“Broken” after his discharge from the army, ex-paratrooper Eric Coupal founded the Quartz Ridge Sanctuary, near Sudbury, to help his fellow vets.
Better leadership training in the NHS would increase staff engagement and tackle bullying, the chair of the NHS trust regulator tells Tom Moberly Since she joined watchdog NHS Improvement as chair in October 2017, Dido Harding has been struck by the ways in which the health service falls short in the treatment of its staff. “I am quite shocked at the lack of some of the basics of people management that I would expect to see,” she says. “That’s not to say that there are not pockets of complete brilliance—of course. there are. I’ve seen examples of some of the best people management and leadership I’ve ever seen. But it is unbelievably inconsistent.” Harding joined NHS Improvement, which regulates NHS trusts in England, after a string of senior jobs in the private sector, most recently as chief executive of telecoms company Talk Talk. Speaking at the Health Foundation annual event in London on 22 May, she says that, coming into the NHS as an outsider, she can’t get her head around the prevalence of bullying among health service staff. “It’s awful,” she says. “The percentage of staff saying that they have been a victim of or have witnessed bullying is three, four, fivefold more than you would see in other organisations.” The high levels of bullying seen in the health service arise, she believes, from shortcomings in management skills across the NHS. “I suspect it’s a real indication of an immaturity in the whole system in what good management looks like,” she says. “Good management isn’t soft and fluffy—good …
While the rate of suicide is increasing faster for women, more men are dying from suicide.
Autopsy findings provide valuable information about causes and natural history of overall cardiovascular disease. Several papers in a special issue of Circulation offer insight into how autopsy contributes to answers about the causes of sudden cardiac death, information from implantable device to improve heart function, and identifying the original cause of atherosclerosis.
The use of whole genome and whole exome sequencing can uncover the cause of unexplained stillbirth and neonatal deaths. In addition to providing an explanation to bereaved parents, it can help the understand whether a recurrence in future pregnancies is likely.
The British government will look into possible changes to rules on the use of cannabis-based medicines, a minister said on Monday, after an epileptic boy whose medication was confiscated was hospitalised.
Get involved, step-up as Health Canada is holding a public engagement asking that Canadians share their ideas, innovations and lived-experience related to palliative care.
Wayne Greggain lived at Sechelt Hospital five months, but not because he needed treatment.
The third week of the inquiry into the long-term care system is expected to hear from former colleagues at nursing homes in Woodstock and London as well as representatives from the Ontario Nurses Association.