hieda

What is the Marburg virus and how can it be avoided?

19th July 2022

Two people in Ghana have died from the Marburg virus – and 98 been quarantined – raising fears of a mass outbreak. The highly infectious disease causes fever, muscle pains, diarrhoea, vomiting and, in some cases, death through extreme blood loss. Hundreds of people have died from the virus in the past, mostly in Africa….

Which Wellbeing Approaches Work Best?

18th July 2022

New research suggests that 93% of workers are now reporting that they value support for their physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing as much as what they are paid.  So, it’s not surprising to see more and more workplaces appointing Chief Wellbeing Officers to build a culture of health across their organizations.  But what are the best approaches when it…

Covid infections hit 2.7 million in UK

8th July 2022

Covid infections are continuing to rise across the UK, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. An estimated 2.7 million people, or one in 25, has the virus. About one in 30 had the virus in the previous week. The rise is being driven by fast-spreading sub-variants of Omicron – called BA.4…

Surgery under threat as UK blood supplies plunge

5th July 2022

Blood supplies have dropped to worrying levels in Britain, with the NHS forced to recall former staff to run donation centres and donors urged to come forward. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) said it had launched critical incident plans and was doing everything it could to avoid having to ask hospitals to delay non-urgent surgery….

New to the role: School Nurses

12th January 2022

This virtual seminar is an introduction for new Nurses entering the world of boarding or day schools and for practicing School Nurses to broaden their knowledge. The day will offer the opportunity to meet other Nurses working in similar settings as well as learning where and how to access key guidance and information to run a Medical Centre within a school.

Medications management

15th September 2021

A succinct course to train the holder in the management of medicines in the workplace. It looks at a wide range of medications, administration routes, storage, and guidelines. The holder will learn to be confident in the administration and other areas of medicine management.