Scottish GPs working longer hours as full-time workforce falls
One in every 18 sessions of GP time required in the Scottish NHS is unfilled, according to official workforce data that show GPs across the country working longer hours. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Emblation's pioneering microwaves could one day treat deadly HPV
The device, designed by Scottish microwave manufacturer Emblation, has already proved successful in the treatment of verrucas, also caused by the HPV virus, the most common STI globally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering microwaves could one day treat deadly HPV
The device, designed by Scottish microwave manufacturer Emblation, has already proved successful in the treatment of verrucas, also caused by the HPV virus, the most common STI globally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’ s time to pay up for care
Pay in care – and the community and voluntary sector – has featured in the news a lot over the past year, with accusations over travel time, sleeping-in pay and the minimum wage. Not surprisingly, it was also an issue that loom large on the agenda at UNISON’s community service group conference in Southport this weekend. The weather may have meant reduced conference with many delegates – including president Margaret McKee, the whole of the Northern Ireland delegation, all but one Scottish delegate, and many others – unable to travel to the conference venue. But that did not lessen the value or ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 Community Conference community and austerity community and voluntary sector pay up now Source Type: news

Legal Eagles
When UNISON won its employment tribunal fees case in the Supreme Court last year, the landmark victory thrust the union’s in-house legal team into the limelight. U met two of them, head of legal services Adam Creme and his colleague Shantha David, the legal officer who ran the five-year case against the government. Shantha David It was two days after the biggest legal case in her life, the judicial review in which UNISON defeated the government in one of the most important decisions in the history of employment law. After a string of media interviews talking about the victory, Shantha David was finally sitting alone,...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine employment rights employment tribunal fees legal services Source Type: news

Army called in to transport vital NHS staff to hospitals
Soldiers from two Scottish bases will help maintain critical care services at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Western General. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snow, High Winds Paralyze European Airports, Claim Lives
GENEVA (AP) — An extreme cold snap across Europe claimed more lives, forced the closure of airports in Scotland, Switzerland, France and Ireland and left hundreds of drivers stranded on snowy highways Thursday. Heavy snow and high winds halted all flights in and out of Dublin Airport, with authorities saying they are unlikely to resume until Saturday. Irish Rail said no trains are likely to run until Saturday. Forecasters said a new storm is brining blizzards, 100 kph (60 mph) winds, freezing rain and thunderstorms to Ireland, southwestern England and Wales later Thursday. It predicted zero visibility and deep pocket...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jamey Keaten and Frank Jordans, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Revalidation events in Scotland
We are pleased to share a list of our upcoming revalidation events across Scotland. Come along and get answers to all the questions you have about the upcoming revalidation proces. RPS Dumfries and (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Revalidation events in Scotland
We are pleased to share a list of our upcoming revalidation events across Scotland. Come along and get answers to all the questions you have about the upcoming revalidation process. RPS Dumfries an (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 28, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production
(University of Edinburgh) Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs by researchers led by the University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). The study paves the way for research to understand which types of microbe - such as bacteria - are best at helping cattle to extract energy from their food, experts say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here ’s How Much That Costs
Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away in May of 2017. Streisand has a third Coton du Tulear named Miss Fanny, who is a distant cousin of Samantha. “They have different personalities,” Streisand told Variety, of the cloned dogs. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.” This has left us wondering, “What does it take to clone a pet?” ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: celebrity cloning entertainment onetime Pets Science Source Type: news

Stunning development: Students bled out while emergency medical teams were ordered to STAND DOWN, delayed from entering the building
(Natural News) You’ve probably been thinking to yourself, “Something doesn’t add up” about the Parkland, Florida school shooting. It’s becoming increasingly obvious to every intelligent observer that someone wanted to maximize the body count from the shooting. Consider the irrefutable evidence that’s been widely reported across the media: #1) Deputy Scot Peterson stood by and refused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland to set 50p minimum unit price for alcohol
A minimum price per unit of alcohol will come into force in Scotland in May, with ministers recommending 50p. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON launches new mobile face-to-face advice service for workers in Edinburgh and the Lothians
UNISON is today (Friday) launching a new face-to-face advice service for employees working in care homes, GP practices or out in the community. The mobile advice unit – a custom-made vehicle with an office and internet access – will cover workplaces in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The mobile unit is expected to help thousands of workers who don’t have a physical union presence at work. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is launching the initiative, the first of its kind in the UK, this afternoon. Dave Prentis said: “This mobile advice unit is good news for workers, whether they&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Scotland UNISON Source Type: news

Flu levels remain high across UK, as Scotland sees fresh spike in cases
Flu levels remain high across all four UK nations, with consultation rates above baseline thresholds and a rise in cases in Scotland over the past week, latest official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - February 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Influenza Source Type: news

