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NHSE to Restart Immediate Non-Covid Care
The NHS has a six-week action plan in place for prioritized healthcare service areas as it is to resume a range of urgent non-coronavirus services.
NHS’ Recovery from Covid – Full of Complexity, Uncertainty and Controversy
Our recent analysis of a letter from Sir Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, clearly shows that resuming routine will be anything but an easy task.
Coronavirus Fear – A cause of death for children?
According to eminent paediatricians in the country, children may have succumbed to non-coronavirus health issues because they are late in visiting hospitals for treatment amidst growing concerns that NHS 111 may be offering wrong advice that they should stay at home.
Save money and NHS by stopping smoking
We all know the NHS is struggling financially, and there is a need for more backing. However, in 2020, it is fair to say many people across the country could manage their finances better.
NHS speaks out against fad diets
There is no denying that obesity is a significant problem in the United Kingdom.
The ambulance scheme using urgent care practitioners to prevent admission to hospital
By responding to 999 calls and treating patients in the community, nurses have helped to prevent hundreds of unnecessary admissions to hospitals in North West England.
Migraines are significant headache for sufferers and NHS
There is an extensive array of ailments and conditions which leave people in need of medical treatment. While you may not think all conditions are as severe, to the sufferer, any significant problem is one which must be dealt with as best as possible.
How people can support the NHS
A lot has been said as to what people can do to support the NHS. There are online petitions available for people to sign, and people must keep on top of politicians to ensure they maintain their promises.
Nurse holds Prime Minister to account
While it is easy for politicians to make promises during an election campaign, it is often difficult for people to hold politicians to account.
NHS must capitalise on digital advances
In 2020 and beyond, it is vital the NHS utilises digital technology. There is a chance to save time and money while offering a more exceptional standard of service to patients. While there will be delays and teething problems associated with digital technology, the short and long-term benefits should be enough to ensure the NHS benefits, and patients are adequately supported.
Government Promise to NHS Enshrined in Law
Even though the compelling majority held by the Conservative Government indicates they have considerable support across the country, many people don’t trust politicians.
Gambling Addiction on Rise for NHS
A major issue for the NHS is the world is changing, and the organisation needs to adapt. There are new problems and pressures in the world, with gambling becoming a bigger issue today.
Free Parking in Hospital Car Parks on its Way
While there are many issues with the NHS, a significant contention has been the lack of free hospital parking. Many people have suffered because of the costs associated with parking at hospitals, including staff members.
Coronavirus Infection: Role of Biomedical Science
The Wuhan coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is part of a family of viruses named for the effect created by spike proteins on their shells, or capsids. Seven kinds of coronavirus can infect people according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Do people trust Boris on NHS?
While it was positive to hear so many great things about the NHS in the build-up to the General Election, it is easy to see why many people have concerns about these promises coming true. Many political experts and politicians have already spoken out about the Prime Minister, and whether he is the right person to implement the commitments he has announced for the NHS.
Ageing Workforce A NHS Concern
While it is positive that the number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates is at an all-time high, there should be concerns regarding the ageing workforce of the NHS.
NHS Top Priority Says Johnson
With the Conservative Party winning a massive majority in the 2019 General Election, now is the time for the country to get down to business. While a lot of people are looking forward to Brexit finally happening, many people are questioning what impact the election will have on the NHS.
A pilot study analysing the effect of whole genome sequencing in healthcare
In the U.K, to understand the feasibility and psychological acceptability of genetic screening in a primary care setting, including how it changes clinician’s management decision, a pilot study is done.
The Conservatives' pledge for NHS
The manifesto of the party launched ahead of general election on 12 December stated to increase the nursing workforce by 50,000 for the NHS.
Changes required to allow more overseas Nurses to join NHS
There is no doubt that more needs to be done to help nursing professionals take up a role in the NHS. However, there is also a need to ensure competent staff members are brought in, allowing them to provide patients with the treatment they need and deserve.
