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  1. News Article
    Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in European countries, including the UK as well as the US, Canada and Australia. Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and experts say chances of infection are low. It occurs mostly in remote parts of central and west African countries, near tropical rainforests. There are two main strains of virus - west African and central African. Two of the infected patients in the UK travelled from Nigeria, so it is likely that they are suffering from the
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    New figures leaked to HSJ show the true volume of 12-hour waiters in emergency departments is more than four times higher than official statistics suggest. Internal NHS England figures for February and March show around one in five admissions through ED waited more than 12 hours from arriving until being admitted to a ward – equating to around 158,000 cases. The official stats published by NHSE record a slightly different, and shorter, time period, from ‘decision to admit’ to admission. There were around 39,000 of these cases in the same two months, which equates to 4 per cent of adm
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    More than half of people hospitalised with Covid-19 still have at least one symptom two years after they were first infected, according to the longest follow-up study of its kind. While physical and mental health generally improve over time, the analysis suggests that coronavirus patients discharged from hospital still tend to experience poorer health and quality of life than the general population. The research was published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. “Our findings indicate that for a certain proportion of hospitalised Covid-19 survivors, while they may have cleared the ini
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    Women and babies in the UK are “dying needlessly” because of a lack of suitable medicines to use in pregnancy, according to a report that calls for a radical overhaul of maternal health. A “profound” shortage of research and the widespread exclusion of pregnant and breastfeeding women from clinical trials means hardly any new drugs are approved for common medical problems in pregnancy or soon after childbirth, the report finds. Meanwhile, scarce or contradictory information about the safety of existing medicines women may be taking for continuing conditions can make it impossible to
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    Long COVID Physio will host the Long COVID Physio International Forum in partnership with Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and Fisiocamera, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Realize Canada. The two day online forum will bring the lived experience to Long COVID, disability and rehabilitation. The Long COVID Physio International Forum is suitable for any audience, including health and social care professionals, people living with or affected by Long COVID or other conditions, academics, service providers, policymakers, students of allied health and rehabilitation professions
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    This conference focuses on developing psychological safety in your clinical team or healthcare organisation. This conference will enable you to: Network with colleagues who are working to deliver and enhance psychological safety. Understand the concept of psychological safety and how it can improve staff wellbeing and patient safety. Learn from outstanding practice in local, national and international psychological safety programmes. Implement practices and steps that improve psychological safety. Develop your skills in compassionate leadership.
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    An NHS boss who had a stroke was taken to A&E by her husband rather than calling for an ambulance because of concerns over long waits. In a series of tweets, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Deborah Lee praised his swift actions. She said he had "bundled her into his car", last week, after she had showed the signs of a stroke because he had heard her "lamenting ambulance delays". She is recovering but says it may have been different if they had called 999. Waits for an ambulance in England are the longest since new targets were introduced, in 2017.
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    To recognise and celebrate International Nurses Day, this webinar will shine a light on nurses who are working in challenging environments around the world. You will hear stories from nurses who have experienced work in communities that have become affected by conflict and natural disaster, and who have maintained healthcare delivery when routine services have been interrupted. Through this webinar the aim is to learn through the experiences of others, so we can improve our current day to day practices and learn how to provide effective support to those working in crisis situations. View
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    In an ongoing effort to improve care and support for elderly women and women’s health satisfaction and outcomes in general, the government have published their report summarising written responses from 436 organisations and experts from the Women’s Health Strategy call for evidence. The organisations that contributed to the report included participants from the charity sector, academia, professional bodies, clinicians, royal colleges and other general experts in women’s health. The topics highlighted in the report include: Menstrual health and gynaecological conditions, inclu
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    Priority topics The top 5 topics respondents want DHSC to prioritise for inclusion are: gynaecological conditions (63%) fertility, pregnancy, pregnancy loss and postnatal support (55%) the menopause (48%) menstrual health (47%) mental health (39%). This selection varies most notably by age, with topics rising in importance as they correspond with each stage of a woman’s life course. Other popular topics include research into health issues or medical conditions that affect women (34%), gynaecological cancers (30%), and the health impacts of violenc
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    Hospital inspectors have uncovered repeated maternity failings and expressed serious concern about the safety of mothers and babies in Sheffield just days after a damning report warned there had been hundreds of avoidable baby deaths in Shrewsbury. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found Sheffield teaching hospitals NHS foundation trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in England, had failed to make the required improvements to services when it visited in October and November, despite receiving previous warnings from the watchdog. As well as concerns across the wider trust, a focused i
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    The 10 key lessons: Dedicate sufficient time and resource to engage with end users. Co-design or co-production with end users is an essential tool when implementing technology. Identify the need and its wider impact on the system, not a need for a technology. Explore the motivators and barriers that might influence user uptake of an innovation. Ignore information governance requirements at your peril. Don’t be afraid to tailor the innovation along the journey. Ensure adequate training is built in for services using the technology. Embedding the
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    The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ International Forums informs and inspires healthcare leaders, practitioners and patients towards a better, safer and higher quality of care. By attending, you will have the chance to advance your learning of quality improvement methodologies, share and deliberate ideas that can improve outcomes for your patients and communities. At the International Forum in Sydney now postponed to 24-26 July, you will hear about the key themes in healthcare in Australasia, and you will consider how perspectives from around the world can support and in
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    Staff failed to provide kind and compassionate care and did not treat children with respect at a private hospital downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’, a report by health inspectors has revealed. Huntercombe Hospital Stafford was placed in special measures in 2016, but was rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission two years later. Now, its first inspection under provider Huntercombe Young People Ltd in October 2021 has exposed a raft of safety concerns and instances of poor care. Huntercombe Young People Ltd took over the service in February 2021. Heavy reliance on agency s