PUBLISHED: 07:03 07 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:30 08 May 2015 Prudence Ivey Dr Philip Coakley at his flat in Kentish Town Â© Nigel Sutton email [email protected] Forced to leave the city by rising house prices or only able to remain thanks to parental help, even the relatively high salaries of junior doctors aren’t enough to pay for housing near hospitals in north London. Christina Stamoulis and her mother Iris at home in BirminghamTraditionally, the bright lights, big city promise of London has been to blame for the mass exodus of young people from across the UK and beyond seeking better jobs, wages and opportunities in the biggest city in western Europe. However, there are signs that this traditional brain drain could be about to see a reverse as property prices in the capital continue to multiply unchecked.Last year a YouGov poll found that 70 per cent of employees aged between 25 and 39 said that the cost of housing makes it difficult to work in … [Read more...] about What happens to a city when even doctors can’t afford to live in it?
What icu nurses need to know
Campaigners say they have serious concerns about a £31 million NHS plan to move intensive care beds off the Leicester General Hospital site. The Evington site currently has 12 level three intensive care unit (ICU) beds, but health bosses want them transferred to Glenfield Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary, where two ‘super adult critical care hubs’ would be created. However, bosses of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), which runs Leicester's hospitals, have been accused of pressing ahead with a major change to how and where patients are treated without any proper public consultation. In response to the criticism, the trust says it has been "totally clear" about the plans, an aim of which is to end the "costly triplication of services". On Thursday night, 50 campaigners gathered outside City Hall in Leicester chanting ‘Tories Out’ and ‘Save our NHS' before the city’s health and wellbeing scrutiny committee discussed a … [Read more...] about ‘Public should be consulted on plans to downgrade hospital’
Northern Ireland nurse 'lost everything' after taking swine flu vaccine BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Co Antrim nurse has claimed she "lost everything" after being given a flu vaccine which is being linked to a global rise in narcolepsy. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/health/northern-ireland-nurse-lost-everything-after-taking-swine-flu-vaccine-37205133.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37205690.ece/0ddcf/AUTOCROP/h342/257-_Read-Only_%202.jpg Email A Co Antrim nurse has claimed she "lost everything" after being given a flu vaccine which is being linked to a global rise in narcolepsy. Hayley Best (41) is one of around 350,000 people here who received the swine flu vaccine in 2009 and one of 33,000 healthcare workers. She was given the injection, which contained Pandemrix, just days after starting her first post in Craigavon Area Hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). But within weeks, and just a few months after the mum-of-three graduated from university, … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland nurse ‘lost everything’ after taking swine flu vaccine
Tamara E. Holmes Special to USA TODAY Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jun 4, 2018 Kelly McCutcheon Adams never has been one to shy away from talking about death. Having worked as a social worker in such settings as emergency rooms and hospice centers, the 46-year old from Essex Junction, Vt., is no stranger to conversations about end-of-life planning. But when it came time to have those tough conversations with her own family members, it wasn’t so easy. The first conversation took place when McCutcheon Adams was pregnant. She and her husband Paul discussed who would be named a guardian for their child if something were to happen to them. “It was honestly one of the worst conversations we’ve ever had because you are having a conversation that is predicated on the idea that you are both dead,” McCutcheon Adams says. Next, McCutcheon Adams talked with her parents about their health and financial wishes if they couldn’t make decisions on their … [Read more...] about Difficult Conversations: Strategies for end-of-life planning
Plymouth is full of inspirational people who go above and beyond in their respected fields. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes, there are so many people who deserve recognition. They embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Jennifer and Ellie Brunt Kind-hearted Jennifer Brunt, 23, and her little sister Ellie, 12, left 25 kind notes around the city centre over the space of 24 hours in an incredible series of random acts of kindness. They placed the notes in shops, cafes, a busker’s hat and even dished one out to a traffic warden, so he could give it out instead of a parking ticket. The pair have been involved in other great activities, … [Read more...] about The Happy List: 100 people who make us proud to be from Plymouth