Scottish hospitals see slower decline in deaths
(University of York) In a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers looked at extensive data on hospital admissions and discharges in both countries over a 17-year period. They found that while the number of people dying in hospital has declined in both countries, it is falling substantially faster in England. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘More to do’ on mother and baby nutrition in Scotland
There is still more work to do to encourage women in Scotland to improve their health before they become pregnant, a major report on maternal and infant nutrition has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The new specimen forcing a radical rethink of Archaeopteryx
A new specimen has redefined who ’s in and who’s out of theArchaeopteryxgenus – and poses questions about other theropod dinosaursHave you heard? There is a newArchaeopteryxin town. Number 12, to be exact. Technically, this specimen has been around since 2010, but was only formallydescribed three weeks ago, thereby making up for the tragic loss of the Haarlem specimen (now renamed asOstromia crassipes) last year.Archaeopteryxhas since long formed a central piece in evolutionary debates. At the time of its discovery, it was the first Really Old Bird ever found. Moreover, its discovery in 1861 came just a f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hanneke Meijer Tags: Archaeopteryx Fossils Biology Science Evolution Palaeontology Source Type: news

Brian Sissons obituary
Brian Sissons, who has died aged 91, mapped and interpreted the effects of the Ice Age on the Scottish landscape. From the late 1950s until his retirement in 1982, Brian transformed the understanding of the evolution of Scotland ’s scenery.As a fieldworker, Brian surveyed the ways in which the landscape had evolved under glacial and post-glacial conditions. His two books, The Evolution of Scotland ’s Scenery (1967) andThe Geomorphology of the British Isles: Scotland (1976), provided a synthesis of the current knowledge. He also inspired scores of researchers, including 30 of his own PhD students, of whom I was ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Murray Gray Tags: Science Geology Geography Scotland University of Edinburgh Source Type: news

Help the campaign to save 500 lives a year
UNISON is backing a Daily Mirror campaign that could make history – and save up to 500 lives a year – and we’re asking you to help us. This Friday, 23 February, Geoffrey Robinson MP will present a private members’ bill in the House of Commons to change England’s laws on organ donation. In the last decade, 4,712 people have died while waiting for an organ donor. As you read this, there are 500 people on the transplant list. MPs now have an opportunity to slash these numbers. But do so needs 100 members in the House on Friday morning. At present, 64 MPs have confirmed their attendance, including...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News organ donation Source Type: news

YSPH-led breastfeeding advocacy project to expand globally
Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly: A Guide to Global Scale-Up is expanding to include England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Myanmar and Samoa. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UNISON members show some BIG love
It’s Valentine’s Day, the day we all demonstrate and declare our love. And this year, it comes right in the middle of Heart Unions week, an annual celebration of trade unions and all they stand for. UNISON has been adding it’s own distinctive flavour to events today by also showing and sharing our love for public services, for the public service champions who provide them, and for fair pay! Scotland saw Valentine’s Day protests against councils’ plans to cut services and jobs, calling on the public to ‘show their love for public services’ in Moray, West Lothian, Aberdeenshire &hell...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article heart unions heart unions week Heart UNISON pay up now public service champions Source Type: news

People with autism need protection | Letters
Readers air their views on news of bullying in a Somerset care home and the treatment of autistic children in FranceWe were shocked, as the family of a 26-year-old autistic son who has been in four residences since leaving school, to read of the abuse in a National Autistic Society care home (Somerset care home staff bullied autistic residents, review finds, 9 February). To think that this could occur within an NAS home is almost unimaginable. There are two clear problems in homes looking after adults with autism in England.First, there is no system of compulsory registration of individual support workers/carers as exists ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Autism Society UK news Psychology France Europe World news Local government Politics Science Charities Voluntary sector Source Type: news

Scottish Immunotherapy Company Opens First Overseas Office in Japan
Located at the Kanagawa Prefecture (Greater Tokyo area), TC BioPharm will use the new office as a foundation to expand its cell therapy business through Japan and Asia.(PRWeb February 13, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15194962.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Moray activists fight possible Valentine ’ s massacre
UNISON activists in Moray, Scotland, are campaigning to avoid a Valentine’s Day massacre as the council considers making cuts to local services. With the council set to meet on Wednesday, activists took to the streets at the weekend with a Valentine’s card, helping raise awareness of the threats and asking local people to give their support by signing the giant card. Branch secretary Suzanne Wright said: “The council do not have any coherent plan of how the cuts they are proposing will implement, therefore they cannot know the full extent of the devastation they are causing the public services in the area...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News cuts local government Scotland scotland local government Source Type: news

