Cannabidiol Gummy Bears, frosty relations and NHS money worries

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Not just an ordinary bear For the first time, plant-based Cannabidiol (a legal extract of Cannabis, also known as CBD) is available in gummy bear form. London based Love Hemp sold through their initial stock of over 2,000 bears in under 48 hours of trading, seemingly to the surprise of their manufacturer. Designed as a food supplement, each fruit-flavoured bear contains 10mg Cannabidiol and is enriched with Vitamins B12 & D3. The CBD...

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Two thirds of people support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in NHS | 0 comments

A new survey by the British Medical Association has found that two thirds of people across the UK1 (65 per cent) support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system2. The survey, which questioned 2011 members of the public, also found that while two out of three people (66%) want to donate their organs at death only a third (39%) are signed up to the organ donation register. Currently England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have an opt-in organ...

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How Can eLearning be Used in Social Care?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Tackling the issue of how best to keep on top of staff training and development has been discussed for a long time — and perhaps technology is finally creating solutions. Is eLearning a way forward in staff development in the social care sector? The demand for health and social care services has grown faster than resources can manage, causing increasing pressure on staff. Now more than ever, in order to maintain a high standard of care for...

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Politicians must show courage to support care reform and improve funding, says NHS Confederation

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 1 comment

Responding to today’s (24 February) NHS Weekly Winter Operational Update, Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation which represents health service organisations across England, said: “This does demonstrate the NHS’s resilience and willingness to respond in the face of unprecedented demand. “The period over Christmas has been one of real achievement although it has not been without cost, as clinical staff and managers have been...

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Satisfaction with life: The UK government’s bid to measure happiness

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The UK government recently announced plans to “measure happiness” in the country, at an apparent cost of £2 million. The Prime Minister’s argument for this being that GDP is too crude a measure for the achievements of a nation or, more likely, a government dealing in deficit reduction. In the last couple of days the ONS announced what questions would be included in the ‘happiness survey’, with the key question being one of...

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