NHS could free hospital beds using AI which tells doctors when patients are stable to go home
Researchers tried the system on 790 patients in an NHS hospital in Wales, and say it could 'easily be rolled out' nationwide. AI by a patients' bedside collects data on their vitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence screening and response in New South Wales emergency departments: a multi-site feasibility study - Spangaro J, Vajda J, Klineberg E, Lin S, Griffiths C, Saberi E, Field E, Miller A, McNamara L.
OBJECTIVE: To test feasibility of a systematic approach to routine screening and response for intimate partner violence among women presenting to three New South Wales EDs. METHODS: This prospective feasibility study was conducted over 6  months i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wuhan novel coronavirus: Advice for the NHS in Wales
There have been reported cases in China of respiratory infections caused by a novel coronavirus, most reported cases are at the mild end of the spectrum, with no confirmed cases in the UK. The Chief (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Flights from Wuhan to Australia to be screened for Coronavirus
Staff from New South Wales Health will help federal biosecurity staff to monitor travellers following an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus which is believed to have spread from Wuhan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh minister criticises London over NHS pension measure
Anger that decision to cover doctors’ tax bills in England forced Wales to follow suit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The same but different? Exploring the links between gender, trauma, sexual exploitation and harmful sexual behaviours - Hallett S, Deerfield K, Hudson K.
This article presents data on 1550 children and young people with experiences of child sexual exploitation or who are displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB). Data were collected from two recently merged services operating across Wales: one working with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence of combined burns and major trauma in England and Wales - Battaloglu E, Iniguez MF, Lecky F, Porter K.
Introduction Within the United Kingdom's major trauma networks, limited consideration is given to the management of concomitant burns and trauma injuries, prominently highlighted in the arrangement of specialist services for major trauma and burns care. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

From hoping to help: identifying and responding to suicidality amongst victims of domestic abuse - Munro VE, Aitken R.
This article analyses findings from a large-scale study conducted in England and Wales into the prevalence of, and mediators and moderators of risk in relation to, suicidality amongst victims of domestic abuse. The authors tracked (disclosed) experiences o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Positive Voices: The National Survey of People Living with HIV: findings from the 2017 survey
Positive Voices is a nationally representative survey of patients attending HIV specialist care in England and Wales. The survey includes patient-reported outcome data on satisfaction with HIV specialist services and GP services, met and unmet health and social care needs, health-related quality of life and well-being, prevalence of comorbidities and lifestyle risk behaviours, stigma and discrimination, and housing, employment and finances. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patel ’s terrorism plans mean more resources needed for probation
Probation in England and Wales needs “significant additional investment” if the government is serious about its plans for tougher monitoring of prisoners convicted of terrorism related offences when they are released, says UNISON. Speaking after home secretary Priti Patel said she wanted a tougher regime and would look to produce a new anti-terrorism bill in the spring, national officer Ben Priestley said that investment needs to feature in this year’s budget and comprehensive spending review. He warned that “the home secretary’s amitions to reform the management of those convicted of terroris...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News let's fix probation national probation service police and justice Source Type: news

Wales records worst ever A & E waits
Only 72.1% of patients waited less than four hours in A&E departments in Wales in December Related items fromOnMedica A&E departments had worst month on record in December Medics call for better use of same-day emergency clinics NHS figures paint ‘bleak picture’ for staff and patients Winter A&E waiting time cases quadruple over seven years A&E statistics - ‘a failure for patients’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Local government employers accused of creating “unnecessary” pay delay
The three unions representing council workers have today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the local government employers’ failure to make them a pay offer – more than six months after they submitted this year’s wages claim. UNISON, GMB and Unite – which between them have more than a million local government members across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – are critical of what they see as unnecessary delays to the process. The unions want the employers to hurry up and make an offer, and have already written to Chancellor Sajid Javid urging him to ensure that local authorities have th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Heather Hampson Tags: Article Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Flights screened for horror SARS-like virus from Wuhan from tomorrow
Staff from New South Wales Health will help federal biosecurity staff to monitor travellers following an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus which is believed to have spread from Wuhan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Responding to harm: the challenge of children's perspectives - Haines K, Charles A.
This article draws upon research undertaken in South Wales to understand children's views concerning what it means to be a 'victim' of crime and their experiences, in that context, of engaging with the criminal justice system. Significantly, and moving bey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Platypus on brink of extinction
(University of New South Wales) New UNSW research calls for national action to minimise the risk of the platypus vanishing due to habitat destruction, dams and weirs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deregallera to commission new pouch cell assembly line for sodium-ion batteries in Wales
(Deregallera Limited) Welsh battery developer, Deregallera, has won a share of Welsh Government's EU funded £ 63.4m SMART Cymru programme funding that will enable the Caerphilly based company to commission a pilot scale pouch cell production line for advanced sodium-ion batteries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fears whooping cough is evolving into a SUPERBUG as doctors say a new vaccine is desperately needed
Scientists behind the study, at the University of New South Wales, say new vaccines must be developed in the next five to 10 years to avoid bordetella pertussis morphing into a superbug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke consultant shortage 'hurtling towards crisis'
Some 48% of hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not have the staff they need, figures suggest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measuring radicalisation: risk assessment conceptualisations and practice in England and Wales - Knudsen RA.
Individual 'radicalisation'- extremism- and terrorism-related risk assessment tools have become increasingly central instruments of counter-terrorism. The scholarship on such tools, however, is still its infancy, and remains concentrated on methodological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

