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  1. News Article
    Obesity has reached “epidemic proportions” in Europe, the World Health Organization says, as a major report shows the disease is causing 200,000 cancer cases and 1.2 million deaths a year. In the first such study for 15 years, the WHO said overweight and obesity rates had hit deadly levels and were “still escalating”. No country in the region was on track to meet the WHO global noncommunicable disease (NCD) target of halting the rise of obesity by 2025, it said. Across Europe, 59% of adults are overweight or obese as well as 8% of children under five and one in three children of scho
  2. News Article
    Health officials say they are now investigating unexplained cases of hepatitis in children in four European countries and the US. Cases of hepatitis, or liver inflammation, have been reported in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and the US, health officials say. Last week UK health authorities said they had detected higher than usual cases of the infection among children. The cause of the infections is not yet known. The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) did not specify how many cases have been found in the four European countries in total. But the World Hea
  3. Content Article
    The webinar featured a number of presentations: France Duvivier, Vice President of the Belgian Oncology Pharmacist Practitioners (BOPP) presented the results of a survey of Belgian pharmacists conducted in 2020 Daniel Schuermans, Vice President of the Belgian Association of Nurses spoke about the changes to the European Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers against the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work and what this looks like in practice in Belgium Ian Lindsley, Secretary of the European Biosafety Network, gave a presentation outlinin
  4. News Article
    The UK's top public health doctor says anyone with a persistent cough and fever should not dismiss it as Covid - and should consider other infectious illnesses like tuberculosis (TB). Dr Jenny Harries' warning comes as provisional data shows there were 4,430 cases recorded in England in 2021, despite sharp declines in recent years. Charities are calling for more funding to tackle the disease around the world. They say the pandemic and conflicts have set back progress worldwide. In 2020, global deaths because of tuberculosis ranked second to Covid for any infectious disease.
  5. Content Article
    This is a joint consultation published by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Ministry of Justice. The Mental Capacity Act applies in England and Wales, but some aspects of its application are devolved in Wales. The Welsh Government has therefore informed this consultation. The LPS will apply to people over the age of 16, and the Department for Education has been involved in the development of this new system. This briefing paper from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) provides a summary of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, an amendment to the Mental Ca
  6. News Article
    Hospitals across Ukraine are “desperate” for medical supplies, doctors have warned, as oxygen stores are hit and other vital health supplies run low amid bombardment from Russian forces. UK-based Ukrainian doctors have issued an urgent appeal for donations of supplies as they travel to eastern Europe in response to reports of shortages of medical equipment and medicines. The World Health Organisation warned on Sunday evening that oxygen supplies in Ukraine were “dangerously low” as trucks were unable to transport oxygen supplies from plants to hospitals across the country. Dr Vo
  7. Event
    This webinar from The European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) on 29 March at 14:00 BST (15.00 CEST) will look at the Flemish Institute for Quality of Care (VIKZ). VIKZ is a network organisation financed by the Flemish government that has as primary goal to measure, follow up and publicly report quality and safety of care in the Flemish healthcare sector for the purpose of quality improvement. The objectives of the webinar are to: present the methodology used. give an overview of preliminary results. discuss challenges and future objectives of the VIKZ.
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    The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) invites you to join its Parliament roundtable debate entitled “Preventing Medication errors across European hospitals to protect patient safety: Launch of the White Paper on Medication Errors and Traceability” , taking place on 22 March 2022 from 11:30 to 13:30 CET, on Zoom. The EAASM has been coordinating the European Collaborative Action on Medication Errors and Traceability (ECAMET) with the overall objective to markedly reduce medication errors (MEs) at European and national levels, to protect and enhance patient safety and th
  9. Content Article
    Results More participants receiving ketamine reached full remission of suicidal ideas at day three than those receiving placebo: 46 (63.0%) of 83 participants in the ketamine arm and 25 (31.6%) of 73 in the placebo arm (odds ratio 3.7 (95% confidence interval 1.9 to 7.3), P<0.001). This effect differed according to the diagnosis (treatment: P<0.001; interaction: P=0.02): bipolar (odds ratio 14.1 (95% confidence interval 3.0 to 92.2), P<0.001), depressive (1.3 (0.3 to 5.2), P=0.6), or other disorders (3.7 (0.9 to 17.3, P=0.07)). Side effects were limited and no manic or psychotic
  10. Content Article
    Contents includes: Foreword Editorial Strengthening health system resilience Enhancing participatory governance in health systems Transforming delivery of essential health services Creating surge capacity and rethinking skill mix Supporting and protecting health workers Use of digital health tools Addressing backlogs and managing waiting lists Intensive care capacities during COVID-19 European Union support for health systems Crossing the border for health care Towards a European Health Union
  11. Content Article
    In 2020, 4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales (equivalent to a rate of 79.5 deaths per million people); this is 3.8% higher than the number of deaths registered in 2019 (4,393 deaths; 76.7 deaths per million). A worrying statistic, which the Transform Drugs Policy Foundation describes as #50YearsOfFailure: "For over 50 years, the war on drugs has caused injustice, suffering and tragedy to communities across the world. It's time to bring it to an end." In summary there were a record 2996 drug-related deaths in 2020: opioid deaths up
  12. Content Article
    What's new in the NICE shared decision making guideline? The three main areas of recommendations are: organisational practise related and recommendations on communication and documentation. On an organisational level, the 2021 NICE guideline on shared decision making asks organisations to consider the following: making a senior leader accountable for the leadership and embedding of shared decision making appointing a patient director to work with this senior leader. The guidance also states that for effective shared decision making, appointments or c
  13. Content Article
    We are currently developing the Open Registry infrastructure in South West England, and are bringing together medical device manufacturers (from the world's largest to the smallest) and NHS trusts, with their surgeons that already have relationships with specific manufacturers. Using the system: a patient example Imagine that you are in a consultation with your surgeon, who advises that the mitral valve in your heart needs to be repaired. Your surgeon advises that this procedure can be done with minimally invasive surgery. They recommend using Device-X and you ask, "Why, what evidence
  14. Content Article
    The Buurtzorg onion model starts from the client perspective and works outwards to assemble solutions that bring independence and improved quality of life. The onion model assembles the building blocks for independence based on universal human values: People want control over their own lives for as long as possible People strive to maintain or improve their own quality of life People seek social interaction People seek ‘warm’ relationships with others. The professional attunes to the client and their context, taking into account the living environment
  15. Content Article
    The COGER study, designed by members of the Special Interest Group for Geriatric Rehabilitation of the European Geriatric Medical Society (EuGMS), study aims to: Explore the course of activities of daily living (ADL) recovery and influencing factors. Describe other outcomes after geriatric rehabilitation in post-COVID-19 patients. Describe geriatric rehabilitation services provided to post COVID-19 patients across Europe. The study group are presently looking for rehabilitation services to volunteer to support the work. By taking part you will help them to understand
  16. News Article
    Healthcare workers and patients are being put at risk not only from COVID-19 but other deadly diseases as a result of an increase in sharps injuries due to the pandemic. Sharps injuries are accidents where a needle or other medical sharp instrument penetrates the skin with the potential to transfer blood borne viruses, including HIV or hepatitis B or C, from the patient to healthcare worker and vice versa. Sharps injuries cause increased costs and disruption in the healthcare system, which have all been exacerbated by the pandemic anyway. Sharps injuries also have a major emotional and m
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