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Preventing Overweight & Obesity in Scotland

Scottish Government Obesity Strategy February 2010 Overweight and obesity cannot be tackled by just relying on individuals to change their behaviour as the factors that contribute to gaining weight have been interwoven into the very fabric of our lifestyles to such an extent that weight gain is almost inevitable in today’s society. The evidence also suggests that the provision of health information, although important, is not sufficient and that to make the changes necessary we have to reshape our living environment from one that promotes weight gain to one that supports healthy choices.  
Chris Oliver
over 9 years ago
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Review of orthopaedic services: Prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland. March 2010

Review of orthopaedic services: Prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland. March 2010. Website http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/media/article.php?id=128 "In recent years, the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland has significantly reduced the length of time people are waiting to receive orthopaedic procedures such as hip replacements and knee operations. Over 95% of patients are now treated within 26 weeks of referral, compared to only 66% in 2003. But there is scope to make savings by working more efficiently. An Audit Scotland report, Review of orthopaedic services, says there is high demand for these services. Orthopaedic care is particularly important for older people, who have the highest rates of fractures and joint replacement."  
Chris Oliver
over 9 years ago
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Wales Medical Undergraduate Conference Case Presentation - A Dangerous Cough

A case report surrounding a “A dangerous cough” which highlights the importance of healthcare advertising and describes how a fairly innocent presentation can later turn out to be a more sinister pathology.  
ABHISHEK CHITNIS
almost 7 years ago
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Draft Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill

This poster is aimed towards the lay person to inform people about the draft 'Human Transplantation (Wales) Bill) that was published in June 2012. It proposes that people living in Wales give presumed consent for organ donation unless they opt out of the system. My poster highlights the main facts about the bill, and the controversial views surrounding it.  
Shannon Leckey
almost 7 years ago
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NHS Direct Wales - Encyclopaedia : Meningitis

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day. You can call us on 0845 46 47 if you are feeling ill and are unsure what to do, or for health information on a wide range of conditions, treatments and local health services.  
nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk
over 5 years ago
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NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says

Health select committee member Sarah Wollaston queries how data was secured by PA Consulting and uploaded to servers outside UKPolice will have 'backdoor' access to health records  
the Guardian
over 5 years ago
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Prescription charge to rise in England - BBC News

The price of NHS prescriptions is to rise by 20 pence in April and again next year.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Course revamp aims to keep medical graduates in Wales - BBC News

Medical students will spend more time with patients under a course aimed at getting them to stay in Wales as junior doctors.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Overhaul of ambulance and A&E targets in Wales trialled - BBC News

A major overhaul of the way ambulance service and A&E department performance in Wales is monitored and measured will be trialled next month.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Simon Stevens, the new head of NHS England, has a daunting task ahead | Denis Campbell

Denis Campbell: With staffing problems, low morale, the need to move services out of hospitals, a £30bn funding gap and little room for manoeuvre, the incoming chief executive will need all his skills  
the Guardian
over 5 years ago
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Air pollution: High levels to spread across England - BBC News

Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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E-cigarettes face curb in public places in Wales - BBC News

Wales could be the first part of the UK to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places under plans for a new public health law.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Housing benefit changes distress disabled people, say MPs - BBC News

Changes to housing benefit in England, Scotland and Wales are creating financial hardship and distress for disabled people, MPs have warned.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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New NHS England boss: Staying healthy is a 'team effort' - BBC News

NHS England is facing the biggest challenge in its history because of the squeeze on its budget, says its new chief executive, Simon Stevens.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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E-cigarettes face curb in public places in Wales - BBC News

Wales could become the first part of the UK to ban electronic cigarettes in public places.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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The Mental Capacity Act (England and Wales)

Came into force in 2007 Applies to everyone over 16 in the UK Provides the legal framework to make decisions for those who lack capacity to do so themselves Protects people who lack capacity Empowers individuals who may have reduced capacity to still make decisions for themselves    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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The Mental Health Act (England and Wales)

This was passed in 1983, and amended in 2007. . It is rather long and detailed. It allows for the compulsory admission of those who are mentally ill.  In practical circumstances, doctors and social workers will try to persuade patients to be admitted voluntarily, but in some circumstances, you may have to ‘section’ them to allow treatment against their will. The most important parts are 2,3,4,5 & 135 and 136.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 5 years ago
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Wales NHS emergency care suffers uncertainty, AMs say - BBC News

Emergency care in Welsh hospitals suffers from uncertainty over the future of A&E units, an assembly committee says.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Non-parametric statistical tests for two independent groups: numerical data

Researchers described the outcomes at one year for a national cohort of infants with gastroschisis. A prospective cohort study design was used. Participants were 301 liveborn infants with gastroschisis between October 2006 and March 2008 from all 28 paediatric surgical centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The aim of the study was to describe outcomes at one year, comparing infants with simple gastroschisis (intact, uncompromised, and continuous bowel) with those with complex gastroschisis (bowel perforation, necrosis, or atresia). The main outcome measures included duration of parenteral nutrition and length of stay in hospital.1  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

The medical use of cannabis was advocated in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s when clinical trials of oral synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other oral synthetic cannabinoids reported efficacy in controlling nausea in patients with cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy.1 Dronabinol (an oral synthetic THC) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 for this indication,1 but it was not widely used because patients were unable to titrate doses or disliked its psychoactive effects.1 It is still available in the US, United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago