Serious sports-related injury in England and Wales from 2012-2017: a study protocol - Davies MAM, Lawrence T, Edwards A, Lecky F, McKay CD, Stokes KA, Williams S.
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is an important component of healthy lifestyles, with a central role in morbidity prevention. However, sporting and physical activity also involve an inherent injury risk. Some sports and activities have a higher injury risk, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Interactive map shows fatalities by postcode
The map, created by the Office for National Statistics, shows deprived regions in England and Wales are suffering 55 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to 25 deaths in affluent areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Additional Police Support for Community Pharmacies in Wales
Police forces in Wales will be contacting community pharmacies to reassure pharmacists and their teams about the support they can provide to protect staff and pharmacy premises. This is in response t (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Why can I visit a DIY shop but not a museum? This total lockdown is failing | Simon Jenkins
We should focus on the areas where infection is most likely – and liberate the countryside, playgrounds and pub gardens• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageA woman sits on a bench by the Thames. Two policemen arrive and tell her to stand up. Two boys remove their shirts in Holland Park. They are told to put them back on. A policeman shouts at two girls in bikinis on Primrose Hill to get dressed. How dare they enjoy themselves.You can crowd a London Tube train but not climb a Welsh mountain. You can drive toa country footpath, but only if the walk takes longer than the drive. Michael...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Jenkins Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news Michael Gove Medical research Politics Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Alarm over deaths of bees from rapidly spreading viral disease
Researchers study whether new strain of chronic bee paralysis virus is responsibleA viral disease that causes honey bees to suffer severe trembling, flightlessness and death within a week is spreading exponentially in Britain.Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV) was only recorded in Lincolnshire in 2007. A decade later, it was found in 39 of 47 English counties and six of eight Welsh counties, according to data collected from visits to more than 24,000 beekeepers.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Bees Environment Wildlife UK news Genetics Biology Insects Science Agriculture Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll 26,711; 674 new fatalities
NHS England declared 391 COVID-19 victims, while Scotland recorded 60 and Wales posted 22. Northern Ireland has yet to announce. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes Supreme Court decision on ethical LGPS investment
UNISON has welcomed a Supreme Court decision overturning a ban on Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investment decisions which differ from government foreign and defence policy. Yesterday’s decision overturned regulations introduced in 2016 which banned the funds from disinvesting in companies or countries on ethical grounds, except where the government has imposed official sanctions. These were aimed at campaigns calling on pension funds to disinvest from companies which profit from, for instance, arms sales or the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Reacting to the court’s decision, UNISON head...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article disinvestment international LGPS local government pale pensions pensions divestment Source Type: news

COVID-19: Urgent clarity sought on Welsh death in service scheme
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in Wales has welcomed the Welsh Health and Social Care Minister’s oral statement to the Welsh Assembly that the COVID-19 Death in Service Scheme does apply (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity, DHSC
This emergency guidance is for health and social care staff in England and Wales who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity during the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID19: Supporting unpaid carers to access medicines in Wales
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has joined forces with Carers Trust Wales, Carers Wales, and Community Pharmacy Wales to help unpaid carers to overcome the practical challenges of accessing (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Remembering our key workers
People across the country, and across UNISON, held a silent tribute today to health, care and other key workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the current pandemic. They included general secretary Dave Prentis (pictured above), leading the union from home in the current lock-down. Every year, UNISON members trade unionists around the world mark International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April, committing themselves to “remember the dead and fight for the living”. But, said Mr Prentis, “this year the day has a special meaning, as coronavirus takes its toll on key workers providing vital publ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 28, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News 28 April coronavirus Covid-19 dave prentis health and safety international workers' memorial day IWMD Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths more than twice hospital toll, data indicate
Official death statistics for England and Wales suggest the crisis is more severe than previously thought (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How do epidemics spread and persist before and after introduction of a vaccine?
(Penn State) Modeling of measles epidemics in England and Wales from 1944 to 1994 shows that, before vaccination, measles could persist in both large population centers and by spread among sets of smaller towns. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To tackle this virus, local public health teams need to take back control
A massive increase in testing and tracing should be the next phase, but decades of cuts and reorganisations have whittled away the necessary regional expertiseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePerhaps, the most surprising aspect of the British Covid-19 crisis is the extent to which the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments, and the English regions, have allowed strategy to be decided by Westminster.Health and social care are devolved, and thisnational epidemicis not homogenous. It is made up of hundreds, if not thousands, of outbreaks around the country, each at a different stage . ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Allyson M Pollock and Peter Roderick Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Health NHS Source Type: news

