Compulsory CPR lessons rejected for schools in Wales
A charity says it would improve the odds of survival for people who have cardiac arrests outside hospitals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychostimulant Use Pervasive in Young Adults' Fatal Strokes
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 -- Psychostimulant use plays a substantial role in fatal strokes among young adults, according to a study published online April 2 in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Shane Darke, Ph.D., from the University of New South Wales... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Police staff publish 5% pay claim for England and Wales
UNISON and other police staff unions are calling for a 5% pay rise in England and Wales in the joint pay claim published today. The claim, drawn up by UNISON, Unite and the GMB, also calls for the bottom two points in the pay scale (salary points and eight) to be abolished. This would lift the lowest pay among police staff from £17,262 a year to £18,078, on the current pay scale, or £18,982 if the 5% claim was met in full. The unions point out that the bottom pay points “do not compare favourably with the lowest pay points in Police Scotland and in the NHS,” and warn that pay risks becoming mo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 26, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News pay police and justice Police and justice staff police and justice staff pay police staff Source Type: news

Peer-led drug prevention
Researchers at Bristol and Cardiff universities are running the largest ever trial of a peer-led drug prevention programme in schools across the West of England and South Wales. FRANK Friends will run over three years, across 48 schools, and involve around 5,655 students. It will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a peer-led programme in preventing drug use among young people. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The popular kids at school will act as 'anti-drug influencers'
The scheme, known as 'Frank Friends', is funded by the NHS body National Institute for Health Research, and will run across 48 schools in West England and South Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trusts at risk of losing millions in tariff row
Hospital trusts along the Welsh border are at risk of losing millions of pounds this year, as a cross-border dispute over tariffs drags on. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Under the microscope: Actress Nerys Hughes, 77, answers our health quiz
Nerys Hughes's husband once bought her membership to Diana, Princess of Wales's gym. She bumped into Diana, who said: ‘Let’s go in together.’ Hughes lied and said had just been in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia’s hate campaign against holistic healing
(Natural News) From the mind of Jimmy Wales, to the alternative health community: “What we won’t do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of “true scientific discourse”. It isn’t.” (Article by Gary Null and Helen Buyniski republished from PRN.fm) One of the most exciting and successful healing modalities is energy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Firefighter involvement in youth justice conferencing: implications for fire prevention - Pooley K.
In response to the 'Black Christmas' bushfire crisis in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, the Premier of NSW called for the utilisation of Youth Justice Conferencing to 'confront young people with the harm they had caused' by their misuse of fire. Legislat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

At-home brain stimulation device could treat depression - but experts warn it could do damage
Rates of depression and suicide are far higher in the rural US than in urban areas. Researchers at the University of New South Wales gave at-home brain stim to rural patients - but experts warn of dangers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cuts increase risk to public in England and Wales
Public health is being put at risk by continued austerity and cuts, says a new UNISON report on environmental health in England and Wales. In November and December last year, the union sent Freedom of Information requests to all 374 local authorities in the two countries (197 answered), as well as surveying members working in environmental health. Comparing the results with comparable figures from 2009, when councils last answered a UNISON freedom of information request on the same issue, shows that: environmental health budgets per head of population have more than halved over the past decade (falling by 52.92% between 2...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 18, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News austerity council cuts cuts to local services environmental health local government Source Type: news

An A & E perspective on violence in England and Wales
A report from Cardiff University finds that despite the recent spate of knife violence and homicide in some UK cities, the number of people injured in serious violence in England and Wales dropped by 1.7% between 2017 and 2018. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales attempts to boost pharmacy workforce
Welsh government launches new campaign to attract more pharmacists and £3.6m more for to train them Related items fromOnMedica ‘The Price Ain’t Right’ Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee This is good news for patients and GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh Government drive to boost pharmacy workforce
RPS in Wales welcomes the Welsh Government's commitment to invest further in the training of pharmacists for the future of healthcare in Wales. Increasing the number of training places and transfo (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 17, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Cuts to learning disability course will have 'devastating effect'
Cuts to the learning disability nursing lecturing team at Bangor University will have a “devastating effect” on students and patient care across North Wales, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

