Action needed over ‘grossly unfair’ pay differences
Uneven playing field threatens integrated care Related items fromOnMedica Three-year pay deal agreed for NHS staff in Scotland GP partners in Wales awarded 4% pay rise Nurses pass vote of no confidence in union over pay deal fiasco Health secretary ‘committed’ to contract negotiations NHS pledges to eliminate ethnicity pay gap (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Man who got penis fillers to boost his girth to 15cm says the procedure has boosted his confidence 
Stuart Price, 36, from Caerphilly in Wales, had injections to boost the girth of his penis from 4.9 inches (12.5cm), which was already above average, to 5.9 inches (15cm). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report into failings of Welsh NHS digital systems is ‘wake-up call’
Unclear accountability, widespread dissatisfaction, outdated systems – and unjustified optimism in NWIS Related items fromOnMedica Wealthy tech companies creating ‘digital divide’ in health CCGs free to choose own tech for new NHS digital systems GPs demand funding 'step change' for sustainable primary care Wales gets early cash boost to ease winter pressures Wales announces £3m to improve access to health IT (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales announces £3m to improve access to health IT
Money is part of digital inclusion and health programme Related items fromOnMedica Is the NHS ready for the NHS app? ‘Moving Medicine’ tool will aid dialogue about exercise Building an inclusive digital health and care service New digital technology code 'will protect patients' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brexit warning that England may try and poach Welsh midwives
The midwifery workforce in Wales could be under threat if England attempts to poach midwives to plug staffing gaps caused by Brexit, warns a report by the Royal College of Midwives. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dramatic increase in proportion of patients in NHS-managed practices
The number of patients registered at health-board run practices in Wales has increased by 885% over the past five years, figures collected by the RCGP show.  Last year 151,431 patients were registered with a managed practice compared with 17,104 in 2012/13.  It means that now almost 5% of patients are covered by managed practices in Wales compared with 0.6% five years ago. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 6, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

County lines: how gang crime is affecting our young people - Glover Williams A, Finlay F.
'County lines' is the term used for the proliferating mobile phone lines used by gangs to infiltrate county towns where a profitable drug market is identified. The National Crime Agency reports that 88% of police areas in England and Wales have either an e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Turning over a new leaf – taking the fight for libraries to the streets
“Libraries are the heart of our communities,” UNISON’s London regional secretary Maggi Ferncombe told demonstrators at Saturday’s Save our Libraries event in Parliament Square. Several hundred people, from library workers to users, readers to writers, from young to old, gathered at the British Library and marched to Parliament Square, to protest against the crippling underfunding of the country’s arts and culture. Supporting the march, award-winning author, Philip Pullman said: “Our great museums and our once superb library service should be the very least we can do for our people. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article library and culture service local government love your libraries Save Our Local Services Source Type: news

Public want extra NHS cash to be spent on bringing down waiting times
Nearly three out of four poll respondents opted to cut waits for planned treatment Related items fromOnMedica One in five patients in Wales struggled to get GP appointment last year Patients face ‘postcode lottery’ for GP access, Royal College warns Government publishes vision for future of general practice Blurred lines (where Improving Access and Out of Hours meet) Public fear NHS will not be free in the future (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Adoptions fall by 62% as IVF success rises
Since the first "test-tube baby" was born in 1978, adoptions in England and Wales have fallen by 62%. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freddie Mercury Didn ’t Want to Be a ‘Poster Boy’ for AIDS — But He and Other Celebrities Played a Key Role in Its History
In the new biopic about Freddie Mercury — Bohemian Rhapsody, in theaters Friday — the Queen lead singer (played by Rami Malek) has one request when he tells his bandmates about his HIV diagnosis: that they keep the news private, because he doesn’t want to be a “poster boy” for AIDS or a “cautionary tale.” While Mercury is remembered more for his music than for anything, his health status did in fact become public just days before he died of complications of AIDS-related pneumonia on Nov. 24, 1991, at the age of 45. And in fact, even if the timeline of his diagnosis in real life doe...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized health movies Music Source Type: news

