It is an exciting time at Hygia Healthcare Training. After an outstanding year of delivering our bespoke service to healthcare professionals all over the UK, in 2018 we’re expanding our portfolio to include several new and updated, fully accredited courses.
A new blood test pioneered by a team at King’s College, London, could be in use at the NHS within five years. Able to rule out or confirm a heart attack in just 20 minutes, the test could save the health service millions of pounds, every year.
A new charity is aiming to revolutionise teacher training and recruitment by developing secondary level educators into multi-disciplined, mental health specialists. The Difference, with support from the IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research), aims to reduce the impact of mental health on attendance and exclusions, by adding to teachers’ talents with valuable training in dealing with mental health.
August has been a relatively quiet month in terms of Health Awareness events. While it may seem as though there is a now national day for Everything, when it comes to raising awareness of Health and Healthcare, there can never be enough. Next month, September is brimming with positive, supportive events!
A new, state-of-the-art immunotherapy has been trialled on sufferers of Type-1 diabetes – and has been proven to be safe. Tested on nearly 30 people in the UK, there were also suggestions that the therapy could slow down the progress of the disease.
Whether it’s public or private sector, people expect an efficient, forthright, high-quality service with their quality of life at its very centre. On an individual basis this sounds perfectly manageable, but when we throw in emergencies, lengthy appointments, sudden changes to schedule, reprioritising entire workloads – and the countless other variables we might face in a typical working day, our usually strong personalities can be tested.
So, what are the principle qualities constantly required to succeed as a busy healthcare professional?
For the first time on record, more midwives and nurses in the UK are leaving the profession than joining it. Between 2016 and 2017, around 20 per cent more staff left the register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, than joined it – including a rise in the number of nurses and midwives who left before retirement age.
This year, the NHS are running National Blood Week from June 19-25, encouraging people from all over the UK to donate at their local clinic. Straight after the World Health Organisation hosted World Blood Donor Day, on June 14, it certainly appears to be the time to spread the word and inspire people to get involved, and give blood.