RCN Wales launches nursing excellence awards for 2019
The Royal College of Nursing in Wales has today announced the official launch of its Nurse of the Year Awards for 2019. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

NHS dentist charges rise by 5% in England
From the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47724076An inflation-busting hike in dentistry fees mean NHS patients in England will pay £1.10 extra for a routine check-up.The new charges, which begin on Monday, will also see the cost of a set of dentures rise by £12.80 to nearly £270.Dentistry leaders say charges are increasingly being relied on and in the future dentistry could end up as an NHS service " in name only " .But the government said charges were important to help keep services sustainable.The new charges are:Band 1 treatment (examination, X-rays and scale and polish) £22.70Band ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Welsh government seeks talks with Westminster over border dispute
The Welsh government has said it is seeking talks with ministers in Westminster over the decision by a trust in England to stop taking referrals from Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 12, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Violent attacks in England and Wales are becoming LESS common
Cardiff University researchers analysed attendance data from dozens of A&E departments, walk-in centres and minor injury units. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are active children and young people at increased risk of injuries resulting in hospital admission or accident and emergency department attendance? Analysis of linked cohort and electronic hospital records in Wales and Scotland - Griffiths LJ, Cortina-Borja M, Tingay K, Bandyopadhyay A, Akbari A, Destavola BL, Bedford H, Lyons RA, Dezateux C.
INTRODUCTION: Children and young people (CYP) are encouraged to increase time spent being physically active, especially in moderate and vigorous intensity pursuits. However, there is limited evidence on the prospective association of activity levels with i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saving the planet – and your pension
Climate change is an issue that will have an impact on all of us, now and for future generations. One way that we can make a practical difference is in thinking about where our money is invested – specifically where our pension schemes invest their funds on our behalf. UNISON members in England and Wales can make a difference by campaigning through their branches for their local government pension scheme (LGPS) pension fund to pull out of all investments in fossil fuels, commonly known as divestment. A new UNISON report shows that the rate of divestment away from investing in fossil fuels is still far too slow. Accor...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article climate change LGPS pensions pensions divestment Source Type: news

‘Once in a generation opportunity to put younger workers at the heart of our union’
Delegates at UNISON’s health conference today welcomed moves to better recruit, represent and include young members. As Shipha Begum of the Young Members Forum (above) told the conference: “We’re not the future of the union – we’re right here, right now, getting active, getting organised and building the union. “And we want to make sure that all our colleagues in the NHS and across the health sector are right beside us.” The TUC has highlighted the fact that less than 8% of workers aged 16-24 are in a union, while almost 40% of union members are aged 50 or over. Like the TUC, UNISO...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 10, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference health care Year of Young Workers young members Source Type: news

When Time Is Critical: How Involving Frontline Health Workers Can Improve Stroke Survival Rates
By Carmen Graffagnino, Neurologist, Duke Hospital ; Nilima Mehta , Philanthropy program manager, Medtronic Foundation ; Anne Katharine Wales, Senior philanthropy portfolio lead, Medtronic FoundationApril 09, 2019Here are three ways to change a system of acute care.April 10 started as an ordinary day for Sarah. But while eating breakfast, her husband noticed that her face had started to droop and she was unable to find her words. Immediately he called 911.Within 10 minutes, the ambulance arrived with emergency medical services (EMS), a segment of the local health system that recently became partners in a new regional ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Noncommunicable Diseases Education & Performance Private-Sector Approaches SwitchPoint Health Workforce Systems USA Source Type: news

