Psychological well-being linked to better cardiovascular outcomes
Doctors should have patient-centred discussions on how to promote psychological well-being Related items fromOnMedica GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Health professionals vary hugely in disability assessments GPs should advise exercise for patients with chronic disease Genetic tendency to obesity no barrier to weight management More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The English NHS pay deal – in six charts
July saw the implementation of the new NHS pay deal in England, negotiated by UNISON and other unions. The pay deal marked the biggest changes to the NHS pay structure since 2004, when Agenda for Change was introduced. A lot has already been published about the impact on individuals but in this piece we’re going to look at the structure as a whole and how it benefits staff at different stages of their career. Beginnings, journeys and destinations To understand the changes we need to look at the old structure and why trade unions wanted to change it. It is over 13 years since Agenda for Change was introduced. It intro...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data agenda for change health NHS England nhs pay Source Type: news

Millions spent hiring NI nurses from Scottish agency
Staff nurses in Northern Ireland are the lowest paid in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers
  Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday) by UNISON. Getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage are often insurmountable hurdles for those living in the majority of local authority areas across England, Scotland and Wales, according to the findings. The UNISON report Priced Out highlights how saving the money for a down payment on a property would take decades – or more than a century for public sector staff in some parts of London. This is based...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis housing UNISON Source Type: news

Pharmacists play vital role in improving patient health shows biggest review of evidence to date
Pharmacists serving non-hospitalised patients, such as in general practices and community pharmacies, may achieve improvements in patient health outcomes according to the most comprehensive systematic review of the scientific evidence to date.This press release originally was posted on the University of Bath website.A team of researchers led by Professor Margaret Watson from the University of Bath, working with Cochrane, NHS Education Scotland, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Brunel, California and Nottingham Trent, reviewed 116 scientific trials involving more than 40,000 patients. They compared pharmacist interventions...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

BDD Pharma and Cingulate Therapeutics Announce License Agreement With OralogiK(TM) Enabled Triple Pulse Products
GLASGOW, Scotland, September 7, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BDD Pharma, a privately-owned drug delivery company specializing in the development of modified and controlled release oral formulations, and Cingulate Therapeutics, a clini... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Licensing BDD Pharma, Cingulate Therapeutics, OralogiK (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets
NHS must focus on cutting smoking, obesity and cardiovascular disease Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Grounding a coup
It sounds like the plot of a fictional comedy. A group of gnarly Glaswegian factory workers decide to down tools – refusing to mend the engines of the fighter planes being used by a despotic junta thousands of miles away in Chile. One of them, an old ‘desert rat’ from WWII stands up to the bosses but is afraid to tell his wife that he’s risking his job through a sense of solidarity. And then, after being left to rot for years, the engines suddenly disappear. That’s just a fraction of the plot of Nae Pasaran. What makes it even more marvellous is that it isn’t a fiction at all, but a docu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine international Source Type: news

Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland
Government ’s approach is ‘not credible,’ says BMA Related items fromOnMedica Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Junior doctors report widespread ‘burn out,’ survey shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Steep rise in early retirement for hospital doctors
NHS losing ‘talented doctors’ due to burn-out Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Sharp increase in vacant consultant posts in Scotland GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

One in four people at risk due to lack of exercise
WHO report estimates 1.4bn are inactive Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Even athletes can ’t outrun the effects of a bad diet Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCN to launch campaign to boost Scottish nurse workforce
The Royal College of Nursing in Scotland will tomorrow launch a public campaign to ask for more for nursing so that patients “receive safe, high quality care”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

5 reasons why CCTA should be a first-line test for CAD
Mounting evidence suggests that coronary CT angiography (CCTA) may be the best...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Major organ donor campaign launched in Wales
Families still overriding deceased ’s wishes Related items fromOnMedica Scotland launches organ donor consultation Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’ Surgeries must not become border agencies says RCGP NICE to consider bribing people to be healthy CMO sets out plans to achieve ‘genomic dream’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nine-year wait transplant patient makes donor plea
To mark Organ Donation week Gareth Evans says donors must inform families of their wishes Related items fromOnMedica Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Review launched into prescription drug dependency Smokers using plain packs more likely to think about quitting Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perceived neighbourhood problems over time and associations with adiposity - Ellaway A, Dundas R, Olsen JR, Shiels PG.
There is growing interest in understanding which aspects of the local environment influence obesity. Using data from the longitudinal West of Scotland Twenty-07 study (n = 2040) we examined associations between residents' self-reported neighbourhood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

August: it was no holiday
Think of August and you might well conjure up images of the seaside, country walks, ice cream, sunshine and holidays. And last month certainly continued the heatwave that started in July – but there was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work. The month was book-ended by continuing industrial action from Birmingham care workers, who face having their hours and pay cut by a city council trying to save money. As the month started, general secretary Dave Prentis visited their picket line as 250 members staged the first 12 days of industrial action throughout August ag...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care health care health pay higher education local government NHS subcos one team for patient care parks Police and justice staff police staff sexual harassment Sleep-in payments supreme court Source Type: news

Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks
Less than half of eligible population received NHS Health Check Related items fromOnMedica Preventing type 2 diabetes Diabetes growth will cause surge in cardiovascular disease Decade on, still not clear what overall health benefits of NHS Health Check are Type 2 diabetes cases among children and young people soar Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland to Provide Free Sanitary Products to Students
The government will invest more than $6 million to banish “ period poverty ” among girls and women in schools, colleges and universities. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Scotland Women and Girls Education (K-12) Menstruation Source Type: news

