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Tanzania:Friendly Method for Testing Prostate Cancer Developed
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Researchers in Scotland have now come up with a new technique of diagnosing prostate cancer by using ultrasound. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales
There are calls for Welsh infected blood scandal victims to get the same payments as those in Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Mutharika Secures Dental School Project for Malawi in Scotland
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika's official visit to Scotland has seen Glasgow pledging to help Malawi establish its first fully-fledged dental college. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:President Mutharika Visits University of Glasgow
[Malawi News Agency] Glasgow -University of Glasgow in Scotland has pledged to continue training Malawians in the medical field and aiding research works in health care delivery for scientific discovery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Terumo ’ s Vascutek, Bolton Medical merge to form Terumo Aortic
Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543) said today its Vascutek subsidiary and Bolton Medical have merged together to form a new company, Terumo Aortic. The newly combined company is expected to have a revenue of more than $200 million, and will employ more than 1,100 individuals worldwide, Tokyo-based Terumo said. Terumo Aortic will look to accelerate its position in treating aortic disease, the companies said, with primary research and manufacturing facilities in Glasgow, Scotland and Sunrise, Fla. The combined company’s portfolio will include surgical grafts for cardiothoracic, abdominal and peripheral applications...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular Bolton Medical Terumo terumoaortic Source Type: news

'No immediate solution' to GP shortage behind Scottish out-of-hours shutdown
NHS officials have said there is 'no immediate solution' to Scotland's primary care staff shortages following the three-month closure of out-of-hours GP services in Fife. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Killer whales seen in river Clyde
Pod of orcas spotted between Dunoon and Gourock, thought to be hunting seals or porpoisesA pod of killer whales has been spotted in the river Clyde apparently hunting seals or porpoises.Images and videos have been posted on social media over the weekend of about half a dozen killer whales, or orcas, between Dunoon and Gourock.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Taylor Tags: Whales Scotland Cetaceans Environment Rivers Marine life Animal behaviour UK news Wildlife Biology Science Source Type: news

‘Magical' mushroom mix to boost regrowth of lost Scottish forests
Return of Great Caledonian forest speeded up with fungi spores to help saplings flourishThe return of the Great Caledonian forest that once covered much of Scotland ’s highlands is being boosted with a special mix of mushroom spores that should help saplings survive better on the hills.Fungi living on the roots of trees play a vital role in the ecology, helping to break down nutrients in the soil. But trees were lost in much of the Highlands many years ago so the fungi vanished too.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Trees and forests Fungi Conservation Biology Wildlife Scotland Environment Charities UK news Science Source Type: news

Cannabis effect on cognitive function small and short-lived
Associations are small and may be of questionable clinical importance for most individuals, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Cannabis use increases hospital admissions for psychotic patients Cannabis-related hospital admissions reach 10-year high in Scotland Teen cannabis use linked to substance misuse in adulthood Cannabis derivative interferes with antiepileptic drugs Cannabis compound may help curb frequency of epileptic seizures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland seeks softer UK drugs laws to allow for Glasgow ‘fix room’
Rise in deaths spurs campaign for ‘safe drug-consumption facility’ (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MPs slam the vaginal mesh scandal in Commons debate
Carol Monaghan, a Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow North West, asked why faulty cars could be recalled but mesh fitted into human bodies couldn't in a House of Commons debate today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not one, but three Jurassic worlds, in new UK museum exhibition
Yorkshire ’s Jurassic World, at the Yorkshire Museum, includes a pregnant ichthyosaur, a Mesozoic virtual reality experience, and a dinosaur called AlanIf you say the word Jurassic to people in the UK, the chances are that their first thoughts will be of a certain hugely successful film franchise. Most palaeontologists are fine with this, because it gives us an excuse to wheel out our well-honed “all the things that were wrong about the Jurassic Park film” material. If they mention anything else at all, it is likely to be the Jurassic coast, a fantastic piece of tourism branding which ensures that Dorset ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Susannah Lydon Tags: Science Fossils Geology Dinosaurs Source Type: news

Teenagers should walk a mile every day to protect from depression
A team of Canadian and Australian researchers claim that a 'daily mile' scheme - pioneered in Scotland six years ago - could help beat soaring rates of the blues in teenagers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency admissions data briefing
Marie Curie has published a report on emergency admissions for people in their last year of life. It finds that these admissions (using NHS data) are: substantial and often avoidable In 2016, there were over 1.6 million emergency admissions for people in the last year of their life the average number of admissions per person is nearly twice as high as in Scotland or Wales (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight on wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England setting up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. They warned that the “backdoor privatisation” of health services – put at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the biggest...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

