J & J settles hip implant litigation with AGs for $120m
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy has reached a $120 million settlement deal with 46 U.S. Attorneys General in a case alleging that the company illegally promoted its Pinnacle Ultamet and ASR XL metal-on-metal hip implants, according to a recent posting from New York AG Letitia James. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based company faced allegations that it made misleading claims related to the longevity, or survivorship, of its metal-on-metal hip implants, according to the release. Despite the National Joint Registry of England and Wales reporting a 7% revision rate at three years, DePuy advertised that its ASR...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Legal News Orthopedics johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Hospital PPPs Undermine Healthcare
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 2019 (IPS)Despite all the evidence to the contrary, and substantial opposition from community groups, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are still being promoted to deliver sustainable development.Public-private hospital partnerships are supposed to ensure that the private sector will offer much needed efficiency in healthcare provision. Anis ChowdhuryHowever, any government considering healthcare PPPs should be aware of the Australian experience, especially after what has happened with the Northern Beaches Hospital, a PPP between the New South Wale...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

NHS Wales agency staff costs spiral to cover vacancies
Auditor general Adrian Crompton says he hopes NHS Wales can "continue to bring down and control" costs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic control recognized as domestic abuse in new UK draft law; offenders may face lie-detector tests
Methods of economic control, such as restricting a partner's access to bank accounts or employment, will be recognized as a form of domestic abuse in England and Wales, according to a draft bill released by the British government on Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural-urban variation in injury-related hospitalisation, health outcomes and treatment cost in New South Wales - Mitchell RJ, Lower T.
OBJECTIVE To compare differences in injury characteristics, health outcomes and treatment costs between urban and rural residents who were hospitalised following an injury. Design A retrospective examination of injury-linked hospitalisation and mortality d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brexit: Concerns over medicines, EU workers and the poor
A report by Public Health Wales looks at the potential consequences of any form of Brexit. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents still following folklore methods for cold prevention
Poll reveals non-evidence-based advice is common Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Public Health Wales renews call for parents to take children for MMR jab GPs in catch-up campaign to target a million children with MMR Put families at heart of helping obese children Parental illness linked to children's increased use of health services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON – standing together to fight racism and xenophobia
Standing together to stand up to racism and xenophobia – that was at the heart of the first conference session when UNISON’s Black members met in Llandudno today. “When we stand together, we are at our best … we march forward from here.” That was how general secretary Dave Prentis put it when he addressed delegates. He praised the group for its work around Windrush, which he described as “an attack on your friends, your families and your communities … people with the right to stay here – our people”, saying that the scandal “must never be forgotten”. And h...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Black Members Conference BREXIT racism Stand up to racism year of young worker young members Source Type: news

Factors associated with persistent opioid use among injured workers' compensation claimants - O'Hara NN, Pollak AN, Welsh CJ, O'Hara LM, Kwok AK, Herman A, Slobogean GP.
IMPORTANCE: There is a paucity of data on persistent opioid use and factors associated with persistent opioid use among workers' compensation claimants. OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of injured workers who filled an opioid prescription bey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Are injured workers with higher rehabilitation service utilization less likely to be persistent opioid users? A cross-sectional study - Kwok AK, O'Hara NN, Pollak AN, O'Hara LM, Herman A, Welsh CJ, Slobogean GP.
BACKGROUND: Given its role in treating musculoskeletal conditions, rehabilitation medicine may be an important factor in decreasing the use of opioids among injured workers. The primary objective was to determine if increased utilization of rehabilitation ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sepsis programme successes are responsible for the increased detection of bacteraemia
The authors of this journal article state that escherichia coli bacteraemia reduction targets are challenging but, in West Wales, this was the key infection surrogate measure set by the local health board in 2013, prior to the introduction of a Welsh Government target. The initial plateau of cases was not maintained and prompted this review. Success in one area (sepsis management) conflicts with'failure'in reducing E. coli bacteraemia. It is argued that targets need to be considered carefully in the light of all available information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk
Wales' first obesity strategy wants to make eating healthier food and staying active "normal and easy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cash boost for children and young people ’s mental health services in Wales
Welsh government pledges extra £7.1 million following last year’s National Assembly’s Children, Young People and Education Committee report Related items fromOnMedica Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks NHS investment in child health will reap rewards Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ UK lagging behind peers on child health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Funding promised for Welsh children ’s mental health services
The Welsh government have announced an additional £7.1m investment to help protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

It ’s time to bring probation back as a public service, government told
UNISON and other key stakeholders on probation are calling on the government to make probation in England and Wales a publicly owned public service when the current contracts of the 21 private ‘community rehabilitation companies’ end next year. The Probation Alliance made the call in a letter to to justice secretary David Gauke, while also setting out their worries over the “unrealistic” timetable for replacing the current 21 contracts with a smaller number of larger ones, still in the private sector. The probation service in England and Wales was split in two in 2014 as part of a programme called &...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 14, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article community rehabilitation companies let's fix probation national probation service police and justice Source Type: news

Welsh farmstead is in fact rare medieval hall house, experts confirm
New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvelA Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-oldmedieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of its timbers found, making it one of only a tiny number of domestic buildings to survive from one of the most destructive periods in W...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Wales Heritage Culture UK news Architecture Archaeology Science Source Type: news

Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm
New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvelA Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-oldmedieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of its timbers found, making it one of only a tiny number of domestic buildings to survive from one of the most destructive periods in W...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Wales Heritage Culture UK news Architecture Archaeology Science Source Type: news

RIDICULOUS: Researchers want children born to overweight mothers to lose the weight artificially; resulting in a potential drug problem
(Natural News) Instead of encouraging the young to lose weight naturally, researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia are attempting to prevent weight gain among children born to overweight mothers artificially. In a flabbergasting new study, scientists say that they can prevent childhood obesity by introducing them to a new drug that would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swine flu symptoms: DEBILITATING flu circulates in Wales - how to spot it
SWINE FLU has already begun circulating in 2019 and Wales is the see the disease spread. But how do you spot the symptoms of Swine Flu? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crossing the line – the worrying rise of the volunteer police force
Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published by UNISON highlighting the fact that an increasing reliance on unpaid volunteers demonstrates the financial pressures the service is under. The report, Crossing the Line – Police support volunteers: rising numbers and mission creep – is based on responses to Freedom of Information requests in 2017 from 34 forces across England and Wales. These showed that the number of volunteers helping police has grown by 15% since UNISON last undertook a similar survey in 2014. How many and wh...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data police police and justice police staff Source Type: news

Flu hits Britain: Official figures reveal cases of influenza have DOUBLED in the space of a week
Figures released by Public Health England revealed nearly two million people claimed to be suffering from flu-like illnesses last week as cases of the virus soar in England, Scotland and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Cheap junk food to blame' for obesity in Wales
A charity is calling on the Welsh Government to help people shop more healthily. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RWE: The Missing Link
This article is from our latest'Trends in Real-World Evidence'magazine.  Download for free.Data linkage challenges Linking data is not an easy process; not only does it require the right technological tools and knowhow, it raises a range of concerns, from patient anonymity and data ownership, to how to transcend geographical barriers.Anonymizing data is a fundamental challenge, says Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director at Janssen Clinical Innovation – Patient Data for Research. “Data linkage requires, via an underlying consent model, linking different data together – with the patient being the common l...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

Mark Thomas gives the NHS a comedy check-up
Photo: Steve Ullathorn Political comedian Mark Thomas is about to go on the road with his award-winning show about the NHS. Check Up: Our NHS at 70, which Thomas first performed last year, is based on a series of interviews with leading experts on the NHS, and a month of residencies in hospitals during which he shadowed doctors, nurses and clinicians. And among the questions he raises: what’s going wrong in our NHS, how can it improve, and what will the future hold for generations of future patients? A Guardian review of the show when it first aired at the Edinburgh Fringe observed that many of the establishment figu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News health NHS birthday NHS in crisis Source Type: news

Police staff members agree pay offer
Members of UNISON, Unite and the GMB have voted overwhelmingly to accept the employers’ 2018 pay offer for police staff in England and Wales. The vote in each of the three unions was: UNISON: 73% to accept; Unite: 70% to accept; GMB: 83% to accept. The pay offer will now be implemented by forces in the two countries, backdated to 1 September 2018. It includes: an increase of 2% on all pay points from 1 September 2018 a 2% increase in the standby allowance from £29.46 to £30.05, backdated to 1 September 2018; the removal of pay point 6 (£16,479) from 1 September 2018 an agreement to discuss both p...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 7, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News pay pay - worth it police and justice police and justice staff pay police staff Source Type: news

2019 Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Asia-Pacific
(University of New South Wales) The Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Asia Pacific will bring leaders from the most significant research universities in the region, together with policymakers and investors, to UNSW to share and advance understanding of the public impact of research on the most critical issues affecting the 21st century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NICE backs regular injection as extra option for severe asthma
A third biological treatment looks set to be approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for treating patients with severe asthma in England and Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Hospitalization due to assault injury across different age groups, 2010 to 2014: a population-based study in New South Wales, Australia - Seah R, Draper B, Mitchell R.
This study describes the epidemiological profile of assault-related hospitalization and health outcomes across different age groups in New South Wales, Australia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Anorexic mother who spent £94,000 on diet pills and downed 200 laxatives a day
Casey Dunstan, 26, from Wallsend in New South Wales, Australia, became addicted to laxatives and diet pills after giving birth to her son, Nathan, in 2012 – at her worst she spent £300 a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New pelvic health co-ordinators for Wales in wake of mesh review
A network of pelvic health and well-being co-ordinators is to be created across Wales, as part of the Welsh government ’s response to the vaginal mesh and tape review. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

North Texas biotech settles litigation over ADHD drug
Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics Inc. entered into a confidential settlement and licensing agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve all ongoing litigation involving Neos' patents for its Cotempla product. The two companies got involved in litigation after Teva Pharmaceuticals USA of North Wales, Pennsylvania, filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Neos, Teva settle litigation over ADHD drug
Neos Therapeutics Inc. entered into a confidential settlement and licensing agreement Wednesday with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve all ongoing litigation involving Neos' patents for its Cotempla product. The two companies got involved in litigation after Teva Pharmaceuticals USA of North Wales, Pa., filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the settlement and license… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

'We don't do measure and quotes': how agency responses criminalise and endanger the safety of children missing in care in New South Wales, Australia - Colvin E, McFARLANE K, Gerard A, McGrath A.
This article presents qualitative data from interviews with 46 welfare and justice professionals to examine the criminalisation of children who go missing within the Out-Of-Home-Care (OOHC) residential environment. Participants had specific experience with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Individual, family, and community predictors of PTSD symptoms following military deployment - Olson JR, Welsh JA, Perkins DF, Ormsby LJ.
OBJECTIVE Using an ecological resilience model, we sought to identify protective factors that buffer against the effects of stressful deployment-related experiences on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among active duty U.S. Air Force person... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rape politics, policies and practice: exploring the tensions and unanticipated consequences of well-intended victim-focused measures - Carline A, Gunby C.
The inability of the criminal justice system to respond effectively to rape has led to numerous law and policy reforms in England and Wales. Nevertheless, difficulties remain, with problems often linked to the impact of rape myths and implementation failur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sharp Rise in Deaths of Homeless People in England and Wales, Official Data Shows Sharp Rise in Deaths of Homeless People in England and Wales, Official Data Shows
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Down's syndrome no bar to bilingualism, study suggests
Raising children with Down's syndrome in Welsh and English does not disadvantage them, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee osteoarthritis can be treated with a combination of joint mobilisation and exercise
A new clinical trial has found that exercise, combined with mobilisation to realign the kneecap, can reduce knee osteoarthritis pain and improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. The study– which took place at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, found that a combination of joint mobilisation andexercise significantly decreasedpain for people with kneeosteoarthritis. The mobilisation is relatively simple. Patients were instructed to lie on their side, with the knee supported and slightly flexed. This allowed the patella, or kneecap, to glide vertically from side to side. This mobilisation was perform...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - December 20, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Update on FE pay in Wales
Thanks to lobbying by the Joint Trade Unions in Wales, the Welsh Government has provided additional funding to the Further Education sector in Wales. Last week, Colegau Cymru (CC) subsequently made an improved offer on pay to the Joint Trade Unions as follows: All teaching grades up to and including Main Grade 6 lecturers – a rise of 3.5% Upper spine (UP 1 – 3) – a rise of 2% All staff on Management contract (excluding senior post holders) –  a rise of 1.5% Business support – (salaries below £19,500) – a rise of 4.5% Business support – (salaries above £19,501) &nd...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Cyrmu FE pay further education Source Type: news

