This Looks Like A Pretty Useful Project In These COVIDTimes.
This appeared last week: Real time GP data to be used for Australian COVID-19 management Led by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre, the project will compile data from 500 practices to map the impact of the pandemic on the country's health system. By Asha Barbaschow | August 17, 2020 -- 01:12 GMT (11:12 AEST) | Topic: Innovation Data from general practices across New South Wales and Victoria is being compiled to build a real-time reporting system that shows where and how COVID-19 is impacting Australia's health system. The project is led by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which is comprised...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Advance Care Planning in Australia during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Now More Important Than Ever
Craig Sinclair (University of New South Wales), Linda Nolte, Ben White (Queensland University of Technology), Karen Detering (Austin Health), Advance Care Planning in Australia during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Now More Important Than Ever, 50 (8) Internal Med. J. 918 (2020):... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 25, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Deleting Health Research Data Under the GDPR and the Law of Confidence of England and Wales
Khaled El Emam (University of Ottawa), Ruth Boardman, Phil Bradley-Schmieg, Deleting Health Research Data Under the GDPR and the Law of Confidence of England and Wales, SSRN: Health researchers and public health professionals need to understand when they have to... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - August 19, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Hear us: the experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking women during the pandemic
Sisters Not Strangers - Sisters Not Strangers, a coalition of eight organisations, surveyed over 100 asylumseeking women from England and Wales to hear how they are surviving during the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was completed by women seeking and refused asylum, as well as those with leave to remain. These responses were supplemented by a survey of 24 staff and volunteers who have been supporting asylum-seeking women since the outbreak.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Equality and diversity Source Type: blogs

When Life Isn ’ t About Conquering the Next Big Challenge
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney Three months ago, I was blessed with an awesome opportunity — a free weekend break to Snowdonia, Wales. Having experienced chronic health conditions for the past six years of my life, I had been hibernating. My days were a black-and-white routine: wake up, drink a smoothie mix, go to work, meditate, come home, lie down, eat, sleep. Yet, my mind was always so busy filled with endless tasks, big dreams, and an expanding sense of pressure as I craved more than what I ha...
Source: World of Psychology - July 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Tiny Buddha Fear Future Growth Happiness Journey Present Source Type: blogs

Action on Elder Abuse: A New South Wales Pilot Project on the Role of Legal and Health Practitioners in Elder Abuse Screening, Response and Prevention
Nola M Ries (University of Technology Sydney), Action on Elder Abuse: A New South Wales Pilot Project on the Role of Legal and Health Practitioners in Elder Abuse Screening, Response and Prevention, 43 U. New S. Wales 2, (2020): This... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - July 20, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

Exposed, silenced, attacked: failures to protect health and essential workers during the pandemic
Amnesty International - Amnesty has collated and analysed a wide range of available data showing that more than 3,000 health workers have died after contracting Covid-19 in 79 countries, though the figure is likely to be a significant underestimate due to under-reporting. According to Amnesty ’s monitoring, the countries with the highest numbers of health worker deaths thus far, are: Russia (545), UK (England and Wales: 540, including 262 social care workers), USA (507), Brazil (351), Mexico (248), Italy (188), Egypt (111), Iran (91), Ecuador (82) and Spain (63). In the UK, early studi es indicate that black, As...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - July 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Dr Rosi Sexton for leader of the Green Party
There will soon be an election for the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.  I support Dr Sexton for the job. Here’s my endorsement. I’ll say why below. I support Dr Sexton as a candidate to lead the Green Party (England and Wales). She said “The Green Party is a political party, not a lifestyle movement”. That’s perceptive. For too long the Green party in the UK has been regarded as marginal, even as tree-huggers. That’s the case despite their success in local government and in other European countries which have fairer voting systems. She continued “We need to be...
Source: DC's goodscience - July 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

I Didn ’t Know My Opinion of Walter Duranty Could Fall Any Lower
David BoazWalter Duranty was the New York Times reporter who won a  Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his dispatches from the Soviet Union — reporting that even the Times nowdeclares“largely discredited” and “completely misleading.” His biographer goes further, calling himStalin ’s Apologist. I  knew this story. But a new movie,Mr. Jones, which Kyle Smith approvinglycalls“a vicious act of celluloid vivisection on Duranty,” portrays him as thoroughly sinister, from his louche and lavish lifestyle to his denunciation of reporters who tried to report the truth.One such h...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 2, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