UNISON vows to step up fight against wholly owned subsidiaries
Health members in Brighton today voiced their anger at the increasing practice of NHS trusts in England to set up wholly owned subsidiary companies to provide support services, and voted to fight their spread. The practice is widely regarded as backdoor privatisation of health services – putting at risk the pay and conditions of thousands of NHS staff, particularly low-paid women, Black and disabled workers. The importance of the issue was reflected in the fact that nine bodies contributed to the the composite motion being debated. One delegate argued that wholly owned subsidiary companies represented “the bigg...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - April 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS health care wholly owned subsidiaries Source Type: news

Scotland's highest paid doctors mainly men
BBC research finds just 15 out of 100 of the highest paid senior doctors in Scotland are women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales is set to allow abortion pills to be taken at home
The Welsh Government looks set to follow Scotland in changing its laws to allow those up to nine weeks pregnant to have an unsupervised medical abortion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plantwatch: Planning loophole threatens ancient woodlands
Ancient woods are being destroyed for development. A consultation is their only hopeMany of Britain ’s ancient woodlands are being threatened by a loophole in national planning policy.Ancient woodlands cover less than 3% of the UK, and have existed since 1600 in England and Wales, and 1750 in Scotland. These are our richest places for wildlife on land, home to more threatened species than any other land habitat, and once destroyed can never be replaced. As the Woodland Trust points out, listed buildings have far more protection from development than ancient woodlands.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Plants Trees and forests Housing Fracking Environment Science Source Type: news

Health conference agrees to back pay proposal
UNISON’s health conference delegates today voted in support of the proposed three-year pay deal that is currently out to consultation with the union’s health members. George Barron, vice-chair of the health service group executive, told conference: “What we have done is actually quite remarkable. We have come so far.” During a lively debate, delegates discussed the proposed framework, which comes with an extra £4.2bn funding. The motion in support for the NHS pay deal and Agenda for Change reform noted the work the union has done to “change the story on NHS pay” and offer members a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference agenda for change health care health pay nhs pay pay up now Time to talk about NHS pay Source Type: news

Supporting the emotional and mental health needs of people with cancer
This research explores the emotional and mental health needs of people living with cancer in Scotland. It identifies the major negative impacts of cancer on mental health, how effective support can be delivered, the barriers to support, and the unmet mental health support needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HE unions and employers to meet again in May to talk about pay
Higher education unions, including UNISON, and employers are due to meet again to discuss this year’s pay rise on 10 May. At the last meeting on Friday 13 April, higher education employers offered to increase pay by 1.7%, or £325 a year (full-time equivalent), whichever is higher. The joint trade unions replied that university workers need a larger increase. UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman commented by pointing out that “universities could eradicate low pay in the sector if all employers agreed to become living wage accredited. “In addition,” she said, “employers need...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services higher education higher education pay pay negotiating and bargaining pay up now universities Source Type: news

Government is failing to protect health service staff from violence at work
Escalating violence and aggression towards NHS staff is having a ‘catastrophic’ effect on their physical and mental health, UNISON health delegates heard today. A motion on protecting NHS staff against violence and aggression noted that in England more than 70,000 NHS staff were assaulted in 2015/16, up 4% from the previous year. New figures to be revealed by UNISON and HSJ on Tuesday, for 2016/17, will give even more dramatic results. Similar levels of violence are reported in the devolved nations. These assaults can have a “catastrophic effect”, the motion states, not only due to the physical impa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health staff NHS violence at work Source Type: news

Epidemiological study of carbon monoxide deaths in Scotland 2007-2016 - Lisbona CF, Hamnett HJ.
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxications are quite frequent in forensic toxicology. Using a sample of 209 CO-positive deaths in Scotland from 2007 to 2016, this study provides ranges of percentage CO saturations (%COHb) according to the CO source and examines an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

NHS pay consultation launched at health conference
UNISON has launched a consultation of health members at the health group conference in Brighton today. Members in England must decide whether to accept a three-year pay deal which comes with an extra £4.2bn worth of funding. Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other health staff across England are being offered long-overdue pay rises, in what would be a major shake-up of the NHS pay structure. Roz Norman (above), the chair of UNISON’s health service group executive, told delegates at conference that the hard work of activists in the Pay Up Now campaign...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2018 Health Conference health care NHS nhs pay pay up now Source Type: news

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed
Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallaj ökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratoryAccording to legend, the Giant ’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the first time they have reproduced in the laboratory the process through which the causeway’s 40,000 near-perfect hexagonal columns were form ed.Geometric columns are seen in a variety of volcanic rocks across the Earth and are known to form as the rock cools and contracts, resulting in a regular array of polygonal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science Geology Volcanoes Northern Ireland UK news Source Type: news