National Prostate Cancer Audit Annual Report 2019
This sixth annual report presents the results for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018 in England and Wales. It is accompanied by provider results and an infographic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unions state concern for health and safety of prison staff
The Joint Unions in Prisons Alliance (JUPA) today wrote to Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer QC, raising the urgent issue of health and safety conditions for prison staff. The letter, co-signed by UNISON, reads: “Our members are raising growing concerns about threats to their health and safety at work, and the impact this has on their ability to perform their professional roles safely and effectively.” JUPA brings together nine national unions representing staff working across the prison system in England and Wales. JUPA’s ‘Safe Inside’ report on the health and safety of prison staff found that: 7...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News police and justice prison prisons Source Type: news

Cricketer Monty Panesar, sports presenter Chris Kamara and author Michael Rosen to help launch Show Racism the Red Card school competition
Big names from the worlds of sport and literature will gather in London next Wednesday (22 January) to launch the annual Show Racism the Red Card school competition – the country’s largest equalities-themed competition for young people. Children’s author and poet Michael Rosen, Chelsea FC Women midfielder Anita Asante, England cricketer Monty Panesar, Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara and former Scotland manager Alex McLeish will be among the special guests helping to kick-off the competition at UNISON’s Euston headquarters. The project, which has been running for more than two decades, support...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 16, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis ged grebby show racism the red card Source Type: news

Stars to help launch Show Racism the Red Card school competition
Big names from the worlds of sport and literature will gather in London next Wednesday (22 January) to launch the annual Show Racism the Red Card school competition – the country’s largest equalities-themed competition for young people. Children’s author and poet Michael Rosen, Chelsea FC Women midfielder Anita Asante, England cricketer Monty Panesar, Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara and former Scotland manager Alex McLeish will be among the special guests helping to kick-off the competition at UNISON’s Euston headquarters. The project, which has been running for more than two decades, support...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis ged grebby show racism the red card Source Type: news

Evaluating interventions to disengage extremist offenders: a study of the proactive integrated support model (PRISM) - Cherney A.
The literature recognises that the evaluation of interventions to counter violent extremism (CVE) has been neglected. This paper fills this gap by providing results from a study of a disengagement programme in the Australian state of New South Wales. The P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A feasibility study on disaster preparedness in regional and rural emergency departments in New South Wales: nurses self-assessment of knowledge, skills and preparation for disaster management - Brewer CA, Hutton A, Hammad KS, Geale SK.
BACKGROUND: Nurses who work in regional and rural hospitals face unique challenges to disaster preparedness and response. Geographical location and isolation, decreased resources and subsequent workforce, along with organizational and financial restraints ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

New NHS Consultant Pharmacist Post Approval Service
Today we have launched a new centralised post approval service for NHS consultant pharmacist posts in England and Wales. The initiative is outlined in new NHS guidanceon consultant pharmacists and wi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Boy, 9, saves his grandmother from drowning after learning life-saving skills from YouTube 
Kian Aliffe was staying with his grandmother, Angela Jones, 51, in South Wales. He heard her making noises from the bathroom - despite being partially deaf - and rescued her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Causes and consequences of eastern Australia's 2019-20 season of mega-fires - Nolan RH, Boer MM, Collins L, Resco de Dios V, Clarke H, Jenkins M, Kenny B, Bradstock RA.
The 2019-20 fire season in eastern Australia is attracting considerable national and international attention. At the time of writing c. 3.8 million ha of mainly temperate forest have burnt in the state of New South Wales (NSW; NSW Rural Fire Service, 29/12... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Northumbria Police sign Dying to Work charter to protect terminally ill staff
Northumbria Police and the Northumbria office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have signed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter, on behalf of 5,092 police officers and police staff. The Dying to Work campaign aims to protect the rights of individuals at work with a terminal illness. The charter sets out an agreed way in which an employee should be treated and supported in the event of a terminal diagnosis. The emphasis is on choice, ensuring an individual has help and support however they decide to proceed – whether continuing at work in some way, spending their remaining time with family and friends, or some ot...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Northern police and justice workers rights Source Type: news

As Bushfires Rage, Australia Faces Another Challenge: Protecting National Mental Health
As wildfires continue blazing a deadly path through Australia, leaving destroyed homes and landscapes in their wake, people and countries around the world are coming together to offer financial and firefighting assistance. But with months of burning likely still to go, and 18 million acres of destruction already recorded, along with 24 lives lost, it’s clear that reconstruction will be a long process—both in terms of physical rebuilding, and psychological recovery. “Their national psyche will change,” says California-based psychotherapist Diane Ross-Glazer, who has counseled disaster survivors and l...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Australia ’s Wildfires and Climate Change Are Making One Another Worse in a Vicious, Devastating Circle
The hot, dry conditions that primed southeastern Australia’s forest and fields for the bushfires that have been ravaging the country since September are likely to continue, scientists warn — and climate change has likely made the situation much worse. Over the past few months, the bushfires have already scorched millions of acres, killed two dozen people, and slaughtered an estimated half a billion animals in the country, where it is currently summer. But scientists say that the risk of additional fires remains high. Southeastern Australia has been “abnormally dry” since September, which means that ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Australia climate change onetime Wildfires Source Type: news

