Single crewing in English and Welsh policing: frequency and associations with violence towards and injuries in officers - Houdmont J, Elliott-Davies M, Donnelly J.
There is limited contemporary evidence concerning whether single crewing - the deployment of unaccompanied police officers - presents a risk to officer safety. This exploratory self-report study examined the frequency of single crewing in England and Wales... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Thinking about crime prevention - Gilling D.
On the basis of a brief historical sweep of developments in crime prevention in England and Wales, and of an examination of some specific examples of contestation, this article presents the argument that crime prevention is in essence a political matter, n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Parents of one-year-old with a terminal brain tumour turn down chemo in favour of cannabis oil
William Horne, from Treherbert in Rhondda, Wales, has been given a year to live after doctors discovered a cancerous mass 'larger than a tennis ball' wrapped around his brain stem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 220 people died on Britain's hottest EVER day of July 25
Statistics show there were 1,404 deaths registered on July 25 in England and Wales this year. That is 222 people, almost a fifth, more than the 1182 average for the previous five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight hundred more people dying each week in England and Wales this winter on average
Figures show 10,958 deaths were recorded in England and Wales during the last full week of November. In comparison, this is 794 more than the 10,164 average for the previous five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevention of suicide and reduction of self-harm among people with substance use disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials - Padmanathan P, Hall K, Moran P, Jones HE, Gunnell D, Carlisle V, Lingford-Hughes A, Hickman M.
BACKGROUND: People with substance use disorder (SUD) are at significantly greater risk of suicide compared with the general population. In recent years the number of suicides resulting from drug poisoning in England and Wales has increased. We sought to id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mental health: North Wales A&E support scheme extended
A "life-changing" mental health service in hospitals is now being rolled out to GPs surgeries. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarlet fever strikes UK: Hundreds of children report rash - what are the symptoms?
SCARLET FEVER appears to be on the rise, with hundreds of cases recorded across England and Wales over recent weeks. So what are the symptoms of scarlet fever? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scarlet fever outbreak: Hundreds of cases reported across England and Wales - the symptoms
SCARLET FEVER has been causing havoc across the UK, with hundreds of cases reported across England and Wales in recent weeks - almost double the amount of new infections in one week than numbers recorded six weeks ago. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeated police Mental Health Act detentions in England and Wales: trauma and recurrent suicidality - Warrington C.
Most police Mental Health Act (Section 136) detentions in England and Wales relate to suicide prevention. Despite attempts to reduce detention rates, numbers have risen almost continually. Although Section 136 has been subject to much academic and public p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to local services is revealed by UNISON
The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today (Friday), showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom of information (FoI) requests across England, Scotland and Wales examined the changes in local services between 2010 and 2019 for several key council services, including youth centres, public toilets, libraries and subsidised bus routes. Central government cuts have led to a 17% fall in council spending on local services in England since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Betwe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: Article News Press release children's centres council cuts dave prentis libraries Source Type: news

Cuts … not just Brexit
Just weeks ago, as the general election campaign started to pick up speed, NHS England released some interesting data: accident and emergency waiting times were the worst on record. It didn’t get that much traction in a media concentrating on the run-up to the political theatre of the first party leaders’ debate. But as fullfact.org spelled out: “In October 2019, 83.6% of patients attending all types of A&E departments (including things like dental A&E and urgent care centres) in England were admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.” A year ago, 89.1% were seen within the four-...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 6, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data activists ge19 general election 2019 Source Type: news

Impact of legislative reform on benefit access and disability duration in workers' compensation: an interrupted time series study - Collie A, Beck D, Gray SE, Lane TJ.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of legislative changes to the New South Wales (NSW) workers' compensation scheme on injured workers access to benefits, insurer claim processing and work disability duration. METHODS: Population-based interrupted... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Almost HALF of women are childless by the time they turn 30, official figures show
Office of National Statistics data released today revealed 48 per cent of the female population in England and Wales were childless by their 30th birthday last year - the highest on record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The first delinquency prevention experiment: a socio-historical review of the origins of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study's research design - Welsh BC, Dill NE, Zane SN.
OBJECTIVEsBegun in 1939, the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study (CSYS) is recognized as the first delinquency prevention experiment and the earliest example of a longitudinal-experimental study with criminological outcomes. This paper aims to develop a histo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

