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- VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in boozeAlcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
- VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for EbolaThe BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
- Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.
Conferences & Events
HealthChat with Cathy Warwick & Guests
In the wake of the Royal College of Midwives’ decision to take strike action during October, coupled with ongoing disquiet from other representative bodies regarding the proposed annual increment, we have decided to expand HealthChat with Cathy Warwick to now include contributions from Peter Carter (General Secretary of the RCN) and Christina McAnea (Health Secretary at Unison). Roy Lilley will guide the evening to determine the thinking behind the current deterioration in relations between the government and NHS staff as well as looking forward to how the challenges of increasing demand and shrinking budgets can be collaboratively tackled – or can they given the current means of dialogue and negotiation?
HealthChat with Jane Cummings
As Chief Nursing Officer England, Jane Cummings is in an immensely demanding role with huge attention focused upon her to comment on all aspects of our NHS from a nursing perspective. To quote Gail Adams of UNISON when Jane was appointed to the role in 2013; “this job is so big it can be seen from space”. What type of person do the martians see?
What is the real story behind demands for minimum staffing levels? How has the nursing profession responded in the wake of the Francis report recommendations and what should be the next steps? What happens after 2015 once the new round of public finance kicks in? Are nurses being effectively led, inspired and rewarded? What is the CNO’s take on private healthcare providers and the extent to which nursing is led by them?
They are some of our questions – what are yours? You will have the opportunity to ask them of Jane once Roy Lilley has finished his typically forthright interview.