Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category

Newman to feature at Birmingham ‘City Drive’ Social Enterprise Event

On Friday 27th April Newman University’s Enterprise team will be attending the flagship social enterprise event and celebration of Birmingham as a Social Enterprise City. The event is part of a week long programme run by iSE, the social enterprise experts who aim to provide development opportunities for social enterprises, community organisations and not for profits […]

The Low Down on Nerve Agents by Natasha Osborn Patel

Introduction to the Salisbury attack? Nerve agents have made many news headlines following the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal,66, and his 33-Year old daughter Yulia in Salisbury on the 4th March. Whilst there is no doubt this attack will have political implications for Russia’s relationship with the West there are still questions surrounding the […]

Smart Cells supports Rare Disease Day 2018 with social campaign

There are more than 6000 known rare diseases and over 30 million people living daily with them. 28th February marks Rare Disease Day 2018, a date that highlights awareness around these conditions and the need for more research into them. Private cord blood company, Smart Cells, has chosen to support Rare Disease Day this year […]

The complications of smoking long term on your health

10 million people smoke in the UK however although it is commonly acknowledged that smoking is bad for your health many people do not know the extent of damage with the UK society of Psychiatrists describing it as the “the biggest and most avoidable cause of death in the UK.” As 100,000 people die from […]

Australian flu from a UK perspective

Flu season this year has been especially bad with Strain H3N2 of Influenza A dubbed the ‘Aussie flu’ has been said to be taking over the UK. Last year it caused havoc in Australia with an estimated 29,000 admissions of confirmed influenza since April 2017. Figures from Public Health England show that so far this […]

Birmingham hospitals merger cleared by CMA

The CMA has cleared the merger between two Birmingham hospital trusts, after finding that it is likely to benefit patients in the local area. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that, whilst the merger between Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) could give rise to […]

LGA RESPONDS TO LATEST DELAYED TRANSFERS OF CARE FIGURES

Responding to the latest delayed transfers of care figures published today by NHS England, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “No one’s elderly parent, grandparents or friends should be left unnecessarily in a hospital bed, when they could be treated in the comfort and dignity of their own […]

LGA RESPONDS TO HEALTHWATCH CARE HOME STUDY

Responding to a new study by Healthwatch on people’s experiences of care homes, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “Councils want to see everyone receive high quality care and for care homes to be of a high standard that meet people’s needs, going beyond simply getting washed and […]

CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE AT BREAKING POINT, COUNCIL LEADERS WARN

Children’s social care is being pushed to breaking point, with growing demand for support leading to 75 per cent of councils in England overspending on their children’s services budgets by more than half a billion pounds, council leaders warn. New analysis by the Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and […]

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 […]