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Osborne Katie - - 2014
Many of the NHS managers who received a total of £1.6 billion in redundancy payments in the past four years have since been re-hired, it has been revealed.
Mitchell Michelle M The MS Society, - - 2014
The landscape of treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is set to change dramatically. Two innovative MS medicines have recently been approved for use on the NHS, and we hope that two more will soon follow.
Peate Ian I Editor in Chief British Journal of - - 2014
The operational independence of the NHS is being promoted in a number of ways by the current government, while at the same time ensuring that it remains politically accountable.
Stephens Claire C Complex Wound Manager, Founder & CEO, - - 2014
Woundcare4Heroes (Wc4H) launched on 14 June 2012, aiming to provide national lifelong complex wound management support for injured military veterans and to offer clinical advice, support and educational programmes in the field of ballistic injury to the the NHS.
Dixon Jill J Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, - - 2014
Antimicrobials are an extremely valuable resource across the spectrum of modern medicine. Their development has been associated with dramatic reductions in communicable disease mortality and has facilitated technological advances in cancer therapy, transplantation, and surgery. However, this resource is threatened by the dwindling supply of new antimicrobials and the global ...
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Len D'Cruz talks to the BDJ about change management, NHS England pilots and direct access for DCPs.
Powell Martin - - 2013
This article explores managerial careers in the National Health Service (NHS) through the lens of talent management, particularly focusing on how managers view barriers (snakes) and facilitators (ladders) to career progression. There is a significant literature on enablers and barriers to career progression, but much of this focuses on specific ...
Yuasa Misuzu - - 2013
Effectively handling telephone calls about nursing home (NH) residents is an important skill for healthcare professionals, but little formal training is typically provided. The objective of the current study was to describe and evaluate the effectiveness of a novel structured role-playing didactic session followed by an on-call NH longitudinal clinical ...
O'Neill Phill - - 2013
Expenditure on medicines is a readily identifiable element of health service costs. It is the focus of much attention by payers, not least in the UK even though the cost of medicines represents less than 10 % of total UK National Health Service (NHS) expenditure. Projecting future medicines spending enables the ...
Hundal Simon - - 2013
According to Betts Envirometal, experts in precious metal recovery from waste streams, and a provider of 'total waste management' solutions, 'disposing of hospital wastes isn't usually a glamorous subject, unless, of course, you know how to make money from it'. As general manager, Simon Hundal, explains, the company is seeking ...
Griffith Richard - - 2013
The Government has announced an inquiry into alleged overcharging by wholesalers and pharmacists for the supply of unlicensed medicines known as 'specials'. This article explores what specials are, a district nurse's right to prescribe specials and why they are susceptible to gross overcharging in the NHS.
Gilmartin Julia Fiona-Maree - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Though staff at Australian nursing homes (NHs) commonly administer medicines that have been re-packed into dose administration aids (DAAs) that organize medicines according to dose schedule, these pharmacy-supplied devices have not been extensively evaluated in the Australian setting. OBJECTIVE: To audit the accuracy and suitability of re-packing medicines into ...
Herbert Paul - - 2013
The use of intranets as knowledge management tools in the NHS has been applied with varying success. This study set out to evaluate the effectiveness of the NHS Lanarkshire intranet site FirstPort as a knowledge management tool and to capture opinions on what would be required of a new FirstPort ...
Snow Stephanie J - - 2013
Since 1974 the National Health Service (NHS) has been subject to successive reorganisations which have shaped and reshaped patterns of administration, clinical care and services. This paper uses two sources of oral evidence: a Witness Seminar with a group of administrators who attended the NHS National Administrators' Training Scheme in the ...
Ragupathy Rajan - - 2012
Patients' access to medicines can be profoundly affected by the decisions made by medicine licensing bodies and public reimbursement agencies. The present study compares access to licensed and subsidized medicines under a single-payer system in each of the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand (NZ). These systems are the ...
Hems S - - 2012
The aim of this study was to describe the evolution of mechanisms to manage the introduction of new medicines and their impact on the health-care system in Scotland. The study was a review of published and unpublished national audits and surveys on the introduction of new medicines in Scotland. Before ...
Avery A - - 2012
Family-based approaches are recommended for the prevention and management of childhood obesity. Given the large numbers of obese children, scalable practical solutions are required. The present study evaluated a family-based national programme that aimed to empower adolescents to adopt healthier lifestyles. Group facilitators supporting more than six young members (11-15 ...
Wake Melissa - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: Secondary care could be the optimal sector for managing child and adolescent obesity, given low primary care uptake and limited tertiary services. We aimed to determine Australian paediatricians' self-reported competence and training in managing obesity and, in a linked patient-level audit, whether these predict rates of measurement and obesity ...