London march to save the arts and libraries
Hundreds of people will march from the British Library to Parliament Square tomorrow (Saturday) to call for an end to the cuts hitting the arts and libraries across the country. Members of UNISON, along with those from PCS and UNITE, will march past cultural landmarks in the capital in support of libraries and museums. The march will end with a rally in Parliament Square featuring speeches from library workers and authors. These include Frank Cottrell Boyce, writer of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, Goodbye Christopher Robin and The Unforgotten Coat. Since 2010 over 500 libraries have been closed across England, Scotla...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release dave prentis libraries march rally Source Type: news

Gender differences in post-deployment adjustment of Air Force personnel: the role of wartime experiences, unit cohesion, and self-efficacy - Welsh JA, Olson JR, Perkins DF.
This study examined gender differences in exposure to wartime ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans
Change in legislation from 1st November 2018 widens the access to cannabis-based products for medicinal use in humans in England, Scotland and Wales. The Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Evening and weekend GP appointments funded under £20m winter plan
The Welsh Government has announced an extra£20m of funding to see the NHS through the busy winter period, including for extra GP appointments.  Health secretary Vaughan Gething said£16m would be going direct to health boards to put in place their winter deliver plans.  Mr Gething also said £4m would be for national pressure-relieving strategies – including extending GP access into evenings and weekends in some areas. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 31, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Factors associated with home fire escape plans in New South Wales: multinomial analysis of high-risk individuals and New South Wales population - Tannous WK, Agho KE.
The preparation and practice of home-escape plans are important strategies for individuals and families seeking to reduce and/or prevent fire-related injury or death. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of and factors associated with, home-e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mortality Among Young People Declined From 1999 to 2015
TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 -- Mortality rates for infants and youths generally declined in the United States from 1999 to 2015, though they remain higher than rates in Canada and England/Wales, with especially high rates among black and American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Development of the Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS)
Key findings A literature review and three-round Delphi survey facilitated the development of a Brief Addiction Therapist Scale (BATS), designed to evaluate the delivery of substance use treatment in routine practice. Practitioner feedback, and validation in four clinical samples including two multi-site studies, suggests the scale has good psychometric properties and high inter-rater reliability. In initial feedback practitioners and experts have been positive, supporting its utility, ease of use and importance. Research team Dr Gillian Tober, Head of Research and Training Leeds Addiction Unit, Leeds and York Partnersh...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - October 29, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

RPS talks to BBC Wales about CBD oil
RPS spokesperson Aileen Bryson was interviewed by BBC Walesabout the rising popularity of CBD oil and the increased number of reports by people suffering from arthritis, anxiety and depression on the (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 29, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Higher education ballot result
UNISON members working in higher education in England, Scotland and Wales have voted for industrial action to press their wage claim – but the turnout wasn’t enough to meet the threshold for strikes set out in the 2017 Trade Union Act. That act does not apply in Northern Ireland, and the union is still awaiting the result of its ballot of members there. UNISON’s higher education service group executive considered the result in England, Scotland and wales and stated: “We would like to thank those activists, branches and regions that put in significant work to achieve the result. “Unfortunately ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article education services HE pay 2018 higher ed higher education higher education pay universities Source Type: news

Preventing child sexual abuse through education: the work of Stop it Now! Wales - Hudson K.
This paper presents the findings from an evaluation of education and awareness-raising programmes delivered by Stop it Now! Wales, aimed at engaging parents, carers and professionals in an informed discourse about child sexual abuse (CSA) and how to preven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