Another Winter warning for NHS
Now we are into the middle of November, the temperature is dropping, and people are concerned about the onset of winter. Winter is a challenging time of year for many people, and it is an uncertain time for the NHS. Each year seems to see a warning being issued as to how the NHS will struggle, and 2019 is no exception.
Nurse shortages lead to assessment delays
There are times when a fast and accurate assessment is vital in caring for patients. Therefore, challenges in providing an initial evaluation on patients may place these patient’s health at risk.
NHS England Nursing vacancies hit record high
There is enough anecdotal evidence to suggest there is a shortage of nurses in the NHS in England. Many nursing professionals have stories to share about being overworked and a shortfall of professionals. However, there are recent figures which suggest the current number of vacancies is at a record high.
Overseas Doctors propping up NHS
Recent studies suggest overseas doctors coming to work for the NHS account for over 50% of the new medics in the country. The influx of foreign doctors is at its highest level for a generation.
Funding confusion for NHS Trusts
An announcement stating there would be 40 new hospitals built around the country is the sort of thing that would make many people very happy.
NHS also needs more GPs
There is a lot of discussion about how the NHS needs more nurses to cover a shortfall in its services. Nurses are the backbone of the NHS and are often the profession people refer to and cite when talking about supporting the organisation more effectively.
Should Government revisit national responsibilities?
There is no denying that more focus should be placed on protecting and helping the workforce of the NHS. Barely a week goes by without media headlines of the difficulties faced by NHS staff, and the knock-on effect this has on patients, and the general public.
Sizable boost for NHS frontline staff
The employees at the frontline of the NHS arguably have the toughest roles in the organisation. The healthcare professionals who deal with the public day in and day out bear the brunt of frustration and anger felt by many.
NHS can save by being savvy
Everyone knows the NHS has a financial problem that has left the organisation under pressure. Of course, when the NHS is under pressure, everyone feels the strain.
NHS buildings placing patients at risk due to lack of funding
You would assume that patient safety was paramount for the NHS, but there are concerns that people’s lives are at risk.
NHS turning to Asian Medical Professionals
Given the uncertainty about the UK’s relationship with the European Union if and when Brexit occurs, there are concerns about how the NHS will find employees.
NHS offering wearable tech to shift weight
Given the NHS is strapped for cash, there will be concerns about plans to invest in wearable fitness technology for patients. These devices are available in a range of shapes, sizes, and most importantly, prices.
NHS To Benefit From Political Posturing?
It would be fair to say many people have had enough of politics of late.
New Prime Minister Backing NHS?
A new Prime Minister means a lot of questions that need to be answered.
NHS turns to Alexa for help
With voice-driven technology becoming a more common feature at home, many people are pleased to learn NHS verified information will be available on Amazon devices.
Should NHS bribe smokers to quit?
With the NHS looking to save money, the thought of offering financial incentives to encourage people to stop smoking raises eyebrows amongst people.
GPs need to be retained
There is a lot of focus on the need to bring new medical professionals into the NHS.
Patient Safety Awards Winners 2019
Twenty-two category winners were celebrated at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in Manchester on Tuesday night.
Emergency beds being used as routine
With hospitals facing higher demand and new pressures, a report by the British Medical Association, the BMA, suggests patients receive treatment in temporary or emergency beds.
Could Volunteers Help NHS?
There are many times in life when volunteers have a hugely positive impact. A lot of significant events and activities only take place due to the support provided by people who don’t get paid for their actions.
NHS Trusts need to work harder to retain Nurses
A leading NHS Trust has increased its efforts to retain employees.
Will people turn to technology for medical guidance?
Many people are looking towards technology in the hope of finding a solution to the NHS’ problems.
Warning for NHS Trust
There are many factors that NHS Trusts are evaluated on. It is understandable that finances are necessary, but for most people, NHS Trusts must keep people safe and provide a level of care for patients. If a Trust doesn’t provide this, they fail in their duties and improvement is needed.
Physio and OT mobility team save NHS Grampian £3 million
A physiotherapist and an occupational therapist have helped NHS Grampian save nearly £3 million, by providing patients with mobility assessments within A&E.
