Investigation ordered into Wolverhampton Covid lab test failings
A lab in Wolverhampton is suspended as 43,000 people in England and Wales are potentially affected. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation ordered into Wolverhampton Covid lab test failings
A lab in Wolverhampton is suspended as 43,000 people in England and Wales are potentially affected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen Elizabeth and Greta Thunberg Are Sending the Same Message on Climate Change. Will World Leaders Listen?
More than 75 years separate Queen Elizabeth II from climate activist Greta Thunberg, but both share similar reservations with world leaders who talk a good game on climate change but aren’t prepared to back it up with action. In remarks caught on a livestream Thursday, the British monarch was heard talking about COP26, the UN climate conference that begins in Glasgow later this month. “Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about COP,” the Queen said in conversation with her daughter-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and a Welsh official at the opening of the Welsh parliament. &l...
Source: TIME: Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime News United Kingdom Source Type: news

Council and school staff deserve increased pay offer, say unions
Unions representing council and school support staff have ​today (Friday) urged employers to return to pay talks with an improved offer as they prepare for industrial action over “inadequate” pay proposals. Months of disruption to local government services could lie ahead​, but the unions say councils have it within their gift to prevent community services being badly affected if they give workers the proper pay rise they deserve. UNISON, Unite and GMB – between them representing 1.4m council and school staff ​in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – have written to ​the local gove...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NJC pay 2021 Source Type: news

Australian state to end quarantine for vaccinated travelers
Australia’s most populous state New South Wales says it will end hotel quarantine for vaccinated passengers when scheduled international flights restart from Sydney within two weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Number of babies born to foreign mothers in England and Wales hit record high last year
Data from the Office for National Statistics reveals 613,936 babies were born in England and Wales in 2020 - a 4.1 per cent drop on 2019 and the lowest figure since 2002. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police and justice delegates stress frontline pandemic role
As delegates at police and justice conference came together in the flesh again for the first non-virtual UNISON conference since the start of the pandemic, there was an almost ferocious determination to make sure that they got through every bit of business on a packed agenda. Opening this morning in Brighton, with social distancing, face coverings, hand sanitiser and COVID passports all in evidence as the UK’s level of cases remains stubbornly high, delegates were keen to stress how members across the service group had gone out of their way to play their part in keeping communities safe during the crisis. But there w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 Police and Justice Conference Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Is Forcing New Zealand To Find a Safe Way Out of Its ‘Zero-COVID’ Strategy
For much of the pandemic, Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has ranked as one of the best in the world. We have been living in a parallel world, one of a small handful of countries to follow an elimination strategy. That strategy has meant that we have had very few COVID-19 cases and deaths. And when I say very few, I mean it. Until August this year, there had been just over 2,800 confirmed cases and 26 deaths. We have lived much of the pandemic with daily life almost unrestricted. As someone who follows the global situation closely it has been surreal. I’ve spent much of this pandemic worried that New Z...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siouxsie Wiles Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Risk of work-related violence in England and Wales - Edwards JA, Buckley P.
This study specifically explores prevalence rates of work-related violence assau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: Australia's Gladys Berejiklian was bribed, blackmailed by Big Pharma to impose covid "vaccine" mandate
(Natural News) The Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to be a cash cow for the corrupt political elite on both sides of the aisle, along with their handlers. The good news is that some of these shameless profiteers, including Gladys Berejiklian of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, are finally getting exposed for their crimes against humanity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two told she has terminal cancer after op was CANCELLED due to Covid
Kelly Pendry, from north Wales, has vowed to battle the disease 'make memories' for her two children Sam and Isla, and to warn other women who may be in her position. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More people are dying at home than in the past | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Did they receive care and compassion from loved ones or did they die alone, fearful of getting infected in hospital?From the start of the pandemic to 24 September 2021,deaths at home in England and Wales have been 37% higher than the 2015-2019 average, according to the Office for National Statistics.For every three people who used to die at home, four now do. That ’s more than 71,000 “excess” deaths, only 8,500 of which involved Covid. Even asmortality elsewhere fell back to past levels, dying in private homes has persistently remained above average. A natural question arises: are these “extra&rdquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters Tags: Coronavirus Science UK news Source Type: news

