Issue : 30 October 2013
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More trusts back Speak Out Safely campaignSubscription
Three more health service organisations have signed up to support our Speak Out Safely campaign.
Health board turns to YouTube to recruit staffSubscription
NHS Highland has produced a recruitment film on the social media site YouTube as a fresh approach to encouraging clinicians to consider a career move to the north of Scotland.
The bereavement services team at Heartlands Hospital has won the Best Hospital Care award at the 2013 Butterfly Awards.
Rise in percentage of deaths at homeSubscription
The proportion of people dying at home or in care homes increased from 38% in 2008 to 44% in 2012, according to a report on end of life care from Public Health England.
Cancer patients in England are 33% less likely to be alive five to ten years after diagnosis if they are from the most deprived areas than the least1, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).
“The risk from saturated fat in foods such as butter, cakes and fatty meat is being overstated and demonised, according to a cardiologist,” BBC News reports.
“Child medicines contain banned additives linked to hyperactivity,” reports The Independent.
Jeremy Hunt has accepted the recommendations to give a green light to a major reconfiguration of accident and emergency services in north west London.
Plans to reconfigure Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust’s services have been referred to the health secretary.
NHS staff flu jab campaign for WalesSubscription
A campaign to encourage NHS staff to receive the annual influenza vaccination is being launched in Wales.