A health librarian at the theatre: The Madness of George III
It's been several weeks since I " went " to the theatre, but I have just watched the Nottingham Playhouse's production of this Alan Bennett play, on theNational Theatre Live YouTube channel.I saw the film (called The Madness of King George) some years back and I was aware of the idea that the King was not mad, but had porphyria.  The clue was the blue urine, which none of the doctors (in the play) thought was important.But I had not realised that view has been questioned.  There are several articles in the medical literature, many by Timothy Peters of the University of Birmingham (UK). &n...
Source: Browsing - June 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: medical history psychiatry Source Type: blogs

NHS hospital car parking policies in the UK
House of Commons Library - This briefing sets out policies on NHS hospital parking charges in the UK. Hospitals may charge for car parking in all NHS hospitals in England and Northern Ireland. Most hospital car parking charges were abolished in Wales in 2008 and Scotland in 2009. BriefingMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - May 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finances and productivity Source Type: blogs

Flashing Lights And Near-Death Experiences: The Week ’s Best Psychology Links
Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Researchers are investigating whether flashing lights could be used to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease, David Robson writes at BBC Future. People with Alzheimer’s seem to have weak gamma brainwaves, and animal studies suggest that directly inducing brain activity at these frequencies can kick-start the brain’s immune cells. Now researchers are looking at whether inducing these waves non-invasively, through flickering lights or sounds, could help patients. We hear a lot about failed replications — so here’s some...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - May 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Weekly links Source Type: blogs

Another ADHA Press Release Continues The Track Record Of Spin And Partial Truth-Telling.
This appeared last week.Media release - Printouts and faxes for pathology results almost history15 May 2020: Test results from more than 95 per cent of Australian public pathology laboratories are now available online providing secure and convenient access for patients and clinicians.All public pathology laboratories in New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia are now connected to the My Health Record system and work is progressing to complete connections in the ACT and Victoria.CEO of peak organisation Public Pathology Australia, Jenny Sikorski, said public patho...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Famous nurses (4): Betsi Cadwaladr
Part 4 of this series is somewhat overdue, since parts 1-3 were done in 2015!  Investigating Florence Nightingale again for her bicentenary has brought Betsi Cadwaladr to my attention.  Born in Bala, North Wales, in 1789, Cadwaladr went to the Crimea.  There is more about her in the resources below.There are two spellings of each of her names (Betsy, as well as Betsi, and Cadwaladyr, as well as Cadwaladr).  She is also known as Elizabeth Davis, one reason given being that some people could not pronounce her name...Atenstaedt and Beddoe will need a subscription, which your library may have...
Source: Browsing - May 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: nursing Source Type: blogs

The #myHealthRecord Is Not Really All That Useful Or Reliable In A Major Emergency For Obvious Reasons!
This appeared last week.Key lessons from bushfire failuresPaul Fletcher May 4, 2020 When devastating bushfires hit Australia over summer, our fixed line and mobile phone networks came under great pressure. At the peak in early January, some 150 mobile base stations across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia were off the air – and over 20,000 NBN services were down. The failures were very visible. When busy holiday towns on the NSW south coast and eastern Victoria lost mobile service, it made a bad situation worse. Locals and tourists lost contact with friends and family. When EFTPOS terminals (many of wh...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - May 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to Covid-19 than others?
This report brings together evidence on the unequal health and economic impacts of COvid-19 on the UK ’s minority ethnic groups, presenting information on risk factors for each of the largest minority groups in England and Wales: white other, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, black African and black Caribbean. For the most part, we focus on these six groups (and the white British majority) for which there is reliable information across different data sources. The analysis focuses on a limited but crucial set of risk factors in terms of both infection risk and economic vulnerability in the short term.ReportMore detail&n...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - May 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Covid19 airway management: better care through simulation
Dr Chris Nickson Covid19 airway management: better care through simulation Editor’s note: Health services around the world are faced with the challenge of preparing for the impact of Covid19 on their communities as we all prepare for a potential global pandemic. I, like many others, see a great role for simulation in process development and testing and see Covid19 as a prime example of how […] (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Chris Nickson Tags: Simulation Airway Management albert chan coronavirus covid19 hong kong Intubation novel prince of wales hospital Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 airway management: better care through simulation
Dr Chris Nickson COVID-19 airway management: better care through simulation Dr Albert Chan from shares practical tips & resources for using simulation for Covid19 airway management based on the Hong Kong experience. (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Chris Nickson Tags: Simulation Airway Management albert chan coronavirus covid19 hong kong Intubation novel prince of wales hospital Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 4th March 2020
Where is last week's?   Some disruption to service caused by the current University and College Union industrial action.  Why are we striking?  Read more at https://ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss andhttps://ucu.org.uk/he2019.Some recent things you may need to know.   Official statisticsConceptions in England and Wales, 2018Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years, England and Wales, October - December 2018Female Genital Mutilation October 2019 - December 2019 (NHS Digital)Maternity Services Monthly Statistics November 2019, experimental statisticsStatistics on Women's Sm...
Source: Browsing - March 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Deaths in prison: a national scandal
This report aims to provide insight and analysis into findings from 61 prison inquests in England and Wales in 2018 and 2019. It details safety failures including mental and physical health care, communication systems, emergency responses, and drugs and medication. It also looks at the wider statistics and historic context. It makes recommendations to improve safety and prevent future deaths including reallocating resources from criminal justice to community-based health and welfare services.ReportInquest - press release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: blogs