New CBD cafe offers customers a shot of cannabis in their coffee
Bogarts CBD Coffee House in Swansea, Wales is using CBD shots in their coffee. It's one of a number of businesses following the uprising - and completely legal - trend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 2,000 GP practices in areas that ‘exceed safe pollution limits', study finds
Hundreds of thousands of patients are breathing in toxic air when they visit hospitals and GP practices across the UK, according to a new study.  In total, one in three (2,164) GP practices in England and 54 GP practices in Wales are in areas that‘exceed safe pollution limits’ set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 26, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Wales gets early cash boost to ease winter pressures
Health secretary Vaughan Gething pledges £20 million extra support fund Related items fromOnMedica Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Elderly carers are themselves vulnerable Experts urge radical action on mental health crises GP-led scheme drives down hospital admissions for care home residents Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deadly hospital infections soar eight-fold in a decade
Data from NHS Digital shows there were 48,815 infections caught in hospital in England and Wales last year, compared to just 5,972 in 2008. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Residents face losing essential services as council finance crisis deepens, say councillors
Councillors have warned about the dire state of local authority finances in a survey published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The vast majority (90%) say additional funding is needed and three quarters (75%) warn that their council has insufficient resources for providing essential good quality services, such as refuse collections. More than three quarters (76%) say budget cuts have affected service delivery. The findings are based on a survey of more than 700 councillors across England, Scotland and Wales, representing all the main political parties. The research, Councils on the Brink, raises fresh concerns that m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release council cuts councillors councils on the Brink Jon Richards local authority finances local communities Source Type: news

Health boards go into deficit to sustain directly-managed GP practices
Some health boards in Wales are running up large overspends as a result of running managed practices, the BMA has warned.  In 2017/18, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales– a region with by far the highest number of managed practices at 13 - overspent by£1.3m compared with a deficit the previous year when they only had seven managed practices, BMA Wales reported.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - October 25, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

St John Ambulance Bicycle Team Turns 20 Years Old
They say necessity is the mother of invention. In 1998, two years prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, necessity reared its head in the form of the realisation that one of the world’s biggest events would soon challenge the very way St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) supports events. With its large crowds, big venues, security and access challenges, the Olympics like no other event would test traditional approaches to major event coverage. St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) would need to think of new more innovative ways of responding to incidents, often across significant distances whilst navigating dense crowds and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: St John Ambulance Australia (press release) Tags: Operations Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

St John Ambulance Bicycle Team Turns 20 Years Old
They say necessity is the mother of invention. In 1998, two years prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, necessity reared its head in the form of the realisation that one of the world’s biggest events would soon challenge the very way St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) supports events. With its large crowds, big venues, security and access challenges, the Olympics like no other event would test traditional approaches to major event coverage. St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) would need to think of new more innovative ways of responding to incidents, often across significant distances whilst navigating dense crowds and ...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: St John Ambulance Australia (press release) Tags: Operations Press Releases Industry News Source Type: news

Police officer attitudes to the practicalities of the sex offenders' register, ViSOR and Child Sexual Abuse Disclosure Scheme in England and Wales - McCartan KF, Hoggett J, O ’Sullivan J.
This paper examines police officer understandings of and attitudes to the sex offenders' register, Violent and Sex Offenders' Register (ViSOR) and Child Sexual Offender Disclosure Scheme (CSODS) in England and Wales - an under-researched area in the manage... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Takeaway Wales: Britain's fast-food capital?
One part of Wales has the highest proportion of restaurants in the UK selling take-away food. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh health minister rejects claims of systemic failings made by former NHS manager
Professor Siobhan McClelland is fleeing Wales, claiming flaws in the Welsh NHS is affecting everything from diagnosis rates to patient care. Her husband is battling prostate cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teva's move of N. American HQ from Montco to N.J. takes another step forward
The relocation of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s North America headquarters out of North Wales in Montgomery County to North Jersey moved one step closer this weekend. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was in at Teva's global headquarters in Petach Tikva, Israel, on Sunday to meet with Teva President and CEO Kåre Schultz and Executive Vice President Brendan O’Grady to participate in a ceremony that formalized Teva’s commitment to consolidate its North American co mmercial business areas in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Another 112 victims of the NHS' tainted blood scandal will DIE
Victims in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can receive between £5,000 and £36,000 a year. However, patients in Scotland can get around £37,000 each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housing and ageing: linking strategy to future delivery for Scotland, Wales and England 2030
This report calls for a Commissioner for Ageing in England and Scotland to encourage service integration that enables people to age in the right place. It also finds that the UK housing sector is still not ready for ageing, but that there is evidence of real support and political buy-in for ongoing and future solutions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS trusts braced for winter worse than last year
Thousands of non-urgent operations were postponed across England and Wales last winter as staff desperately battled to clear the backlog amid the worst flu outbreak in seven years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS made £70million by charging STAFF for parking last year
Hospitals in Wales and much of Scotland don't charge for parking, but trusts in England last year raked in £226million from charging staff, patients and visitors to use NHS car parks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social care in prisons
A joint report from Care Quality Commission and HM Inspectorate of Prisons says prisons in England and Wales are failing the growing population of elderly, ill and frail prisoners. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Conference highlights ‘ failure ’ of probation privatisation
Privatising the probation service in England and Wales has failed – that was the conclusion of UNISON’s police and justice conference, as delegates heard of the many problems that privatisation has already caused. Conference heard that reports from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, the Public Accounts Committee, the National Audit Office and the Justice Select Committee show just how badly the 21 community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) and the National Probation Service (NPS) are operating. Janet Hayes, who works in the probation service, said that “the government is using tax payers money ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 16, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 police and justice conference national probation service Source Type: news

