Statement from Doctors in Unite over the Dr Bawa-Garba case

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

The recent High Court decision on the case of Dr Bawa-Garba has caused us great concern. We deeply regret the tragic death of Jack Adcock in 2011, and any distress that may be caused by our comments. We have the utmost respect for Jack’s family and our sympathies are with them. We believe however, that the issues raised are of grave importance to the future of the medical profession in the UK and must be addressed. The actions of our regulator,...

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How can we assess which particular workplace factors influence employee wellbeing?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

[Extract from today’s blog] …  While research continues into the many factors that influence wellbeing in the workplace, we do know enough to have developed a simple model that several organisations, including BT, have adopted. This evidence-based model identifies five main drivers of wellbeing in the workplace, in order of importance: Health, Relationships (both drivers ranked of equal importance) Security, Environment (both...

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Positive results for personalised care from Maternity Survey 2017, but further improvements needed to continuity of care

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

More than 18,000 women have responded to the Maternity Survey 2017, which is the biggest source of data on people’s experiences of maternity care in England. The results come at an interesting time; in 2015 NHS England announced a major review of national maternity services. As part of this review, the Better Births report (2016) outlined seven priority areas where improvements are needed. Personalised care was one of these priority areas – and...

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30,000 medical records stolen following phishing attack – comment from Agari

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari, comments: “The theft of 30,000 medical records from a database in Florida is only the latest in a long line of incidents showing how vulnerable the healthcare sector is to deceptive emails. Our research has found that the healthcare sector is targeted by more deceptive email than any other, with 92 per cent of all email domains carrying fraudulent emails. While email security training should be...

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New research shows just 5% of adults have the skills and confidence to provide first aid in emergency situations

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Three UK charities call on the government to make first aid a compulsory part of the school curriculum Three of the UK’s largest charities are seeking public support for first aid to become a compulsory part of the school curriculum, following new research which shows more than nine in ten adults (95%) would not be able to save lives in first aid emergencies. (1) The British Red Cross, St John Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation – who...

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