Medical News Checkup - September

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Medical, Industry News


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More than 10,000 people back BMA call for increased GP funding

More than 10,000 people have signed a BMA petition demanding that GP practices receive the funding they require.

The petition calls on the UK Government ‘to provide the funding and commitment needed to urgently increase the number of GPs, practice nurses and other practice staff and to improve the premises in which they work’. It says this ‘will help GP practices in England to meet the growing needs of people in our communities, providing the care we and our families need’. The petition was set up less than a month ago as part of the BMA’s Support Your Surgery campaign, which aims to rally support for GP practices.

Read more here (Pulse Today)

   

Chief Nurse Emphasises The Importance Of Overseas Recruitment As Debate Heats Up

Just days after Dido Harding stated her intention of ending the reliance on overseas Nurses in the NHS, Chief Nurse Ruth May has suggested that international Nursing recruitment must continue The NHS’ top Nurse is highly influential, and the timing of her comments has intensified the debate over what the NHS’ future recruitment policy should look like. Before the pandemic began, there was a shortage of around 40,000 full-time Nurses in the NHS. During the pandemic, the NHS has been on an international recruitment drive; more than 8000 overseas Nurses were recruited between the Summer of 2020 and March 2021 alone.

Read more here (Nurses.co.uk)

Chief nursing information officer helps launch new digital safety strategy 

A new and first-of-its-kind NHS strategy has been launched to ensure technologies used in health and care are safe and to help promote their use in improving patient safety. As part of this, a commitment has been made to expand access to digital clinical safety training across the health and care workforce. On World Patient Safety Day, NHSX, in collaboration with NHS Digital and NHS England and NHS Improvement, has published its first-ever Digital Clinical Safety Strategy. Priorities listed in the document included improving the recording of patient safety incidents including those related to digital failures and rolling out new training opportunities for staff on the topic of digital clinical safety.

Read more here (Nursing Times)


Doctors leaders set out green agenda

The priority of infection control and the fight for adequate PPE have been a rallying cry throughout the COVID pandemic. But the sharp rise in the use of these single-use plastics is not without consequence. Shocking statistics about the environmental effects of PPE (personal protective equipment) – and the growing momentum of the green lobby ahead of the COP26 climate summit in November – are prompting fresh calls for a greener NHS. Doctors leaders used the BMA annual representative meeting this week to set out a wide-ranging green agenda, encompassing everything from recycling to public transport to fossil fuels. The effect of the climate crisis on human health and wellbeing was a constant refrain.

Read more here (BMA)


How to manage burnout as a nurse or doctor

Working as a nurse or doctor can be a rewarding career, but it can also be notoriously stressful especially during these times. On-going stress and constant pressure in the workplace can often lead nurses and doctors to suffer from exhaustion and in some cases, burnout. Mental health is equally as important as physical health and as a doctor, nurse or medical professional it can be hard to self-diagnose burnout.

Read more about burnout and tips to manage it here


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