Coronavirus update: The biggest risk factor for possible death from COVID-19 revealed
CORONAVIRUS updated cases now stand at a shocking 19,499 deaths. The government had envisaged hitting the 20,000 mark by Sunday, however with these latest grim stats it's likely it will be before then. NHS England confirmed a further 587 people have died of COVID-19 and another 174 deaths were announced across Scotland and Wales. The 761 new deaths mark a 24 percent rise from yesterday's 616. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protocol for a stepped-wedge, cluster randomized controlled trial of the LifeSpan suicide prevention trial in four communities in New South Wales, Australia - Shand F, Torok M, Cockayne N, Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Mackinnon A, Martin D, Zbukvic I, Mok K, Chen N, McGillivray L, Phillips M, Cutler H, Draper B, Sara G, Christensen H.
BACKGROUND: Despite increasing investment in suicide prevention, Australian suicide rates have increased steadily in the past decade. In response to growing evidence for multicomponent intervention models for reducing suicide, the LifeSpan model has been d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Number of people dying in their own homes in England and Wales is 51% higher than average
Latest data from the Office for National Statistics revealed 4,117 people in England and Wales passed away at home in the week leading up to April 10 - 51% higher than before the crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes to local authority powers and duties resulting from the Coronavirus Act 2020, LGA
This is a guide to the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and to new, modified or suspended local government powers and duties applicable to local authorities in England and Wales only. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling loneliness
The Government's Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the Government would take to provide'national leadership'to tackle loneliness in England. As well as explaining the Strategy and the steps taken so far by the Government, this paper also looks at research into the causes and impact of loneliness and possible interventions. Finally, this briefing also briefly outlines the situation in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injuries in England and Wales elite men's domestic cricket: a nine season review from 2010 to 2018 - Goggins L, Peirce N, Ranson C, McCaig S, Newman D, Langley B, Griffin S, Young M, McKay C, Stokes K, Williams S.
This study primarily aimed to explore injury incidence rates in the three main domestic competition formats in England and Wales (First-Class, One-Day and Twenty20 [T20]). For the first time, the study also describes the epidemiology of elite m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: England and Wales care home deaths quadruple in a week
More than 1,000 die in week before Easter, with private homes deaths more than triplingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 fatalities in care homes in England and Wales have more than quadrupled in a week, rising to 1,043, according to the latestofficial figures.By 10 April, more than 1,000 people were confirmed to to have died in care homes from the virus, up from 217, the previous week. The number of people who died in private homes also more than tripled, to 466.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth and Pamela Duncan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Wales Social care Society Source Type: news

Scientists create a rapid swab test for coronavirus that gives results in as little as 20 MINUTES
The kit, developed by experts at the University of South Wales, costs less than £100 to manufacture and is currently being evaluated. It works by analysing a nasal swab for traces of the virus' DNA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus in Wales: Call for action on ethnic minorities virus risks
Wales must launch its own review of Covid-19's effect on BAME people, a doctors group says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-aligning microscope smashes limits of super-resolution microscopy
(University of New South Wales) An ultra-precise microscope that surpasses the limitations of Nobel Prize-winning super-resolution microscopy will let scientists directly measure distances between individual molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mental health support extended to pharmacy professionals in Wales
The Welsh Government has announced that during the COVID-19 pandemic,a free mental health support service will be extended to a wide range of front-line NHS staff, including pharmacy professionals. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Book review: the birth of the NHS
Hold On Edna! by Aneira Thomas “Hold on Edna!” cried the medical team as Edna Rees was about to give birth to her seventh child late on 4 July 1948. If only she could “hold on” for just a few minutes more, then the child would be born on 5 July – the day that the National Health Service came into being. Edna and her husband Willie wouldn’t have to pay for a midwife – as they had with their previous children. If mother or child was ill, they wouldn’t have to worry about the cost of calling a doctor – let alone the price of medicine. It was the beginning of a new era in B...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article aneira thomas books NHS Source Type: news

Council workers keeping  vital local services running deserve a proper pay rise, say unions
Staff keeping vital local services running – including schools, refuse collection and child protection – during the pandemic deserve a proper pay rise, say the three unions representing council staff in England and Wales today (Thursday). Responding to the 2.75% pay offer for 2020/21 made today by the Local Government Association (LGA), UNISON, Unite and the GMB are urging the Chancellor Rishi Sunak and other ministers to heed the call from the local government employers to fund a top up to reward council and school support staff. A much-needed increase would en...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release coronavirus council and school staff local government pay offer top up Source Type: news