Mehta Hemalkumar - - 2012
Abstract Despite the strong recommendations of guidelines, intensive obesity management is not offered to all obese patients. This study aimed to examine differences in obesity management between primary care physicians (PCPs) and non-PCPs. A cross-sectional study was performed using the 2006-2007 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Adults (age ≥20 years) ...
Goutos Ioannis - - 2012
The population of overweight patients presenting to burn facilities is expected to increase significantly over the next decades due to the global epidemic of obesity. Excess adiposity mediates alterations to key physiological responses and poses challenges to the optimal management of burns. The purpose of this study is to document ...
Vasudeva Neeru - - 2012
Obesity is recognized as a social problem, associated with serious health risks and increased mortality. Numerous trials have been conducted to find and develop new anti-obesity drugs through herbal sources to minimize adverse reactions associated with the present anti-obesity drugs. The use of natural products as medicine has been documented ...
Whiting Stephen - - 2012
Capsaicinoids are a group of chemicals found in chilli peppers, with bioactive properties. The purpose of this study is to systematically review research investigating the potential benefits capsaicinoid compounds may have in relation to weight management. Medical databases were searched and 90 trials found, 20 of which were selected for ...
Park Jung-Hyun - - 2012
Abstract The objective of this systematic review was to assess the evidence from rigorous clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of mixed herbal medicine formulations used in traditional Oriental medicines for the treatment of obesity and to describe the safety and types of adverse events reported in such trials. To accomplish ...
Lee Jessica Y - - 2012
Pediatric dentists could be in an excellent position to identify and intervene early for children at high risk for overweight or obesity; however, current practices and attitudes are uncertain. This study's purpose was to explore the practices and attitudes of pediatric dentists regarding weight-and caries-related counseling. Data were analyzed from ...
Nolan Christine - - 2012
AimThis qualitative study explored the professional and practice-based factors affecting the role legitimacy and adequacy of practice nurses in managing obese patients. BACKGROUND: There are strong clinical, financial and practical reasons for tackling obesity in UK general practice. Although practice nurses may seem to be in an ideal position to ...
Kirk S F - - 2012
We know little about how the 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management and prevention of obesity relate to Canadians' weight management experiences or whether these experiences reflect the recommendations in the Guidelines. We used data from a general population omnibus survey to understand these two issues, particularly in ...
Teixeira Filipa Valente - - 2012
Despite the implementation of various intervention measures, the number of obese individuals remain high; thus, it is important to consider what is contributing to this scenario. Authors have been striving to understand the role healthcare providers, especially in primary healthcare, seem to play in this context. The present review aims ...
Attalin V - - 2012
AIM: The study documented the attitudes and practices of French general practitioners (GPs) regarding the prescription of physical activity (PA) for obesity management. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of all 254GPs with practices in a city in the south of France was performed, of which 203 (80%) questionnaires were returned. From ...
Macleod Maureen - - 2012
A semi-structured, web-based questionnaire was developed to survey midwives (n = 241) employed by NHS Tayside, UK, to identify current practice and views on weight management of obese women during pregnancy and the puerperium. A total of 78 (32%) midwives submitted responses following email invitation. Most respondents (79%) reported always calculating women's ...
Gunther Stephen - - 2012
In 2006, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published guidelines for the prevention and management of overweight and obesity. To tailor the implementation of guidelines, information is needed about the prevailing barriers and enablers, and practical methods for identifying barriers and enablers. To uncover and describe barriers ...
Khan Mohiuddin Hussain - - 2012
To explore the circulation of anti-obesity medicines via the internet and their quality. Cross-sectional study. Internet pharmacies and pharmaceutical suppliers accessible from Japan. Anti-obesity medicines were purchased using relevant keywords on Japanese Google search engine. Blogs and advertisement-only sites were excluded. The authenticity of the samples was investigated in collaboration ...
Greenberg N - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Trauma-support programmes may benefit employees of organizations that routinely expose their staff to traumatic events. However, in order for such programmes to be effective, staff need to find them acceptable. AIMS: To investigate whether Trauma Risk Management (TRiM), an example of such a programme, is acceptable within a military ...
Tonkin Jeremy B - - 2011
This article discusses the appropriate assessment, initial management, timely referral to a urologist for abdominal, bladder, urogenital, and renal/renal collecting system injury. Appropriate laboratory and physical examinations, as well as radiologic imaging, are paramount to obtaining accurate diagnosis and to providing appropriate treatment.
Meehan William P WP - - 2011
Clinicians who manage sport-related concussions have excellent guidelines by which most injuries can be managed. Because sport-related concussions typically resolve within a short time frame, most can be managed with physical and cognitive rest alone. However, clinicians who specialize in the assessment and management of this diagnosis encounter patients with ...