NHS Trusts need to make greater savings
When it comes to NHS Trusts, there is an acceptance that each one is unique with its pressure and challenges.
World No Tobacco Day
Friday the 31st of May 2019 is World No Tobacco Day. While most people know the danger of tobacco, and the negative impact it has on lives, many people still smoke.
NHS trusts putting patients at risk
While it is no secret that the NHS is struggling financially, many people might be shocked to learn many NHS Trusts are paying their suppliers late.
NHS staff shortages must be addressed
Most people are aware that the NHS has issues with staffing. There isn’t enough money in the healthcare organisation to employ enough nurses and healthcare professionals to meet demand.
Lack of basic Maths and English hampering Nurses
Even though there is an increasing demand for nurses, the Chief Executive of Health Education England has admitted that thousands of willing candidates rejected from accessing nursing associate courses.
Primary care will need 6,000 more physios, say thinktanks
The NHS in England will need 6,000 more full-time equivalent physiotherapists to be working in general practice in a decade’s time, health experts predict.
Nurses will be supported, claims Chief Nursing Officer
With renewed calls for increased funding for nurses, there will be a positive reaction to comments made by the Chief Executive of NHS England.
Stress related illnesses impacting on NHS staff
It will come as no surprise to learn that NHS employees are under stress and pressure. While many of the people who work for the NHS do so with the hope of helping others.
Public satisfaction with NHS lowest In a decade
It is no surprise to learn many people in the UK are no longer happy with the service provided by the NHS. There is a great deal of sympathy for the organisation.
Are NHS targets still relevant?
There have been calls for NHS targets to be removed with the Chairman of the NHS, Lord Prior, saying that these targets have had their day.
NHS figures for A&E targets hit lowest level
It is common knowledge that the NHS is under pressure, so it is no surprise to learn that targets are being met for many departments.
Concerns over true cost of NHS Trust mergers
Given the pressure on the NHS, it is understandable why some people suggest merging NHS Trusts in order to save money and provide better value for money.
Atlantis Medical first audit of 2019 Results
Atlantis Medical is delighted to announce the results of our first audit of 2019.
Brexit will not be good for NHS
While there are still many people who believe that Brexit will offer many long-term benefits, Professor Menon points out that there will be challenges in the short and medium term.
New App aiming to alleviate pressure on GP Surgeries
There are few things more frustrating for people than the 8 am rush in trying to book an appointment with a GP. With so many people phoning in at the same time, a lot of people who are sick and in need of help are left frustrated at how quickly appointments are filled.
Call for continual professional development for Nurses
No matter the profession, employees want to feel as though there is scope for development.
Nurses most affected occupation by immigration system changes
With Brexit looming, there is an increasing focus on the NHS and how Brexit will impact it.
Scanning equipment could bring more equality to NHS
If there is one thing that stands the NHS apart from the healthcare systems provided in other countries is that the NHS is for everyone.
Missing medical professionals causes concern
Immigration is a hot topic these days in the United Kingdom, and a lot of people are realising that the NHS is going to be affected.
Missed appointments harms NHS
Even though most people are fully supportive of the NHS, there are things that many people do which harms the NHS.
Festive spirit poses problems for many people
The holiday season will hopefully be a happy and enjoyable one for people, but there are many barriers to fun and enjoyment at this time of year.
Can additional funds be promised to NHS now?
While most people are pleased to hear about more money being allocated or promised to the NHS, the money must be provided.
What happens if no Brexit withdrawal agreement?
On the 11th of December, there will be a vote in the House of Commons to approve the departure of the UK from the EU. The Prime Minister is currently trying to drum up support and backing, but with a slim majority, there is a feeling that the PM won’t be able to get the motion passed.
NHS wage bill increased by staff vacancies
Most people accept that an increase in vacant posts will often lead to an increase in temporary posts. This is the case in important industries and in the United Kingdom, there are not many industries more important than the NHS.
