UK's first spaceport to be built on Scottish peninsula – video
Scotland ’s north coast has been chosen as the site of Britain's first spaceport. Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A’Mhoine peninsula, in Sutherland, which the UK Space Agency says will pave the way for human spaceflightsSpaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsulaContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Satellites Space Source Type: news

Strike action called off in East Dunbartonshire
Talks are continuing this week in the East Dunbartonshire recycling and waste dispute after significant progress was made and planned industrial action last week was called off. After industrial action was taken from 21 to 26 June, UNISON together with Unite and GMB suspended strike action planned for the end of last week. A work to rule remains in place across the council. The dispute centres on East Dunbartonshire Council’s proposals to cut the terms and conditions of the workforce, including redundancy terms, a reduction of three days annual leave, the removal of enhanced overtime rates, and an extension of the wo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Scotland scotland local government Source Type: news

Spaceport receives go-ahead on Scottish peninsula
Site between Tongue and Durness could be up and running by early 2020s, with Lockheed Martin among partners signed upA peninsula on Scotland ’s north coast has been chosen for the site of the UK’s first spaceport.Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from the A ’Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland which the UK Space Agency said would pave the way for spaceflights.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Scotland Satellites Space UK news Science Source Type: news

NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’
New figures are ‘baptism of fire’ for health secretary with NHS under intolerable strain Related items fromOnMedica GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Fund NHS standards or change them, warn NHS Providers Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care General practice has ‘serious structural faults’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cost of clinical negligence continues to spiral out of control
Increases in claims payments result from hostile legal climate – unrelated to quality of clinical care Related items fromOnMedica Clinical negligence: does clerical staff bear responsibility? Is the legal bar for convicting HCPs of manslaughter 'too low'? Government moves to cap rising clinical negligence costs Speed up clinical negligence claim reform, Scottish government urged MPs and peers must act to curb negligence claims (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nurse pay deal covers those not directly NHS employed
Guidance sets out how extra Agenda for Change funding will be split between CCGs and other employers Related items fromOnMedica Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Wales GP committee agreed with decision to drop EMIS NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’ GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

About the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium
Find out more about what we have planned for the 2018 Colloquium   in EdinburghCochrane UK is delighted to be hosting the 25th  Cochrane Colloquium, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland, from 16th to 18th September 2018.We have given the Colloquium the title  ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’.  This is to emphasize that Cochrane welcomes everyone and recognizes that everything Cochrane does is about and for patients and other health consumers.  The Colloquium in 2018 is an event that is co-designed, co-produced ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent
In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. This rise in rents combined with pay cuts has resulted in a situation that, for many, is simply unsustainable. UNISON has investigated just how much public sector workers are spending on rent. Our new analysis looks specifically at five public sector jobs – an porter in NHS England, a special needs teaching assistant, a refuse driver, a nurse and a police community support officer – and how much of their monthly salary they have to spend on rent, depending on where they live. i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data housing Source Type: news

Drug prices may rise for NHS after Brexit
Experts warn new trade deals could harm NHS Related items fromOnMedica One year on from Article 50: where are we, and what next for the NHS? Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland NHS planning for supply problems following Brexit BMA tells Brexit negotiators to prioritise health Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

12% fall in England ’s nurse training applications in past year
Nurse leaders say removal of student bursary has been 'disaster' Related items fromOnMedica MPs must fight for long-term funding for NHS and social care GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care New figures shine spotlight on nurse shortages NHS performance figures paint ‘extremely worrying picture’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Surgical Patients With Solid Cancers Fare No Worse in ICU Surgical Patients With Solid Cancers Fare No Worse in ICU
Surgical patients with solid cancer fare just as well in intensive care units as those without cancer, according to Scottish researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

N.J. Shuts Down Ambulance Squad
CourierPostOnline DELRAN - State regulators have shut down the Delran Emergency Squad, saying its chief lacks an EMT certification and has tried to thwart an investigation. "You may not, under any circumstances, operate as a BLS (basic life support) service provider," Scot Phelps, New Jersey's paramedic director, said in a letter announcing the squad's summary suspension. Read more at CourierPostOnline   Editor's Note: It's important to note that the Delran Emegency Squad is made up of staff of volunteer members as well as paid staff. It isn't mentioned in this local news article. From the Delran Emegen...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 11, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Cherry Hill Courier Post Tags: News imported Source Type: news

Scottish NHS figures show brain damage from alcohol at a high
Nearly two Scottish people per day need hospital treatment for brain damage caused by drinking too much alcohol, according to official figures revealed by a Scottish health minister. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dysis Medical raises $25m
Dysis Medical said yesterday it raised $25 million (GBP £18 million) in a new round to help support its Dysis colposcope used for cervical cancer screenings. The Dysis colposcope uses both optical imaging and software to scan the cervix to improve cervical cancer screening procedures, the company said. Funds in the round will help support expansion into the US, across the U.K. and in “other key territories,” the Edinburgh, Scotland-based company said. Funds may also be used to support strategic R&D. “We are excited to support the rapid growth of Dysis Medical and the advancement of the Dysis col...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Women's Health DySIS Medical Source Type: news

