Archive for the ‘General Healthcare’ Category


NATIONAL HEALTH AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT INAUGURAL CEREMONY IN LONDON An ambulance worker from Berwick and a day centre receptionist from Belfast are the first ever winners of the Our Health Heroes awards, set up to celebrate the work of the thousands of support staff who keep the NHS running behind the scenes. Iain Scott and Elizabeth Cameron received their awards today […]

Frederik Mennes, who heads up VASCO’s Security Competence Center, considers the impact of data breaches within the Healthcare Industry

The integration of technology within the healthcare sector continues to create seismic changes in how individuals receive medical care. Yet in their rush to adopt technology designed to improve the consumer’s experience, organisations within the healthcare industry face the very real threat of sensitive patient data ending up in the hands of cybercriminals. When it […]

THD procedure: an effective and non-invasive treatment for hemorrhoids

According to the eminent Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the problem of hemorrhoids is more widespread in industrial countries than one might expect: it is estimated that around 50% of the population above the age of fifty suffers or suffered in the past from them. This means that one out of two people, at some point […]

Have you ever tried talking to your EPR?

The Nuffield Trust has published a new report called Delivering the benefits of digital health care. It is a well-written, timely piece of research which sets out how we can transform healthcare systems using digital technology. It succinctly identifies the conundrum we currently face: that although healthcare delivery is being transformed by new technology, strategic decisions […]

Celebrate the our health heroes

Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health launch a national campaign to highlight the vital role support workers play within the UK’s health sector and to say ‘thank you’ to unsung healthcare heroes. #OurHealthHeroes celebrates the 798,600 people across the UK health sector who work as healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners, porters, cleaners, […]

Top health tips for preventing skin cancer while skiing

If you’re going on a winter skiing holiday this year don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! Although it might sound strange, your skin can burn in the snowy ski slopes, leaving you with embarrassing ‘panda eyes’ and a sore red face. The amount of UV rays that reach the earth’s surface increases by up to […]

New Year, New You, New Challenge

NOW the Christmas period is over and the celebrations have finished, why not burst those January blues by taking on a life changing New Year challenge? Adventure is on the horizon as we see in the New Year, with whole raft of treks, runs, cycles, challenges and overseas opportunities from Meningitis Now available to get […]

HealthShare Award presented for the third time

Cologne, 09 February 2015 – The award for innovative social media communication in the healthcare sector will be awarded for the third time. All kinds of healthcare-related social media campaigns, actions and strategies that were active in 2014 can be submitted. Submission is free of charge. The HealthShare Award honours healthcare campaigns that make smart […]

Safety shortcuts and excuses

There’s no denying that workplaces in Britain are now safer than they used to be. On the whole, employers have a responsible attitude towards risk management and there are strict laws in place governing health and safety standards. However, lapses do still occur and these incidents are often accompanied by a series of excuses. Here […]

Study reveals high number of spinal fractures in rugby players

Professional rugby players have a higher risk of fractures to the spine than previously recognised, research by academics at Leeds Metropolitan University has revealed. The study, the first of its kind, assessed professional players from both codes of rugby and found abnormal levels of fractures, potentially reflecting the impact of repeated collisions over time, suggesting […]