’ s inadequate budget
Since Philip Hammond sat down at the end of his first budget statement, he has faced considerable criticism, understandably, for breaking manifesto commitments. At a time when trust in politicians is at an all time low, the Chancellor – who appears to pride himself on being steady and reliable – should have known better. Yet what he should really be criticised for isn’t the budget’s duplicity, but its inadequacy. On three of the biggest issues of the day the Chancellor has tried and failed to claim that the government have solved the nation’s problems. Three times he claimed he was taking acti...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget Source Type: news

An Open Letter To Trump: The GOP Health Plan Won’t Work, Replace ACA With Single Payer
The following open letter is co-signed by several others whose names appear at the end. Dear Mr. President, You vowed to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with something great that would provide Americans with universal coverage and lower deductibles and copayments. As leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonpartisan organization of 20,000 physicians and medical students, and as a business leader who desires fundamental health reform, we request an opportunity to meet with you to explain why single-payer, Medicare for all, is a great solution that will meet your stated go...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'American Health Care Act' Is a Wealth Grab, Not A Health Plan
Donald Trump’s Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week. It’s a disaster for the health of the American people. But that may be nothing more than a byproduct of the bill’s real effect: to increase inequality and make the rich even richer than they’ve become in the last few decades. It’s not a “health” plan. It’s a wealth grab, on behalf of the already-wealthy. It’s targeted, first and foremost, toward billionaires who make money from investments rather than by earning an income. The 400 highest-earning households in the country would g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humana CEO Bruce Broussard's pay nearly doubled in 2016
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) president and CEO Bruce Broussard's total compensation nearly doubled in 2016 from 2015, according to a company filing with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. In 2016, Broussard's total compensation grew to $19.7 million, or an increase of 91 percent, from his 2015 total compensation of $10.3 million. Broussard's base salary stayed the same at about $1.24 million. His stock awards almost tripled from $4.37 million in 2015 to $11.9 million, a 172 perce nt increase.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Surgery or Drugs? Doctors ’ Pay May Influence Choice
Patients in a fee-for-service system were 63 percent more likely to have surgery than those in system where doctors got a salary. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Surgery and Surgeons Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Wages and Salaries Doctors Source Type: news

The ideal process for launching your medical device in the UK: Interview with Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Public service workers are “the forgotten part of the ‘jam’ generation”, says UNISON
Commenting on the Spring Budget today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: On pay “For almost a decade nurses, teaching assistants, town hall staff and others in the public sector have had their wages frozen or been given minuscule pay rises. “These are the people keeping the NHS, schools and local communities afloat in tough times. The pay boost for Westminster politicians should’ve signalled a decent pay rise for the rest of the public sector, especially with inflation almost double the one per cent cap. “But without a mention from the Chancellor, public service employees will b...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis NHS pay social care Source Type: news

UNISON ’ s response to the Budget
Commenting on the Spring Budget today (Wednesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: On pay “For almost a decade nurses, teaching assistants, town hall staff and others in the public sector have had their wages frozen or been given minuscule pay rises. “These are the people keeping the NHS, schools and local communities afloat in tough times. The pay boost for Westminster politicians should’ve signalled a decent pay rise for the rest of the public sector, especially with inflation almost double the one per cent cap. “But without a mention from the Chancellor, public service employees will b...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget dave prentis NHS pay social care Source Type: news

Kenya: Government Revokes Offer to Doctors, Threatens Action
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta, backed by the country's 47 governors on Tuesday decided to play hardball with the doctors after they rejected a salary deal negotiated by the country's most senior clerics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nike’s New Shoe Could Propel Marathoners To An Impossible Feat
By Margaret Rhodes for WIRED. The marathon world record stands at two hours, two minutes, and 57 seconds. Nike wants to chisel that time down to less than two hours and has designed a shoe to do it. Today Nike unveils the Zoom Vaporfly Elite, a concept running shoe that three world-class runners will wear this spring during the Breaking2 initiative to run a sub-two-hour race. Given the trajectory of human athletic performance — in 1906, the best marathoners clocked in at just under three hours — a sub-two-hour run seems achievable, if not inevitable. But scientists, athletes, and designers agree this is a migh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fresh Thinking Needed to Champion Female Talent
On Wednesday, International Women ’s Day will shine a light on the crucial issue of gender-inclusivity in the workplace, under the banner of #BeBoldForChange. Such a focus is especially timely given recent research that showed how a majority of those in senior roles in top companies believe greater progress has been made towards g ender parity than reality bears out.About half of the 350 C-suite leaders from 51 countries (50% men, 50% women) across seven industries  surveyed by EY said they believed their Boards had achieved gender parity (defined as 30–40% women) or would do so in the next 10 years. The t...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deirdre Coleman Source Type: news