Cwm Taf baby deaths: 'My baby is buried 4,000 miles away'
Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pay is top of agenda at police and justice conference
Pay reform in the police and probation service was the first topic of this year’s police and justice service group conference. Caryl Nobbs, president of the service group executive, said “a review of the pay and grading structure is long overdue,” and that “we need to take a strategic approach to pay reform in each sector in the service group, if we don’t we will get picked off one by one,” Conference noted the work that has started on part two of the police staff council pay and reward review, which is taking place in England and Wales. Andy Stenning, speaking on behalf of the police st...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article News 2018 police and justice conference Police and justice staff Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis oil will be available on prescription soon
From November 1, UK laws will change to allow cannabis-based products for medicinal use to be prescribed in England, Scotland and Wales, according to a statement from Sajid Javid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boards overspend to operate managed GP practices
Welsh health boards overspent by more than £1m Related items fromOnMedica All GP training places filled in Wales GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP out-of-hours service in Wales floundering GP out-of-hours standards not being met Hunt supports efforts to prevent GP surgery closures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bad Faith Claim Against Disability Income Insurer Is Premature, Judge Says
TAMPA, Fla. - A Florida federal judge on Sept. 11 dismissed an insured's bad faith claim without prejudice after determining that the claim arising out of a disability income insurer's termination of benefits is premature (Susan Welsh v. General American Life Insurance Co., No. 18-1227, M.D. Fla., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154487). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - October 9, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Changes in participation, demographics and hazard associated with mandatory bicycle helmets in New South Wales, Australia - Lemon J.
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Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Epidemiology and aetiology of paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest in England and Wales - Vassallo J, Webster M, Barnard EBG, Lyttle MD, Smith JE.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology and aetiology of paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) in England and Wales. DESIGN: Population-based analysis of the UK Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) database. PATIENTS AND SETTING: All paedia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The epidemiology, cost, and occupational context of spinal injuries sustained while 'working for income' in NSW: a record-linkage study - Sharwood LN, Mueller H, Ivers RQ, Vaikuntam B, Driscoll T, Middleton JW.
This study aimed to describe the epidemiological characteristics, the occupational context, and the cost of hospitalised work-related traumatic spinal injuries, across New South Wales, Australia. A record-linkage study of hospitalised cases of work-related... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wealthy tech companies creating ‘digital divide’ in health
Frontline GPs aren ’t tech dinosaurs – they just can’t afford sky-high costs of new technology Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures Pressure threatens integration and transformation plans Hospitals in Wales failing to give GPs discharge information (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STI clinics are 'struggling to cope' with spreading infections because of online dating apps
Cases of syphilis rose by 53 per cent between 2016 and 2017 in Wales and experts say the rising popularity of online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr could be helping to spread STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news