Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories.
This review aimed to examine the extent and nature of the use of patient-facing teleconsultations within a health care setting in the United Kingdom and what outcome measures have been assessed.
Letting staff know that its OK not to be OK and that the NHS has their back is the best way of ensuring that they will be able to care for our nation during this crisis and beyond, writes Professor Neil Greenberg The whole health and care workforce is due a well-earned rest at the same time the mammoth tasks of reopening services that are adapted to necessary infection prevention and control measures and responding to physical and mental needs that have been suppressed during lockdown need to be tackled.
With the focus fixed firmly on coronavirus, important and urgent issues in healthcare are going under the radar. In this weeks HSJ Health Check, we look at those things which are going unnoticed, or under-noticed. You can listen below, or subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all the other popular podcast platforms. Four of HSJs expert journalists Annabelle Collins, Rebecca Thomas, Matt Discombe and Dave West discuss issues including: NHS finances, including mental health trusts, unusually, missing their surplus target; The quality of care for covid-19 and other patients, with most independent inspections on hold; Persisting problems with medical consultants refusing to do extra work, due to pensions changes, as the elective waiting list grows
At times of crisis, expert opinion is crucial to formulate policy and direction. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the life-saving importance of medical leadership at national as well as operational levels. Innovation and rapid re-organisation have enabled healthcare systems to cope with the unprecedented demands placed on services in both primary and secondary care settings. While there have been genuine issues picked up in the media, this should not detract from the enormous value gained from medical engagement and the real and present opportunity to capture and change the way we lead healthcare over the coming months.
The Great Plague hit London in the spring of 1665 and scythed away full a quarter of its population. In the built-up area between the City, Westminster and Southwark, 100,000 died. It was the last gasp of a fatally persistent pandemic that had first struck the timbered medieval metropolis in 1348. What follows are some extracts from my book London: A Travel Guide through Time, in which I bring hopefully in an uncomfortably vivid way to life what it was like to live in, or at least visit, the capital at the height of the Plague, when buboes were sprouting on peoples necks, armpits and groins like there was no tomorrow.