Fifth patient report of the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA): December 2017 to November 2018
Royal College of Anaesthetists - Commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme, this report analyses the care received by close to 25,000 emergency bowel surgery patients treated in NHS hospitals in England and Wales between December 2017 and November 2018. Amongst the findings is that time to antibiotics in patients with sepsis remains poor with 80.6 per cent not receiving antibiotics within one hour. The report is the fifth report of NELA and offers a series of recommendations to reduce variation in the care of patients undergoing emergency bowel surg...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - January 7, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient safety Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Happy New Year – 2020
Well, here we are. Into 2020. And it is definitely a new year with all kinds of things going on around the world that are unnerving and definitely the stuff of “interesting things” found in that Chinese curse people quote from time to time. And I have a lot to write about today. I can say that at least, right now, there are two things that are grabbing attention world-wide that may or may not – who knows – continue to grab attention in the immediate future. The first is the wildfires in Australia. If you look at a map of the Australian continent, it seems the whole country is on fire. I have a ch...
Source: Qui Interrogat - January 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Authors: Walt Trachim Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Long Emergency: Roast Koala
Australia is now experiencing the hottest weather ever recorded there. For those of you who don't grok Celsius, the average temperature across the entire continent was about 105 degrees Fahrenheit. And it's predicted to get even hotter. Temperatures on Wednesday in some places reached 119 degrees. (It's Wednesday here as I write but still the wee hours of Thursday there.) As you may already know, this baking heat is accompanied by a lengthy drought and raging wildfires. Sydney is enveloped in smoke while some 70 fires are burning in Queensland forcing evacuations.The worst fire season has been in New South Wales where...
Source: Stayin' Alive - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 11th December 2019
Discussion relating to one of these at least in the Guardian,Record number of over-45s giving birth in England, NICESurveillance report NICE guideline (NG126)Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial managementThis guideline will be updated:read this page to find out why.In the newsSinging the blues: how music can help ease postnatal depressionMelodies for Mums, an iniative that is part of a study being funded by the Wellcome.Maternity care failings in Shropshire (BMJ)OpinionBMJ editorialScreening for cytomegalovirus in pregnancy (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - December 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

OrbitaASSIST AI-Powered Bedside Virtual Assistant: Interview with Nick White, Orbita Executive VP of Patient Care
Boston-headquartered Orbita, a healthcare innovation company offering conversational AI platform and virtual health assistant solutions, has released the OrbitaASSIST, a voice-powered, AI-driven bedside virtual assistant. Patients use a smart speaker to make requests, and the system intelligently triages and sends requests to various care team members. OrbitaASSIST can be used as a replacement for or adjunct to existing nurse call systems. Patients often find it frustrating to use these traditional systems to communicate with care staff who are nearly always busy and need to focus on multiple priorities. The solution p...
Source: Medgadget - December 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Informatics Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 6th December 2019
Yesterday's post was the news and media from the last week and a bit.Here is the research, statistics and reports.ResearchPlanned earlier delivery for late pre-eclampsia may be better for mothers (NIHR Signals)Review of a study in the LancetInduction recommended for women still pregnant at 41 weeks (Guardian)Report of research from the SWEPIS study, published in theBMJ, .Health service programmesICON (Babies cry, you can cope) - programme launched in North Yorkshire to help parents manage normal infant crying and prevent abusive head injuries caused by shakingReportsBetter for women report (RCOG): improving the health and ...
Source: Browsing - December 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

