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New book aims to help carers, practitioners working with vulnerable children

New book aims to help carers, practitioners working with vulnerable children

A University child psychiatrist has published a new book aiming to help carers and practitioners working with children who have experienced trauma. [More]
Government to continue with existing contract for junior doctors in the Isle of Man

Government to continue with existing contract for junior doctors in the Isle of Man

Junior doctors contracted by the Department of Health and Social Care in the Isle of Man will not see changes to their contracts of employment. [More]
Innovative activity toolkit aims to bring benefits to people living with dementia

Innovative activity toolkit aims to bring benefits to people living with dementia

The University of Stirling is supporting the development of an innovative activity toolkit to encourage creative activities among people living with dementia. [More]
City University London opens new City TECS Smart Home Facility

City University London opens new City TECS Smart Home Facility

Imagine a world where healthcare professionals are able to identify if patients need help at home and can immediately alert the right person - be it A&E, a fire brigade responder or family member - even before the person knows something is wrong. [More]
NHS: a health service or an illness service? An interview with Dr Paula Crick

NHS: a health service or an illness service? An interview with Dr Paula Crick

I've been a nurse for almost 32 years and one of the things that has always been difficult for me to comprehend is that all too often we treat people who are sick, having missed opportunities to prevent, screen or intervene. [More]
Austerity measures increase mortality rates in elderly pensioners

Austerity measures increase mortality rates in elderly pensioners

Rising mortality rates among pensioners aged 85 and over are linked to reductions in spending on income support for poorer pensioners, suggests new research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. [More]
Sheffield Hallam scientists developing technology to identify risk of caesarean wound infections

Sheffield Hallam scientists developing technology to identify risk of caesarean wound infections

Women who have a high body mass index (BMI) are most at risk of developing an infection after a caesarean section, which presents problems for new mothers. But, scientists at Sheffield Hallam's Centre for Health and Social Care Research believe thermal images taken around the area of the wound could detect signs of potential infection just 48 hours after surgery. [More]
Queen's University leads world's first trial of new combination treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Queen's University leads world's first trial of new combination treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Queen's University Belfast, in partnership with the Belfast Trust, is leading the world's first ever trial of a new combination of cancer therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer, with the hope of prolonging their lives. [More]
MOOCs: the future of healthcare training? An interview with David Robertshaw

MOOCs: the future of healthcare training? An interview with David Robertshaw

MOOCs are short, free courses run by major learning providers to share their knowledge of a particular academic topic or to help students develop a specific skill. [More]
Balancing supplementation with sunshine can help improve vitamin D levels

Balancing supplementation with sunshine can help improve vitamin D levels

Health pioneers BetterYou have welcomed new guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlighting that many adults in Britain have low levels of vitamin D and that some exposure to sunlight can help to build this up. [More]

University of Derby hosts Dementia Care conference

The University of Derby is hosting a dementia conference to develop knowledge and understanding of dementia in the community and primary care. [More]
2020 dementia challenge to be tackled by MOOC

2020 dementia challenge to be tackled by MOOC

The University of Derby’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘Bridging the Dementia Divide’ is back by popular demand after the University received high levels of requests to run the course again. [More]
Chronic fatigue syndrome affects almost 2% of 16-year-olds

Chronic fatigue syndrome affects almost 2% of 16-year-olds

In what is believed to be the biggest study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) -- also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) -- in children to date, researchers at the University of Bristol (UK), have found that almost 2 per cent of 16-year-olds have CFS lasting more than six months and nearly 3 per cent have CFS lasting more than three months (the UK definition). [More]
Oral drug rivastigmine could help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s

Oral drug rivastigmine could help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s

Scientists have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s. [More]
ABPI responds to latest publication of Scorecard data on use of NICE-approved medicines across NHS in England

ABPI responds to latest publication of Scorecard data on use of NICE-approved medicines across NHS in England

The figures, published today [Tuesday, 12 January] are from latest publication of the NICE Technology Appraisals in the NHS in England - Innovation Scorecard. [More]
Innovative solutions to combat dementia event

Innovative solutions to combat dementia event

Pauline Latham MP OBE hosted the University of Derby at the Houses of Parliament last week, for an event highlighting innovative approaches to cope with the rise of dementia. [More]
Open online courses key to transforming dementia healthcare workforces?

Open online courses key to transforming dementia healthcare workforces?

Many of our lives have been touched by dementia and with an ageing population the challenge of finding a sustainable solution can seem insurmountable. The recent House of Commons Reception hosted by the University of Derby, however, highlighted some innovative approaches to health and social care development that may enable our workforces to cope with the hurdles that lie ahead. [More]
Reduced antibiotic prescribing associated with lower patient satisfaction

Reduced antibiotic prescribing associated with lower patient satisfaction

Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with lower patient satisfaction on the national General Practice Patient Survey, according to a new study by King's College London. The study found a 25 per cent lower rate of antibiotic prescribing by a GP practice corresponded to a 5-6 point reduction on GP satisfaction rankings. [More]
Risk of dementia decreasing? An interview with Professor Carol Brayne, University of Cambridge

Risk of dementia decreasing? An interview with Professor Carol Brayne, University of Cambridge

In this analysis we brought together the few European studies that have looked, within geographical areas, at the prevalence or incidence of dementia in the population aged 65 and over. [More]
Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Sphere Medical, an innovator company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting 2015, it will be discussing the potential application of its Proxima patient-dedicated blood gas analyser with isolation beds during winter flu outbreaks. [More]
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