Could Long Covid be a little-known nervous system problem?
Sian Griffiths, 43, from Anglesea, north Wales, pictured, lived an active lifestyle until she was hit by Covid-19 in May 19. Having lost her energy, a doctor advised her to eat Hula Hoops. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSW Covid vaccination verification app update still weeks away despite Monday reopening
Service NSW says pilot still has weeks to run in order to test connectivity and security between the app and the Australian Immunisation RegisterFollow the Australia Covid liveblogLess than 0.1% of NSW health staff have quit due to Covid vaccination mandatesNSW andVic restrictions;Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases and data trackerGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingA government app update designed to verify the vaccination status of New South Wales residents is still weeks away, despite the state reopening to double-jabbed people on Monday.Late last month, the NSW digital minister, Victor...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor Tags: New South Wales Coronavirus Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research New South Wales politics Source Type: news

Hear Wales Director Elen Jones on BBC Radio 4
You can now hear our Director for Wales Elen Jones speak on the BBC Radio 4 PM programme from Wednesday, October 6 about independent prescribing. Pharmacists are able to have a consultation with a pa (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

BBC: 2 in 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK are among the vaccinated; 87% of hospitalizations are among the vaxxed
(Natural News) Mainstream media outlet BBC has accidentally admitted that at least 66 percent of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United Kingdom are vaccinated individuals. On Sept. 24, the BBC released an article reporting on the COVID-19 situation in Wales. The article is titled “COVID-19 in Wales: A third of positive cases are unvaccinated.” It points out that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pay ballots continue to dominate
General secretary Christina McAnea updated the NEC on a series of pay disputes across the union, and did not disguise how member turnout was still proving to be a major obstacle to future action. Recently, 79% of local government members voted to reject their 1.75% pay offer, with the NJC committee agreeing to move to an industrial action ballot. NHS members in England also voted by a similar margin (80%) to oppose the government over the 3% pay increase, with their SGE deciding to embark on further consultation prior to a strike ballot. The union’s Cymru/Wales NHS pay consultation found that 87% of healthcare worker...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) NEC One Team2K Source Type: news

New Welsh animal project launched to combat antimicrobial resistance
A Welsh project designed to help combat antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment in Wales has been launched. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Institutes, Cabot, Faculty of Source Type: news

Big Pharma payola scandal erupts in Australia, takes down six corrupt officials and Australian Premier Berejiklian
(Natural News) More than half a dozen staff members of New South Wales, Australia Premier Gladys Berejiklian have resigned in shame over their involvement in a massive Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) bribery scheme. Berejiklian and her comrades reportedly took tens of millions of dollars from Big Pharma in exchange for pushing lockdowns and now “vaccines,” destroying... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken
Pendraig milnerae was related to T rex and likely to have been apex predator despite its size, say expertsA dinosaur distantly related to Tyrannosaurus rex – but with a body the size of a chicken – that would probably have ruled the roost about 200m years ago has been discovered.The diminutive but fearsome creature, whose fossilised remains were found in a quarry in south Wales, is the oldest theropod – a group that includes T rex and modern birds – found in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Biology Fossils Science Zoology Palaeontology Natural History Museum Wales Culture UK news Museums Source Type: news

Australians who refuse covid vaccines will "lose their freedoms," warns deputy premier
(Natural News) John Barilaro, the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, is threatening the “unvaccinated” that they will “lose their freedoms on the 11th of October” if they refuse to get “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) by that date. “The message to the unvaccinated is that you will not achieve any further freedom unless... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Australian state leader sticks to lockdown timetable
The new government leader of Australia’s most populous state says he will stick with a timetable of starting to reopen New South Wales next week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Australian authorities threaten jail time for residents who try to enter businesses without vaccine passport
(Natural News) Authorities in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales are threatening residents who have not been vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) with jail time if they try to enter businesses without a vaccine passport. New South Wales recently announced that it will come out of lockdown as soon as vaccination rates... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improve local government pay offer or face strike action, says UNISON
UNISON is to ballot for industrial action among the 400,000 council and school staff it represents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over ​what the union says is an “inadequate” pay offer from employers. An overwhelming majority (79%) of UNISON ​members who took part in ​a month-long consultation ​exercise voted to reject the 1.75% offer​. The union says this falls well short of the 10% claim ​put forward for this year ​with GMB and Unite. ​UNISON believes it is not too late for local government employers to think again and improve the increase offered to staff...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 4, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NJC council and school pay Source Type: news