The Psychological Impacts Of Poverty, Digested
This study, of 4,758 11-year-olds living in urban areas of England, found that children who lived in greener neighbourhoods performed better on tests of spatial working memory (an effect that held for both deprived and non-deprived neighbourhoods). “Our findings suggest a positive role of greenspace in cognitive functioning,” commented researcher Eirini Flouri at University College London. What might this role be? Perhaps because it’s restful for the brain, and restores the ability to concentrate. Interventions that focus on the families of kids growing up in poverty should also help. The team that observ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Feature Mental health Money Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 6th November 2019
Some recent things....NHS ImprovementMaternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement ProgrammeThe programme aims to improve the safety and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care, and contribute to the national ambition, set out in Better Births of reducing the rates of maternal and neonatal deaths, stillbirths, and brain injuries that occur during or soon after birth by 50% by 2025StatisticsCompendium: infant mortality (NHS Digital)Maternity statistics - monthly statistics, July 2019 (NHS Digital)Maternity statistics, England, 2018-19 (NHS Digital)NewsRevealed: 47 pregnant women in prisons in England and Wales (Guardian)We are t...
Source: Browsing - November 6, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Government response to ACMD report'Ageing cohort of drug users '
Department of Health and Social Care -This document sets out the government ’s response to the recommendations made in the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) reportAgeing cohort of drug users. The Department of Health and Social Care sought contributions from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations and coordinated responses to the report. Officials from each of the four nations have reviewed the council ’s advice and set out work underway to address the recommendations.ReportLetterDepartment of Health - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Life after loss: an economic evaluation of specialist counselling after baby loss
This report is an economic evaluation of the baby loss charity Petals, which provides counselling to women who have experienced the death of a baby and their partners. The evaluation calculates that national provision of counselling to 4,822 mothers would cost £3.17m per annum, which would create a national safety-net of support to help parents at this immensely difficult time. No such service currently operates across England and Wales. The report highlights that specialist baby loss counselling is inexpensive, effective and reduces government expenditu re.ReportCentre for Mental Health - press release (Source: Heal...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Policing Language in Mental Health Communities
 In the first full episode of Not Crazy, we learn a little more about the new co-host, Jackie, and her history with chronic illness and depression. Gabe rants about person-first language and how nitpicking verbiage is distracting from more pressing matters in the lives of those living with mental illness.  Overall, we decide that “crazy” is not a dirty word and there are other, more time-sensitive, things we should be focusing on that can benefit the mental health community.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorde...
Source: World of Psychology - September 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Stigma Source Type: blogs

Mastering Intensive Care 047 with Matt Morgan
Dr Andrew Davies Mastering Intensive Care 047 with Matt Morgan Andrew Davies talks with Matt Morgan - Mixing science, history, emotion and humanity in telling Critical stories. Mastering Intensive Care Podcast (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 25, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr Andrew Davies Tags: Mastering Intensive Care Matt Morgan Wales Welsh Source Type: blogs

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK considers adding a 5 ‑minute cognitive test to its annual health check-up
__________ Using AI assessment to tackle dementia in ultra-early stages (Digital Health): “Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease continue to increase and remain the leading cause of death in England and Wales, accounting for 12.8% of all deaths registered in 2018 … While there is no cure available, catching diseases like Alzheimer’s early on can help those living with the condition to slow its progression. Cognetivity Neurosciences, a Cambridge University spin-out based in London, has developed an artificial-intelligence (AI) powered test designed to detect cognitive decline in its ultra-early stages &n...
Source: SharpBrains - September 18, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Alzheimer’s Disease artificial intelligence Cambridge University Cognetivity Neurosciences cognitive decline dementia diagnosis health check-up iPad NHS Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 21st August 2019
Some recent (some less so) things you might like to know about:StatisticsBirth summary tables, England and Wales 2018https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/birth-summary-tables-england-and-wales-2018Births in England and Wales: summary tableshttps://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/datasets/birthsummarytablesAntenatal and screening data January - March 2019via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-screening-programmes-kpi-reports-2018-to-2019ResearchAntibiotics after assisted vaginal delivery (NIHR Signals)Teenage mothers'experience of repeat pregnancies (in London,...
Source: Browsing - August 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: blogs

