Archive for the ‘Healthcare News’ Category

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 […]

First UK Professor of Kidney Care appointed at London South Bank University

Professor Nicola Thomas at London South Bank University (LSBU) has just been appointed the first Professor of Kidney Care in the UK. Throughout her career Nicola Thomas has worked within the renal speciality and has gained extensive clinical, teaching and research experience. Her clinical interest lies in the care and management of chronic kidney disease within […]

Unmanageable GP workloads at ‘critical point’, new report warns

“My job makes me feel utterly, totally stressed, depressed and suicidal. I realise I have to change something soon to save my sanity.” “Not being able to deliver safe or quality care is both demotivating and frightening – how long before I make a major mistake, because I am just too drained and shattered to […]

HEALTHCARE APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS

Three new apprenticeship standards for support workers in healthcare in England are now ready for use. A steering group of healthcare employers, chaired by Kay Fawcett, OBE and Jane Hadfield, North Bristol Trust have developed these standards with employers, as part of the governments Trailblazer Apprenticeship activity.  These new standards are being developed by all […]

Telehealth Needs Secure Patient Identification Practices

Telehealth can become a game changer as it pertains to how care is delivered. And a very welcomed one at that. However, there is a danger that it is lacking even the very basic security mechanisms put in place by other heavy lifters in the digital services community such as banking and personal finance. I […]

Gain control of health information at the patient point of care

Chris Strammiello, Vice President of Global Alliances & Strategic Marketing, Nuance Communications. Gain control of health information at the patient point of care Hospitals face the dual challenge of making patients’ health information easier to share while keeping it more secure – Smart technology at the MFP enables hospitals to gain control of this complex […]

SFJ AWARDS LAUNCH NEW HEALTHCARE INVESTIGATION QUALIFICATION

SFJ AWARDS HAS BEEN WORKING ALONGSIDE LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST TO DEVELOP A NEW LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATION IN INVESTIGATING SERIOUS INCIDENTS IN HEALTHCARE Awarding organisation, SFJ Awards has released a new qualification that recognises the knowledge and skills required for healthcare professionals to conduct effective investigations in their workplace. The development of the Level […]