NHS Scotland embarks on global radiologist search
Nine health boards are trying to attract radiologists to fill 32 vacancies across Scotland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Growth Charts Are Best?
Discussion “The value of growth assessment is thus its principal utility as a key screening tool in order to assess children’s general well-being, to identify faltering and excessive growth, to evaluate maternal lactation performance and infant feeding practices, and to manage her children with medical conditions known to adversely affect growth,….” Thus having assessment tools is important. Growth charts are assessment tools measuring height/length, weight, head circumference and body mass index. Some commonly used growth charts are: WHO child growth chart standards They were developed using lo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Volunteering in general practice
Approximately 1.7 million adults actively volunteer in the health and social care sectors in England, Scotland and Wales. Volunteering is one of the ways that new relationships could be forged with patients and communities, according to the NHS Five Year Forward View. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

We ’ve trashed the oceans; now we are turning space into a junkyard for billionaires | Kevin McKenna
Experts say rocket emissions affect our climate and cause ozone loss, yet too few people seem to careDavid Attenborough ’sBlue Planet series raised our awareness ofrubbish tips traversing our oceans and choking some of our most beloved marine species.This has led to a global debate about how we manufacture and dispose of plastics. The Scottish government announced that it is to host an international conference in 2019 to discuss action on marine litter. It ’s ideal territory for any government seeking to be regarded as edgy and cool on this year’s fashionable cause. No one could disagree with its aims and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kevin McKenna Tags: Space Oceans SpaceX Elon Musk Environment Climate change Science Tesla Technology Scotland UK news Source Type: news

Potatoes are good for you and can slash dementia risk
In a bizarre medical U-turn, scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their 'clear' health benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potatoes are GOOD for you
In a bizarre medical U-turn, scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their 'clear' health benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland welcomes funding for dedicated posts for care home pharmacists in England but urges quicker progress in Scotland
Earlier this week, NHS England announced that the Pharmacy Integration Fund will be used to fund 180 pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technician posts to help improve medicines optimisation (pharmaceutical (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Glasgow women to march in their fight for equal pay
Hundreds of women will march on George Square in Glasgow tomorrow as they continue their fight for equal pay. And as the UK marks the centenary of the first limited suffrage for women, the link to today’s struggle will be highlighted when the march is led by 30 women dressed as suffragettes. The women are part of UNISON’s equal pay campaign. Having won their legal case they are now demanding a fair and transparent pay and grading scheme and full compensation for the pay they have been denied. UNISON recently won a legal case on the issue and Glasgow City Council agreed not to appeal against a court decision las...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article equal pay local government low pay Scotland success women women members Source Type: news

Emergency training scheme for nurses in remote Scottish areas
Nurses and other health professionals in rural areas of Scotland are to gain access to a wider range of emergency training, thanks to a scheme drawing on developments in remote learning technology. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Flu death toll hits 254 in the UK
Some 215 deaths have struck England, 27 are known to have died in Scotland and 12 in Northern Ireland. No precise data exists for Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TC BioPharm And The NIPRO Corporation Announce Strategic Programme...
Scottish Enterprise will contribute £2.7m via a ‘seek and solve’ grant to fund pre-clinical activities.(PRWeb February 06, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15174872.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England
England is following Scotland and Wales, who have already introduced vaccination programmes for men. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scotland launches national campaign on ‘silent signs of sepsis’
A major campaign to raise public awareness of the signs and symptoms of sepsis in Scotland has been launched today. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The effect of lowering the legal drink-drive limit on the toxicological findings in driver fatalities: a comparison of two jurisdictions - Hamnett HJ, Poulsen H.
In December 2014, the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers in both Scotland and New Zealand was reduced from 80 to 50 mg/100 mL. This paper reports a retrospective study comparing changes in the toxicological findings in deceased drivers and motorcyclists... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Flu death toll hits 231 in the UK, new figures show
Some 193 deaths have been recorded in England, 26 are known to have died in Scotland and 12 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures. No precise data exists for Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma sued by NY mayor: Opioid epidemic has cost the city $500 million
(Natural News) The plague of the pharmaceutical industry’s flagship product — opioid pain-killers — has struck the United States, there is no doubt about that. Thousands upon thousands of people have suffered at the hands of Big Pharma, while the industry has largely walked away from the ruins scot-free. Families have been destroyed and cities... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Further rise in nurse and midwife student places for Scotland
Training places for student nurses and midwives in Scotland will increase by 10.8% in 2018-19, the Scottish government has said. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

England and Wales eye Scottish-style contract deals on premises
GP leaders in England and Wales could follow the example set by the new Scottish contract deal to free general practice from responsibility for premises. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Pharmacists ’ role in substance misuse outlined to Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee
Our member, Dr Carole Hunter, Lead Pharmacist, Addiction Services at NHS Greater Glasgow& Clyde, gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Health& Sport Committee on Tuesday 30 Januar (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

RPS in Scotland highlights potential impact of Brexit
We have responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Health& Sport Committee’s call for evidence in relation to their inquiry into the impact of leaving the EU on health and social care in (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news