What the People Really Want: Narrow Mandates in Politics
Last week’s by-election in the Welsh constituency of Brecon and Radnorshire saw a reduction of Boris Johnson’s government majority to just one, as Liberal Democrat Jane Dodds won the seat. The result was an interesting one: more voters went for No Deal-friendly parties (mainly Johnson’s Conservatives and the Brexit Party) than for the out-and-out Remainer […] (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - August 6, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Ben Davies Tags: Decision making Health Care Politics Current Affairs Political Philosophy syndicated Source Type: blogs

Tackling loneliness
House of Commons Library - The government's Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the government would take to provide'national leadership' to tackle loneliness in England. This briefing: explains the Strategy; the steps taken so far by the government; looks at research into the causes and impact of loneliness and possible interventions; and briefly outlines the situation in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The briefing is accompanied by a reading list.BriefingMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - August 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: blogs

Red Underwing
Once you get into mothing you will see lots and lots of moths with names that refer to the colour of their hindwings. They refer to it as an “underwing” because the forewings which are usually less colourful but might be wonderfully patterned nevertheless, cover the hind wings where that flash of colour is seen. It’s presumably an adaptation to give predators with colour vision, such as birds, a bit of a shock when the moth flicks its wings open. Beautiful Red Underwing Catocala nupta (Linnaeus, 1767) even when the wings are closed As regulars will know, the first one that got me into the scientific mothi...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - August 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Weekly Australian Health IT Links – 29th July, 2019.
Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----First off we have an interesting comparison between Qld and NSW – looks like management and other positive qualities do actually matter!As usual we have breaches, leaks and the NBN continuing to frustrate.-----https://www.hinz.org.nz/news/461999/eHealth-NSW-Cerner-roll-out-running-ahead-of-time.htmeHealth NSW Cerner roll-out...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Review Body on Doctors ’ and Dentists’ Remuneration: forty-seventh report 2019
This report sets out the DDRB ’s analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes recommendations for doctors’ and dentists’ pay and associated issues in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.ReportMore detail  (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - July 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 17th July 2019
Some recent things...Global healthExploring the equity impact of a maternal and newborn health intervention: a qualitative study of participatory women ’s groups in rural South Asia and AfricaBaby ‐Friendly Community Initiative—From National Guidelines to Implementation: A Multisectoral Platform for Improving Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices and Integrated Health ServicesA study in KenyaExpanding the Agenda for Addressing Mistreatment in Maternity Care: A Mapping Review and Gender AnalysisAuditNational Maternity and Perinatal Audit Organisational Report 2019 (HQIP)Second report from this audit. &...
Source: Browsing - July 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

