Monday, 7 October 2013
Ambulance service to feature in Channel 4 documentary East Midlands Ambulance Service, which serves the county, is to feature in a Channel 4 documentary series which starts on Monday, October 7. Northamptonshire Telegraph
'Flying' care visits 'disgraceful' Short care visits mean disabled people must choose between staying thirsty or using the toilet, a charity warns, amid claims the practice is rising in England. BBC News
Burham acts on "cover-up slurs" Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham will not accept "slurs on his character" from his Conservative counterpart Jeremy Hunt, a Labour spokesman has said. BBC News
Union anger at health pay proposal Unions criticise government moves to halt a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff in England, arguing they deserve to be rewarded for holding the health service together. BBC News
- Ministers want to stop NHS pay rises Channel 4 News
- Jeremy Hunt on collision course as he says no to NHS pay rises The Guardian
Walking an hour a day may help cut breast cancer risk “Women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer by 14%,” The Guardian reports. A new study has found that even moderate regular exercise is associated with lower risk of cancer.
This US cancer prevention study involved over 73,000 postmenopausal women who were tracked for 17 years.
How to improve the way medical research is applied in frontline care Collaborations for leadership in applied health research aim to encourage staff in the NHS to adopt research-informed practices.
Children who report abuse are often ignored, says NSPCC When children tell adults they are being abused, their confidants only take action in just over half of cases, according to a study by the NSPCC. Eight out of 10 abused under-18s tried to tell an adult, according to research based on interviews with 60 young adults. But adults acted in only 58 per cent of cases. The Independent
Number of A&E units missing Government targets trebles
The number of A&E units missing targets has trebled in a year, as the Government was accused of presiding over an unprecedented “summer A&E crisis”. The Independent
Unbranded cigarette packaging ‘is a deterrent’ - but the Government has no plans to introduce it
The Government has insisted it has no plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging, despite a major new study suggesting that the strategy is likely to deter young smokers. The Independent
Women with severe mental illness face high risk of attack Women with severe mental health problems are 10 times more likely to be attacked than the rest of the population, research published today has revealed. The Independent
- Mentally ill crime victims 'ignored' BBC News