GP out-of-hours services hit by closures amid workforce crisis
Out-of-hours services have been hit by closures caused by the GP recruitment and retention crisis in parts of Scotland, as providers in England struggle to fill shifts. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: News Source Type: news

Brexit creates uncertainty for EU care workers in Scotland
Managers worried about recruitment and retention Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing NHS staff report stress, violence and dissatisfaction with pay Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows Vital that parties tackle NHS funding shortfall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home
Bring legislation in line with Scotland and Wales, they argue Related items fromOnMedica 31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health UK lagging behind peers on child health Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dundee practice could close following difficulty in recruiting GPs
A Scottish GP surgery is considering closing one of it surgeries after it was unable to attract new GPs.  On a statement on theirwebsite, the Mill Practice in Dundee wrote that despite‘actively trying to recruit replacement GPs since October 2017’ they have not been successful. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

Scotland ’s RCN members urged to give views on NHS pay offer
A consultation has begun today for members of the Royal College of Nursing working in the NHS in Scotland to vote on the three-year pay deal. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland provides evidence to Scottish Labour NHS and Social Care Workforce Commission
We have published our written evidence to Scottish Labour’s NHS and Social Care Workforce Commission, chaired by Anas Sarwar, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. On 2 July we (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows
Almost a third of trainees ‘often or always exhausted’ Related items fromOnMedica NHS reliant on doctors working ‘goodwill’ hours GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Fall in would-be nurses expected for September, report shows Stop cynically undermining trust in doctors says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

If The Loch Ness Monster Is Ever Found, Scotland Has A Plan For What To Do
Don't worry: Nessie won't be killed! (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

RPS talks to Radio 5 Live about horsefly bites
The warm weather has led to an increase in bites by horseflies in Scotland as people spend more time outside with their skin exposed. Horsefly bites are painful and can, in some cases, become infecte (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 6, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland seeks member representative on the SIGN Council
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to represent RPS on the SIGN Council. Gary Cook Lead has held the voluntary post for two years and has recentl (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr John McAnaw affirmed as Chair of the Scottish Pharmacy Board
The executive team of the Scottish Pharmacy Board has today been agreed. Dr John McAnaw was affirmed as Chair of the Board, which will be his last year of chairing the board following his election for (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights
If it’s June, it’s the seaside. If it’s 2018, it’s Brighton. Once again, UNISON activists gathered in the south coast resort last month for our national delegate conference – the annual parliament that sets the priorities for the year ahead and decides policies for the union. And there was a special theme to this year’s conference – our 25th. Yes, UNISON was formed on 1 July 1993 and conference saw the start of our 25thbirthday celebrations. Those first 25 years, and the values that will remain key to UNISON for the next quarter century and beyond, were summed in a specially commis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health pay National Health Service NHS NHS 70 violence at work wholly owned subsidiaries Windrush Source Type: news

July 2018 decisions in Scotland
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How recent pay deals affect staff at private contractors
At UNISON we know that many members deliver public services but are employed by private contractors. If that’s you, you may be wondering how recent pay deals for the sector you work in will affect you. Be assured, UNISON negotiators have not forgotten you. We are fighting to get you the same benefits as your colleagues in the private sector. Read on for the latest update on pay for health workers and local government workers. Health workers pay update UNISON have recently negotiated with the government to get a new three year pay deal in the NHS in England. UNISON members working for the NHS in England voted overwhel...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Content update News private care companies private conractors private contractors Source Type: news

Women in Wales will be allowed to take an abortion pill at home
The change in practice, also made in Scotland last year, follows advice from clinicians and women's groups. Guidance will be issued to health boards across Wales today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RCN Scotland to consult on latest government pay offer
Deal means most staff will get a 9 per cent pay rise over three years Related items fromOnMedica Invest in professional development to staunch loss of NHS nurses, urge MPs MPs to debate call to remove 1% nurse pay cap Pay for NHS managers trumps that of nurses Nurses prepare to fight pay awards RCN slams plans to ‘replace’ nurse posts with associates (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fast food outlets cluster in poorest areas of England
Chip shops, burger bars, and pizza places make up one in four of nation ’s eateries Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK lagging behind peers on child health Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Doctors demand more action against child obesity (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Five modifiable risk factors found to help reach healthy old age
People in their 50s can still take steps to prevent frailty in old age Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Active elderly live independently and avoid social care Put families at heart of helping obese children Campaign to cut sugar intake We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health nurse joins Scottish government as minister
Clare Haughey, a former mental health nurse, has been nominated to become a health minister as part of a major shake-up of the Scottish government. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 27, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The shocking rise of TB in cows
New data shows bovine TB is on the rise in England, proving that independent meat inspectors are needed more than ever. The government has just published data showing 4,288 cows had to be slaughtered because of TB in March this year, up from the 3,900 in February, and continuing the general upward trend. Since 1996 – when the data goes back to ­– there has been a massive 980% increase in cows slaughtered because of TB. The disease is on the rise in England and Wales, but not in Scotland, which is considered ‘bovine TB free.’ But why does bovine TB matter? It is possible for humans to catch TB i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data Source Type: news