De-constructing risk, therapeutic needs and the dangerous personality disordered subject - O ’Loughlin A.
The focus of this article is on the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Programme and its successor, the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway: two initiatives in England and Wales with the aim of protecting the public from dangerous offenders throug... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

TB outbreak: Children urged to be tested for tuberculosis - symptoms to look out for
A TUBERCULOSIS outbreak has been reported in Carmarthenshire, Wales and parents are now being urged to have their children screened for the infection. What are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winning battles big and small: November in UNISON
November kicked off with a team of UNISON members winning a Nursing Times award for their transformative work on a secure psychiatric ward in Wales (see picture above). Then, disabled members’ conference came around and assistant general secretary Christina McAnea told delegates from across the UK that eliminating pay discrimination for workers with a disability was a key priority for the union. Members also called for mandatory disability pay gap reporting. After facing years of cuts and job losses, Northamptonshire council staff had a huge win when they were promised a 4% pay rise from April –...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: News 2019 Disabled Members Conference 2019 LGBT Conference 2019-LGBT general election 2019 healthcare LGBT members Source Type: news

Why do many middle-aged men like me have absolutely NO FRIENDS
MARK GAISFORD: Last summer, I decided to go to the England v Wales Rugby World Cup warm-up game. I opted for two tickets this time. In the end, I stayed home alone and watched it on TV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: opportunities for a comprehensive public health response - Uusk üla A, Jarlais DD, Vorobjov S.
Jo Kimber and colleagues have announced a public health crisis in response to the record number of drug-related overdoses in Scotland, England, and Wales. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl emerged in Estonia in 2003, and, within a year, replaced heroin a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Luke Evans health: Actor reveals why he is looking after his health
LUKE EVANS, 40, may be from humble beginnings - growing up in a small village in Wales, but his acting talent has sent his career into the stratosphere. Despite his dizzying success, the Hollywood heavyweight understands the importance of taking time out to stay grounded and look after his mental health - here ’s why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in human-derived and foodchain-derived samples from England, Wales, and Scotland: an epidemiological surveillance and typing study
Study shows ESBL-E coli strains from bacteraemias in UK match those prevalent as human gut colonists and in sewage, and are largely distinct from those in food animals and retail food, highlighting need to disrupt oral-faecal transmission and prevention/prompt treatment of UTIs (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunotherapy could extend lives of advanced prostate cancer patients
One in 20 men with advanced unresponsive prostate cancer respond to immunotherapy in clinical trial Related items fromOnMedica Is crowdfunding for cancer patients paying for ‘quackery’? Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Wales cancer spend at record high Only half of new cancer drugs extend or improve life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Koalas Were Already on the Brink in Australia. Bushfires Have Killed 1,000 in 2 Months, Experts Say
A koala that had received global attention after dramatic video footage emerged of its rescue from Australia’s bushfires by a woman who wrapped it in her shirt has died after suffering extensive burns. Video footage released on Nov. 19 showed the koala, later named Ellenborough Lewis, as it was rescued by Toni Doherty who plucked him from a tree in New South Wales. Doherty took the koala to the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie but the hospital were unable to save him and put him to sleep today as a result of his severe burns. “In Ellenborough Lewis’s case, the burns did get worse, and unfortunately woul...
Source: TIME: Science - November 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Bunyan Tags: Uncategorized Australia Bushfire onetime Source Type: news