Getting flu jab for six years in a row cuts risk of developing dementia by 14%
Britain faces an epidemic of Alzheimer's disease and dementia due to an ageing population. The numbers affected are forecast to jump from to more than 1.2million in England and Wales in 2040. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Chocoholic' mother drops five stone in four months
Mother-of-three, Allison Smith, 27 from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, kicked her nightly chocolate habit and has even worn shorts outside of the house for the first time in siz years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Out of 7 new COVID-19 deaths in New South Wales were VACCINATED
(Natural News) Six of the seven people who recently died from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in the eastern Australian state of New South Wales were vaccinated. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, New South Wales Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr. Marianne Gale announced that the state recorded seven new COVID 19-related deaths overnight. Gale made this announcement... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inspire, attract and recruit toolkit, NHS Employers (published 29th September 2021)
As the world's fifth largest employer, workforce supply is a top priority for the NHS. Despite its 1.2 million staff in England (1.7 including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland), staffing shortages across some professions exist, which impacts on the delivery of essential services. The UK government has pledged to have 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by 2024/25 and rapidly increasing the pace of recruitment across all roles and professions is a key focus of the We are the NHS: People Plan. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust CEO to leave for Welsh health board
The chief executive of a South Eastern trust is leaving to run one of the largest NHS organisations in Wales. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 30, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nonfatal strangulation during domestic violence events in New South Wales: prevalence and characteristics using text mining study of police narratives - Wilson M, Spike E, Karystianis G, Butler T.
Nonfatal strangulation (NFS) is a common form of domestic violence (DV) that frequently leaves no visible signs of injury and can be a portent for future fatality. A validated text mining approach was used to analyze a police dataset of 182,949 DV events f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Police referrals for domestic abuse before and during the first COVID-19 lockdown: an analysis of routine data from one specialist service in South Wales - Moore G, Buckley K, Howarth E, Burn AM, Copeland L, Evans R, Ware L.
This study examines police referrals to a specialist domestic abuse service in Wales, UK before and during the first lockdown. METHODS: Routine da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

ZERO FREEDOM: “Zero COVID” strategy will see Australians lose freedoms, face jail time for entering shops without a vaccine passport
(Natural News) Australia’s new zero COVID strategy is being used by the government to restrict people’s participation in society, and leaders of the state of New South Wales announced in a press briefing this week that unvaccinated people are going to lose their freedoms next month. In the announcement of updated COVID protocols they’re calling... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take the profiteering out of care sector and pay staff fair wages, says UNISON  
Social care should cease to be a profit-making enterprise that allows companies free rein to exploit staff and the people they look after, says UNISON today (Tuesday). In a speech to Labour conference, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea also criticised Boris Johnson’s failure to provide a proper plan to reform social care and called for a national care service. She said workers should be paid at least the real living wage and there should be a full and independent public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic. “Eighteen months ago, when we went into lockdown...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care labour conference Source Type: news

NHS COVID-19 app: privacy information, UK Health Security Agency (updated 28th September 2021)
Privacy notice and data protection impact assessment for the NHS COVID-19 mobile app. 28 September 2021The Privacy Notice has been updated to incorporate changes on the Self- declaration of medical exemption (England only) and participation in a COVID-19 clinical trial. The same update applies to the Welsh language version. 3 September 2021Updated the Welsh easy-read version of the privacy information ('Ap COVID-19 y GIG: gwybodaeth preifatrwydd') to incorporate changes on the self-declaration of vaccination status and age. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: No. 2 Australian city passes Sydney in new cases
Australia’s Victoria state has recorded more coronavirus infections than New South Wales for the first time since an outbreak of the delta variant began in Sydney in June (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How ‘wonder material’ graphene became a national security concern
UK and China are racing to develop forms of super-strong technology – with potential aerospace and weaponry usesA large shed on an unassuming industrial estate beside Swansea ’s River Tawe does not at first glance seem vital to the UK’s national security. The facility, run by a small company called Perpetuus , sits beside a mortuary and a parcel depot.Earlier this month, the company, which makes graphene – a “wonder material” made of a single layer of carbon atoms – grabbed the attention of the government, which said it wouldinvestigate a possible takeover involving a Chinese acade...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jasper Jolly Tags: Manufacturing sector Materials science China Business UK news Wales Nanotechnology Kwasi Kwarteng Manchester Swansea Physics Source Type: news

