Articles, Health And Wellbeing

These individuals have been identified by their Trust clinician or GP and invited to receive a third primary dose. The latest details of vaccination hub locations and opening times are available on the Health Trust websites at the links below. Women who are pregnant are now encouraged to have the first, second or booster jabs as soon as possible to help better protect themselves and their baby from any serious consequences from COVID-19. Details on which community pharmacies provide each vaccine are detailed below. All 12 to 17 year olds are now eligible to receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Impact factor announcement for RSTMH journals RSTMH is delighted to announce increases in the impact factors for both our journals.

To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone. But the speed of research investigating its impact on human health is much lower. Using an online questionnaire, the Safety Climate Tool explores workers’ attitudes and perceptions of health and safety.

Research is ongoing to see what impact the COVID-19 vaccines have on reducing the spread of the disease and to examine the extent to which vaccinated people can still pass the infection on to others. If you are one of a small number of people who cannot receive a mRNA vaccine as a booster and require an AstraZeneca vaccine see details above on how you can access a community pharmacy administering the AstraZeneca vaccine. The booster programme involves the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Equity in Open Knowledge Those within the academic community will be considering open access over the coming week, Open Access Week. Open access refers to free, unrestricted online access to research, such as journal articles. This bi-monthly journal aims to stimulate scientific and policy debate and provide a forum for analysis and opinion sharing for individuals and organisations engaged in all areas of global health.

We have come a long way from modern medicine in the 19th century via mechanisation in the 20th century, subsequent increasing automation and the rise of information technology in medicine, finally arriving at “Medicine 4.0” in the age of Digital Health. Today, after this wild ride from the arrival of modern anaesthesia via x-ray to the first robotics in medicine, we witness increasing “digitisation” and connection of medical data collected in rapidly growing size. At the same time, medicine and health care is increasingly becoming personalised to our individual needs likewise increasing effectiveness, usability, and thereby hopefully the adherence of patients.

This was to recognise that there were much broader issues determining the health of populations than those traditionally published inTransactions, whose reason for being since 1908 had been to focus on the clinical and epidemiological problems of tropical interest. A new network of scientists from across the UK, including The University of Manchester, has been launched to study how ageing is influenced by skin bacteria…. Three commonly prescribed statins are best placed to lower all the ‘bad’ types of cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, according to a statistical combination of the results of 42 clinical trials…. Thousands of people have been spared Type 2 diabetes thanks to the world leading NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme , new research shows today…. Around 33% of GPs are likely to quit direct patient care within five years, according to the elevenths GP Workllife survey by University of Manchester researchers…. An international team which includes University of Manchester scientists has for the first time demonstrated that nerve signals are exchanged between clogged up arteries and the brain….

Community pharmacies will vaccinate care home residents and anyone aged 75 and over on request, as long as it is at least three months from their last COVID dose. To limit vaccine wastage, ideally you should have reached the six-month mark from your first booster, but you may receive it if you had your first booster over three months ago. JCVI advises that a third primary dose should be offered to a small number of individuals aged five years and over with severe immunosuppression. In relation to fertility, there is absolutely no evidence that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.

Guidance on protecting your workers from stress at work and supporting workers with pre-existing mental health conditions. Most integrated care systems have not appointed a procurement lead despite NHS England directing the new local bodies to have a dedicated director in place by April, an HSJ analysis suggests. Four out of five integrated care systems are a long way off achieving the ‘convergence’ of electronic patient record systems sought by NHS England, HSJ analysis reveals.

We find no evidence of association either between quantity of management and management quality or directly between quantity of management and any of our measures of hospital performance. This can be attributed largely to a significant rise in mental-health-related ‘presenteeism’, where employees work when they are not at their most productive, with mental-health related absenteeism and staff turnover contributing to the costs overall. If you were born on or before 30 June 1947, you can now book your vaccination via a participating community pharmacy or Trust led vaccination clinic. The majority of vaccinations will be given by GPs and community pharmacies.

While duration is key, with the sweet spot being around 7-8 hours, sleep quality is often overlooked. Justin Jones, Head of Physiology at Nuffield Health, explains how poor-quality sleep can affect us, and what you can do to improve your sleep. If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. Alongside this, changes to working practices are found to make maintaining mental health more challenging for some. For example, while an increased use of technology can enhance working practices, having the ability to work outside of normal working hours can also make it hard to disconnect from an ‘always-on’ culture.