Nurse pay deal covers those not directly NHS employed
Guidance sets out how extra Agenda for Change funding will be split between CCGs and other employers Related items fromOnMedica Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Wales GP committee agreed with decision to drop EMIS NHS performance figures show ‘the writing is on the wall’ GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent
In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. This rise in rents combined with pay cuts has resulted in a situation that, for many, is simply unsustainable. UNISON has investigated just how much public sector workers are spending on rent. Our new analysis looks specifically at five public sector jobs – an porter in NHS England, a special needs teaching assistant, a refuse driver, a nurse and a police community support officer – and how much of their monthly salary they have to spend on rent, depending on where they live. i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data housing Source Type: news

RPS Wales welcomes Assembly Group findings on access to palliative care
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has welcomed recommendations of the National Assembly for Wales's Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care report into inequalities in access to (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

GP out-of-hours standards not being met
Welsh out-of-hours services under serious strain Related items fromOnMedica GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand Public wants NHS to prioritise 7-day GP access Decade of underfunded primary care must end, says GP leader Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years Politicians must stop attacking GP profession, says BMA (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Humana And Private Equity Finalize $1.4 Billion Curo Health Hospice Deal
Humana and private equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson And Stowe have completed their $1.4 billion acquisition of hospice services provider Curo Health from Thomas H. Lee Partners. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Humana, private equity firms complete $1.4B acquisition of Curo Health
Louisville-based Humana Inc., one of the nation's largest provider of health benefits for seniors, is now one of the largest health care providers for older Americans in the nation. The company announced Wednesday it completed the acquisition of Mooresville, N.C.-based hospice company Curo Health Services LLC. Humana (NYSE: HUM) and its private-equity partners in the takeover of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare Inc. — San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City- based Welsh, Carson,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Humana, private equity firms complete $1.4B acquisition of Curo Health
Louisville-based Humana Inc., one of the nation's largest provider of health benefits for seniors, is now one of the largest health care providers for older Americans in the nation. The company announced Wednesday it completed the acquisition of Mooresville, N.C.-based hospice company Curo Health Services LLC. Humana (NYSE: HUM) and its private-equity partners in the takeover of Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare Inc. — San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City- based Welsh, Carson,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Study shows how HIV is shielded from immune attack
(University of New South Wales) Scientists from UNSW Sydney and the UK have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host's immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home
Bring legislation in line with Scotland and Wales, they argue Related items fromOnMedica 31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health UK lagging behind peers on child health Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mesh operations curbed due to safety concerns
Risk mitigation conditions must be set up Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government NHS is failing patients with mental health problems New areas to benefit from joined-up NHS and social care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High-tech cancer treatment that saved Ashya King is in Britain
Simon Hardacre, from Gloucestershire, was treated at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales, which started giving patients proton beam therapy in April. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh nurses also in line for 6.5% pay rise over three years
The Welsh government and health unions have agreed a proposed pay increase of 6.5% for NHS staff in Wales for the next three years. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 6, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS
Events include a service at Westminster Abbey and a royal visit in Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis not effective at relieving chronic pain
Researchers at University of New South Wales conducted the trial, published in The Lancet Public Health, on nearly 1,400 patients in chronic pain that wasn't caused by cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's how much Kindred execs made from sale to Humana-led consortium
The closing of the $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare Inc. means that shareholders now can redeem their stake in the company for cash. Kindred and its acquirers — Louisville-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and private-equity firms San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe — closed on the deal Monday. The acquisition was announced in December 2017 and called for the companies to pay $9 a share, or $822 million, for Kindred's stock and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Here's how much Kindred execs made from sale to Humana-led consortium
The closing of the $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare Inc. means that shareholders now can redeem their stake in the company for cash. Kindred and its acquirers — Louisville-based Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and private-equity firms San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe — closed on the deal Monday. The acquisition was announced in December 2017 and called for the companies to pay $9 a share, or $822 million, for Kindred's stock and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Mum’s new NHS fight for girl she was told to abort
A MOTHER who came within a whisker of ending her pregnancy, after being wrongly told she ’d had a miscarriage, claims the NHS is “failing” her daughter again by not giving her the support she needs to live normally. Emily Wheatley was nine weeks pregnant in 2012 when doctors at University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff told her she had suffered a “silent miscarriage”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential new drug for two life-threatening diseases
(Cardiff University) Derived from nature, a potential new drug to treat two life-threatening tropical diseases has been discovered as a result of collaboration between two Welsh universities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tragedy inspired Indian man to join NHS
Dennis Moss has worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service for more than four decades and was inspired to join by a tragedy, but had to put up with racism. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS at 70: Aneira Thomas the first NHS baby
Aneira Thomas arrived at one minute past midnight on 5th July 1948, at Glanamman hospital in west Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nye Bevan: the founding father of the NHS
Nye Bevan’s towering accomplishment was the creation of the National Health Service in 1948. The son of a Welsh coal miner, he displayed a steely determination and hatred of the class system from a young age, becoming one of the most important ministers in the post war Labour government and the chief pioneer of nationalised hospitals and free medical care for all. Emma Dent reports  For all the efforts of many politicians, few have their name indelibly linked with their achievements. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