Neath nurses to host Christmas dinner for lonely community patients
Nurses based at a hospital in South Wales are hosting a Christmas Day lunch for patients in the community who are most vulnerable. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A baby was born so premature she would have been classed as a miscarriage if she had died
Baby Ayah Malik defied the odds of a 5% chance of survival  after spending weeks in hospital. Her parents, from Wales, had dealt with a stillborn four years prior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practice manager training programme to launch in Wales
A bespoke training programme for practice managers in Wales will commence in March next year, it has been announced.  Funded by the Primary Care Division of Public Health Wales, the programme will comprise three cohorts, with the first two starting in March 2019, according to a spokesperson for Public Health Wales.  The programme aims to equip practice managers with the skills and knowledge to be confident and successful in their roles. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 14, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

The long dry: why the world's water supply is shrinking
(University of New South Wales) A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions will become the new normal, especially in regions that are already dry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video game players frequently exposed to graphic content may see world differently
(University of New South Wales) Disturbing imagery disrupts perception, but not as much among violent video game players, UNSW Sydney psychologists have shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Organ donors to be asked if they are religious
Changes to donor forms hope to boost applications from black and Asian people Related items fromOnMedica Nine-year wait transplant patient makes donor plea England considering opt-out system for organ donation Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’ Wales votes for opt-out on organ donation Scotland launches organ donor consultation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Multiproxy evidence highlights a complex evolutionary legacy of maize in South America
Domesticated maize evolved from wild teosinte under human influences in Mexico beginning around 9000 years before the present (yr B.P.), traversed Central America by ~7500 yr B.P., and spread into South America by ~6500 yr B.P. Landrace and archaeological maize genomes from South America suggest that the ancestral population to South American maize was brought out of the domestication center in Mexico and became isolated from the wild teosinte gene pool before traits of domesticated maize were fixed. Deeply structured lineages then evolved within South America out of this partially domesticated progenitor population. Genom...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kistler, L., Maezumi, S. Y., Gregorio de Souza, J., Przelomska, N. A. S., Malaquias Costa, F., Smith, O., Loiselle, H., Ramos-Madrigal, J., Wales, N., Ribeiro, E. R., Morrison, R. R., Grimaldo, C., Prous, A. P., Arriaza, B., Gilbert, M. T. P., de Oliveira Tags: Anthropology reports Source Type: news

Forgotten statue kept in a margarine tub is 2,000-year-old treasure
Silver-eyed Minerva found by a farmer 10 years ago dates back to first or second centuryA 2,000-year-old Roman statuette of a silver-eyed goddess Minerva that for more than a decade was kept in a plastic margarine tub is among a record number of treasure discoveries made by the nation ’s army of metal detectorists.TheBritish Museum on Tuesday revealed the details of 1,267 finds across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, more than there has ever been since theTreasureAct was passed in 1996.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Archaeology British Museum Heritage Art Hobbies Oxford UK news Source Type: news

Number of abortions in the UK rises to a 10-year high=
Figures from the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that 197,533 abortions were carried out in England and Wales in 2017, the highest level since 2007. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient petition saves small local GP surgery in Wales
A Welsh village is to keep its GP surgery after the health board listened to patient complaints regarding plans to close it.  The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales said it had sent letters out to patients of the Goytre branch of Churchwood Surgery in Monmouthshire, following a public engagement process and review by the branch closure panel.  The health board said it had accepted the panel’s conclusion that services should continue in the village of Goytre. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - December 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice management Latest News Source Type: news