Rugby player infected by parasites after falling on dog poo on the pitch
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Dan Colbridge, 33, from Wales, was kept in hospital for nine days over Christmas after his leg broke out in sore blisters and left him struggling to walk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are women being pushed into childbirth too soon?
A certain amount of anxiety is to be expected for any first-time mother. But shortly after Lea Teahan's daughter Ivy was born in South Wales, those natural worries spiralled into something darker. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh hospitals: Pest control called for rats and ants
Rats and ants top the pest control issues experienced by hospitals, freedom of information requests reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perception and recollection of fire hazards in dwelling fires - Hulse LM, Galea ER, Thompson OF, Wales D.
Current understanding of dwelling fire injury outcomes is impacted by data limitations, confounds, and failures to adequately examine occupant behaviour. For instance, research rarely considers: occupant perception of fire hazard properties (e.g. size of f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

2019 Reviewed – Part Two
July The month opened with a living wage win in Cheshire, after the union successfully negotiated a deal with Edsential for school caterers and cleaners to be paid at least £9 an hour. Other school support staff would also get a pay rise in the deal. BBC Radio 4 broadcast a week-long drama about the problems of 15-minute care visits, based on the experiences of UNISON member Caroline Firmin, whose campaigning saw Southwark Council become one of the first councils in the UK to adopt our Ethical Care Charter. A period of busy summer strike action saw members take to the picket lines over pay in Birmingham and Blackpool...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Source Type: news

‘Stay away from A & E ’ warning for New Year’s Eve
Welsh Ambulance Service appeals to the public over a period of peak demand Related items fromOnMedica NMC responded inadequately to midwife failings in Furness Medics call for better use of same-day emergency clinics Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Changes needed for emergency care to avoid winter crisis A&E statistics - ‘a failure for patients’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh paramedics providing prescriptions
Some paramedics are treating minor illnesses, allowing doctors to address more complex medical cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh Assembly boosts funds for tackling domestic abuse
It commits an additional £2.4m to deal with sexual violence against women Related items fromOnMedica Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Government launches new measures to prevent FGM UK lagging behind peers on child health Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Mistreatment of women during childbirth is common (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Contaminated blood scandal: Welsh frustration at payments wait
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal worry they may die before payment parity issues are resolved. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differential mental health impact six months after extensive river flooding in rural Australia: a cross-sectional analysis through an equity lens - Matthews V, Longman J, Berry HL, Passey M, Bennett-Levy J, Morgan GG, Pit S, Rolfe M, Bailie RS.
Background: Northern New South Wales in Australia is a "hotspot" for natural disaster declarations with recent extensive flooding in early 2017. With limited knowledge about how climate change affects mental health and resilience, robust local asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Single Parents Wellbeing: an evaluation of five Wellbeing Workshops in South Wales created and facilitated by Single Parents Wellbeing for single parents
This report provides an evaluation of five Wellbeing Workshops to promote the health and wellbeing of single parents and their families. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A year in UNISON: 2019 reviewed – part one
January How better to start a new year than by thinking about the future of the planet? We joined fellow energy unions GMB, Prospect and Unite –representing 200,000 workers in the sector – in calling for a “just transition” to the low-carbon economy needed to deal with climate change. The unions’ launched a template, which involved four key demands: a balanced low carbon energy mix; investment in skills and infrastructure; protecting and creating high-quality jobs and employment;  making sure no community is left behind. Closer to home – but still thinking of future generations &nda...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Source Type: news

HbA1c Minimally Adds to CVD Risk Prediction in Prediabetes
FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- For individuals with prediabetes, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) minimally adds to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Diabetes Care. Claire Welsh, Ph.D., from the Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Half of heart patients in the UK miss out on vital recovery care
A British Heart Foundation report published today found 68,000 people eligible for 'heart rehab' in England, Wales and Northern Ireland missed out on the programme last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists fear surge in supersized bushfires that create their own violent thunderstorms
Pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCB) storms are feared due to the violent and unpredictable conditions they create on the groundNSW and Qld fires: South Australia also faces catastrophic bushfires risk as PM apologises for holiday – liveScientists fear climate change will drive a surge in the number of supersized and dangerous bushfires that become coupled with the atmosphere and create their own violent thunderstorms.Guardian Australia can reveal 2019 is likely to be a “standout year” for the number of bushfires that generate giant thunderstorm clouds known as pyrocumulonimbus, or pyroCBs.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Environment Bushfires Climate change Australia news Natural disasters and extreme weather New South Wales Victoria Source Type: news