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    A global alert has been issued over four cough syrups after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned they could be linked to the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia. The syrups have been "potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children", it said. The products were manufactured by an Indian company, Maiden Pharmaceuticals, which had failed to provide guarantees about their safety, the WHO added. The WHO identified the medicines as Promethazine Oral Solution, Kofexmalin Baby Cough Syrup, Makoff Baby Cough Syrup and Magrip N Cold Syrup. The four pr
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    An MP who has just become a ministerial assistant in the Department of Health and Social Care has called for ‘underperforming’ NHS managers to be ‘sacked’, claiming some executives in the health service earn up to £500,000 per year. James Sunderland, who was made a Department of Health and Social Care parliamentary private secretary just days ago, told a Conservative party conference fringe event that money spent on executives should be reinvested into the coal face. Mr Sunderland, MP for Bracknell since 2019, also said the NHS is “better funded now than at any time in its history”.
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    A coroner has raised concerns about a mental heath trust where staff falsified records made on the night a man died. Eliot Harris, 48, died in the Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth, run by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT), in April 2020. Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said that, two years on, staff were still not recording observations properly. The 48-year-old, who had schizophrenia, had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after he became agitated at his care home and refused to take medication. He was taken to Northgate Hospital and, after a period in
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    Coroner's concerns Substantial evidence was heard at the inquest with regard to observations which were not carried out in respect of Eliot Harris in accordance with NSFT’s Policy and with regard to staff not undergoing training and assessment of their competency to carry out observations correctly. Quality audits undertaken following Eliot Harris’s death, show that observations are still not being carried out and recorded in accordance with NSFT’s most recent policy – more than two years following Eliot’s death. Not all staff have completed training with regard to carrying out of obser
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    The conference theme, ‘The Surgical Multidisciplinary Team: delivering safe, skilled, and effective care’ will focus on career progression for various practitioner groups whilst exploring the benefits of working collectively in a modern surgical team. Delegates will hear personal experiences of the challenges faced from the perspective of a Surgical First Assistant (SFA) and a consultant and a surgical trainee’s experience of working with non-medical practitioners. In addition, delegates will hear presentations on the need for a professional indemnity cover and much more. Re
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    Treating trauma can be traumatic. The UK now has over 30 major trauma centres which treat more than 40,000 patients with traumatic injuries each year. For people under the age of 40, trauma remains a leading cause of death, and trauma survivors often experience life-changing injury and long-term disability. This study day examines the impact of various traumatic injuries on patients and the teams who care for them. Exploring burns, orthopaedic and battlefield trauma, as well as how to manage mass casualty events, you’ll learn about a wide range of trauma care scenarios. The speakers will
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    This ASCEND (acquiring skills, career exploration, networking and development) webinar aims to help students and newly qualified practitioners to develop the practical and personal skills needed to succeed during the early years of their perioperative career. It will focus on two main skills - leadership and the management of anaesthetic emergencies. Leadership is often mistaken for something that only comes with vast experience in a particular discipline. We will be re-examining ‘what is leadership?’ and introducing some leadership opportunities available early in your perioperative care
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    Local public health systems have recently been tested to an unprecedented degree. The pandemic response since March 2020 has necessitated the scaling up of diagnostic and testing capacity, enhanced collaborative working across the health system and a rapidly assembled nationwide vaccination programme. This free online event from the King's Fund will provide an opportunity to share experiences and lessons from the public health response to the pandemic, including how local systems have mobilised and collaborated, the barriers faced by those designing and delivering services and prioritie
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    Population health is an increasingly clear and important priority for the health and care system and is key in addressing health inequalities. This is clear in the NHS Long Term Plan, in the 2022 Health and Care Act, and in the current and likely future policy landscape. A population health-led approach to health and care aims to improve physical and mental health outcomes, promote wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across an entire population. Whether you’re working in an integrated care system (ICS), primary care network, a national body, community group, or you’re someone wi
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    On 1 July, integrated care systems (ICSs) became statutory bodies following changes brought about by the Health and Care Act 2022. Through keynote speeches, panel debates and practical case study sessions, this King's Fund virtual conference will explore how to make the most of the opportunities created by the current reforms and deliver meaningful improvements in quality of care and population health. Register
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    The health and care sector is undergoing fundamental change and facing profound challenges. As it continues to deal with the impact of Covid-19, which has exacerbated the workforce crisis and health inequalities, the Health and Care Act introduces changes to how health and care services are organised and delivered with the aim of integrating care for people in England. The King’s Fund annual conference 2022 will bring together leaders from across the health and care system. Through keynote speeches, panel debates and interactive workshops, you can join peers to explore the impact of curre
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    Tackling inequalities is of vital importance to improving health outcomes. Join top experts from healthcare, science and policy at this full-day conference, in partnership with NHS England. Taking place at the Royal Society of Medicine in Central London, you’ll connect with the latest research and thinking on health inequalities, including at a networking event in the evening. The conference will include key speakers and panel sessions in the morning. The panels will focus on the importance of the key clinical areas outlined in the Core20PLUS5 approach and the role of national organi