Healthcare workers' attitudes to working during pandemic influenza: a qualitative study
- Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? a survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK. Damery, Sarah; Wilson, Sue; Draper, Heather; Gratus, Christine; Greenfield, Sheila; Ives, Jonathan; Parry, Jayne; Petts, Judith; Sorell, Tom // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9, p1
Background: If UK healthcare services are to respond effectively to pandemic influenza, levels of absenteeism amongst healthcare workers (HCWs) must be minimised. Current estimates of the likelihood that HCWs will continue to attend work during a pandemic are subject to scientific and predictive...
- New beginnings! Vaughan, Paul // British Journal of Healthcare Assistants;Nov2009, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p570
In this article the author focuses on the challenges faced by healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) in undertaking a course in West Midlands, England. He notes that such challenges are parallel to running a marathon and are mountainous tasks that need focus on goals in...
- How COPD care will change. Scullion, Jane; Holmes, Steve // Independent Nurse;10/19/2009, p24
The article outlines the vision for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) primary care services in England, including the quality requirements and markers of good healthcare practice. It points out the importance of identifying the population with COPD using registration and quality of...
- Complications of pandemic flu. // Pulse;5/27/2009, Vol. 69 Issue 18, p29
The article presents the complications of pandemic influenza in Great Britain. It notes that the seasonal influenza resolves in about one week, with fever as the dominant symptom. Secondary bacterial pneumonia is considered as the most common complication of the disease. It points out that rapid...
- Health care workers may be less likely to report for work during influenza pandemic. // Infectious Disease News;Oct2009, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p28
The article discusses a study that used a web-based survey which found a more than 30 percent decrease in the rate of health care workers in Montreal, Quebec who intend to report for work during influenza pandemic.
- IN BRIEF. // Pulse;6/15/2011, Vol. 71 Issue 22, p9
The article offers news briefs related to medical industry in Great Britain including one on healthcare professionals fight against terrorism, another on the delay of Cancer Drugs Funds, and one on the proposed changes to capital allowances for general practitioners (GP).
- DIARY. // Community Care;6/17/2010, Issue 1823, p50
The article presents a diary of a carer in a new extra care scheme for older people in Great Britain which includes two rest days, project development for Thursday, and listing down few ambulatory men in Friday.
- Indian Physicians around the World: A Common Agenda Released, March 2012. Bedi, Raman // World Journal of Dentistry;Apr2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, following p155
The author reflects on the contribution of the Indian medical professionals within the health care sectors of Great Britain. The author mentions that the Indian professionals have contributed in the documentation of the British culture, politics, sports, and cuisine. He adds that the...
- Swine flu pandemic response not to be sneezed at. Cook, Cecily // Nursing Management - UK;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p8
The author focuses on the National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS) established by NHS Direct of Great Britain in response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic. She notes that the NPFS was designed to serve as a single point from which assessments and anti-viral medication will be provided to people,...