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Study: 70% of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in new delayed discharge target in hospitals

Study: 70% of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in new delayed discharge target in hospitals

As the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new two-week discharge target in hospitals from 1st April 2015, a new study has found 70 per cent of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in the policy and do not believe it will help reduce delays. [More]
New 'Connected Health Cities’ initiative launched to improve health, social care in the English regions

New 'Connected Health Cities’ initiative launched to improve health, social care in the English regions

FOUR new health and social care information projects, aimed at tackling major health challenges by catalysing ‘big picture’ data through the collective expertise of the region’s universities, teaching hospitals and local authorities, are being launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today (Wednesday 18 March). [More]
EMAS position statement on ten-point guide to integral management of menopausal health published

EMAS position statement on ten-point guide to integral management of menopausal health published

Elsevier journal Maturitas, today announced the publication of a position statement by the European Menopause and Andropause Society covering the ten- point guide to the integral management of menopausal health. [More]
Preventing falls in care homes: an interview with Professor Pip Logan

Preventing falls in care homes: an interview with Professor Pip Logan

Older people living in care homes fall three times more frequently than individuals who still live in their own homes. There is often debate over the idea of people going into care homes as a solution to the fact they are falling at home but they can still fall in the care home. [More]
Fracture prevention project could help save millions

Fracture prevention project could help save millions

Bone fractures affect millions of people across the UK with 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 suffering from them . The cost of fragility fractures place a substantial economic burden on the health and social care system with the costs of fragility fractures in the region of £2.3bn . [More]
New evidence links autism risk genes to better cognitive function

New evidence links autism risk genes to better cognitive function

Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests. [More]
Local woman with breast cancer endorses University of Leicester's plans to transform medical education

Local woman with breast cancer endorses University of Leicester's plans to transform medical education

A 41-year-old woman from Leicester has spoken of the transformative influence of well-trained doctors as she backed the University of Leicester's Centre for Medicine Appeal, encouraging everyone to play a part in the development of a new generation of healthcare and medical education for the region. [More]
NICE measures for resisting microbial drug resistance

NICE measures for resisting microbial drug resistance

NICE has published draft guidelines to ensure that antibiotics continue to be effective in treating infections and are not rendered useless through the development of antimicrobial resistance. [More]
FOI Request by Bowel Cancer UK highlights big variation in tests for lynch syndrome

FOI Request by Bowel Cancer UK highlights big variation in tests for lynch syndrome

Bowel Cancer UK submitted the FOI request in November 2014 to every NHS trust in England, health board in Scotland and health and social care trust in Northern Ireland to establish the number of trusts/health boards which were implementing the testing for all bowel cancer patients under 50, as mandated by the Royal College of Pathologists. Lynch syndrome is responsible for around one in 12 cases of bowel cancer in people aged under 50. [More]
Hospital treatment far from home: an interview with Paul Lindsell, Managing Director at MindMetre Research

Hospital treatment far from home: an interview with Paul Lindsell, Managing Director at MindMetre Research

This is a generally accepted piece of received wisdom amongst clinicians and care professionals, which MindMetre validated through a series of qualitative interviews that preceded our quantitative study. [More]
EMAHSN seeks innovative projects focusing on cancer diagnosis and treatment

EMAHSN seeks innovative projects focusing on cancer diagnosis and treatment

A ‘call to action’ has been issued to seek innovative solutions to one of the East Midlands’ biggest healthcare challenges - cancer - which every year affects 23,000 people across the region. [More]
Researchers examine whether frequent visits to wards help nurses deliver patient-centred care

Researchers examine whether frequent visits to wards help nurses deliver patient-centred care

Researchers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help nurses deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care. [More]

Study: Training older people in social media improves mental health and well-being

Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK. [More]

Survey: Social care workers experience difficulties with interview process

Workers in the social care sector are experiencing a number of difficulties with the interview process, according to a survey carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Care. [More]
Leicester medical students create volunteer programme to support homeless people

Leicester medical students create volunteer programme to support homeless people

Medical students at the University of Leicester have designed and developed an interprofessional, student-led, response system to support homeless people in Leicester supported by health and social care students from De Montfort University. [More]
BioMed Central plans to publish new journal Research Involvement and Engagement

BioMed Central plans to publish new journal Research Involvement and Engagement

The open access publisher BioMed Central is pleased to announce its plans to publish the new innovative journal Research Involvement and Engagement, which aims to publish its first articles in June 2015. [More]

CASyM publishes European implementation strategy for Systems Medicine

After a two year cross-disciplinary consultation process the Coordinating Action Systems Medicine (CASyM) published its European implementation strategy (roadmap) for Systems Medicine. [More]
EMAHSN extends IPS scheme to support people with mental health illness

EMAHSN extends IPS scheme to support people with mental health illness

The 8 December will see the first step in an East Midlands wide approach to supporting people with mental health illness back in to work or education. The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network is championing and extending a widely proven scheme called Individual Placement and Support (IPS) across the region. [More]
ADHD information on social media: an interview with Gemma Ryan

ADHD information on social media: an interview with Gemma Ryan

It came about through the implementation of another ADHD project called One Stop Shop, which is a collaborative project with Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust (LPT) and ADHD Solutions, a charitable support organization. [More]

Unique national partnership aims to develop leadership skills within NHS

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, NHS Leadership Academy and the East Midlands Leadership Academy, have signed a unique national partnership agreement, embedding clear commitment and leadership in the NHS. [More]
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