Reducing the environmental impact of prescribing
Healthcare leaders from across Scotland have today issued a rallying call for bold action to reduce the environmental impact caused by medicine prescribing. Medicines account for around 25% of carbo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

June update on national board meeting
RPS Boards from England, Scotland and Wales came together for a virtual board meeting today. They were joined by members across GB who could observe remotely and hear first-hand the updates and discus (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Scotland wants to pinch English GPs! Nicola Sturgeon's government launches advertising blitz
Family doctors will be incentivised to swap their practice in England for one in Scotland as part of a massive recruitment drive. Scotland wants to boost GP numbers by 15 per cent by 2027. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Unions are the solution, not the problem
Boris Johnson has pretty much refused to work ever since the cost of living crisis erupted. But we know his pay hasn’t been docked. When working people go on strike, they lose pay. It’s always a big deal, and it’s a difficult decision for any worker.  Taking a stand, withdrawing labour, and losing pay, sends a clear message to employers that they won’t be taken for granted. They won’t be exploited. They won’t put up with declining pay and standards. They won’t be used.   Workers take industrial action when they have collective strength and the backing of their union. It’s a last resort, when the hard wor...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General secretary's blog Christina McAnea Source Type: news

Scotland's leader seeks new independence vote in October 2023
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortion clinic buffer zones will happen, says Sturgeon
The first minister said the Scottish government would back a bill to protect sites from protesters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Omicron sub variants driving new wave of infections in UK, BMJ
Cases and hospital admissions with covid are now rising sharply, official figures show. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), released on 17 June, show that covid infections are up 43% week on week. The covid-19 infection survey for the week ending 11 June shows that an estimated 1 in 50 people in England would test positive for covid, up from 1 in 70 the week before. In Scotland the figure is now 1 in 30 people and in Northern Ireland and Wales, 1 in 45 people. The percentage of people testing positive increased in all English regions except the north east, where the trend was uncertain. The perc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LIV Golf players banned from co-sanctioned events, including Scottish Open
The DP World Tour has barred players who violated its policies from participating in next month’s Scottish Open. #scottishopen #dpworldtour #livgolf (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European tour bans LIV golfers from Scottish Open
The European tour banned golfers who competed in the Saudi-backed breakaway LIV series from three upcoming tournaments, including the Scottish Open, on Friday and fined them $120,000. #liv #golfers #scottishopen #theeuropeantour (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appointments by RPS Boards in June
At the recent RPS Board meetings in England, Scotland and Wales, the following Board members were appointed to the Assembly, or appointed as Vice-Chair: English Pharmacy Board Mary Evans was appoi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

DMN: Scottish Rite buys 76-acre site in Celina as medical push moves further north
Near the intersection of Dallas Parkway and Punk Carter Parkway, the just-sold property is part of a Celina Station tract west of the 1,100-acre Light Farms community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fighting for women – in and out of the workplace
On the final day of their national conference, UNISON delegates passed motions on a number of major issues affecting women’s rights, in and out of the workplace. In the first, the union is now seeking the implementation of CEDAW (the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women) into domestic legislation. The convention is exclusively devoted to gender equality. One of the core human rights treaties of the UN, it requires any country that ratifies it to undertake legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women’s human rights. Proposing the motion, Sharon Foster of the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: News 2022 National Delegate Conference empowering women low-paid women Source Type: news

The utility of administrative data in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on child maltreatment: learning from the Scotland experience - McTier A, Soraghan J.
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health 'stay at home' restrictions have intensified familial risk factors. Children would appear to be at increased risk of harm and abuse, yet administrative data from the early months of the pandemic showed fal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK spots another 50 monkeypox cases as outbreak continues to grow
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) officials spotted another 46 new infections in England, with three more in Scotland and one in Wales. It brings the UK's total to 574 as of the 16 June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Scottish Pharmacy Board Formed
A new Scottish Pharmacy Boardhas been formed. There are three new faces on the Board: Josh Miller, Richard Shearer and Jill Swan. In addition, the Board co-opted Kelsey Drummond to a newly created Ea (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - June 17, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news