NHS hospitals take thousands of Dyson fans worth £1.2million
NHS bosses have been accused of throwing away taxpayers' cash after scrapping thousands of the £350 fans. They were installed at 113 trusts in England and Wales between 2013 and 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens, sexual assault and ethical research: how do we include their voice? - Anastassiou A, Shiboleth T, Caswell RJ.
Young people aged 16 –19 years are the group reporting the highest prevalence in the last year of sexual assault in the England and Wales survey, with 1 in 10 reporting experience of sexual assault.1 Of note, younger teens were not surveyed. Experienc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales: a case study of the policing of anti-fracking protests - Jackson W, Gilmore J, Monk H.
In recent years public order policing policy in England and Wales has undergone significant changes. A 'human rights compliant' model of protest policing has been developed since 2009 and this article makes a contribution to the body of academic work consi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pressures on emergency care services in Wales continue apace
Just over two thirds of patients seen within 4 hours – nearly 6 percentage point drop on last year’s equivalent figure, latest performance stats show Related items fromOnMedica NHS pressures could cause staff ‘burnout’ Trend to dissuade patients from attending A&E is flawed State of NHS 'reminiscent of Mid Staffs' Poor GP access ‘not chief reason for A&E winter pressures ’ A&E four-hour target only for ‘urgent’ patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Norovirus warning as winter vomiting bug rates are 26% higher than average
Public Health England statistics showed there were 336 reports of the vomiting bug in England and Wales and 18 hospital outbreaks which led to wards being closed to stop the illness spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A&E units continue to struggle on waiting times
In October, Welsh A&Es met the "four-hour wait" target for 75.3% of patients - the target is 95%. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON member wins top health heroes award
Pauline Symington, a service assistant at Ulster Hospital, took the public vote by storm to win national operational services support worker of the year at the prestigious Our Health Heroes awards yesterday. More than 200 guests, including NHS England’s chief people officer Prerana Issar, gathered for the fourth annual Our Health Heroes awards at the Science Museum in London. Organised by Skills for Health and headline sponsor Health Education England, the national awards celebrate unsung healthcare heroes from across the UK. They were hosted by GP and TV presenter Dr Dawn Harper and included a pe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: News health care hospitals National Health Service Northern Ireland Our Health Heroes Awards Sara Gorton skills for health Source Type: news

UNISON announces health strike dates in Northern Ireland
UNISON has today (Wednesday) announced the dates for strikes and industrial action by health and social services staff in Northern Ireland. Workers represented by the union voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to take action over safe staffing levels and pay parity. Health staff in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. Waiting lists and waiting times have reached crisis levels for patients across Northern Ireland, partly as a result of poor pay and staffing, according to UNISON. The first phase – from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 18 December – will see UNISON members across...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 20, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health NHS Northern Ireland strike Source Type: news

Positive recovery for low-risk injuries screened by the short form - Örebro musculoskeletal pain screening questionnaire following road traffic injury: evidence from an inception cohort study in New South Wales, Australia - Nguyen H, Rebbeck T, Kifley A, Jagnoor J, Dinh M, Shetty A, Nicholas M, Cameron ID.
BACKGROUND: Prognosis of musculoskeletal disorders following injury is essential in determining appropriate treatment and care. A generic validated prognostic tool to stratify risk of poor recovery for people with musculoskeletal injuries after road traffi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Mother of premature twins claims the stronger boy saved his brothers life with a CUDDLE
Hannah Zimunya, 28, from Wrexham, North Wales, was told to prepare for the worst when she gave birth to Dylan and Deiniol last October. She claims a cuddle from Dylan saved Deiniol's life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales to lead the way in responsible antibiotics use in veterinary surgeries
Wales will soon be leading the way in promoting best practice prescribing of antimicrobials, thanks to a nationwide project launched today [Monday 18 November] on European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week [18 – 24 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Advice for those working with perpetrators of violence
Welsh government issues new guidance for staff Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘ The sooner we can kick them out, the better! ’
“Boris Johnson as Prime Minister – honestly, who’d have thought it possible? Clearly not his own family, given that his own brother so publicly and so quickly abandoned him!” Addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, UNISON president Josie Bird was clear that, even in such busy times for activists, the coming general election had to be a priority. “We really are living in unprecedented times.  After all, we have a prime minister who does not respect democracy and thinks he is above the law,” she said. “But now, we have a chance to change all th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Boris Johnson LGBT Source Type: news