Humana-led consortium closes $4.1B Kindred acquisition
Humana Inc. and its private-equity partners completed their $4.1 billion acquisition of fellow Louisville-based health care company and post-acute care provider Kindred Healthcare Inc. Kindred’s home health, hospice and community care businesses have been separated from the company and now operate as Kindred at Home. Humana owns a 40 percent stake in this company, with San Francisco-based TPG Capital and New York City-based Welsh, Carson, Anderson& Stowe holding the remaining stake, according … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Across the universe on a butter mountain | Letter
Dr John Ellis contemplates the size of the cosmos in relation to Wales and packs of butterTony Robinson asks to what depth 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter would cover a country the size of Wales (Letters, 29 June). In scientific notation this is 40x1036 packs. Wales is about 2x1010 square metres. A pack of butter measured 95x63x41mm, so 2x1010÷6x10–3 or 3.4x1012 packs would cover the surface. The height of 40x1036 packs stacked on top of each other comes to 40x1036÷3.4x1012x 0.041 metres, or 4.8x1023 metres. The sun is only 1.5x1011 metres away, but Saturn is a little farther at 1.4x1...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Space Astronomy Science Wales UK news Source Type: news

Creo looks to raise $26m – or more
Creo Medical Group (LON:CREO) said today that it hopes to raise $26 million or more as it preps for a full commercial launch next year for its Speedboat RS2 electromagnetic surgery device. Citing “current momentum” and its board’s desired to “exploit the opportunities,” the Chepstow, Wales-based company said it’s planning a secondary offering of £15 million to £20 million ($19.7 million to $26.3 million), “but given investor feedback to date the board may choose to raise a higher amount than this.” The proceeds would go toward physician trainin...
Source: Mass Device - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Surgical Wall Street Beat Creo Medical Source Type: news

Cause-specific mortality by partnership status: simultaneous analysis using longitudinal data from England and Wales - Franke S, Kulu H.
BACKGROUND: This paper examines cause-specific mortality by partnership status. Although non-marital cohabitation has spread rapidly in industrialised countries, only a few studies have investigated mortality by partnership status and no recent study has i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights
If it’s June, it’s the seaside. If it’s 2018, it’s Brighton. Once again, UNISON activists gathered in the south coast resort last month for our national delegate conference – the annual parliament that sets the priorities for the year ahead and decides policies for the union. And there was a special theme to this year’s conference – our 25th. Yes, UNISON was formed on 1 July 1993 and conference saw the start of our 25thbirthday celebrations. Those first 25 years, and the values that will remain key to UNISON for the next quarter century and beyond, were summed in a specially commis...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 2018 National Delegate Conference health pay National Health Service NHS NHS 70 violence at work wholly owned subsidiaries Windrush Source Type: news

How recent pay deals affect staff at private contractors
At UNISON we know that many members deliver public services but are employed by private contractors. If that’s you, you may be wondering how recent pay deals for the sector you work in will affect you. Be assured, UNISON negotiators have not forgotten you. We are fighting to get you the same benefits as your colleagues in the private sector. Read on for the latest update on pay for health workers and local government workers. Health workers pay update UNISON have recently negotiated with the government to get a new three year pay deal in the NHS in England. UNISON members working for the NHS in England voted overwhel...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Content update News private care companies private conractors private contractors Source Type: news

Two-year-old was covered in a deadly rash after a virus entered her blood via an eczema scratch
Fern Lewis, two, from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, became infected with hand, foot and mouth disease via scratches from her eczema, which caused her to develop Eczema Herpeticum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in Wales will be allowed to take an abortion pill at home
The change in practice, also made in Scotland last year, follows advice from clinicians and women's groups. Guidance will be issued to health boards across Wales today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women allowed to take abortion pill at home in Wales
Supporters say it will stop women facing traumatic journeys back from clinics after taking termination tablets. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women in Wales to get abortion pill at home
Supporters say it will stop women facing traumatic journeys back from clinics after taking termination tablets. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MDMA strengths surge to 'potentially fatal' levels
Public Health Wales says the very high strengths caused "a number of hospitalisations". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The shocking rise of TB in cows
New data shows bovine TB is on the rise in England, proving that independent meat inspectors are needed more than ever. The government has just published data showing 4,288 cows had to be slaughtered because of TB in March this year, up from the 3,900 in February, and continuing the general upward trend. Since 1996 – when the data goes back to ­– there has been a massive 980% increase in cows slaughtered because of TB. The disease is on the rise in England and Wales, but not in Scotland, which is considered ‘bovine TB free.’ But why does bovine TB matter? It is possible for humans to catch TB i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data Source Type: news