Covid has wiped more than a year off life expectancy of men in England and Wales, report says
The Oxford University study of 29 countries shows the pandemic has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stillbirths fell to lowest EVER rate in 2020 amid Covid pandemic, official figures show
Office for National Statistics figures show there were 3.8 stillbirths per 1,000 births in England and Wales last year, the lowest since records began in 1927. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP appointments in Wales: People facing crisis, says watchdog
Patients are sometimes left waiting to speak to a phone operator for up to an hour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Welsh ambulances face unprecedented pressure, minister says
Health Minister Eluned Morgan says she's taking responsibility as military called in to drive vehicles. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Morale on Wales' ambulances 'at rock bottom'
While military is asked for help, a front-line worker tells BBC Wales there is no let-up in demand. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of hand fractures and dislocations in England and Wales professional cricketers - Deshmukh SR, Donnison E, Karantana A, Newman D, Peirce N.
This study describes hand fracture and dislocation injuries in terms of anatomical distribution, incidence and impact on playing time in registered professional adult male players of all 18 First Class England and Wales County Cricket clubs over a five-yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales
The number of parents having a baby this way has nearly quadrupled in the last decade, figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of parents using surrogates in England and Wales has quadrupled in a decade
Kent University found 413 parental orders were issued in England and Wales last year, compared to just 117 in 2011. As many as two thirds of applicants were mixed sex couples. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS Wales welcomes electronic prescribing plans
RPS Wales has welcomed an announcement by the Welsh Government to push ahead with plans for a national electronic prescribing programme. The announcement follows the findings of an independent review (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 21, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The minimum age of criminal responsibility: the need for a holistic approach - Brown A, Charles A.
The minimum age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales remains 10 years: something which has attracted criticism globally by policy makers and youth justice practitioners. Yet, the Westminster Government refuses to consider changes to minimum age ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Blog: After everything, a pay cut is the bitterest of blows
UNISON’s health conference, held online today and tomorrow, is an important opportunity for health workers to discuss what’s important to them, and to use our union’s democracy to shape what we do next. It’s often our paramedics, nurses, cleaners, porters and healthcare assistants who front up many of our high-profile campaigns in UNISON. But whether someone works in a public-facing role or a job behind the scenes, they are part of one team. Because everyone’s job makes a difference in keeping the NHS running, and on the care and support patients get. That’s why UNISON’s OneTeam2K ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News 2021 Virtual Health Conference Christina McAnea Source Type: news

Teenage pregnancies plunged by a THIRD in a year during first lockdown
A total of 2,600 children aged between 15 and 17 fell pregnant between March and June 2020 in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Oxford and Oracle Cloud System helping researchers identify COVID-19 variants faster
The fast spread of the highly infectious Delta variant underscores the need for faster identification of COVID-19 mutations. Uniting governments and medical communities in this challenge, the University of Oxford and Oracle's Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) is now being used by organizations on nearly every continent. Institutions using the platform include: the University of Montreal Hospital Centre Research Centre, the Institute of Public Health Research of Chile, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research - New South Wales Pathology, and Oxfor...
Source: World Pharma News - September 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Australia Covid live news update: Morrison confirms Porter ’s resignation; Victoria roadmap revealed; NSW reports 1,083 cases, 13 deaths; western Sydney restrictions to ease
7.21amBSTThe full Porter statement - which runs to about 1600 words - is quite something.The now-former minister has launched an extensive attack on the ABC - against whom he launched and then ended a defamation action - while also targeting the credibility of the woman whose historic rape accusation against him sparked the now-infamous Four Corners story.Thousands of ordinary people contacted me, expressing disgust at what the ABC had done. Even though I suspected action against the taxpayer-funded broadcaster was probably going to be financially unsustainable, as it ultimately was, I decided I had to commence action agai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan (now) and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Australia news Infectious diseases Science Medical research New South Wales Victoria Brisbane Queensland Source Type: news