NHS Press Release
|06/01/2020 - 23:48||
Covid-19: Tough decisions for NHS will mean the public accepting previously unpalatable rationing of care.
The public will have to accept a reduced level of service from the NHS in a way that would have been deemed unpalatable just months ago as the service adjusts to a new way of working alongside Covid-19.
|05/29/2020 - 06:17||
Helping NHS heroes - Cardiff and Vale College student Amy is making PPE
Amy Bradbury, an A Level and Netball Academy student at Cardiff and Vale College, has been working hard during the Coronavirus crisis making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NHS staff.
|05/29/2020 - 03:48||
COVID-19 Network Traffic Surge Isnt Impacting Environment Confirm Telecom Operators
More Energy Efficient Networks and Renewable Energy Usage are Negating Negative Environmental Impacts
|05/26/2020 - 05:28||
EIT Health launches guidance on Value-Based Health Care
EIT Health has launched a new framework for achieving Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) to improve patient outcomes and reduce waste of healthcare resources. Designed with insights from established pioneers in the field and laid out in a practical handbook, the framework describes key steps healthcare providers can take to fully realise the opportunity presented by VBHC.
|05/22/2020 - 06:45||
Researchers set to begin new phase of COVID-19 vaccine trials
Researchers at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT), University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) and the University of Bristol are set to begin a new phase of trials of a vaccine pioneered in the UK which could protect against COVID-19.
|University of B...|
|05/21/2020 - 13:14||
JDRF Statement on NHS Englands COVID-19 Study
The study, which examines patients within the U.K. hospital system, showed an increased risk of fatality in individuals with T1D hospitalized with the coronavirus compared to type 2 diabetes and the general population.
|05/19/2020 - 10:19||
Study finds some reductions in community antibiotic resistant infections and dispensing
The researchers investigated the relationship between primary care antibiotic dispensing and resistance in community-acquired urinary Escherichia coli infections from Bristol and the surrounding areas between 2013 and 2016.
|University of B...|
|05/19/2020 - 06:54||
Charities raise alarm over funding crisis facing children's social care
Local authority children?s services have been reduced to crisis-driven firefighting as a result of years of under investment. This has left them ill-prepared to cope with the torrent of extra challenges presented by the coronavirus lockdown, a report by the UK?s largest children?s charities warns.
|05/18/2020 - 13:31||
Study to identify markers that could predict COVID-19 outcome
COVID-19 is the UK's largest public health crisis since World War II. There is an urgent need to identify why some patients with the virus do very well whereas others need to be admitted to intensive care and may die from the disease. A new observational study aimed at identifying markers that predict how COVID-19 affects patients is being led by clinicians and academics at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol.
|University of B...|
|05/18/2020 - 10:10||
ODI Comment on UK Immigration Bill
LONDON, UK (18 May 2020): Today the House of Commons debates proposed changes to UK immigration policy, in the second reading of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill.
|05/15/2020 - 07:13||
Sheffield scientists sequence over 1,000 Covid-19 genomes to aid pandemic response
Scientists at the University of Sheffield and clinicians from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have reached a major milestone of their work as part of a national effort to map the spread of coronavirus The teams have now uploaded a staggering 1,000 genome sequences to the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, helping researchers around the world The work has been backed by the UK government as part of a £20 million investment in a consortium helping the national response to the pandemic The genetic code could arm public health agencies and clinicians with cutting edg
|05/14/2020 - 11:58||
Dramatic drop in A&E numbers reflects people putting off urgent care because of Covid-19, Nuffield Trust warns
People may be putting off seeking care because of Covid-19 infection fears and worries of burdening overstretched NHS staff.
|05/14/2020 - 05:52||
Sagentia Ventilator project update
In recent weeks Sagentia has been ensuring our ‘usual business’ projects remain on track through the adjustment to lockdown working environments, whilst also working to develop a new ventilator design suitable for rapid manufacture, in direct response to the UK Government’s “Ventilator Challenge”.
|05/14/2020 - 00:36||
UFU comment on the House of Commons Agriculture Bill debate
The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is bitterly disappointed with the outcome of the House of Commons Agriculture Bill debate. MPs rejected the proposed amendment to the bill that would ensure food imported from any potential trade deal would have to meet UK production standards.
|Ulster Farmers Union|
|05/13/2020 - 23:53||
Community pharmacy trade unions Usdaw and PDA call on Government to facilitate talks on workplace safety
The Pharmacists Defence Association and Usdaw have written a joint letter to Health & Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, calling on him to facilitate tripartite discussion between government, community pharmacy employer representatives and the trade unions to agree safe working practices across the sector.
|05/13/2020 - 23:10||
Sticking to the healthy diet?
Newly identified ‘metabolic signature’ can determine adherence to Mediterranean diet, help predict CVD risk.
|05/13/2020 - 17:20||
Major COVID-19 drugs trial begins in Birmingham
The CATALYST trial will test a series of new drugs, including those already in use for patients with cancer and inflammatory diseases A trial which will rapidly test new therapies for patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 is opening in Birmingham this week. It is hoped that by using drugs that target the most serious symptoms of the virus, the severity of the disease could be reduced leading to a reduction in the number of patients needing to be admitted to intensive care and ultimately, a reduction in virus related deaths.
|University of B...|
|05/13/2020 - 08:04||
JRF responds to NHS data on coronavirus in areas with high deprivation scores in Scotland
But even before coronavirus there were signs that Scotland’s record on tackling poverty and health inequalities was unravelling. It can never be right that someone's life chances are so profoundly affected by where they live or how much money their family has.
|05/13/2020 - 07:59||
New study on the effects of social isolation and lockdown on adolescents in Oxfordshire launched
A new study, launched today, will determine current risks to adolescents with regards to isolation, online behaviours, anxiety and patterns of seeking support during COVID-19 crisis. In partnership with researchers at the University of Oxford, schools in Oxfordshire can agree to take part in the study for pupils aged 9 to 18 years (Years 5 to 13).
|05/13/2020 - 07:15||
UKCEH supports UKs emergency response to COVID-19
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has provided scientific expertise and donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to support the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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|05/13/2020 - 05:00||
Cardiff and Vale College student Ellie is delivering essential front line service on the maternity ward
Ellie Clark, an Access to Nursing and Midwifery student at Cardiff and Vale College, has returned to the NHS front line full-time, working on the maternity ward of the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
|05/13/2020 - 03:30||
Genetics of Covid-19 patients is focus of study
A UK-wide initiative will sequence the genetic makeup – the whole genome – of patients to identify the specific genes that cause a predisposition to the disease.
|05/12/2020 - 21:02||
New partnership to sequence human genomes in the fight against coronavirus
Genetic susceptibility to coronavirus to be tested in ground-breaking nationwide study Genomes of thousands of patients with coronavirus will be sequenced to understand how a person’s genetic makeup could influence how they react to the virus Genomics England partners with University of Edinburgh to lead research drive to support the search for new treatments.
|05/12/2020 - 08:21||
Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers
Public health bodies should consider incentivising social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. Many adolescents are choosing to ignore the guidelines set out by governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and peer-to-peer campaigns are likely to be more successful in changing attitudes.
|University of C...|
|05/11/2020 - 12:49||
Testing suggests 3% of NHS hospital staff may be unknowingly infected with coronavirus
Hospital staff may be carrying SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, without realising they are infected, according to a study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
|University of C...|