Month: June 2019

Care Workers Suffer 6,000 Serious Injuries from Violence at Work, New Official Figures Show

Injuries include fractures, loss of sight, brain damage, loss of consciousness, asphyxia or amputation Care workers suffered more than 6,000 violent attacks resulting in serious injuries during the last five years, shocking new official figures show The horrifying statistics, which were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, are being released as GMB’s Annual Congress …

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Medicines in Health and Adult Social Care: Learning from risks and sharing good practice for better outcomes

New report from CQC describes lessons for better medicines optimisation across health and social care providers and the positive impact of involving pharmacy professionals in health and social care settings. People rely on medicines every day to help achieve good outcomes such as managing long-term conditions, dealing with immediate medical needs, and complex chemotherapy regimes …

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Opioid Analgesics Increase the Risk of Pneumonia Among Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease

Opioid analgesics were associated with a 30% increase in the risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk of pneumonia was highest among those using strong opioids, such as oxycodone or fentanyl, but the risk was also increased among those using buprenorphine, tramadol …

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NHS Interim People Plan Launched

Building an NHS fit for the future. Watch the video above of Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals on how these changes will be achieved. The Department of Health and Social Care has launched the interim NHS People Plan which will secure the workforce to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan and build …

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My Signals – Surgery collection

In My Signals, health and social care staff and service users tell NIHR what research is important to them and why they feel others need to know about it. Join the conversation on Twitter and let the world know which Signals have interested, excited or surprised you, using #MySignals. You can find out more about NIHR Signals or read the latest …

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