New portable treatment technique could save wounded combat soldiers from amputations
(Natural News) Thanks to a new portable medical kit devised by Scottish researchers, U.K. soldiers with badly injured limbs will have a much better chance at avoiding amputations, reported The National. The pioneering system traces its roots to a study conducted by Strathclyde University (Strathclyde) into injuries sustained by U.K. armed forces personnel from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Armed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland: Direct-acting antiviral agent therapy reduces the burden of HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) National surveillance data and cost-effectiveness modeling provide complementary evidence to support the scale-up of DAA therapy in Scotland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What every woman needs to know before carrying a concealed weapon
(Natural News) Statistics on sexual violence against women have always been alarming. In the U.S. alone, there have been around 17,700,000 victims of rape since 1998. Thirteen percent of rape survivors attempt suicide. Just as alarming is the fact that almost all — or 99 percent of those responsible for sexual violence — will get off scot-free.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carol Smillie performs CPR to beat of The Proclaimers' 500 Miles
The video, which is supported by the Scottish Government, starts with Smillie, 56, telling people to call an ambulance if someone is not breathing or their heart stops before starting compressions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hep C drugs among those accepted today for Scottish NHS
Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exercise Could Lower Your Chances of Getting Heart Disease Even if You ’re Genetically at Risk
About one in four deaths in the United States are due to heart disease. But a new study suggests that even if you have a genetic risk for heart disease, there’s a simple way to combat it: Exercise. In the study, researchers looked at data from nearly 500,000 people from England, Scotland and Wales who were participating in a trial called the U.K. Biobank Study. At the start of the trial, the men and women allowed researchers to assess their genetic predispositions for heart disease. They also self-reported their exercise, wore accelerometers to subjectively measure their daily physical activity, wore hand dynamometer...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Exercise family history of heart disease genetic risk for heart disease onetime Source Type: news

Caught in the crossfire: little dodo nears extinction
Illegal pigeon hunting across Samoa is risking the extinction of the country ’s national bird: the little dodo or manumea. Will this little-known island pigeon suffer the same fate as its namesake?Nearly two hundred years after the extinction of the dodo, Sir William Jardin – a Scottish naturalist and bird-aficionado – described another odd, bulky, island pigeon. From the island of Samoa, this one was distinguished by a massive, curving bill that sported tooth-like serrations on its lower mandible. Given the strangeness of the creature, Jardine set it in its own ge nus and dubbed it Didunculus – the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Samoa Biology Science Birds Wildlife Asia Pacific World news Animals Endangered species Endangered habitats Conservation Source Type: news

Abandoned collieries could hold key to heating UK homes
Geologists aim to tap reservoir in tunnels under GlasgowScientists are finalising plans to exploit the vast reservoir of warm water that fills a labyrinth of disused mines and porous rock layers underneath Glasgow. They believe this subterranean store of naturally heated water could be used to warm homes in the city. If the system proves successful, such water could then be exploited in other cities and towns across Britain, they say.The £9m project will initially involve drilling narrow boreholes filled with instruments to survey temperature, seismic activity, water flow, acidity and other variables to establish the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Renewable energy Energy storage Environment Energy research Geology Science Glasgow Cities Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Country diary: treasures that were once beneath the Cambrian sea
Assynt, Sutherland, Highlands:The stromatolite fossils lie on the Eilean Dubh Formation, a geologic stratum often marked by coral and shell fossilsAs I climb up from the green-brown valley near Inchnadamph, the early spring countryside changes character. Snow patches appear and soon become abundant, then all seems white as the mountains ’ snow-blanketed slopes merge into silver-grey clouds. On this blustery day, when sleet and rain slash across the landscape and wind snatches at all things, it’s hard to believe the Highlands were ever anything but a cold, damp, mountainous place. But the curious circular rocks ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin Patten Tags: Fossils Environment Geology Evolution Biology Science Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Apple poaches Google's AI chief in push to save Siri
Scottish-born John Giannandrea joined search firm in 2010 and helped it become market leaderApple has poached Google ’s AI chief, John Giannandrea, to run its machine learning and AI operations, in the clearest sign yet that the iPhone creator is attempting to fix the problems that saw its early lead in the field crumble.Scottish-born Giannandrea, who joined Google in 2010 after his startup, Metaweb, was acquired, has led the search firm ’s push to become market leader in AI and machine learning. Under his command, Google Brain, the company’s main AI research team, has rebuilt the technology that underpin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Hern Tags: Apple Google Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Consciousness Alphabet Science Computing US news UK news World news Smart speakers Technology sector Business Source Type: news

These 170-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tracks Were Uncovered in Scotland
If you’ve ever wished Jurassic Park was real, taking a trip to Scotland may be the next best thing. Scientists have discovered ancient dinosaur tracks on the Isle of Skye in Scotland dating back to the Middle Jurassic period. The discovery of dozens of dino footprints that are about 170 million years old holds international significance because fossils from the Middle Jurassic era are few and far between, according to the University of Edinburgh, one of three academic institutions which helped produce the study. The Middle Jurassic era was “an important period in dinosaur evolution,” the University explai...
Source: TIME: Science - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized dinosaurs onetime Source Type: news