Non-fatal self-harm in Scottish military veterans: a retrospective cohort study of 57,000 veterans and 173,000 matched non-veterans - Bergman BP, Mackay DF, Smith DJ, Pell JP.
PURPOSE: Although suicide risk in veterans has been widely studied, there is little information on the risk of non-fatal self-harm in this population. We used data from the Scottish Veterans Health Study to conduct an epidemiological analysis of self-harm ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smoking and drinking can damage arteries 'early in life'
Arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even occasionally, are beginning to stiffen by 17 Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Poor patients more likely to die after heart surgery than rich Public health to focus on men who have sex with men UK child health near bottom in Europe Health inequalities persist in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Advice to limit dairy should be reconsidered
Only milk appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, other dairy products protect against cerebrovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg CCGs must focus more on foot care Genetic tendency to obesity no barrier to weight management High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Middle-aged adults with depression are up to 45% more likely to have a heart attack
The findings, led by Scottish and Australian scientists and based on almost 222,000 participants over the age of 45, add to a plethora of evidence that shows a link between the two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny rise in Scotland ’s nurses will ‘not tackle current vacancy levels’
The number of nurses and midwives employed in Scotland is set to rise by less than 20 full-time posts this coming year, which is nowhere near enough to address widespread shortages, warn unions. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RPS Scotland to move premises in 2019
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has bought a property at 44 Melville Street in central Edinburgh that will become its new permanent home in Scotland from late 2019. Paul Bennett, RPS Chief Exe (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease
The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to measure fatty tissue around arteries...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The teenager who vomits 30 times A DAY: Rare condition leaves 19-year-old weighing just six stone
Nineteen-year-old Caitlin White, from Perth, Scotland, has severe gastroparesis, which causes a delay in her stomach emptying. Her life is 'dominated' by hospital visits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing
The utilization rate of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) by radiologists has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Five Reasons I Don't Believe an Imaging Test Improves Outcomes Five Reasons I Don't Believe an Imaging Test Improves Outcomes
The SCOT-HEART presentation at ESC 2018 contends that CT angiography can lead to fewer events at 5 years in patients with stable chest pain. John Mandrola remains unconvinced.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

SCOT-HEART: CT Angiography Linked to Less CAD Death, Nonfatal MI SCOT-HEART: CT Angiography Linked to Less CAD Death, Nonfatal MI
Findings in more than 4000 patients suggest CT angiography in patients with chest pain alongside standard care reduces cardiovascular event rates by 40% over 5 years, researchers report. Others are not so sure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ESC: CTA for Stable Chest Pain Prevents More MIs Long Term
(MedPage Today) -- Better than stress ECG as first-line test, SCOT-HEART investigators say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

England to Allow Women to Take Early Abortion Pill at Home
The British government said the second of two early medical termination pills need no longer be taken at a clinic, echoing moves in Scotland and Wales. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YONETTE JOSEPH Tags: Women and Girls Abortion Politics and Government England Source Type: news

SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41%
Patients with chest pain who underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The gender suicide paradox under gender role reversal during industrialisation - Moore F, Taylor S, Beaumont J, Gibson R, Starkey C.
OBJECTIVES: To test for social structural effects on the gender paradox in suicidal behaviour. METHODS: We analyzed newspaper reports of completed and attempted suicides in the Scottish city of Dundee during the mass movement of women into the paid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Poll shows 40% of GPs have mental health problems
'Relentless' workload is affecting GP mental health Related items fromOnMedica GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care Study shows why GPs quit patient care Medical students need better mental health support Only one in five GP trainees plan to work full-time New BMA leader for GPs in Scotland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New BMA leader for GPs in Scotland
Andrew Buist to lead on Scottish GP matters Related items fromOnMedica New £10 million fund to help retain GPs Only one in five GP trainees plan to work full-time Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised Doubts raised about next year ’s promised funds for primary care GPs report rising levels of stress (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RPS talks to BBC1 Reporting Scotland about Brexit supply chain issues
RPSspokesperson Aileen Brysonfeatured in BBC 1’s Reporting Scotland on contingency planning for the medicines supply chain by the NHS in Scotland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Aileen expres (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Scottish mother says inhaling cannabis oil cured her eczema
Cheryl Halliburton, 27, from Elgin in Scotland suffered from extreme eczema after falling pregnant with her daughter four years ago, and turned to CBD oil after doctors could not help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother says inhaling cannabis oil cured her agonising eczema
Cheryl Halliburton, 27, from Elgin in Scotland suffered from extreme eczema after falling pregnant with her daughter four years ago, and turned to CBD oil after doctors could not help her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS talks to BBC1 and STV about Brexit supply chain issues
RPSspokesperson Aileen Brysonfeatured in BBC 1’s Reporting Scotland on contingency planning for the medicines supply chain by the NHS in Scotland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Aileen expres (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

MSPs call for ban on mesh implant use
Hundreds of women have had the procedure since the Scottish government called for its use to be suspended four years ago. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of outlets selling alcohol linked to hospital admission rates
Areas with more vendors selling alcohol have higher drink-related hospital admission rates Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Active elderly live independently and avoid social care Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Three-year pay deal agreed for NHS staff in Scotland
Most nursing staff will see their pay rise by at least 9% by April 2021 Related items fromOnMedica MPs to debate call to remove 1% nurse pay cap Pay for NHS managers trumps that of nurses Nurses prepare to fight pay awards Fall in would-be nurses expected for September, report shows Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alcohol outlet density and alcohol-related hospital admissions in England: a geographical analysis
Conclusion This study provides a detailed, large-scale picture of the relationship between the shape of the alcohol market in local areas and the levels of alcohol-related hospital admissions in those areas.  It suggests that there is a relationship, and that it is marked especially where there is a high density of any on-trade outlets or licensed convenience stores.  It suggests that this relationship is largely the same for men and women, and applies is a similar fashion irrespective of the relative affluence of a given area. It also suggests that while alcohol outlet density is already high across England, inc...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 20, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news