Month: January 2019

GMB Consultative Ballot Results in Rejection of Proposed Changes to On-call Payment Calculations at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton

Forcing staff to choose between a cut to their pay or endangering patient safety without a thought of the consequences, is quite frankly shocking, says GMB Southern. Image: NHS A consultative ballot held by GMB Nursing and HCA Union members at Brighton’s Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital paediatrics theatre team has resulted in an overwhelming rejection …

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Plans to Replace University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff with New Hospital Are Revealed

The current hospital is ‘no longer fit for purpose’ according to NHS chiefs. There are plans to replace University of Wales Hospital by 2030 There are plans to replace Wales’ largest hospital by 2030 as part of a shake-up of health services. NHS bosses want to create a new hospital in Cardiff to replace University Hospital …

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Preventing the Exposure of Nurses and Health Professionals to Hazardous Drugs

Every year more than 12.7 million health professionals in Europe, including 7.3 million nurses, are exposed to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic hazardous drugs. The European Commission said that in 2012 up to 106,500 cancer deaths were attributed to occupational exposure to carcinogenic substances, making cancer the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU. The …

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Gosport Hospital Deaths: Evidence ‘strong enough to bring charges’

There is “strong” evidence to bring criminal charges after the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the detective who led an investigation believes. Former Assistant Chief Constable Steve Watts said prosecutors decided not to proceed with the case An inquiry in June last year found more than 450 patients died after …

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