Men die of coronavirus at twice women's rate in England and Wales
ONS March figures show 91% of those who died with Covid-19 had pre-existing conditionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMen died of coronavirus at twice the rate of women in England and Wales in March, according to ONS statistics.The data, which gives more in-depth information on the age, gender, and pre-existing conditions of those who died both inside and outside hospitals, shows that men had a significantly higher rate of death from Covid-19 than women in all of the older age groups.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Pamela Duncan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health Infectious diseases Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Thousands of people a week are ALREADY dying from non-coronavirus causes
Of the 6,082 deaths above the five year average, COVID-19 was not reported on at least 2,600 certificates. Experts said the figures for England and Wales were 'worrying'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll jumps by 761 to almost 13,000
The Department of Health has yet to announce the official daily tally. But the counts from each nations add up to 801, with 651 in England, 84 in Scotland, 60 in Wales and six in Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Introduction to devolution in the UK
House of Commons Library - This briefing paper describes the devolution settlements in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London and parts of England.BriefingMore detail  (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - April 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: news

Coronavirus: prisons (England and Wales)
House of Commons Library - The Ministry of Justice has said HM Prison and Probation Service is working closely with Public Health England, the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care to manage the challenges prisons face s due to coronavirus. The prison system has been placed in “command mode”, whereby the response to a major incident can be coordinated nationally.Briefing More detail (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - April 15, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Local authorities, public health and health inequalities Source Type: news

Coronavirus could halt L.A. concerts, sporting events until 2021, Garcetti says
Mayor Eric Garcetti has told top city staffers that Los Angeles might prohibit big gatherings until 2021 because of the coronavirus threat. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dakota Smith, Ben Welsh Source Type: news

Work on protecting members continues across all UNISON service groups
UNISON’s bargaining, negotiations and equalities departments are working hard to campaign and negotiate for our members so that they’re able to work and provide vital services in the safest way possible in these difficult times. There are continuing negotiations across governments in the UK and with employers to demand adequate and safe personal protective equipment (PPE) for all workers, and access to testing for essential workers. Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea, reporting to the union’s NEC, said: “We are all working in a fast-moving environment and so keeping advice and guidance upd...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Christina McAnea coronavirus Covid-19 NEC PPE Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Baroness Altmann says health system is 'stacked against' care homes
Baroness Altmann spoke out as figures from the ONS revealed 217 care home deaths in England and Wales mentioned Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One THIRD of NHS workers tested for coronavirus are positive
Out of 16,888 tests carried out on key workers and their household members in England, Wales and Scotland to date, 5,733 people have been infected, a rate of 33 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus pushes England and Wales death rate to record high
Office for National Statistics said death rate for week to 3 April is 6,000 more than five-year averageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus has pushed the death toll in England and Wales to its highest level since official weekly statistics began 15 years ago, with fatalities running at almost 40% above the average.The Office for National Statistics said that in the week to 3 April, 16,387 people died in England and Wales, an increase of 5,246 deaths compared with the previous week and 6,082 more than the five-year average.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Office for National Statistics UK news Source Type: news

Wales is the worst-hit country in the UK's coronavirus crisis
As of yesterday, a total of 5,610 people out of Wales' 3.1million population had been diagnosed with the disease. It means more than one in 600 people have caught the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 8,958 with 980 new fatalities
England recorded 866 new deaths, while the other 87 were confirmed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prisons, Ministry of Justice
This page provides guidance for families and friends of those in prison in England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic. Updated 9th April 2020: We have added additional contacts to help families and friends of prisoners who have an urgent concern. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS Wales calls on Welsh Health Minister for further protection of pharmacy teams
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has asked the Welsh Health Minister for further assurances of support in protecting the pharmacy workforce during the current pandemic. In a letter to the Mi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Are victims of crime mostly angry or mostly afraid? - Ignatans D, Pease K.
Analysis of the Crime Survey for England and Wales identifies anger and annoyance rather than fear as the most common emotional responses to victimisation by crime, despite fear's pre-eminence in the criminological literature. Whilst the trend since 2003 s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes Welsh government ’ s new social distancing guidelines
UNISON Cymru/Wales has welcomed the Welsh government’s new guidelines on social distancing at work, which aim to ensure a physical distance of two metres is maintained between workers in certain employment settings. Regional secretary Tanya Palmer said: “Every employer has a duty to keep their staff safe and it’s important for all of us to follow government advice on COVID-19. “People need to do everything they can to stay healthy and out of hospital so our healthcare workers can concentrate on those most severely affected by the virus.” There are clearly numerous public service work environme...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News coronavirus Covid-19 Cymru Wales Source Type: news

Coronavirus: How England lags behind other UK nations on testing
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 6,227 after jump of 854 in a day
NHS England confirmed the deaths of a further 758 COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, while the devolved authorities announced 28 fatalities across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news