Wales to become a 'global player' in cancer treatment using therapy which treated Ashya King
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, in Newport, South Wales, was the first to treat UK patients with proton beam therapy from April 2018 and is now accepting NHS patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safe staffing a ‘ vital ’ campaign for NHS ’ s frontline staff
The lack of safe staffing on wards and in ambulances is putting patients and staff at risk, UNISON’s health conference heard today. Once again in Bournemouth delegates were told about an aspect of members’ working lives that was causing stress and anxiety, which in turn was leading to people leaving their jobs and even more understaffing. James Anthony (pictured) of the health service group executive said that nurses in hospitals and community settings must be prepared to stand together “and where necessary take industrial action to defend patient care and safe staffing.” Speaking on the motion &ldq...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference health care NHS staff safe staffing Source Type: news

Police staff unions submit pay claim
UNISON, UNITE and GMB have submitted a one-year pay claim on behalf of police staff members in England and Wales. It would take effect from 1 September this year. The claim calls for: a 5% increase on all pay points; 5% increase on standby allowance; he deletion of pay points seven and eight; an additional two days on the minimum annual leave entitlement in the Police Staff Council Handbook, to provide 25 days annual leave on appointment and 30 days leave after five years service; support and encouragement from the police staff council for police forces to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, which provides f...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News industrial relations pay pay negotiating and bargaining police and justice police staff Source Type: news

We’re in the grip of a diabetes epidemic, four people reveal how you can tell if you're in danger
New data published last week revealed there were more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed in England and Wales alone in 2017, the equivalent of one diagnosis every three minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

English trust halts referrals from Wales except in emergencies
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust has announced that “for the time being” it will be unable to book new routine elective care appointments for patients living in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Welsh GPs need better understanding of faecal incontinence, finds report
Demand for pelvic floor services likely amid ageing population with multiple conditions Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Public should ask GPs about drugs ’ relative risks and benefits Diagnosis targets unethical says GP Poor diabetes education leading to health complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of facial palsy patients left disfigured for life because doctors failed to spot it
Marcus Horton, 31, who served as an Army marksman in Wales, woke one morning in January 2017 to find the whole right side of his face had completely collapsed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does it take 7 years to detect condition that plagues so many women?
Emma Williams-Tully, from Wrexham, North Wales, had been told many times by doctors that she may never have children due to suffering from the debilitating and painful condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How schoolgirl, 9, has helped raise almost £200,000 to go towards improving cancer services
Elly Neville, 9, is already a charity champion. The schoolgirl from Pembroke, West Wales, has helped raise thousands to go towards improving cancer services at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sponsored feature: mind the gap – the introduction of state indemnity
Dr Kathryn Leask, medico-legal adviser at the Medical Defence Union, explains why MDU membership remains essential following the introduction of state-backed indemnity  On 1 April this year, state-backed indemnity for primary care work under an NHS contract was introduced in England and Wales, and practice managers may be wondering how this affects the current indemnity from their medical defence organisation. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 5, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Check insurance and indemnity cover, GMC tells doctors
The General Medical Council (GMC) has updated its guidance for doctors on insurance and indemnity to coincide with new state-backed clinical negligence schemes that launched this week for GPs across England and Wales. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Countess of Chester Hospital says no to Wales' patients
People in Wales will only be able to use the Countess of Chester Hospital in an emergency or a maternity case. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh locum register will place ‘significant burden’ on practice managers
The new locum register in Wales will place a‘significant burden’ on practice managers, a member of the National Welsh Practice Managers Committee has warned. Launching this month, the All Wales Locum Register (AWLR) will make the country the first UK nation to introduce a list of GP locums. All Welsh GP locums will be required to join the register to access the state-backed indemnity scheme which protects them against claims arising from clinical negligence for NHS work.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 4, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

