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Ben Stokes opens up on wellbeing battle and finger injury as “buzzing” England star prepares for Ashes return

26th October 2021

Ben Stokes is “buzzing” to return for England at The Ashes after announcing the end of his hiatus from cricket. (Getty Images) Anticipation for the tour Down Under grew on Monday when the all-rounder confirmed his availability, following a break from the game due to a finger injury and mental health issues. The 30-year-old has opened up on the “dark place”…

Why is wellbeing important in the workplace?

26th October 2021

‘In the past two years, over two thirds of people have experienced a health issue, long-term condition, or disability.’ Off the back of its National Health and Wellbeing at Work survey, quizzing over 2,000 employees across the nation, Benenden Health sets out advice on how to help your business stay well. What health issues are your…

East Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Festival – from spooks to spokes

26th October 2021

A feel-good festival for residents of east Northamptonshire kicks off Monday October 25 aiming to improve the physical health and mental wellbeing across the area with a packed programme of events. The East Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Festival will take place from October 25 to 31 in various locations in towns and villages. From pre-schoolers…

UK plans 8 billion pounds of extra health and education spending

25th October 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British finance minister Rishi Sunak plans a 5 billion pound ($6.9 billion) programme to fund health research and 3 billion pounds of extra funding for further education in next week’s budget, finance ministry officials said late on Saturday. The announcements, which include a raft of smaller spending decisions, follows news earlier in the…

Wales CNO says she will not tolerate discrimination and neither should others

20th October 2021

The new chief nursing officer (CNO) for Wales has said she is “really clear” about the value she brings to the profession and would not hesitate in calling out discrimination. Sue Tranka, who was an international recruit from South Africa more than 20 years ago, became the UK’s first country-level CNO from a minority ethnic…

Twitter challenged over ‘outdated and appalling’ imagery of nurses

20th October 2021

Social media site Twitter is being urged to remove sexist, misogynistic and “appalling” imagery of nurses currently available on its platform. Several nurses, including the chief nurse of Health Education England, have raised concerns that moving images of nurses on Twitter, known as GIFs, are fuelling stereotypes and disrespecting the profession. The alarm was first…

Walk in centres for the 12-15 year olds

18th October 2021

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2021/oct/17/england-to-open-walk-in-covid-clinics-for-children-aged-12-15-within-weeks?fbclid=IwAR0sPYyNuow92hTj0J5U8wusV7S_8L3SRbjdUvwJARH6uXJ-h6s7muLWQ-Q This should ease the burden on schools and immunisation teams

Medical training recovery stays on track

18th October 2021

Progress on a national programme to support doctors currently in training and minimise the impact of the pandemic on their education and progression has been published by HEE. The Training Recovery Interim Report details the progress made by the Post Graduate Medical Education (PGME) Recovery Programme which was launched in April 2021 to lead system-wide efforts…

Dementia – what is it like to live with?

18th October 2021

We hear about the devastating effects of Dementia on a family regularly. Here are two free events to help us understand it a bit more One is an opera called Bluebeard’s Castle which we are re-imagining as a love story between a couple coming to terms with a dementia diagnosis The other is a presentation…

Should every school have nurse?

18th October 2021

Leading GP makes the case for every school to have a nurse