healthcare


‘I help keep kids safe, and there is nothing more rewarding,’ SHP meets Jenna Merandi

Ahead of EHS Congress, taking place in Berlin in September, SHP catches up with speaker Jenna Merandi, Medication Safety Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Read More

£850,000 fine for health board following the death of an elderly patient

A Health Board has been fined following the death of a vulnerable patient who left a hospital ward unnoticed through an unsecured door. Read More

Priory Healthcare pleads guilty following death of 21-year-old patient

Priory Healthcare Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to discharge a duty, which led to the death of 21-year-old Francesca Whyatt. Read More

BS8580-2 Water quality – Part 2 explained

Peter Gunn, Senior Consultant Water Hygiene Centre Ltd, looks into the new BS 8580-2:2022 Water quality and risk assessments for Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Read More

Care home fined £46k after woman dies in fire

A care home has been fined £46,000 for health and safety breaches after a 95-year-old resident died in a fire. Read More

Government launches independent reviews to tackle health disparities

The UK government has announced leads for two independent reviews into ethnic inequalities for medical devices and tobacco control. Read More

Ambulance service consults principle use of body worn cameras for staff

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust (NIAS) is consulting on the principle of the use of body worn video cameras for staff. Read More

Building health systems resilience for universal health coverage and health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

WHO has released a position paper on building health systems resilience towards UHC and health security during COVID-19 and beyond. Read More

United Airlines implements mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all domestic employees

600 United Airlines workers are facing termination after refusing COVID vaccine. Could similar policies be coming to the UK? Read More

The benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccination

Public Health England has issued guidance, which sets out information on the benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccination, addressing concerns between the vaccination and blood clotting. It has also issued Blood clotting information for healthcare professionals and updated its vaccination guide for adults. Read More



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