So Much For The Idea Electronic Medical Records Improve Care Co-Ordination. Not Really Suited For That Role!
This report appeared last week:Inquest into the death of Melissa King MinterEllison Australia June 20 2019 On 14 June 2019, the Coroner's Court of New South Wales released its findings into the death of Melissa King. The circumstances of her death highlight the risks associated with the use of electronic progress notes as a means of communicating concerns about the treatment decisions made in respect of patients.BackgroundMs King was 33 years old at the time of her death at Blacktown Hospital. On Wednesday 10 August 2016, she had called the National Home Doctor Service on account of having vomiting and diarrhoea for two to...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - June 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 19th June 2019
Some things you might like to know about...StatisticsInfant mortality in England and Wales, for infants born in 2016Includes stillbirths and neonatal deaths.NewsExpress yourself! How the breast-pump revolution could ease maternal stress (Guardian)Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Communication and cross-examination in court for children and adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review - Joanne Morrison, Rachel Forrester-Jones, Jill Bradshaw, Glynis Murphy, 2019
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1365712719851134AbstractCourts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have identified children and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) as vulnerable witnesses. The call from the English Court of Appeal is for advocates to adjust questioning during cross-examination according to individual needs. This review systematically examined previous empirical studies with the aim of delineating the particular communication needs of children and adults with ID during cross-examination. Studies utilising experimental methodology similar to examination/cross-examination processes, or ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - June 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Does The ADHA Assume We Are All So Totally Stupid That We Can ’t See Through Blatant And Misleading Propaganda.
We had two press releases from the ADHA this week:First this:Record number of sign ups to My Health Record in Australian pharmacies5 June, 2019 - 9:45Australian pharmacies have signed up to the My Heath Record system in record numbers over the past year, according to new data released today by the Australian Digital Health Agency.In April 2018, prior to the beginning of the opt-out period, only 33% of pharmacies were registered with My Health Record, which climbed to 83% as at April 2019. Pharmacists are also uploading and viewing My Health Record more often, with a 667% increase in the number of dispense records uploaded ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - June 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 5th June 2019
Two weeks'worth of recent things.  StatisticsFemale genital mutilation, Jan - Mar 2019Maternity statistics, Feb 2019Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years, England and Wales, Jan - Mar 2018Mental healthThe perinatal mental health (PMH) matrix: Improving the quality of care for women (NICE Blog)Global healthWhy Rohingya women risk dangerous home births in Bangladesh's refugee camps (The New Humanitarian)And alsoTaking the p***: the decline of the great British public toilet (Royal Society for Public Health) Acknowledgements, as ever to King's Fund Library, Embed Health Consortium. (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - June 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Being a Professional Musician with Bipolar Disorder
 There are a huge number of individuals with mental illnesses who have successful, fulfilling careers, despite the setbacks of their illnesses. In this episode, we’re joined by Erika Nielsen, a professional cellist, who shares the story of her diagnosis, the changes she had to make in her life, what it was like “coming out” as having bipolar disorder, and much more.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Erika Nielsen is a Canadian cellist, writer, and artist based in Toronto. Erika has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, collaborative arti...
Source: World of Psychology - May 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: Bipolar General Professional The Psych Central Show Career Gabe Howard Musician Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Mental Health Info – Telling Fact from Fiction
 Being hospitalized for any reason is never a fun time, but there are some instances where it can be a harrowing experience. This is especially true for psychiatric patients, who are already in a crisis even before being plunged into the hospital atmosphere, which can overwhelm them. This disconnect between patients and hospital staff has long been an issue. Today’s guest shares some insights on her work to improve this relationship.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest John M. Grohol, Psy.D. is the founder & CEO of PsychCentral.com, a mental health a...
Source: World of Psychology - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Research The Psych Central Show Dr John Grohol Gabe Howard Internet Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

StimGuide Navigation System for Horizon Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator
Magstim, a company Wales, UK firm that just won FDA clearance for a 3 minute magnetic stimulation protocol for major depression, is releasing a new navigation system for the Horizon transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) platform. The StimGuide was developed specifically for use by clinicians, as opposed to researchers, to help deliver consistent results when treating depression using the Horizon. Accurately targeting small volumes within the brain requires accurate positioning of the electromagnetic coils, which typically involves the use of MRI imaging prior to a procedure. The StimGuide works to make it quick and easy ...
Source: Medgadget - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: Psychiatry Rehab Source Type: blogs

Magstim FDA Cleared for 3 Minute Magnetic Stimulation Protocol for Major Depression
The FDA has cleared Magstim, a company based in Wales, to introduce its intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. The therapy is available on the company’s Horizon transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) systems and only takes about three minutes per session. Previously, so-called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using the Horizon would take up to 38 minutes to complete, and even accelerated TMS would require 19 minutes. This is certainly a major benefit to patients and providers, as patients don’t have to put up with unpleasantly long treatment...
Source: Medgadget - May 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Psychiatry Rehab Source Type: blogs

Pale tussock, Calliteara pudibunda
Long before I adopted mothing as one of the slightly weirder of my various hobbies (one that combines biology and photography with a bit of citizen science though), I still occasionally snapped lepidoptera if they turned up somewhere I had my camera. Back in May 2004, I caught sight of a huge, hairy moth in our conservatory. Got a snap and then spent ages trying to find out what species it was. Turned out to be Pale Tussock (Calliteara pudibunda). The second time I saw one was 15 years later, on the corner of the actinic trap in the middle of May. As you can probably guess, it being the same month was no coincidence, the ...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - May 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs