Monthly Archive:: June 2016

Meeting the challenges of perinatal mental health care – Dr Jo Black

Reading Time: 1 minutesDr Jo Black is one of NHS England’s two Associate National Clinical Directors for perinatal mental health, working alongside Dr Giles Berrisford, the clinical lead at the Birmingham Perinatal Mental Health Service at BSMHFT.  Here she discusses her reasons for taking the role, the challenges ahead,

Have your say about the Mandate for Change – Suzanne Rastrick

Reading Time: 5 minutesNHS England’s Chief Allied Health Professions Officer encourages wider engagement to the second stage of shaping the mandate for change. We will be opening the online workshop for the second time on Monday 4 July to gain wider views on the Allied Health Professions emerging Mandate

Dividing T Cells Inherit Uneven Enzyme Activity – A Potential Target for Improving Cancer Immunotherapy

Reading Time: 4 minutesTwo daughter cells of a T cell. The blue dye shows the nucleus; the green dye shows the CD 8 protein, an immune cell marker; the red dye shows the amount of the mTORC1 enzyme in each cell; the purple dye shows the activity of mTORC1

Pablo Celnik Named Director of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins

Reading Time: 2 minutesPablo Celnik, M.D. Credit:Johns Hopkins Medicine Pablo Celnik, M.D. has been appointed director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins. He had served in the position in an interim capacity for the past 18 months. Celnik will also serve as physiatrist-in-chief for

Action to implement recommended standards nationally to be announced next week

Reading Time: 3 minutesNHS England today (Thursday) responded to the publication of the independent review into children’s heart surgery at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and pledged to take action to ensure a consistent level of care is available for every patient in every part of the country. It

Ovarian Cancer Study Uncovers New Biology

Reading Time: 6 minutesUnlocking the secrets of ovarian cancer. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts First step toward ability to predict ovarian cancer outcomes.– Click to Tweet New inroads to diagnosis, treatment of ovarian cancer.– Click to Tweet In what is believed to be the largest study of

Researchers Identify the Molecular Roots of Lung Damage in Preemies with GI Disease

Reading Time: 5 minutesHealthy lung tissue in a mouse. Credit: Copyright 2016. The American Association of Immunologists, Inc. Share Fast Facts Why preemies with necrotizing enterocolitis suffer from lung damage.– Click to Tweet Breast milklike sugar treats lung damage in mice with preemie GI diseases.– Click to Tweet Johns

Rx for Better Orthopaedic Surgeons: Track Their Errors as Well as Their Skills

Reading Time: 5 minutesShare Fast Facts Tracking “wrongs” along with “rights” makes for better surgeons. – Click to Tweet Don’t equate quantity with quality when it comes to training surgeons. – Click to Tweet Checklists don’t measure quality of surgical techniques. – Click to Tweet In a small study

Last chance to enter the Kate Granger Awards

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou’ve got just 48 hours left to submit your entries for the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. The awards, to be staged for the third successive year at the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016, close to submissions in two days’ time on Thursday, June 30.

Proud to be part of Pride – Siobhan Clibbens

Reading Time: 6 minutesFor the first time members of NHS England has been represented at London Pride as members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) staff network took part. The move marks a celebration of NHS England’s commitment to LGBT+ equality, diversity and inclusion. Siobhan Clibbens