UNISON condemns government ’ s violent crime proposals
UNISON has hit out at the government’s proposals for education and NHS staff to prevent and tackle serious violence. Home Secretary Sajid Javid launched a consultation on Monday, founded on the belief that multi-agency action is needed to deal with one of the UK’s most urgent problems. The proposals put an emphasis on early intervention and prevention with young people. And among the chief questions is whether there should be a “legal duty” on teachers, NHS workers and others in England and Wales to play a part – holding them to account if they don’t. The consultation launch was quickly ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News education further education NHS staff police and justice Source Type: news

Have e-cigarettes renormalised or displaced youth smoking? Results of a segmented regression analysis of repeated cross sectional survey data in England, Scotland and Wales
Time series analysis (248,324 people aged 13-15 in Great Britain between 1998-2015) found no evidence that renormalisation of youth smoking was occurring during a period of rapid growth and limited regulation of e-cigarettes from 2011 to 2015. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socio-economic inequalities in adolescent summer holiday experiences, and mental wellbeing on return to school: analysis of the school health research network/health behaviour in school-aged children survey in Wales - Morgan K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bond A, Hawkins J, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G.
The socioeconomic inequalities found in child and adolescent mental wellbeing are increasingly acknowledged. Although interventions increasingly focus on school holidays as a critical period for intervention to reduce inequalities, no studies have modelled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An archival analysis of sexual assault victims' age estimation accuracy when describing stranger offenders - Thorley C, Almond L, Gregory A, McAlonan V, McLoughlin A.
Approximately 10% of all serious sexual assaults in England and Wales involve victims and offenders who are strangers. The victims often estimate the stranger offender's age during police interviews. These age estimations, if accurate, can help identify of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

RPS Welcomes Welsh Government investment in Community Pharmacy
A recent announcement by the Welsh Government to make an increase in community pharmacy funding of£1.4m in 2018-19 has been warmly welcomed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Responding to t (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Welsh practices set for £2.88 per patient cut to global sum
The Welsh Government is planning to cut the global sum by more than£11m to deliver the state-backed indemnity scheme, Pulse has learned.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - April 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

If you can ’t embrace regional dialect, you can kiss my chuddies | Katy Guest
The Oxford English Dictionary ’s inclusion of regional terms shows off what the UK has in common – linguistic ingenuityIn a rare piece of happy news to distract us momentarily from all the chaos, those lovely linguists at the Oxford English Dictionary haveannounced an abundance of new words all taken from regional dialects.The new entries include the Indian-English phrase “kiss my chuddies”; the delicious word “jibbons”, which is what spring onions are called in Wales; and the Scottish words “sitooterie”, which is (obviously) a place to sit out, and “bidie-in” (&l...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: British identity and society Language UK news Reference and languages books Science Social trends Source Type: news

Tom Jones health: The illness which forced The Voice judge to cancel tour dates last year
TOM JONES will begin his 2019 tour next month, but last year the Welsh crooner had to cancel five dates of his 2018 tour. This is the condition The Voice judge suffered from. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother, 55, gives birth to her own GRANDCHILD
Emma Miles, from Lampeter in Wales, lost six stone and took hormone tablets to make sure she was as healthy as possible for the pregnancy with her granddaughter, Evie, now nine weeks old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chief inspector ’ s report ‘final nail in coffin of probation privatisation’
Yesterday‘s damning report by the chief inspector of probation should be the final nail in the coffin of the failed privatisation of the service under former justice secretary Chris Grayling. Dame Glenys Stacey’s report did not mince its words about the system, following the split of probation in England and Wales into a National Probation Service for “serious” offenders and 14 private “community rehabilitation companies”, or CRCs, to handle all other probation services. She called the system “irredeemably flawed,” adding: “Above all, it has proved well-nigh impossible ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article community rehabilitation companies let's fix probation national probation service police and justice privatisation Source Type: news

Lip-fillers: 'Perfect storm' due to lack of regulation
The number of complaints about dermal fillers has almost quadrupled in Wales since 2015, a group says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lip fillers: 'Perfect storm' due to lack of regulation
The number of complaints about dermal fillers has almost quadrupled in Wales since 2015, a group says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news