Dinosaur footprints found on Skye
Tracks of meat-eating dinosaurs found on Scottish island, shedding light on behaviours during Middle Jurassic periodIt ’s now a windswept island boasting pine martens, red deer and puffins. But 170 million years ago, some very different beasts were leaving their mark on the Isle of Skye.Researchers have unearthed a new site of about 50 tracks, some as big as a car tyre, from dinosaurs that roamed the island during the Middle Jurassic.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Dinosaurs Evolution Biology Fossils Isle of Skye holidays Scotland UK news Zoology Source Type: news

COMEDY videos are now criminalized in the UK as the totalitarian crackdown on free speech goes ballistic
(Natural News) A Scottish comedian has reportedly been convicted of a hate crime for a satirical video originally posted nearly two years ago depicting a pug giving the Nazi salute. A court found Count Dankula, a.k.a. Mark Meechan, 30, guilty of sharing a “grossly offensive” video. Meechan’s YouTube channel has about 150,000 subscribers, but he noted this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-related deaths in Scotland 1979-2013: evidence of a vulnerable cohort of young men living in deprived areas - Parkinson J, Minton J, Lewsey J, Bouttell J, McCartney G.
BACKGROUND: Even after accounting for deprivation, mortality rates are higher in Scotland relative to the rest of Western Europe. Higher mortality from alcohol- and drug-related deaths (DRDs), violence and suicide (particularly in young adults) contribute ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The fraction of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom in 2015
This research estimates that 37.7% of cancer cases in the UK in 2015 were attributable to known risk factors. Tobacco smoking contributed the largest proportion of attributable cancer cases (15.1%), followed by obesity (6.3%) and overexposure to UV radiation (3.8%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seizures of psychoactive drugs double in Scotland
More than two million tablets, including Valium, were found by Police Scotland last year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How CAN it be right for Scots to get bowel cancer screening at 50 - and not the rest of us?  
Despite being the UK's second biggest cancer killer with around 16,000 deaths each year, only Scotland offers bowel cancer screening at the age of 50. Other parts of the UK offer it at 60-74. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ageing opioid users' increased risk of methadone-specific death in the UK - Pierce M, Millar T, Robertson JR, Bird SM.
BACKGROUND: The first evidence that the hazard ratio (HR) for methadone-specific death rises more steeply with age-group than for all drug-related deaths (DRDs) came from Scotland's cohort of 33,000 methadone-prescription clients. We aim to examine, for En... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Lights Around the World Go Dark for Earth Hour
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye. That scene was repeated over and over across the world on Saturday night: at Sydney’s Opera House; at New Delhi’s great arch; at Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers; at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland; at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; at St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It lasted for just an hour and its power is purely symbolic. But in countries around the world, at 8:30 p.m., people were switching off their lights for Earth Hour, a global...
Source: TIME: Science - March 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Scottish and Welsh ministers pledge to invest in NHS staff pay
Ministers from Scotland and Wales have pledged to invest additional money they receive from the UK government into NHS staff wages, following the announcement of pay proposals on Wednesday. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had battled the flu or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UNISON puts major proposal for NHS pay to its members
UNISON today unveiled a proposal for a far-reaching modernisation of the NHS pay structure in England over the next three years, which would result in significant pay rises for every single member of staff and could turn the tide of the NHS staffing crisis. The union has led intense and detailed negotiations over a number of months, which have resulted in the proposed framework agreement between NHS unions, employers and the government. The key aim of the proposed agreement is to make the whole NHS pay system “fairer and better” for current and future staff. In the first instance, over a million hospital porter...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - March 21, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health care living wage NHS England nhs pay pay up now Time to talk about NHS pay Source Type: news

Proposed NHS pay agreement to benefit more than a million staff across England
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered long overdue pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years, say health unions today (Wednesday). Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between the unions, NHS employers and the government – hospital caterers, cleaners, porters and other staff on the lowest pay grade would get an immediate pay rise of over £2,000 this year (an increase of between 11 and 13%). This would mean that from 1 April every NHS worker in England is...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

There for You needs you!
UNISON’s charity, There for You, is holding an election for six trustees. We are now looking for UNISON members with a variety of experience, knowledge and skills – either personal and/or professional – to join the board of trustees and fill the six elected trustee positions. Balance is important in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. Being a trustee is a challenging but highly rewarding role, responsible for directing the charity in line with our mission and ensuring that the organisation is managed effectively. Trustees act in a voluntary capacity and, while there is no r...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News East Midlands eastern region Greater London Northern Ireland northern region Scotland there for you UNISON Cymru/Wales UNISON north west unison south east unison south west West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside Source Type: news