Scottish NHS hospital is the first in the UK to use ROBOT SURGERY
The Golden Jubilee Hospital, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, is the first in the UK to use such a robotics system, which have five octopus-like arms that end with tiny instruments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-harm: national prevalence study of young adults - O'Connor RC, Wetherall K, Cleare S, Eschle S, Drummond J, Ferguson E, O'Connor DB, O'Carroll RE.
BACKGROUND: There are few prevalence studies of suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-harm (NSSH). AIMS: We aimed to estimate the prevalence of thoughts of NSSH, suicidal thoughts, NSSH and suicide attempts among 18- to 34-year-olds in Scotland. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems
Stigmas around women ’s health still exist, say experts Related items fromOnMedica Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Minimum alcohol pricing bill reaches Welsh Assembly Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most NHS staff in Scotland to receive 9% pay rise over 3 years
Offer is more generous than increase planned for workers in England (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scottish NHS staff offered 9% pay rise over next three years
NHS nursing and midwifery staff in Scotland have been offered a minimum of a 9% pay rise over the next three years, under latest proposals. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 25, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

BMA warns of 'all year' NHS crisis
Eight out of 10 doctors say underfunding is affecting quality and safety Related items fromOnMedica NHS staff report stress, violence and dissatisfaction with pay Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse It ‘beggars belief’ that seven-day NHS plans are uncosted, say MPs The NHS march (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP opposes calls for patients to pay for appointments
BMA conference delegates say NHS must consider alternative ways to increase funding Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Maternity care should better engage fathers Culture of ‘Zero Harm’ to be set-out for NHS Cancer steals 170 million years of ‘healthy life’ Flexible visiting times trialled in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pupils in mental health 'crisis' say teachers
And NHS staff say mental health services are struggling to cope Related items fromOnMedica Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system Regulator to lead major review of children ’s and teens mental health services Financial boost for child mental health in Scotland ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Checkout sweets targeted in obesity fight
But the Royal College of Nursing says we need more school nurses and health visitors Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ CAM can be lethal to children GPs back campaign for sugar tax Obese teens prone to severe obesity later in life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

INSANE: Sen. Dianne Feinstein says ALL parents should be free to commit crimes across America, to avoid "separating families" whose parents commit crimes
(Natural News) California Senator Dianne Feinstein, a political dinosaur who’s been occupying her Senate seat in the Golden State for nearly three decades, has introduced a new legislative bill that legal experts say would allow adults who commit any type of felony in the United States to get off completely scot-free. This legal immunity would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON elects mental health nurse from Scotland as president
UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has elected Gordon McKay, a mental health nurse from Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Brighton. Gordon started working for the NHS in 1987 and joined UNISON’s predecessor, NUPE, on the same day. Gordon, who has been part of the presidential team for a year, said: “I’ve always thought that setting yourself goals for what you want to do in your trade union does not work. The reality is you don’t achieve anything in the trade union movement by yourself; you achieve it as a collective. “I hope that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release president presidential team Source Type: news

AdoRx Therapeutics Announces Initial Funding of $10 Million for the Discovery of New Cancer Therapeutics
EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AdoRx Therapeutics, a UK based drug discovery company focused on the identification of new cancer therapeutics, today announced that it has closed an initial $10 million inves... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital AdoRx Therapeutics, adenosine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNISON conference makes the case for a ‘ Workers ’ Brexit ’
UNISON must fight for a “Workers’ Brexit” that will ensure that hard-won human and workers’ rights are not lost when the UK leaves Europe, Brighton delegates agreed this week. The union also reiterated its desire for parliament to be central to the exit negotiations. The alternative was that the Tory government’s internal divisions and ideological entrenchment “is in real danger of pushing the country towards a cliff edge”. The union discussed Brexit on Wednesday, on the eve of a Commons vote that narrowly passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, in a way that continued to cast doubt on parl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT eu migrant Feb 2017 eu migrant lobby health and social care NHS Source Type: news

Gosport deaths scandal 'likely' elsewhere
Patients and hospital mortality expert express fears for other hospitals Related items fromOnMedica Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities GMC launches gross negligence manslaughter review Opiate overdose kits distributed throughout Scotland Guidance to help care home patients get right medicines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news