Death certification in England must evolve (Considering current technology) - Millares-Martin P.
The death certificate form used in England and Wales is analysed, compared to other available forms in top ranking economies, to determine its fitness for purpose. There are several restrictions linked to its use and also many limitations. Areas where it c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

‘ Every vote will count in this election ’
“Every vote will count in this election” and we need to persuade people to register to vote – and to register for a postal vote. It’s crucial to “get that message out in the workplace, to family and friends.” UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea (pictured above) was addressing the union’s LGBT+ conference in Bournemouth this morning, with less than a month to go before the general election. She stressed that research shows that UNISON and its reps are trusted by the membership – and because of that, they have the potential to make a real difference when po...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News christina mccanea LGBT Source Type: news

First MDO completes switch to state-backed GP indemnity across England and Wales
The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has become the first of the three main providers of GP medico-legal cover to complete the transfer of its existing liabilities to the state across England and Wales. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Indemnity Source Type: news

Mother reveals her baby was nearly KILLED by the common group B strep bacteria
Bethany Davies, 26, from The Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, is now calling for group B strep screening to be offered to pregnant women. She nearly lost her daughter Elsie to the infection last May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vertex deal with Wales expands cystic fibrosis treatment coverage to all of UK
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's drugs for lung condition cystic fibrosis will now be available to patients across the UK after the company reached a pricing deal with Wales on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer patient is first in Wales to get gene treatment
John Davies' blood cells will be genetically modified in a US lab in the hope of curing him. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis-Based Medicines Approved for Use in England and Wales
The change comes after two highly publicized cases in which young epileptic patients depended on the treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Iliana Magra Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Epilepsy Medical Marijuana Multiple Sclerosis Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Chemotherapy England Wales Source Type: news

Northern Ireland NHS staff and social workers back strike action, says UNISON
Health staff and social workers in Northern Ireland represented by UNISON have today (Monday) voted overwhelmingly for industrial action. The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain. The absence of both has been a key factor in waiting lists and waiting times reaching crisis levels for patients across Northern Ireland, according to UNISON. UNISON Northern Ireland regional secretary Patricia McKeown said: “Health workers don’t take industrial action lightly but they’ve been pushed to the brink. &ld...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release health Northern Ireland pay Source Type: news

This is abuse? Young women's perspectives of what's 'ok' and 'not ok' in their intimate relationships - Davies CT.
This study was completed in seven schools in North Wales... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Epidemiology of adult rib fracture and factors associated with surgical fixation: Analysis of a chest wall injury dataset from England and Wales - Ingoe HM, Eardley W, McDaid C, Rangan A, Lawrence T, Hewitt C.
INTRODUCTION: Chest wall trauma is commonly seen in patients admitted with both high and low-energy transfer injury. Whilst often associated with other injuries, it is also seen in isolation following simple falls in the older patient. Fixation of the ches... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Two worlds apart: a comparative analysis of the effectiveness of domestic abuse law and policy in England and Wales and the Russian Federation - Richardson K, Speed A.
In 2015, s 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 introduced the new criminal offence of 'controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship'. This is just one of many steps the UK government have taken in recent years to acknowledge the dif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

More than one MILLION patients could face long waits in A&E over winter
Almost 300,000 patients in England and Wales could also end up stranded on trolleys in corridors as they wait for treatment, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology to offer visitors ‘ immersive ’ National Trust experience
How can the sights and sounds of history be brought alive for modern visitors to National Trust properties? Cutting edge technology could provide an answer, so the conservation charity will work with University experts to create new multi-sensory experiences at some of its places in the South West and Wales. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news