Chi Xinwen - - 2010
Informal recycling is a new and expanding low cost recycling practice in managing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE or e-waste). It occurs in many developing countries, including China, where current gaps in environmental management, high demand for second-hand electronic appliances and the norm of selling e-waste to individual collectors ...
Vissink Arjan - - 2010
The most significant long-term complication of radiotherapy in the head-and-neck region is hyposalivation and its related complaints, particularily xerostomia. This review addresses the pathophysiology underlying irradiation damage to salivary gland tissue, the consequences of radiation injury, and issues contributing to the clinical management of salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia. These ...
Pimentel Laura - - 2010
The evaluation and management of cervical spine injuries is a core component of the practice of emergency medicine. This article focuses on evaluation and management of blunt cervical spine trauma by the emergency physician. Pertinent anatomy of the cervical spine and specific cervical spine fractures are discussed, with an emphasis ...
Falcon-Chevere Jorge L - - 2010
Orthopedic injuries to the upper extremity are frequently seen in the emergency department (ED). The emergency medicine practitioner must be proficient in recognizing these injuries and their associated complications, and be able to provide appropriate orthopedic management. This article highlights the most frequent forearm and elbow injuries seen in the ...
Gomez David - - 2012
The technologic innovations of the last three decades, coupled with a deeper understanding of the immunologic role of the spleen, have significantly shifted the management of splenic injuries towards non-operative approaches. However, there continuous to be a wide range of practice patterns related to the non-operative management of splenic injuries, ...
Ramón-Cueto Almudena - - 2011
The ability of adult olfactory bulb ensheathing glia (OB-OEG) to promote histological and functional neural repair has been broadly documented. Pre-clinical studies show that beneficial effects of adult OB-OEG are repeatable in the same type of spinal cord injury initially tested, in other spinal cord and CNS injury models, in ...
Fehlings Michael G - - 2010
The current Spine Focus Issue reflects the collective efforts of members of the Spine Trauma Study Group, and seeks to summarize as well as critically evaluate many of the key controversies related to the management of spinal trauma and spinal cord injury. Some of the topics discussed in this issue ...
Alhashemi Hashem H - - 2010
Dysphagia, or swallowing difficulty, is a common problem following severe traumatic brain injury and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition and pneumonia. Management of patients with dysphagia following head injury is complicated by the presence of cognitive, communication, and behavioral impairments. The purpose of this review article is ...
Jabbour Noel - - 2011
We describe the presentation and management of a patient who presented to our institution with severe nasal frostbite from nasal cannula supplemental oxygen malfunction. This rare complication has not previously been reported in the English Literature. We describe the physical properties of compressed oxygen release that may contribute to these ...
Grady Matthew F - - 2010
Concussion in the adolescent athlete is a common sports and recreation injury. Traditional management of concussion in this age group has focused on sport return-to-play decisions. However, new research on mild traumatic brain injury has dramatically changed the management of concussion. During the acute healing phase, physical and cognitive rest ...
van der Vlies Cornelis H - - 2010
The spleen is the second most frequently injured organ following blunt abdominal trauma. Trends in management have changed over the years. Traditionally, laparotomy and splenectomy was the standard management. Presently, nonoperative management (NOM) of splenic injury is the most common management strategy in hemodynamically stable patients. Splenic injuries can be ...
Cross Patrick S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A lack of health coverage at athletic competitions and practices poses concern over the knowledge coaches have in providing adequate health care to high school (HS) athletes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the need for education of coaches in the prevention, assessment and management of ...
Ursic Caesar - - 2010
Previous parts to this series on thoracic and neck trauma discussed the anatomy and physiology of the thorax, assessment and initial nursing interventions, imaging and adjuncts to diagnosis. Part 2 describes specific chest wall and lung injuries, types of pneumothoraces and their diagnosis and management. This section, part 3 of ...
Mazer Barbara - - 2010
To describe how different health care specialists manage musculoskeletal injury in children and examine factors influencing return to play decisions. National survey. Secure Web site hosting online questionnaire. Medical doctors, physical therapists, and athletic therapists who were members of their respective sport medicine specialty organizations. Professional affiliation and the effect ...
Cecil Sandy - - 2011
Traumatic brain injury accounts for nearly 1.4 million injuries and 52 000 deaths annually in the United States. Intensive bedside neuromonitoring is critical in preventing secondary ischemic and hypoxic injury common to patients with traumatic brain injury in the days following trauma. Advancements in multimodal neuromonitoring have allowed the evaluation ...
Ansell M J - - 2010
Combat-related eye injuries continue to increase in frequency and are generally secondary to Improvised Explosive Devices. Many ocular injuries are potentially preventable by the wearing of ballistic eye protection. The management of penetrating eye trauma is normally outside the routine practice of maxillofacial surgeons in the UK. The aim of ...
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