Toward an "age of imposed use"? Evidence-based crime policy in a law and social science context - Zane SN, Welsh BC.
Central to the evidence-based paradigm is the explicit goal to increase the influence of scientific research on public policy. The research utilization literature delineates a number of ways that evaluation research can exert an influence on policy decisio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Child protection systems between professional cooperation and trustful relationships: a comparison of professional practical and ethical dilemmas in England/Wales, Germany, Portugal, and Slovenia - Meysen T, Kelly L.
This paper explores practical and ethical dilemmas for professionals when securing the protection of children in the complex non-clinical setting of individual families. It is based on a cross-country study on cultural encounters in interventions against c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Variation in and factors associated with psychosocial interventions for hospitalised self-harm patients in New South Wales, Australia - Du W, Luther M, Desborough J, Rogalewicz M, Glasgow N.
This study aimed to evaluate the variation in and factors associated with psychosocial interventi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems
Stigmas around women ’s health still exist, say experts Related items fromOnMedica Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Minimum alcohol pricing bill reaches Welsh Assembly Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mike Peters' wife reveals her breast cancer battle
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Jules Peters, wife of The Alarm frontman Mike from Dyserth in Wales,  was diagnosed with cancer in July 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Successful Model That Predicts and Prevents Violence
A surgeon in Cardiff, Wales, who regularly treated victims of violence, discovered that many cases went unreported. He devised a model for collecting data and collaborating with both law enforcement and community to predict and prevent violence. This approach is now taking root here in the United States. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - June 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients: 2018 Annual Report
This report presents information on the care received by women diagnosed between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016 in England and Wales. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Satisfaction with GP care falls in Wales
GP leaders blame underinvestment and workforce shortages Related items fromOnMedica Welsh general practice most underfunded in UK Care to be delivered ‘closer to home,’ says Welsh government Patients ’ views of hospital care are linked to nurse numbers Public ’s satisfaction with GPs is lowest ever, survey finds Warning that wait times to see GPs will rise by 2022 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FindMeCure Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin
The equivalent of a Google for clinical trials, to make sense of the 250,00 listed, was what Maya Zlatanova realised she needed when she sought treatment for her sister. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Welsh, Contributor Source Type: news

Making 2018 the year for young workers
“Research shows that you don’t join a union by the time you’re 25, you’re much less likely to join one later in life,” UNISON national young members forum chair Kendal Bromley-Bewes told delegates at the union’s national delegate conference this morning. She was introducing a motion on making 2019 the year of young workers, after the presentation of the young members’ organising award – renamed in honour of late president Eric Roberts – to the Cymru/Wales young members’ group. This was in recognition of the Respect Your Youth campaign, highlighting the importance ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference Cymru Wales Young Members UNISON Cymru/Wales young workers Source Type: news

Making 2019 the year for young workers
“Research shows that you don’t join a union by the time you’re 25, you’re much less likely to join one later in life,” UNISON national young members forum chair Kendal Bromley-Bewes told delegates at the union’s national delegate conference this morning. She was introducing a motion on making 2019 the year of young workers, after the presentation of the young members’ organising award – renamed in honour of late president Eric Roberts – to the Cymru/Wales young members’ group. This was in recognition of the Respect Your Youth campaign, highlighting the importance ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 2018 National Delegate Conference Cymru Wales Young Members UNISON Cymru/Wales young workers Source Type: news

Practitioner (mis)understandings of coercive control in England and Wales - Robinson AL, Myhill A, Wire J.
Coercive control is harmful behaviour recently criminalized in England and Wales. The extent to which the work of practitioners is informed by an understanding of coercive control therefore requires investigation. Using data from two mixed methods multi-si... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Coercive control: to criminalize or not to criminalize? - Tolmie JR.
Criminalizing coercive or controlling behaviour in an intimate relationship, as has been done in England and Wales and is proposed in Scotland, has the advantage of offering an offence structure to match the operation and wrong of intimate partner violence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Is more law the answer? Seeking justice for victims of intimate partner violence through the reform of legal categories - Walklate S, Fitz-Gibbon K, McCulloch J.
In 2015 in England and Wales a new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour was introduced with the aim of improving legal responses to intimate partner violence. Recognizing the historical limits of legal interventions in this area, this article exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Parricide in England and Wales (1977-2012): an exploration of offenders, victims, incidents and outcomes - Holt A.
The killing of one's parents is a neglected area in criminological scholarship, particularly in the UK, and this article presents the first national analysis of parricide in England and Wales. It draws on data from the Home Office Homicide Index to examine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Wales on brink of minimum unit pricing for alcohol
National Assembly approves new public health legislation Related items fromOnMedica Most Brits suffer harm from others ’ drinking We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ NHS bears brunt of cost of poverty Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs UK child health near bottom in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news