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NHS England already under as much pressure as in winter, says boss | NHS

Frontline NHS services are already under as much pressure as they usually face in the winter, due to lack of staff and hospitals’ inability to discharge patients, the health service’s boss said on Wednesday. In a speech to senior health service managers, NHS England’s chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, admitted that cuts to the number of …

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UAE: New screening facility launched for early detection of diseases – News

Program includes a variety of packages designed for individuals aged 18 years and above Queue Published: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 1:51 PM A new program that will help in the early detection of chronic diseases through comprehensive periodic examinations has been rolled out in the UAE Capital. Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (Adphc), the government …

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Evoke Pharma Announces Approval of GIMOTI® to Florida State Medicaid Program

EvokePharma, Inc. SOLANA BEACH, Calif., June 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evoke Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOK), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases with an emphasis on GIMOTI® (metoclopramide) nasal spray, today announced that the Florida Medicaid Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee has approved adding GIMOTI, the Company’s novel treatment solution …

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CHEO has record-busy May, says June will likely follow suit

CHEO, eastern Ontario’s children’s hospital in Ottawa, has recorded its busiest May on record and says it’s on track for a similar June, with resources stretched thin. “What we’re doing is entertaining staff … to work in the highest-pressure areas,” said Tammy DeGiovanni, CHEO’s senior vice president of clinical services and the chief nurse executive. …

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Journal run by new AMA president-elect caught in special issue scam – Retraction Watch

jesse ehrenfeld A med-tech journal whose editor-in-chief is the president-in-waiting of the American Medical Association has retracted six papers for compromised peer review and related problems. Tea Journal of Medical Systemsled by Jesse Ehrenfeld – an anesthesiologist in Wisconsin who this week became president-elect of the AMA – said the articles were part of a …

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4 Ways to Improve Specialty Health Care in the US

Specialists dominate the US health care system. Nearly nine in 10 physicians are specialists. They perform most health care encounters, are responsible for the bulk of Medicare and commercial spending, and account for a continually increasing share of outpatient visits and total expenditures. To improve US health care, specialty care must get better. Specialists can …

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‘Laura’ spoke on condition of anonymity. Her story of what’s happening in nursing is a warning to us all

“Laura” spoke to me on condition of anonymity, for fear of workplace reprisals. We were talking about the skyrocketing use of agency nurses, the temporary workers hired to fill in when there are staffing shortages in hospitals, long-term care facilities and community clinics, including remote health stations. She said “agency nursing is bad for the …

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Singapore’s GIC ready to check into Ramsay’s hospitals

Charter Hall and GIC are investing in plenty of Australian deals together: David Harrison’s Charter Hall helped put GIC into service station giant Ampol’s property trust in 2020 and more recently teamed up with GIC to acquire the two-tower Southern Cross complex in the Melbourne CBD for $2.1 trillion. GIC’s emergence as a big investor …

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NHS staff in tears with morale ‘on the floor’ as wages no longer cover life’s basics

NHS nurses, midwives and more who worked on the frontline of the health service during the pandemic have now found themselves forced to use food banks Joe Baldwin, an NHS clinical nursing assistant who has been forced into using a food bank ( Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror) Clinical nursing assistant Joe Baldwin worked tirelessly on …

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