UK performing admirably on health worker density
The Global Burden of Disease, the GBD, was published in The Lancet and it features involvement from over 3,500 professionals from more than 140 countries.
Cowper's Cut: The perlexity in digits
It seems like the Treasury is not taking the entire NHS funding seriously! The chancellor, Phillip Hammond’s recent speech on NHS funding, has got an amazing reference to this context.
Children’s lives in U.K are in danger because of the delayed treatment
Recently, very shocking news grabbed everyone’s attention. A report from a HSJ investigation revealed that more than five hundred children have to wait more than a year to get the treatment of Tier 3 child and adolescent mental health services.
Technology for a better future
Undoubtedly, what is important is the health of each and every patient. Nowadays, technology can complete a lot of actions and calculations that humans are not able to do.
World Mental Health Day
The reality of mentally ill people is one of the silent truths of our present-day society. Millions of people are suffering from anxiety, OCD, depression and other disorders each and every day.
International Day of Sign Languages
Today, in the modern era, sign languages are considered as a usual language just like any other language. They are used by moving hands to express feelings and thoughts. It is combined with both manual and non-manual elements. Being a full-fledged language, they have their own grammar and lexicon.
The trend between IVF and multiple births
A new theory regarding the trend between IVF and twin births has been published by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
NHS Health Check is not received by all
According to a charity investigation, a huge number of people in England have failed to attain the Health Check arranged by the NHS. The NHS Health Check was arranged to provide advanced help to people for issues such as diabetes & heart disease.
Culling of regulators is a must to plan for the NHS workforce
Recently, it has been announced that a merger between the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and its neighbour, the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, is to go ahead together.
NHS faces little CRISIS in Nurse department in England
In recent times, the NHS has been facing a little fall in the number of nurses who were working in England. According to the figures, between 2017 and 2018 there has been a fall of 148 nurses in the NHS of England. This number includes whole time equivalent nurses as well as health visitors.
Another challenge occurs in front of NHS
The NHS is in the news again, this time the reason for it being in the news is due to the recent winter that affected Great Britain largely. The wicked weather conditions made the people suffer a lot due to its long stay till March.
The National Health Service Crux
A lot of noise is being making rounds regarding the NHS (National Health Service) issue recently. Among these ‘privatisation of NHS’ is mostly grabbing the attention of everyone. The most common debate that is being taking place these days is whether NHS will be privatised or not?
Will the NHS be privatised?
While there have been many opinions and claims about the NHS of late, one of the most commonly repeated discussions is that people are trying to privatise the NHS. Given that the NHS is the envy of the world, you would think that this is strange but equally, you can see why there is a huge opportunity to make money through the privatisation of one of the most famous names in the world.
How will the NHS fare under new Health Secretary?
With the new Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, still being younger than 40 years old, many people are questioning whether he can lead the NHS through an incredibly trying time in its history.
Good communication can improve patient’s health
Communication should be at the heart of every good organisation and there is no doubt that improved communication should be an aim of the NHS. There are many issues that the NHS needs to deal with but improving communication between departments could lead to a better level of care for patients, and the findings of a recent study suggest that improved communication could enhance the level of care being provided to injured and critically ill patients.
New funding for Ambulance Trust
It would be fair to say that the most recent winter was an extremely challenging one in Great Britain. The fact that the difficult weather conditions continued all the way through into March was bad enough, but the upheaval caused by the snow meant that many people struggled.
Happy Birthday to our NHS
There has been a lot of things for British people to focus on in the past week but the 70th birthday of the NHS is one of the most important things.
England tries to hold on to EU Nursing staff
Simon Stevens, head of England’s NHS, has asked hospital trusts to interact with the EU nurses, in a bid to motivate them to stay on in the country, post Brexit.
UK space technology assisting NHS
While it is only right that there are many celebrations regarding the 70th anniversary of the NHS, there is always a need for the organisation to look forward. This is why news that there is a search for innovative technology solutions to a range of serious health issues and challenges should be welcomed within the UK.