Archive for the ‘NHS’ Category

Survey highlights growing concern for patient safety amongst theatre practitioners

86% of theatre practitioners witnessed bullying within the perioperative environment 39% of theatre practitioners asked to do things outside of their role scope 86% of theatre practitioners concerned about patient safety due to bullying in the workplace Poor mental health amongst nurses and the effect it has on patient care is one of the most […]

Technology social enterprise Appt Health wins Innovate UK funding to improve population health

The UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, has awarded a promising technology start-up funding to ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while reducing health inequalities. Appt Health plans to take on this Grand Challenge mission by working with care providers to increase the uptake of […]

One born every minute? 4 born every second!

New interactive counter designed by Stem Cell Storage Company Smart Cells reveals how many babies are born on each continent, every second, minute and hour that passes. They also revealed the percentage of children under 5 who have the blood disease anaemia, had access to prenatal healthcare and had a healthcare professional attend the birth. […]

More than a quarter of people who die from liver disease in hospital have no previous admission in the year before their death

New data released today at the largest conference for liver clinicians reveals that around 5,200 people die from liver disease in hospital in England each year. Of these, 30% of those have not had an admission in the year before death. On admission to hospital time is of the essence in saving these seriously ill […]

Strengthening Allied Health Professionals’ contribution to health and wellbeing

An Allied Health Professions Director from NHS Grampian has accepted the position of Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University (RGU) to collaboratively support changes in healthcare delivery to meet the challenges of an ageing population. Delivering the integrated healthcare models of tomorrow will mean that training for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), such as Physiotherapists, Dietitians […]

Bowel cancer outcomes in Wales amongst the poorest in Europe

An alarmingly low number of eligible people in Wales take part in bowel screening programmes, and the majority of the country’s health boards breach waiting times for tests that can diagnose bowel cancer. This evidence was gathered during a recent one-day inquiry into endoscopy services in Wales, held by the National Assembly’s Health, Social Care […]

THOUSANDS MORE CARE WORKERS NEEDED IN WALES BY 2030

Wales will need thousands more people to work in caring roles with adults and children by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the growing demand for care services and provide support for communities across the country. To help attract more people to work in care, a national campaign called WeCare has been launched […]

West Midlands campaign to stamp out modern slavery

Anti-Slavery Day, on Thursday 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery. Slavery is the fastest growing organised-crime in the world, hidden in plain sight, and many are unaware it exists in communities and businesses. Figures released by the National Crime Agency in 2017 stated that 116 different nationalities were […]

Kick your knee pain into touch with a little help at home from Joint Health Matters!

Knee pain is a common complaint which affects people of all ages and can occur at any time in our lives whether we’re on the golf course or getting out of the bath. In the majority of cases, with good advice and self-management, the pain will settle without the need to see a GP or […]

Local patients using innovative NHS app to get advice on healthcare

An innovative app is proving very popular with patients across the West Midlands who need advice on where to go and what to do if they have an urgent healthcare concern. Launched a year ago, Ask NHS is a free smartphone app giving patients more flexibility in accessing healthcare advice and support. The app is […]