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What a shock!

I delivered an eventful Manual Handling Course on Friday – Let’s just say it was a shocking experience! A combination of an airbed, slide sheets and a polyester shirt certainly woke us up! Putting aside the static shocks it was a great course – We looked at some alternative methods of assisting our clients up the bed.

I’m off to Sale today to deliver Medication Awareness training- Let’s hope this course is pain free!

 

Posted In : Training
Posted by: Abby Hough on March 25th, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Young cancer deaths 'halved in the last 30 years'

The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer in the UK has halved since the 1970s, according to a report from Cancer Research UK.

Deaths fell from about 580 per year to 300 in this age group while the largest drop was in those with leukaemia.

More specialised treatments are likely to be behind the trend, the report said.

However, a teenage cancer expert said more young people should be enrolled on clinical trials.

Cancer remains the main cause of death from any disease in teenagers and young adults. Only transport accidents account for more deaths in this age group.

To read the full article click here.

Posted by: on March 25th, 2013 @ 08:54 AM
Tagged with: cancer doctor health NHS

Weather warnings continue into weekend

Further warnings have been issued for snow, sleet and rain in parts of the UK, as the wintry weather continues.

Travel could be disrupted by snow forecast later across central and northern parts of the UK and it is expected to spread to the South and South East of England.

It comes after snow fell on Friday disrupting travel, schools and power supplies across parts of the UK.

To read the full article click here.

Posted by: on March 23rd, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

The rise of Dr Google: Half of Britons now get health advice online rather than seeing the GP

  • 51 per cent of adults go online for health  tips rather than visiting their doctor, 23 per cent rely on the  media
  • Only 22 per cent visit GP to discuss medical  matters
  • 49 per cent make lifestyle changes because  of 'reaching a certain age' rather than based on medical advice
  • 19 per cent have 'no idea' if their diet is  healthy

      If you want to read the full article click here.

Posted by: on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:33 PM
Tagged with: doctor Google health

Have you washed your hands?!

A fantastic start to the week – A  great Mandatory Training course at our Sale branch training 10 of our support workers and care staff. A lot of debating around infection control especially when we looked at the statistics given by the NHS Wash Hands Campaign - Up to half of all men and a quarter of women fail to wash their hands after they’ve been to the toilet frightening results!

Check out the campaign website for more skin crawling facts - http://www.wash-hands.com/hand_hygiene_and_you/did_you_know.

 

Posted In : Training
Posted by: Abby Hough on March 20th, 2013 @ 8:06 PM

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