Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category

LGA RESPONDS TO NEW PHE REPORT ‘HEALTH PROFILE FOR ENGLAND’

Responding to the new Public Health England report ‘Health Profile for England’, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This ground-breaking PHE analysis shows how deprivation can lead to long-term ill health and premature death for the most deprived. “We know that those living in the most deprived communities […]

PARENTS ISSUE MENINGITIS VACCINE APPEAL

A group of parents who each lost a teenager to meningitis have issued a hard-hitting warning to other parents to ensure their children take up a lifesaving vaccine against the disease. Parents including; Michelle Bresnahan, Paul Gentry, Julia Styles and Ailsa Sugrue  – are spearheading charity Meningitis Now’s campaign to increase Men ACWY vaccine uptake amongst […]

Royal Free – Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection law

The ICO has ruled the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it provided patient details to Google DeepMind. The Trust provided personal data of around 1.6 million patients as part of a trial to test an alert, diagnosis and detection system for acute kidney injury. But an […]

The search is on for the best NHS suppliers and partnerships in the North West.

Applications are invited for the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2017 – recognising the work of businesses, third sector bodies and the NHS in working together to provide great patient care. Last year’s overall winner was Falck Medical Services, who work with a dedicated NHS team in the North West and […]

Unique event aims to provide technology solutions for healthcare issues in Cornwall

‘Maximising Technology in Health and Care’ event on 4th July For the first time in Cornwall, the NHS and other healthcare professionals are being brought together with pioneering health technology companies, to see how they can work together to benefit people across the region and beyond. On July 4th Cornwall Council and Falmouth University will co-host Independence Day: […]

NORTHERN IRELAND ENTREPRENEUR DEEPAK CONNECTS FOR SUCCESS

Northern Ireland start-up, Connected Care Solutions, founded by local entrepreneur Deepak Samson, is set to make a big impact on the ageing population with Ethel, the elderly care smart hub, which is now being used by the Shetland Islands Council, under the EU-funded RemoAge project. Ethel is an innovative touchscreen tablet that allows families and carers […]

End of life care planning: Why it should be everyone’s concern

To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 8-14), Michelle Brown, Deputy Head of Department for Healthcare Practice, explains why everyone – young or old – should make sure they know what end of life care planning involves. What is end of life care planning? There is little doubt that end of life care is important […]

Home exercises ‘effective’ at reducing rheumatoid arthritis hand problems

HOME hand exercises provide huge benefits for people with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the University of Salford have found. In the first ever review of its kind, researchers found that home exercise programmes improved patients’ grip strength and hand movement while reducing the amount of pain they experienced, but that high-intensity programmes were the most […]

NEW TOOLKITS TO DEVELOP THE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE WORKFORCE

New resources are being made available to employers, training providers and employment professionals to help alleviate London’s social care skills shortages from today. Through Ambition London, funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, two new toolkits are being made available to promote the rewards and tackle common misconceptions of careers in health and social care sector. […]

New working paper from Skills for Health shows high-quality development is key to workforce integration

Skills for Health has today published a working paper examining a crucial issue for the future of the healthcare sector: the successful integration of the health and social care workforces. ‘Integration and the Development of the Workforce’ will provide healthcare organisations with insight and guidance on how their workforce needs to adapt to support successful […]