The smart way to safeguard against Legionella in hospitals and healthcare

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Not even healthcare organisations are exempt from Legionella outbreaks. Andy Smith, National Business Development Manager, Clearwater Technology, explains how they can be best avoided For hospitals and healthcare organisations, preventing patients, staff and visitors from contracting Legionnaire’s disease is an everyday battle. The potentially fatal disease is at its most deadly in healthcare facilities, with new-born and elderly patients the...

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The Third Era of health and social care

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in ERA 3, Public Health | 0 comments

The Third Era group is a small network of academics, care professionals, managers and politicians who share an interest in making our health and social care systems better.  They share the view that as the era of markets and competition ends there will be a valuable opportunity to address some of the long-term issues which face our care systems. The group’s emphasis is on solutions that a progressive government could implement. The group is...

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Midwifery; not just numbers

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

More than 3,000 midwifery training course places will be created over the next four years as part of plans to meet NHS staffing demands. However, this plan isn’t as simple as recruiting thousands more students as they requires the infrastructure to support them. We need more tutors, more on-site resources and perhaps more importantly, more mentors  and capacity in placement areas – which currently are under immense strain. Not only that,...

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Era 3 – A Better Care System; Design Principles and Assumptions

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in ERA 3 | 0 comments

A “Vision” might be an overstatement but there has to be a clear statement of aims – to improve care for all – to develop (over 2 terms) into a care system designed to increase population well being through prevention, early intervention, excellent primary, secondary and tertiary planned and emergency care and long term support. The system should be delivering outcomes comparable with the best in the world, reducing inequalities and being...

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Online assessment helps people understand their risk of Colorectal Cancer

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

A free online ‘risk assessment’ from a leading U.S.-based hospital is helping people around the world take positive steps to reduce their risk of developing colorectal cancer, and giving doctors more data on the risk factors associated with the disease. A Free Five-Minute Questionnaire from the United States’ Cleveland Clinic Analyzes Lifestyle and Family History to Check Whether Risk is Low, Medium or High, and Recommends Next Steps for...

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UK BOSSES RISKING WORKFORCE STRESS BURNOUT 

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

UK BUSINESSES are in danger of having their workforces experience burnout through stress, as despite a huge number feeling stressed at work, few bosses are doing anything to help. 45% of UK businesses do nothing to help alleviate workers’ stress  Despite 25% of workers being less productive when stressed Hospitality, leisure and transport bosses least likely to offer ways for staff to manage stress levels For those British adults in employment,...

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The launch of WeMa Life: Connecting health and care providers with consumers

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

On 27 February 2018, WeMa Life officially launched its online marketplace and app, which aims to connect care in the community. For the vast majority of people, there is nothing more important than their health or their loved ones’ wellbeing. However, while so many aspects of our day-to-day lives have benefited from the proliferation of new, easy-to-use and affordable technologies, the world of healthcare has almost been left behind....

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